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linear foot?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by yergus, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. yergus

    yergus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    First let me start out by saying I never claimed to be the sharpest pencil in the drawer, and I have a question that many of you will shake your head and think of me as stupid.
    I have heard of linear foot, and sold by the linear foot, but rather than open my mouth and admit I am an idiot, I kept it shut and just let them think I was.
    so now I admit it, what is a linear foot, and what kind of formula do you use to determine a linear foot.
    thank you in advance.
  2. Its the measurement of a line

    If you have a sidewalk that is 50' long and there is one side only to be edged-that would be 50 linear feet. If 2 sides need edged you would have 100 linear feet.

    So, no formula - just use a tape measure.
  3. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    Linear foot is a running foot: 12'' from point A to Point B in a straight line is 1 linear foot.
  4. Sam-Ohio

    Sam-Ohio LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 304

    There is a square foot.

    There is a cubic foot.

    The linear foot is just a way to say straight line measure - and not any of the above.
  5. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    What it means is if you buy something .... say a length of wood at $1 per foot n you got 1.5 feet the cost would be $1.50
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Not to be confused with Bd. ft, or board feet of wood. :D. Anyway, to the original poster, there really is no such thing as a dumb question here. (Oh, certainly there are occasionally dumb answers, like some that I give, {the above is a fine example}). But, for the most part, there is ALWAYS something that each and everyone of us DOESN'T know. ;)
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Don't be afraid to ask questions. There's probably some others that never knew what "linear" meant, but were afraid to ask.

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