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bill wrote:

area= 3.14 x radius x radius. so the 6 inch pipe has cross section
of 100 sq inches...


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Bill you used diameter instead of radius. It is more like 27 sqin for the 6
inch pipe and 12 sqin for the 4 inch pipe not counting the small change.
Also about 48 sqin for the 8 inch pipe. Way more than using 2 of the 4 inch
pipes.

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area= 3.14 x radius x radius. so the 6 inch pipe has cross section
of 100 sq inches and the two 4 inch pipe have 25 sq inches
On Mon, 04 Jul 2005 06:21:31 -0500, wrote:

I want to put a drain pipe under a sidewalk for rain drainage. I am
trying to determine the volume of a 6 inch pipe and a 4 inch. I know
that one 4 inch wont be enough, but am wondering if TWO 4 inchers
carry as much or more water than a 6 inch pipe. I have never been any
good at mathematics. I think I have to multiply 4 or 6 by 3.14, but I
am not sure. I will either use a 6 inch or two 4 inchers, which ever
holds more water. Or I may even go to an 8 incher. Alot of water runs
down the hill and keeps putting mud over the sidewalk. I need lots of
drainage volume.

Can anyone help.




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Can anyone help.


Pi r2 That does not show up properly but it is Pi (3.1416) x the radius
squared.


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I want to put a drain pipe under a sidewalk for rain drainage. I am
trying to determine the volume of a 6 inch pipe and a 4 inch. I know
that one 4 inch wont be enough, but am wondering if TWO 4 inchers
carry as much or more water than a 6 inch pipe. I have never been any
good at mathematics. I think I have to multiply 4 or 6 by 3.14, but I
am not sure. I will either use a 6 inch or two 4 inchers, which ever
holds more water. Or I may even go to an 8 incher. Alot of water runs
down the hill and keeps putting mud over the sidewalk. I need lots of
drainage volume.

Can anyone help.


Assume similar pipe types such as tile or concrete and a slope that is the
same for both the 4-inch and the 6-inch pipes.

The maximum (pipe full) flow for the 6-inch pipe will be about 15 percent
greater than for the pair of 4-inch pipes.

I computed on the basis of Manning's Formula. I'll spare you the details
but you can Google it if you're curious. Been a long time since I did a lot
of that as a young engineer so I checked a nomogram in one of my old
handbooks and got verification. Interesting exercise but I had to scrape
through a lot of mental rust.

SJF


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On Mon, 04 Jul 2005 19:01:32 GMT, in alt.home.repair Pipe
diameter volume "George E. Cawthon"
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Actually it is the 4" pipe is 2x2x3.14= 12.6
and 6" pipe is 3x3x3.14= 28.3

The answer is that a single 6" pipe has a larger
area than two 4" pipes.


And the 6" pipe will be less likely to clog than the two 4" pipes.

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Yes the single 6" pipe has slightly more area than two 4" pipes


but................

how much water shed area (roof and / or ground) are you draining with
this pipe?


I drain ~800 ft^2 of roof & another 800ft^2 of yard with a single 4"
line. The line drops about 20" over ~130 ft.

This setup handles almost all the various levels of rainfall I get in
SoCal. This year we had nearly 36" of total rainfall with some REALLY
heavy , in the 2" per hour range. With the soil at or close to
saturation, all this needed to be drained.

I did experience some flooding (temporary pooling) due to poor local
soil slope but the water would generally drain off in a few minutes
(10 min) after the downpour let up.

How water your pipe(s) can handle is a function of the size, type &
drop of the pipe.

IMO for most common residential applications a single 4" line should
work............but it depends on how much water your need to drain &
how quickly.

cheers
Bob

IMO simplest circular section area formula...............area = D * D
*.7854
..7854 = Pi/4

because we tend to measure & think about diameters

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"SJF" wrote in message
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wrote in message
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I want to put a drain pipe under a sidewalk for rain drainage. I am
trying to determine the volume of a 6 inch pipe and a 4 inch. I know
that one 4 inch wont be enough, but am wondering if TWO 4 inchers
carry as much or more water than a 6 inch pipe. I have never been any
good at mathematics. I think I have to multiply 4 or 6 by 3.14, but I
am not sure. I will either use a 6 inch or two 4 inchers, which ever
holds more water. Or I may even go to an 8 incher. Alot of water runs
down the hill and keeps putting mud over the sidewalk. I need lots of
drainage volume.

Can anyone help.


