random length


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random length

[′ran·dəm ′leŋkth]
(engineering)
One of a group of various lengths of pipe as delivered by the manufacturer, usually 13-23 feet (4-7 meters) long. Also known as mill length.

mill length, random length

Run-of-the-mill length of pipe, usually 16 ft to 20 ft (approx. 4.9 m to 6 m).

random length

In piping, see mill length.
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Previous random length systems operated in intermittent mode, with a pause between each pack to allow bag length to be adjusted," explains PFM sales and operations director Chris Bolton.
In mid-November, the benchmark price for 2 X 4 Random length hit an all-time record of US$480 per thousand board feet.
00) Pipe Should Be Supplied In Random Length Of 4-6 Mr.
Material To Be Supplied In Random Length Of 3 To 5 Meter.
This graph shows two measures of lumber prices: framing lumber from Random Lengths (through October); and CME framing futures.
Means partnered with James Preston Allen, a community catalyst, founding president of the San Pedro Arts, Culture and Entertainment district and 35-year publisher of Random Lengths News, to develop this platform for showcasing the San Pedro arts community.
He has been a contributing photographer for The Dispatcher, LA Weekly, The Building Trades News, Random Lengths.
Prominenttely featured--for the benefit and education of its readers--is this announcement in the August 24 issue of Random Lengths, "The Weekly Report on North American Forest Products Markets":
Random Lengths reports the publication of a new, expanded edition of Buying & Selling Softwood Lumber & Panels.
The planks come in sizes that can be cut to random lengths.
By the third week of October, the composite lumber price reported by Random Lengths had dropped to $272, its lowest point in eight years.