# What gauge wire is a hanger?

Gauge -Thickness | Dimension inches thick | NOTES |
---|---|---|

10 | .102 inch | |

12 | .081 inch 50 | About as thick as a standard wire coat hanger |

14 | .064 inch a bit thicker than 1/16 inch | This and thicker is Considered PLATE METAL in sheet metal. as in "copper plate" |

16 | .051 inch |

Herein, which is thicker 12 gauge or 14 gauge wire?

The diameter of solid **12** AWG **wire** is approximately 0.0808 inches (2.053 mm), and **14** AWG is 0.0641 inches (1.628 mm). Therefore, **12** AWG **wire** is about 26% **thicker** and has 59% more cross-sectional area than **14** AWG **wire**. For example, in the **gauge** system used for steel music **wire**, a bigger number means a bigger **wire**!

**thickness**of a cable or

**wire**is defined by its

**gauge**size. The general rule of thumb is that the smaller the

**gauge**number, the

**thicker**the cable.

Also know, what is hanger wire?

Description. **Hanger Wire** is available in 8, 9 and 12 gauge and is galvanized for corrosion resistance. **Hanger wire** is suspended from the underside of the floor structure to provide a structural support for drop, gypsum wallboard or plaster suspended ceilings.

To gauge **wire**, you'll first need to strip the **wire**, then use a **wire** gauging tool to **measure** its **diameter**. Double the **wire's diameter** so you can calculate the gauge of a stranded **wire**. Then, multiply that number by the number of individual **wire** strands to find the Circular Mils value.