13 feet is the same as 4-1/3 yards, 156 inches, and 3.9624 meters.
The farther the distance you want to measure without a tape or laser measure, the more challenging the task becomes. However, if you know the heights of common objects, you can use them as references to get close to your desired measurement.
In this guide, I’ll show you 10 everyday items that you can use as references to measure 13 feet.
13 Cereal Boxes
Measuring heights using cereal boxes is pretty simple, considering a standard cereal box measures 1 foot tall. So, to get to 13 feet, all you need to do is stack 13 cereal boxes on top of each other.
However, each cereal manufacturer may follow a different standard for their box dimensions, and family-size cereal boxes can be much larger than standard cereal boxes. And just in case you were wondering—yes, cereal boxes have shrunk over time.
Do you or someone you know play the tuba? If you do, I feel sorry for you since they’re one of the most inconvenient brass instruments on the planet. As you may know, there are 3 kinds of tubas, which vary based on the position of their pistons.
When measuring 13 feet using tubas as a reference, you will need to imagine stacking about 4 of them on top of each other. A single tuba will measure about 3.5 feet tall, but the world’s largest tuba standard at about 8 feet in height.
2 Hockey Goals
Hockey is a pretty exciting sport where anything can happen at any moment. People will laugh one second and begin pounding on each other’s faces the next. That’s just a part of the sport, and will pretty much receive a slap on the wrist for causing physical harm to others.
One of the most important components of a hockey rink is the goal, which measures 6 feet wide by 4 feet tall. So, if you can imagine placing one NHL-regulation hockey goal on top of another, it’ll get you to just 1 foot shy of the 13-foot mark.
Even though you can make your home as tall as your budget will allow, most people stick to a specific height limit when designing their homes. The average 1-story home will stand between 8 and 13 feet tall, but it really depends on the type of roofing.
So, all you have to do is take a stroll through your neighborhood and get a close look at the tallest 1-story building. Odds are it’ll be close to 13 feet tall if not 13 feet exactly.
5.2 Airplane Tires
Have you ever gotten an up-close look at airplane tires? Unless you work at an airport or for an airline, you probably haven’t. But on the off-chance that you do get to see how tall airplane tires are, you should know that they typically measure 30 inches in diameter. So, to measure 13 feet in airplane tire terms, imagine stacking 5.2 of them on top of each other.
You’re probably aware that there are several types of school buses, all of which have different dimensions. The shortest type of school bus is known as a Type A-1 school bus, which is usually reserved for small classrooms, such as Head Start Program classes.
If you get the chance, take a look at the length of an A-1 school bus. They can be as short as 13 feet in length, though they can also be as long as 17.5 feet.
The World Axe Throwing League is the governing body that determines the guidelines that all participants and organizers should follow when setting up an axe-throwing competition. There are several measurements you need to get right when creating an axe throwing target, but you should also pay attention to how far away the thrower stands from the target.
The thrower’s mark should be positioned 15 or 17 feet away from the target, depending on which type of ae the thrower uses. That’s not very far off from the 13-foot mark.
Half a Garden Hose
Did you know that you can purchase garden hoses at all sorts of lengths? However, the standard garden hose sold in large-chain retailers typically measures 25 feet in length, though you can find something that goes beyond the 50-foot mark if you prefer.
Taking the standard garden hose, you would need to divide its length in half to get to roughly 13 feet.
10 Large Pizzas
Even though pizza chains and restaurants can set their pie size standards to whatever they want, large chains typically stick to 16-inch diameters for large pizzas.
We know you’ve probably had a large pizza before, either shared among family members or consumed alone in one sitting. In either case, if you can recall how wide that large pizza was, you would need about 10 of them placed side by side to reach 13 feet.
2 Grand Pianos
Grand pianos are enormous musical instruments that take up a ton of floorspace on stages and in homes. The sheer size of a grand piano is what makes it such a beautiful instrument, but did you know that grand pianos measure pretty close to 2 meters long?
So, if you wanted to measure 13 feet in terms of grand pianos, you would need just about 2 of them to get there. Some grand pianos are even 2.2 meters long, so if that’s all you can envision, you might need to imagine cutting a portion off the second grand piano to get to 13 feet.
In this article, I’ve shown you 10 everyday objects you can use and their quantities to reach 13 feet. Knowing the measurements of each of these objects can help you measure long distances, including 13 feet and beyond.
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