Dear Poodle Head Mikey,
The wizard title was from the biography of your own profile section that you yourself wrote, so if you’re not comfortable with the title, I might consider removing it from my bio, if I were you.
I too had a “Perley Barker” as a mentor, his name was Rufus Henessey, and what he didn’t know about large ammonia refrigeration systems, wasn’t worth knowing. He lived into his late eighties, but has since gone to be with the Lord’s HVAC service crew. Learned a lot about refrigeration from that man, also learned a lot about people as well.
Well, back to the present time. Good news my friend, your about to learn something new on this thread, contrary to your last post about learning nothing new.
A pound, in fact, is NOT a pound indeed. You see, a pound of feathers weights approximately 33% more than a mere pound of gold, and that is a solid fact my friend!
You see, all precious gems and metals, including gold, is weighted in the “troy system” of weights, this system has twelve (12) ounces in its pound. Feathers on the other hand, like all other common items, are weighted in the “avoirdupois system” of weights; this system of course has sixteen (16) ounces in its pound. Therefore the 16 ounces of feathers weight approximately 33% more than the 12 ounces of gold. I told you this was not as simple as it first looks. And there you have it…..you can now say you learned something on this thread.
John J. Dalton