Rod to Mil Converter
What is rod?
The rod is a unit used to measure distance. It is an old English unit. Rod is the same length as a perch (pole). perch is measured using cordage or wood.
One rod equals to 16.5 feet (5.029 metres). The idiom “rod” is derived from the old English rodd.
Since 1965, rod has been legalized as a unit of measurement in the united kingdom.
Nowadays, the use of rod is not common but Some fields are still using it such as:
- the acquisition of pipeline easements.
- maps measure portages
- recreational canoeing
What is mil?
Mil or Thou is a unit of length which equals one thousandth of an inch. The thickness of different materials in U.S is measured in mils. The thickness of ID cards is about 30 mils.
It is important to differentiate between mill and millimeter which is 0.001 meter.
The following examples can help you to totally understand the size of mil:
- A grocery store bag is 0.5 mil
- A dry cleaning bag is 0.75 mil
- A freezer bags is generally 1.75 mils