October 28, 2008

Using a Water Level

water_level.jpgSometimes all the finest and most current technology can't out-do the tried and true method of a few thousand years. All the fancypants level companies have yet to create one that can project from one room, down a hallway, around a corner, and into another room. So put away your Stabilas, Fat Max's, and your PLSs and try out a water level.

We used a water level a few years back on a waterproofing basement job. The floor, if you could call it that, was wildly uneven, and the basement twisted and turned like the Minotaur's labryinth on the Isle of Crete. Using a standard laser level would have taken time and would have required moving it around and making benchmarks. Instead, we filled a tube with water and had all of our points marked by coffee break.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at October 28, 2008 5:53 PM

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Recent Comments

Yes! The simple old water level is an underrated and these days little known tool that makes getting a few levels very simple. The real advantage of a water level is that it never need sending off to technicians to calibrate clean or repair! Low-tech is great


Posted by: Sustainable Darcy at November 17, 2010 5:22 PM
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