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How do you convert in/lbs to ft/lbs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BobK, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. BobK

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    I need to convert 144inch/lbs to foot/lbs.I don't have a tourque wrench calibrated in inch/lbs.
    How many inch/lbs in a foot/lb? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    12 inches in a foot. 144 inches = 12 foot lbs.
     
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    Re: How to convert in/lbs to ft/lbs

    divide by 12
    ft lbs to inch lbs divide (144/12= 12ft lbs)
    inch lbs to ft lbs multiply (x12) /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  4. BobK

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    Your torque wrench can be off quite a bit at that low a setting.
     
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    Wow, you guys are pretty nice. You should have seen the flaming a guy got for posting that question on the Pirate board a couple of weeks ago. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    online conversions
     
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    The real drawback to using a foot/lbs torque wrench in lieu of an inch/lbs wrench is that the amount it may be off is exponentially greater on a ft/lbs torque wrench as opposed to an in/lbs torque wrench. A ft/lbs torque wrench is calibrated to within "x" amount of ft/lbs, where as an in/lbs torque wrench is calibrated within "x" amount of inch/lbs. An in/lbs wrench is a much more accurate tool. Hope this helps.

    John
     
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    That conversion site is cool. Thanks.

    John
     

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