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Old Sep 24th, 2010, 15:12 PM   1
Lara310809
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Do you have a 1 litre carton of juice and some scales? I have a favour to ask...


can you do me a really big favour?

My OH was weighed at the doctors the other day, and he came back saying he weighed 8kg (17lbs) heavier than on our scales at home. If our scales are wrong, that means I have to lose another 17lbs on top of the 42lbs I already have to lose

So I thought I'd weigh something that is universal, and compare it to other scales. I have a 1 litre carton of juice, like this: http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...:0&tx=60&ty=98

If you have one, can you please weigh it for me? Or if you have 2 or 3 or even more, can you plonk them all on the scales at once and weigh them for me? The more cartons, the more accurate the reading, in case your scales don't measure smaller weights. I can then compare the reading I get with yours and see if I'm average, or if it's way out.

I don't mind whether you measure in stones, pounds or kilos.

Thanks so much

I weighed 3 cartons, and they totalled 7lbs - 2.3lbs each



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2010, 15:16 PM   2
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Sorry hun, I have bottles rather than cartons.

I weigh 1 kilo more at home than I do at the Drs - I am happy with that!!



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2010, 15:22 PM   3
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If they're plastic bottles, they would weigh pretty much the same as the cartons.

I wouldn't mind a kilo, but 8kg is just too scary to bear And our scales are new; only bought them last month, so I would be really annoyed if they were that inaccurate



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2010, 15:24 PM   4
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I wouldn't mind a kilo, but 8kg is just too scary to bear And our scales are new; only bought them last month, so I would be really annoyed if they were that inaccurate
Does seem a very high number to be out by!! He wasn't wearing boots and clothes was he??



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2010, 15:24 PM   5
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1ml is just 1g hun So a litre will be 1000g/1kg (2.2lbs) give or take a little for packaging.



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2010, 15:36 PM   6
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Thanks Blah11

Perhaps he was wearing boots etc. I just weighed a 2 litre bottle of coke and it weighs 2.2kg when it should weigh 2kg on the dot. So it appears our scales measure heavy! Which means I'm even lighter

Time for a celebratory bar of chocolate! I'm kidding...



 
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Thanks Blah11

Perhaps he was wearing boots etc. I just weighed a 2 litre bottle of coke and it weighs 2.2kg when it should weigh 2kg on the dot. So it appears our scales measure heavy! Which means I'm even lighter

Time for a celebratory bar of chocolate! I'm kidding...
Happened to me a couple of years back. The nurse insisted I didn't need to remove my timberland boots, heavy winter clothing etc when I was weighed... I took one look at the reading and stripped off!!



 
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