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 Post subject: Size of level
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:34 pm 
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I have a 2' and 4' level. I am reworking an older deck and wonder if I should get a 6 footer. I want to disconnect it from the house and add posts and a beam to make it free standing. What do you guys think?

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 Post subject: Re: Size of level
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:50 pm 
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Hey Ron,

I have a 2' and a 6', and I use both about the same amount. Strangely though, I seldom use the 6' for any kind of framing or carpentry. I inherited it from my granddad and he called it a mason's level. :confused:

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 Post subject: Re: Size of level
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I have several levels and my longest is 4'-0''. If I needed something longer, I would use a string line.

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 Post subject: Re: Size of level
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:10 am 
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Either one will do if you can prepare a long straight edge to have parallel edges. Use the straight edge with the level on it to check long distances. Best option however would be to get some clear vinyl/flexible tubing about 3/8"dia and rig up a water level to check really long spans.

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