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    Senior Member thumper's Avatar
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    I am as smart as a rock when it comes to math. I'm the guy getting yelled at on the job site for "I've cut it twice and its still too short!"...

    I just purchased a new tool chest and top box and would like to line the drawers with some industrial rubber that I found at OSH.

    Its purchased on a roll that is 24 inches wide.

    The measurements I need are as follows:

    (5) pieces @ 22 1/4 x 16 1/2

    (9) pieces @ 22 1/4 x 10 5/8

    (2) pieces @ 26 1/4 x 17 3/4



    Can anyone out there tell me how many feet to purchase?

    Thank you so much for your help.

    ....and to think, I skipped math to learn to weld in the auto shop LOL

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    You need 210.25" if you make perfect cuts. If I was ordering it, I would probably buy 215", then I would roll it out and let it sit relaxed for at least 24hours. Then I would make the cuts. BTW, I'm not truly a contractor, but I play like I am somtimes and I once spent a night in a Holiday Inn.



    On edit, I see you asked for the measurement to be in feet. Buy 18 feet.



    Oops! I forgot to turn the last one sideways. The other guys are correct! 20 feet! Hanging head in shame

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    Because your last two pieces are wider than the roll you will need more. You will need 82.5" for the first 5 pieces, 92 5/8" for the second 9 pieces, 52.5" for the last two if you turn you sheet 90 degrees to get a full draw width.

    You will need a total of 19.21875 or 20 feet to be realistic.

    Lucky I had a calculator to hand.

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    I have a second on 19.21 (or 20 for a round, let's you be less than perfect number) feet.

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    Senior Member thumper's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCTW View Post
    I have a second on 19.21 (or 20 for a round, let's you be less than perfect number) feet.


    Plan B



    The rubber carpet runner didn't work out (would have cost $100) Yikes!

    I've now found some "Golds Gym Equipment Mat's" at walmart for $19 dollars.

    They measure 36x78.



    How many "mats" would I have to buy to have enough to cut (9) 22 1/4 x 10 1/2 pieces?

    and (5) 22 1/4 X 16 1/4 pieces?

    Sorry for making you figure this out twice!

    Thanks

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    You could do it with 3, but you would end up with a lot of waste.

    Still cheaper though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktw125 View Post
    You could do it with 3, but you would end up with a lot of waste.

    Still cheaper though.


    A big thanks sent over to your side of the pond from someone who still uses spanners, not wrenches.

    And yes, I've got an imperial set too LOL

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    Just go back to OSH they will have Sears Craftman drawer liner foam, pretty cheap. Just cut to fit.

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