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#1
03-13-2006, 11:42 AM
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convert square footage to leneal footage

how do i do this?
#2
03-14-2006, 01:29 AM
 Robert Fogt Administrator Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 3,339 Rep Power: 12
Re: convert square footage to leneal footage

I think you meant to use the term linear, referring to a straight line. The term lineal refers to a line of ancestry, such as your family tree.

That depends somewhat on what you are trying to do.

In most cases such as for boards and carpet rolls, linear footage is just the length of the object.

square feet / width in feet = linear feet

In cases such as painting a room or fencing an area, what you want is the perimeter of the area.

assuming a rectangular area:
(length * 2) + (width * 2) = linear feet of fencing needed.

If you provide more detail of exactly what you are trying to do, we could fine tune the conversion for you.
#3
04-26-2006, 10:30 AM
 Sunbird Guest Posts: n/a
Re: convert square footage to leneal footage

I have 500 ft of fencing that I need to purchase. What would that equal for lineal feet?

Thank you, niki
#4
04-26-2006, 11:51 AM
 Robert Fogt Administrator Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 3,339 Rep Power: 12
Re: convert square footage to leneal footage

You would need 500 linear feet.

Linear distance just does not take the height of the fence into account.
#5
06-07-2006, 06:28 PM
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Re: convert square footage to leneal footage

We have a 12x16 deck which I believe is 192 SQ FT. We are looking to buy trex decking which is listed as starting at \$1.99 LF. So what would that come out to and how do you convert square feet into lf (what does that stand for) leneal feet?
#6
06-08-2006, 11:45 AM
 Robert Fogt Administrator Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 3,339 Rep Power: 12
Re: convert square footage to leneal footage

That depends on the width of the decking boards.

square feet / width of boards in feet = linear feet

Usually the boards are listed in inches, so convert inches to feet first.
#7
03-14-2007, 03:33 PM
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Re: convert square footage to leneal footage

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Robert Fogt I think you meant to use the term linear, referring to a straight line. The term lineal refers to a line of ancestry, such as your family tree. That depends somewhat on what you are trying to do. In most cases such as for boards and carpet rolls, linear footage is just the length of the object. square feet / width in feet = linear feet In cases such as painting a room or fencing an area, what you want is the perimeter of the area. assuming a rectangular area: (length * 2) + (width * 2) = linear feet of fencing needed. If you provide more detail of exactly what you are trying to do, we could fine tune the conversion for you.
I have 1/2 acre I need to fence in I believe it equals 500 linear is this correct?
#8
03-17-2007, 11:01 PM
 Robert Fogt Administrator Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 3,339 Rep Power: 12
Re: convert square footage to leneal footage

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered I have 1/2 acre I need to fence in I believe it equals 500 linear is this correct?
Is the land a perfect square in shape?
#9
11-03-2009, 04:52 AM
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Re: convert square footage to leneal footage

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Robert Fogt I think you meant to use the term linear, referring to a straight line. The term lineal refers to a line of ancestry, such as your family tree. That depends somewhat on what you are trying to do. In most cases such as for boards and carpet rolls, linear footage is just the length of the object. square feet / width in feet = linear feet In cases such as painting a room or fencing an area, what you want is the perimeter of the area. assuming a rectangular area: (length * 2) + (width * 2) = linear feet of fencing needed. If you provide more detail of exactly what you are trying to do, we could fine tune the conversion for you.
What is (length * 2) + (width * 2) = linear feet of fencing needed
#10
11-03-2009, 08:01 AM
 Mrs X can't count, can't spell! Join Date: Feb 2006 Location: New Zealand Posts: 2,294 Rep Power: 11
Re: convert square footage to leneal footage

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered What is (length * 2) + (width * 2) = linear feet of fencing needed
It's the edge (perimeter) of the area that needs fencing.

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