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miner's-inch

Miner's inch

The miner's inch is a unit of flow in terms of volume per unit time. It is sometimes used in relation to flow of water.

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The miner’s inch was derived from the amount of water that would flow through a hole of a given area and a given pressure (for example, 4-6 inches of water, or 1-1.5 kPa). The word 'inch' actually refers to the area of the hole in 'square inches'. State regulations sometimes forbid the use of the unit without its being associated with a definition in the same document.

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