Levels: A—2-ft spirit level,
B—4-ft. spirit level, C—6-in. spirit level, D—water level with electronic
level sensor, E—plumb bob and string, F—laser level, which can be attached
to a standard level.
1. To mark a repeating
layout on a wall, such as the spacing on a tile grid, start by
making a layout stick.
3. After transferring
a series of vertical and horizontal marks, you can establish level and
Use a 4-ft. spirit level to check furring strips and other jobs
where you read the bubble.
2. With the layout mark
captured on a straight board, you can transfer a series of marks to
On large areas,
establish marks at the top and bottom of the wall, and snap a chalk line
between the marks.
Also use the level as a straightedge, to check for depressions in
a wall surface.