Assume similar pipe types such as tile or concrete and a slope that is the
same for both the 4-inch and the 6-inch pipes.

The maximum (pipe full) flow for the 6-inch pipe will be about 15 percent
greater than for the pair of 4-inch pipes.

I computed on the basis of Manning's Formula. I'll spare you the details
but you can Google it if you're curious. Been a long time since I did a

lot
of that as a young engineer so I checked a nomogram in one of my old
handbooks and got verification. Interesting exercise but I had to scrape
through a lot of mental rust.

SJF

Quick calculation ---pi/4 washes out: Area of a 6" pipe-6^2=36. Area of two
4" pipes is 2*4^2=32.
36/32=1.125--so 6' pipe has about 12.5% more flow area than two 4' pipes.
Just agreeing with your numbers--mental exercise for me too g
MLD


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And, now it falls to me to give you pi in the face.

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Has anyone had time to calculate pi beyond the first 4 BILLION places? They
did it with the aid of a computer in the eighties, but after that, I don't
know.



Because everybody needs an accurate pi:

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For those morbidly curious, assuming this number is correct, that's pi
to 6000 decimal places.

Note that pi to 50 places allows you to calculate the circumference of
the universe (assuming you have accurate measurements) in electron
diameters, with several decimal place accuracy.





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bill wrote:

area= 3.14 x radius x radius. so the 6 inch pipe has cross section
of 100 sq inches...


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Nick




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The inside diameter of a pipe should not exceed the outside diameter,
otherwise the hole will be on the outside of the pipe. Seriously though,
another way of figuring the area of a circle is that it will be about
78.5% of that of a square the same size as the circle's
diameter,regardless of whether it is an inch or a mile. Larry

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replying to MLD, Rick Rayfield wrote:
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Quick calculation ---pi/4 washes out: Area of a 6" pipe-6^26. Area of two 4"

pipes is 2*4^22. 36/32=1.125--so 6' pipe has about 12.5% more flow area than two
4' pipes. Just agreeing with your numbers--mental exercise for me too g MLD

Most of the answers address the problem presented. But the question asked was
about the "volume"of the four and six inch diameter pipes. Roughly, with a
cross section of 12 square inches, a foot of four inch diameter pipe has 144
cubic inches, or 1/12 cubic foot.The six pipe has a rough cross section of
about 27 square inches, or about 1/5 cubic foot per foot of pipe. Or simply,
the six inch pipe for the same length has a volume of a bit more than twice
the volume of the four inch pipe. Last time I looked, four inch pipe is a lot
less than half the price of six inch pipe. So if cost or distributing the
flow are factors, the smaller pipe(s) may be the better answer.



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On 05/18/2016 3:44 PM, Rick Rayfield wrote:
replying to MLD, Rick Rayfield wrote:
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Quick calculation ---pi/4 washes out: Area of a 6" pipe-6^26. Area of
two 4" pipes is 2*4^22. 36/32=1.125--so 6' pipe has about 12.5% more flow area

than two 4" pipes....


....

Most of the answers address the problem presented. But the question
asked was about the "volume"of the four and six inch diameter pipes. Roughly, with a
cross section of 12 square inches, a foot of four inch diameter pipe has
144 cubic inches,...[rest elided for brevity]


But the volume is simply Area * Length so the length also cancels out if
ratio so the volume ratio is identically the cross-sectional area.

Precise numbers are easily available from pipe tables online...

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/ansi-steel-pipes-d_305.html

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On Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 5:28:33 PM UTC-4, dpb wrote:
On 05/18/2016 3:44 PM, Rick Rayfield wrote:
replying to MLD, Rick Rayfield wrote:
lot


Quick calculation ---pi/4 washes out: Area of a 6" pipe-6^26. Area of
two 4" pipes is 2*4^22. 36/32=1.125--so 6' pipe has about 12.5% more flow area

than two 4" pipes....


...

Most of the answers address the problem presented. But the question
asked was about the "volume"of the four and six inch diameter pipes. Roughly, with a
cross section of 12 square inches, a foot of four inch diameter pipe has
144 cubic inches,...[rest elided for brevity]


But the volume is simply Area * Length so the length also cancels out if
ratio so the volume ratio is identically the cross-sectional area.



Plus the math test ended 10 years ago.
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On 05/18/2016 5:18 PM, trader_4 wrote:
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Plus the math test ended 10 years ago.


Sure (albeit I didn't look figured probably was old given it showed up
w/o a initial subject), but the ill-advised comment wasn't.

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