## You Can Find The Volume Of Your Canned Goods With A Pipe Diameter Tape Measure

Although we are now in the last days of February, let’s not forget what a great month it was. February is the last month of winter, and I’m sure you’re excited to see that spring is just around the corner.
February is also National Canned Food Month – a hobby that many people have been focusing on lately to prepare for any possible food shortages.
Did you know . . .
You can find the volume of a jar by using a pipe diameter tape measure.

Volume = πr2h
Once you find the diameter of the jar’s base with your pipe diameter tape measure, you then divide that number by 2 and you get your radius (r).

## You’ll Need Your Pipe Diameter Tape Measure For Cherry Pie Day

No one can say no to a delicious homemade pie. Whether it’s apple, coconut cream, or pumpkin, a slice of fresh pie just hits the spot.
Today is National Cherry Pie Day, so have that be your flavor of choice just for today.
Did you know . . .
Before you slice into your cherry pie, you can grab your pipe diameter tape measure and calculate the diameter of this baked good!

## The Pipe Diameter Tape Measure That’s the Black Sheep of the Family

The pipe diameter tape measure that is frequently overlooked, has more to offer than all the others.

This forgotten child gives you the outside diameter of a pipeline in both inches

and centimeters. It is valuable to both Americans (using the inch system) and those who use the Metric system of measurements. It goes up to 38″ diameter (955 millimeters diameter). The only thing it doesn’t offer is the ability to measure straight objects. You would have to have a regular tape for that.

Who would use this tape? Inspectors who travel and deal with both systems. Any drilling companies that use both metric and imperial systems of measurement.

## Celebrate Pi Day 2019 With A Diameter Tape Measure

Pi Day is March 14. This year you can help celebrate by answering the question at the bottom.

Pi is the constant ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, no matter what size the circle is. This is useful knowledge when you work with water pipes or oil or gas pipelines, and you need to replace part of it. You can measure the circumference and divide by pi. But there’s an easier way to do that.

Let a Lufkin Diameter tape measure do it for you. You just wrap it around the pipe, and read the diameter. Mathematicians call pi an irrational number, since it goes on for an infinite number of decimal places, but using a diameter tape is a very rational and easy way to find the diameter of a pipe. To see a little video on How to measure the diameter of a pipe, just click here.

Trivia: What famous scientist was born on Pi Day?

## How to Measure the Diameter of a Pipe

If you need to know the outside diameter of a pipeline, and don’t have an exposed end, this is how you do it. Please click here for a short 2 minute video on this easy task. Let the Lufkin diameter tape do the work for you. There’s no need to use a bulky caliper or micrometer. There is also no need to divide the circumference by pi. A simple pocket-sized diameter tape is all you need. Here is How to measure the diameter of a pipe.

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.
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