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Here are some of the more common conversions that are used in the building trades.
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|To Convert||To||Multiply By|
|°C (degrees Centigrade)||°F (degrees Fahrenheit)||1.8 and add 32|
|kg (kilograms)||lb (pounds)||2.205|
|kPa (kilo Pascals)||lbf/in² (pounds of force per square inch)||0.1450|
|kPa (kilo Pascals)||lbf/ft² (pounds of force per square foot)||20.88|
|L (liters)||gal (imperial gallons)||0.2200|
|L/s (liters per second)||gal/min (imperial gallons per minute)||13.20|
|m (meters)||ft (feet)||3.281|
|m² (square meters)||ft² (square feet)||10.76|
|m³ (cubic meters)||ft³ (cubic feet)||35.31|
|mm (millimeters)||in. (inches)||0.03937|
|m³/h (cubic meters per hour)||ft³/min (cubic feet per minute)||0.5886|
|m/s (meters per second)||ft/min (feet per minute)||196.9|
|MJ (megajoules)||BTU (British Thermal Units)||947.8|
|N (Newtons)||lbf (pounds of force)||0.2248|
|RSI (insulation)||R-value (insulation)||5.6818|