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Old 12-15-14, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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How do I calculate the brace volume?

If I have a 6ft^3 enclosure, how do I calculate the brace volume? I don't know what to put into the calculator.

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Old 12-15-14, 09:40 PM
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Re: How do I calculate the brace volume?

On just paper you can figure out how much volume your brace will take up if it was a solid piece. Then figure out the volume of the pieces you will cut out of the solid brace. Subtract that volume and there is your net volume of your brace.

Calculator works the same if you know the dimensions of your cutouts only and not the volumes of each piece. I tend to do waffle style so the calculator is not useful to me. But when doing window style bracing it is very useful.

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Old 12-15-14, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Re: How do I calculate the brace volume?

So maybe something like, 2*2*18/1728=0.04166666666 * 2 braces = 08333333333 in^3?

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Old 12-16-14, 05:17 AM
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Re: How do I calculate the brace volume?

Not sure what your numbers represent.

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Old 12-16-14, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: How do I calculate the brace volume?

2x2 pieces of wood.

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Old 12-16-14, 10:08 PM
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Re: How do I calculate the brace volume?

Are you doing window frame bracing or dowel rod style bracing?

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Old 12-17-14, 03:22 PM
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Re: How do I calculate the brace volume?

There is a brace volume calculator Here
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