Diameter tape measures are able to give you the diameter of a pipe, pipeline, log, or any other round object. They do it in 1 easy step. All you do is wrap the pipe diameter measuring tape around the pipe and read off the diameter. A regular tape measure would give you the circumference. Then you would have to divide by pi (3.14159). That adds another step, plus you would need a calculator, pencil, and paper to arrive at the diameter.
Why do you need a diameter tape in your toolbox?
- To measure the diameter of a heater hose in your car, for replacement.
- To measure the diameter of your round furnace ductwork, so you can extend it, or tap into it.
- To find the diameter of a hose in your boat, so you can replace it. You can go buy the new hose without removing the old one first.
- To find the diameter of pipes or copper tubing, or plastic pipe in your house plumbing, so you can extend it, or add onto it.