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Johnrmclean 07-02-2012 11:16 AM

2" x 4" Actual Tube Size
 
Can anyone tell me what the actual measured/nominal size is of 2"x 4" rectangular tubing????

Thanks

Meijin 07-02-2012 11:26 AM

I'm gonna go out on a limb here, but I'm gonna go with 2"x4".

Copperhead 07-02-2012 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meijin (Post 2537042)
I'm gonna go out on a limb here, but I'm gonna go with 2"x4".

DING-DING-DING! We have a winner!

Tubing size isn't "nominal", it actually represents the measured outside dimension(s).

Ibuildembig 07-02-2012 04:34 PM

x2 its not like wood.....thank God

bobjenkins 07-02-2012 05:34 PM

Yeah not like wood, so you dont have to worry about it :)

dama417 07-02-2012 06:08 PM

Yup 2"X4" OD, you can get different wall thicknesses so the inside dimension can vary.

nick50471 07-02-2012 08:06 PM

Quote:

as a rule any rectangular tubing wider than 3" is structural tubing. Structural tubing conforms to astm a500 grade b. An electric resistance welded tube produced from a structural grade of steel. Offers a high strength-to-weight ratio, yet is easily welded, formed, punched, and drilled. All sizes have the od flash removed, with the id flash-in. Minimum mechanical properties: Tensile strength = 58,000 psi, yield strength = 46,000 psi, % elongation in 2" = 23%

tubing 3" and smaller is mechanical tubing and conforms to astm a513 type 1 (awhr) or type 2 (awcr). Mechanical tubing is an electric resistance welded tubing produced from low carbon steel. Offers good surface finish and forming characteristics. All sizes have the od flash removed, with the id flash-in. Generally available in wall thickness lighter than 11ga.
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