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    does anyone know where i can get a graduated level
    so i can pitch pipe at 1/4" per foot
    i lost the clamp for the one i had
    already tried supply houses and HD

  • #2
    Re: level

    this is the one i have, got @ it my local sears
    http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_1...061224x0000001

    but empire makes one too.


    Larry

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    • #3
      Re: level

      Redline level. Lenox makes a copy now. I have one from Sears that works well.

      J.C.

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      • #4
        Re: level

        Originally posted by se215 View Post
        does anyone know where i can get a graduated level
        so i can pitch pipe at 1/4" per foot
        i lost the clamp for the one i had
        already tried supply houses and HD
        Try the RIDGID NO.395 Nightshade Torpedo Level. Should be just what your looking for!!
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        HERBALAIRE
        Last edited by TOPDAWG; 02-24-2011, 06:14 PM.
        Mike

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        • #5
          Re: level

          the ridgid level is a regular torpedo level
          i cant go by a quqrter bubble or a half a bubble
          i need to be able to pitch 1/4" per foot exactly
          the level i had, had a clamp on the end of 4' level
          the clamp would raise the one end 1" (1/4" per foot)
          and when the center bubble was dead level i know i
          had exactly 1/4" per foot

          thanks for your answers so far,the one from sears will
          work if i cant find the graduated clamp for the 4' level

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          • #6
            Re: level

            If your looking for a small level the Ridgid torpedo level now does have 1/8" - 1/2" calibration marks marked right on the bubble of the level, I just bought one a few weeks ago. If your looking for a 2' - 4' level, sorry I don't know of any.
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            DODGE C SERIES
            Last edited by TOPDAWG; 02-24-2011, 06:14 PM.
            Mike

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            • #7
              Re: level

              Tape a 1" block on the end of your 4' level. You can also drill and tap a bolt in the end to give you an adjustable slope.
              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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              • #8
                Re: level

                Purchased three shortie 1 footers tonight at Orchard Supply
                spodelee

                Until lions have their own storytellers, stories of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter

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                • #9
                  Re: level

                  sears, osh, carry the empire 1' torpeado level that's got 1/8''- 3/4'' marks.

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                  • #10
                    Re: level

                    If you already have a good level that's 4 feet long, you can put a 1/2" think shim under one end. That will make it into a 1/4" per foot level and it's cheap. This is assuming the main vial is in the center which normally it is. A 2 foot level would use a 1/4" think shim under one end.

                    Update: WRONG WRONG WRONG --- Brain is in wrong gear again.
                    Last edited by Old Grunter; 08-07-2008, 09:37 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Re: level

                      Originally posted by Old Grunter View Post
                      If you already have a good level that's 4 feet long, you can put a 1/2" think shim under one end. That will make it into a 1/4" per foot level and it's cheap. This is assuming the main vial is in the center which normally it is. A 2 foot level would use a 1/4" think shim under one end.
                      Why would a 4" level use a 1/2" shim instead of a 1" shim and a 2' level use a 1/4" shim instead of a 1/2" shim?

                      It would seem that if you have a 1" shim on a four foot, level that you would get the 1/4" per foot drop. The logic I'm using here is essentially that you have two level points (at each end of the level), and you know that one of those points is the shim heightlower than the other one. So your drop should be shim height/level length.

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                      • #12
                        Re: level

                        CPW ,I think You and I should check some of OLD GRUNTERS WORK! 1/8" fall is only with the inspectors blessing, RIGHT?
                        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                        • #13
                          Re: level

                          You guys are right. I had in mind my level here and it's anything but a normal design one. Old Grunter needs more coffee or maybe a good long nap.
                          Last edited by Old Grunter; 08-07-2008, 09:36 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Re: level

                            Originally posted by Old Grunter View Post
                            Keyword RADIUS

                            You are going from the center of the main vial in the level. On a 4 foot level that would be only 2 feet out to the end. On a 2 foot level it's 1 foot to the end.

                            Rather than anyone going crazy it really is best to buy the proper level and be done with it. My half mule method is only a last resort.
                            How are you going to get that bottom of the level right at the center vial even with a pipe? The level is going to be on the same horizontal plane across its entire length. Thus, if you want a certain drop over the length of the level, you need to have a shim the same size as that drop.

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