Don't Hilti make digital measuring devices which should do the trick? Here
in the UK they have two items one a PD10 Laser Range Meter and the other
PM10 Multi Direction Laser. One of these should work.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Peoples [SMTP:lvtakp(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 2:20 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: taping plumb-bob?
> We have a need to measure (field locate) a lot of
> piping and ducts that are hung from the roof of an
> industrial building. I don't need to be terribly
> accurate - just to within an inch or so. In
> considering how to do this, I thought that it would be
> nice to be able to drop a plumb-bob (no matter now I
> write that I don't think the spelling is correct) down
> from a lift and be able to measure the vertical
> distance to the floor (actually from the plumb bob
> string?) without having to use a flimsy tape. Has
> anyone seen something like I am describing? I guess
> it could be digital. I could use a cloth tape and
> attach a plumb-bob to it somehow but that doesn't
> appeal to me as much as having something that is
> actually made for the situation. Any ideas? (using a
> survey instrument is not really feasible where this is
> located because of a lot of fork truck traffic)
> Thanks for your thoughts,
> Ken Peoples, P.E.
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