Tim Carter, of http://AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates how easy it can be to make a level line across an entire room.
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Okay, you have got a project starting soon and you want to establish a level line on the room. Perhaps you want to put up crown molding, maybe you want to put in a suspended ceiling and you want it to be perfectly leveled but how you going to do that?
A lot of times I see people take a four foot level and they work their way around the room and generally when they get back to where they started, they are off by a quarter or half an inch. It drives you crazy I know people told you that you can use one of those watered levels or some other way. Here is the way I would like to see it go. Why not rent a builders trans or level, they are available at most tool rental places. They are easy to setup. You have seen them that they have got a tripod and they got—a really neat little instrument on top.
It has got a great little bubble level that you level in two directions and once you get the level setup and established, it rotates 360 degrees all the way around the room and allows you to look through the instrument. You can focus it and it has got a neat crosshair. It is just like a periscope on a submarine and that crosshair just gives you an exact level line all the way around the room.
So what do you do? You make marks, little pencil marks on the walls at different points and then you can measure up or down from that line to establish the level line that you need for that suspended ceiling or the chair rail.
Remember, you are going to need two people to do these projects. Someone is going to have for using the trans and someone has going to have to be on the wall holding a pencil to make the marks where you tell them too. It is an easy job to do. It does not cost very much and remember they are available at almost any tool rental place in the tri-state area.
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