# How do you convert inches to gauge thickness?

## How do you convert inches to gauge thickness?

To find the thickness in inches of galvanized steel, add 0.0010 inches on to the theoretical decimal thickness you solved for. For example, you found your gauge decimal thickness to be 0.1644. Adding 0.0010 inches to 0.1644 gives you 0.1654 as a gauge decimal (inches) for the thickness of your galvanized steel sheet.

### What thickness is 14 gauge?

A 14-gauge stainless steel sheet has a decimal equivalent of . 0751.

#### Which is thicker 7 or 10 gauge?

The rating for steel gauge may seem backward: the smaller the number, the thicker the steel. 7 gauge steel, for example, is much thicker than 12 gauge steel. And the thickness makes a differenceâ€”the thicker the steel, the stronger it is.

**How do you convert gauges?**

The thickness of sheet metals is specified by gauge. The table below shows the actual thickness of sheet steel in millimetres and inches compared to gauge size….Sheet Steel Gauge Conversion Chart.

Gauge No | Inch | Metric |
---|---|---|

14 | 0.080″ | 2.0mm |

15 | 0.072″ | 1.8mm |

16 | 0.064″ | 1.6mm |

17 | 0.056″ | 1.4mm |

**How do I calculate steel gauge?**

How to Measure Sheet Metal Gauge Thickness

- Use a tape measure to find the thickness of your sheet metal piece.
- Multiply the number of millimeters by 0.03937 to convert to inches.
- Compare the thickness of your sheet metal in inches to a sheet metal gauge chart to find the proper gauge of that particular piece.

## Is 14 or 16 gauge bigger?

So higher numbers (like 16 gauge) are thinner than smaller numbers (like a 6 gauge). When discussing gauges, references to a “larger gauge” means bigger around, not a bigger number. That is to say that if you’re told that you need a larger gauge than 14, you need to look at 12 or 10 which are wider, not at 16.

### What is thicker 16 gauge or 18 gauge?

The lower the number, the thicker the steel. Therefore, 16 gauge is thicker than 18 gauge steel. The reason we promote using 16 gauge steel for your sinks versus 18 gauge is 16 is more rigid.