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GAUGE , is one inch thick of steel or metal.

So, take this one inch thick of steel sheet and cut it into 12 equal thickness sheets , you get a 12 gauge steel sheet.

Similarly, take this one inch thick of steel sheet and cut it into 14 equal thickness sheets , you get a 14 gauge steel sheet. and so on .

So, a 12 gauge steel sheet is thicker than 14 gauge , 14 is thicker than 16 , 16 is thicker than 18 and so on.

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14 gauge steel is thicker than 16 gauge steel: 0.0781 inches vs. 0.0625 inches.

Nope. 14 gauge is thicker (about 1.98 mm) while 16 gauge is about 1.59 mm thick.

If it's the same alloy it is--25 gauge steel is thicker.

no, in metal, as the gauge goes down, the thickness, ergo the strength, goes up. so 10 gauge steel would be stronger than 14 gauge

Q: Is 16 gauge steel bigger than 14 gauge steel?

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14 gauge

14 gauge is 0.0641 inches or 1.63mm in diameter.

12 gauge.

If you're referring to 14 gauge steel wire, about 60-65 pounds safely, but remember, supported weight depends not only on the wire, but the screws and nails that are attached to the object and the wall or ceiling. (Not to mention the material of the wall or ceiling. Drywall will hold much less than hardwood, so use a stud finder if possible to drill/nail into the wall or ceiling for added support) When in doubt, always use stronger, thicker materials than you think you'll need.

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Smaller the number, bigger the size. 14 guage is bigger.

They are close but not the same. For example, 14 gauge steel is .0781 inches thick while 14 gauge steel wire is .083 inches thick.

14 gauge is bigger, the lower the gauge size, the bigger it is

The larger the wire gauge, the smaller the diameter. 12 gauge is bigger than 14 gauge.

12 gauge is thicker than 14 gauge.

14 gauge is 2 sizes bigger than what you would get your ears pierced with (18 gauge). It is the standard gauge for most piercings.

14 gauge

16 gauge is smaller than a 14 gauge. You can buy a stretcher and stretch the hole.

14 gauge is larger than 16 gauge. 14 gauge is 1.6mm (0.06") and 16 gauge is 1.29mm (0.05").

1 is not bigger than 14. 14 is 14 times bigger than 1

14 gauge is thicker than 16 gauge.

14 gauge is 0.0641 inches or 1.63mm in diameter.