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Old 10-27-2003, 05:53 PM
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Converting NM to LB/FT

I need to convert newton metres to lb/ft as my torque wrench only reads the latter. Any ideas?

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Old 10-27-2003, 06:23 PM
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multiply by 23.73 to get lb ft
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Old 10-27-2003, 06:43 PM
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100NM = 70FTLBS so the conversion is .7 ftlbs @ 1 NM
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Old 10-27-2003, 07:31 PM
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I am not disagreeing at all with any of the above post - just adding that here is a handy on-line reference:

conversion tables

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Old 10-28-2003, 02:02 AM
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Go here and download the program. You'll never have to look a conversion up again.

http://www.joshmadison.com/software/convert/

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If every country could agree on a standard then we wouldn't need to convert anything! Despite protests from many, Australia converted to metric weights and measures back in the 1970s. I started by learning with the imperial system and then had to convert to the metric system. Whilst I am still conversant with both, I much prefer the simple maths of the SI (metric) system. For those in the few countries that still uses inches, feet, yards, miles, onces, pounds, tons, gallons and horsepower, I can assure you that millimetres, centimetres, metres, kilometres, grams, kilogrammes, tonnes, litres and watts (and kilowatts) are much easier to work with.
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..... For those in the few countries that still uses inches, feet, yards, miles, onces, pounds, tons, gallons and horsepower, I can assure you that millimetres, .
I feel so third world
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Yeah, we are among the most primitive of the colonies...

http://www.onlineconversion.com
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Ah heck, try doing serious work with turbochargers. There, we do heat/temperature calculations in degrees Kelvin!
BTW, the us has used metric system is some ways for a very long time: penny, dime, dollar, etc.
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Old 10-28-2003, 03:45 PM
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the us has used metric system is some ways for a very long time: penny, dime, dollar, etc.
Money is not in the SI, US money is base 10, but definitely not metric.
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Ooh, sorry everyone. Didn't realise I had touched such a raw nerve. Just wanted to say how much easier it would be if every country could agree on one system, and that having dealt with both, the metric system is simpler.

By the way, working with temperature in Kelvin is much easier if your everyday temperature measurement is in degrees Celsius or Centigrade. A change of 1 degree C is also a change of 1 Kelvin. The only difference is that 0 Kelvin is absolute zero (ie. -273 degrees C) whereas 0 degrees C is 273 Kelvin. When working in Kelvin simply add 273 to the temperature in degrees C.

I would also point out how much easier it is working with dollars and cents rather than pounds, shillings and pence. You guys in the US certainly had the right system there long before we did in Oz. We only adopted dollars and cents in 1966.
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Ah, but when you flush your dollars and cents down the drain fixing your MB, it spins counter-clockwise!
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Unless you are in the southern hemisphere.

By the way, anybody know where I can get a metric tachometer?

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