How much glass is in a roll

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  1. brokensheer
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    brokensheer Senior Member

    I know there aRE VARIABLES but for example in a roll of 1708 50" wide how much glass by square foot is in that roll?
     
  2. lewisboats
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    according to here: http://www.shopmaninc.com/cloth.html
    the length of a roll is generally 125 yards but can vary from 110-130. You are looking at around 1575 sq ft for a roll. Or are you talking weight? If so you need to divide into yardage and multiply by the oz per yard cloth weight.
     
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Remember that it is 17oz per sq.yd and .75oz per sq.ft.
     
  4. Roly
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    Roly Senior Member

    So weigh it & do the math if it isn't a virgin roll. Allowing for core.
     
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  6. Frosty

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    I bought a kilo of glass the other day, he said it is 300 I dont know what that is but he said it will have about 4.5 sq meter, it is very thin, I was a bit dissapointed how thin actually but at least I can work it which is what I need to do.

    So does it not depend on the weight of the glass as to how much you get in a roll.
     
  7. Roly
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    Roly Senior Member

    Woven cloth I presuime.
    1000/4.5= 222gm/m2
    222/28.4=7.8oz/m2 which is about 6oz/yd2 which is ok for surfboards or skinning your dingy.
     
  8. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Chopped strand mat,--Is that what 300 means --300 grams per SQ meter or 300 miligrams. It is very thin --ive never seen thinner, you can see through it.
     

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    Roly Senior Member

    If aint woven or stitched together with threads as in DB,triax,uni, & it looks like csm as in
    random stuck together stands then its csm. I 've never heard 300 for a name.
    And csm comes in oz/sqft. I only ever used it on house roofs.
     
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