Dry Oakum is quite different from the oiled…here there is only jute roving and a trace of water…Often used in fire starter kits for Scouts and Hunters.
- 5 lb.box (approximately)…This is about 28 “ropes” running approximately 1′ x 27″…actual count can vary with the density or tightness of the twist in the rope.
- 100′ box…which is…
- Approximately 100′ of 2-1/4 inch diameter oakum
- Which is made up of 7 strands of 3/4″ diameter with a twist every 18″ or so
- Which can be untwisted into approximately 4 1/4″ strands…again, the number of small strands can vary by the weight they’re attempting to achieve
NOTE: Weights and quantities are approximate…they come as packaged from the factory and might vary a bit in weight…the 100′ box is around 45lbs.
NOTE: Oakum is rarely visible when installed. However, for those working on unusual projects, some folks feel there is a bit of a deep dark green tint to the stuff…leans more toward the brown tints than the oiled as you can tell in the image.