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Old 12-11-2015, 10:30 AM   #61
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Brian I still like that "antiquated system" and so do most other people as the metric system never really came to totally evolve here in Canada.

I love my new trucks "20 inch rims", still buy 8 1/2" X 11" paper for my printer, used a lot of 2" X 4" lumber and 4' X 8' sheets of gyprock when I finished my basement, last pair of windshield wipers I bought were sold in inches and no one I know would go into a pub and ask for a 473.18ml of Guinness.
You will find these measurements everywhere if you look. By the way you should know we Albertans measure distance in time not distance, you know an to here or hour and a half to there.

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Old 12-11-2015, 11:20 AM   #62
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I am pretty well versed in both metric and imperial systems of measurement (use both in my engineering work), but for some reason, I understand gas mileage best when expressed in Imperial Miles per Gallon. I also tend to convert to that antiquated system when driving.

Of course, like Doug, I also tend to express my trips in hours driving, and number of stops for fuel. When towing, this tends to be quite frequent.
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To add to what Doug says some of us "older" Canadians are so used to knowing how good our gas mileage is by the old system of miles per imperial gallon, so that is why we are always converting. Mind you I no longer do since I know my car if I get 6.9 l/100km that is good since that is the highway rating for the car. But towing I like to think in miles per US gallon since most of our towing and thus filling is in the US.

Sure it would be nice to get 31 mpg not towing with a truck and I have looked into the Colorado/canyon diesel since our original plan was to get a mid size to tow with. However we'll be happy to keep our F150 since it is roomier with super cab than any mid sized one, and although the mileage not towing is only 19-20 I can get as good as 16-17 towing in miles per US gal.

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Yes, but maybe it is more clear to build the "imperial" or "US" right into the units:
  • 14.8 litres/100kms = 19.1 miles/ImpGal = 15.9 miles/USgal
  • 9.3 litres/100kms = 30.4 miles/ImpGal = 25.3miles/USgal
Nope, I understood it clearly, but I guess some of us must appear to not be bright enough to get it.
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Talk to most young adults around here, and most of them don't understand imperial units, they use mostly metric, °C, cm, L/100km, etc, and don't have a clue how to convert.

I too am well versed in both imperial and metric, and has been discussed before, much prefer the metric system for most things. Pretty much the only reason we have not completely changed over, is our dependency on trade to the US, which forces us to also use their system of measurements, instead of what the rest of the world uses.








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To add to what Doug says some of us "older" Canadians are so used to knowing how good our gas mileage is by the old system of miles per imperial gallon, so that is why we are always converting. Mind you I no longer do since I know my car if I get 6.9 l/100km that is good since that is the highway rating for the car. But towing I like to think in miles per US gallon since most of our towing and thus filling is in the US.

Sure it would be nice to get 31 mpg not towing with a truck and I have looked into the Colorado/canyon diesel since our original plan was to get a mid size to tow with. However we'll be happy to keep our F150 since it is roomier with super cab than any mid sized one, and although the mileage not towing is only 19-20 I can get as good as 16-17 towing in miles per US gal.

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Adrian to be honest that was cruising at 55 MPH or just shy of 100 KPH on a slight down hill.


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Adrian to be honest that was cruising at 55 MPH or just shy of 100 KPH on a slight down hill.


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Talk to most young adults around here, and most of them don't understand imperial units, they use mostly metric, °C, cm, L/100km, etc, and don't have a clue how to convert.

I too am well versed in both imperial and metric, and has been discussed before, much prefer the metric system for most things. Pretty much the only reason we have not completely changed over, is our dependency on trade to the US, which forces us to also use their system of measurements, instead of what the rest of the world uses.








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Hi: Jim Bennett... Do you build with 2X4's? (Actually 1& 1/2 X3& 1/2) Alf
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Do you mean 38 x 89's?
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I have been brainwashed by the MLF

I mean the "Metric Liberation Front". Lindy gets a bit upset with me when she finds that I have pushed the button in the prius that changes the display form MPH to KmPH. All my bicycle computers are in kph. and my Thermostat is set to 15 at night and 19 during the day. Long ago I read something about "being the change you want to be". So I converted to metric. Waiting for the rest of the country to follow me. But sure it will be a long wait.
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