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Checking A Room For Square


 

The biggest problem with an out-of-square 4 room is not knowing about it. If youíre in the dark, then you canít exercise any of the many strategies to hide the problem. One of the best is simply to identify the least visible wall and use that to absorb all the trouble. A good candidate is the bathroom wall that falls behind the toilet and the vanity. Another is along the tub- You can install the tub so itís square to the room and fur out the wall behind the tub.


 

Step 1. The best way to check a room for square is to use a 3-4-5 right triangle. Measure from the corner along one wall to the 3-ft. point and mark the floor. Do the same with the other wall, but mark the floor at 4 ft. If the diagonal distance between these two marks is 5 ft., the room is square.

 

Step 2. Level is another room characteristic you should check. Do this by placing a 4-ft. level on a long 2x4. If the floor is more than 1/2 in. out of level in 10 ft., it will be noticeable where the wall meets the floor. Because of this, itís a good idea to avoid using tile on the floor and the walls.

 

Step 3. Also check the walls for straightness. Do this by running a string between same-sized blocks nailed to both ends of the wall. Then run a third block, of the same thickness, between the string and the wall, and mark where the wall isnít parallel with the string.

 

 

 

 

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