## What is chain length

After a measurement is obtained, its a good idea to opt for a necklace size that is **at least the second size up from your neck size**. For example, if you have an 18 inch neck, you should probably choose a chain length of 20 inches or more. An 18 inch chain would feel too tight.

## How many feet is a survey chain

66 feetIn 1620 an English mathematician and astronomer named Edmund Gunter described a surveyor's chain with 100 links, measuring **66 feet** (22 yards or 4 poles) overall. By this design, one square chain equals 484 square yards, ten square chains equal an acre, and eighty chains equal a mile.

## Why is a chain 22 yards

The 'Chain' comes from the 'Surveyors' Chain', invented by Edmund Gunter, a mathematician who lived from 1581-1626, hence it is also known as 'Gunter's Chain'. As we all know, a chain is 22 yards, or **the length of a cricket pitch**.24 Jul 2016

## How is chain of land measured

Since an acre measured 10 square chains in Gunter's system, the entire process of land area measurement could be computed using measurements in chains, and then converted to acres by **dividing the** results by 10. Hence 10 chains by 10 chains equals 10 acres, 5 chains by 5 chains equals 2.5 acres.

## What is the length of engineer chain

Detailed Solution

Types of chain | Length | Length of one link |
---|---|---|

Meter chain | 20 m or 30 m | 20 cm |

Engineering chain | 100 ft |
1 ft |

Gunter chain | 66 ft | 0.66 ft |

Revenue chain | 33 ft | 2 1/16 ft |

## What is the difference between Gunters chain and engineers chain

A Gunter's chain or surveyor's chain consists of 100 links of 66ft long. Each link being **0.66** ft. or 7.92 inches long. It is used for land measurement. Engineer's chain is 100 ft long and consists of 100 links.21 Apr 2011

## What is the meaning of 22 yard

The welter of precise measurements in cricket seems distinct, but in fact some have quite a simple origin. The earliest known Laws of Cricket, the "Code of 1744", give the length of the pitch as 22 yards. … It will thus be seen that 22 yards is in fact **one tenth of a furlong or length of a furrow.**13 Jun 2000

## Why is a chain 66 feet

In 1620, the polymath Edmund Gunter developed a method of accurately surveying land using a surveyor's chain 66 feet long with 100 links. The 66 feet unit, which was four perches or rods, took on the name the chain. … The chain is **the unit of linear measurement for the survey of the public lands as prescribed by law**.

## How do you determine chain length

After a measurement is obtained, its a good idea to opt for **a necklace size that is at least the second size up from your neck size**. For example, if you have an 18 inch neck, you should probably choose a chain length of 20 inches or more. An 18 inch chain would feel too tight.

## How long is a chain in wildland firefighting

Chain: A unit of linear measurement equal to **66 feet**.