Below are answers to some of the questions you might have about using or ordering tape measures, specialty tools, and measuring wheels from U.S. Tape.
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Check out this CenterPoint Tape video clip seen on the DIY Network. The patented center finding scale is truly simple to read. Just measure your object using the top edge scale, then find that same number on the bottom edge scale. This is the center of your object.
Here are instructions as well as spare part information for your Spencer and ProTape long tapes. Please use caution when working with these power tape measures and avoid uncontrolled rewind. Always wear appropriate eye protection.
The Stringliner Pro and LevelWiz handles have many convenient features built in. There is a notch on top to secure the loose end of the twine. The reel spins freely to release the twine without twisting or knotting. The twine can be rewound onto the spool either manually, or using a power screwdriver. The knob on top can be used for either hand or power winding and there is also a slot on the bottom of the handle for power winding.
You can also easily replace the spool on your Stringliner Pro or LevelWiz reels with the patented design. Simply grasp the top and bottom "shoulders" of the reel handle and pull apart as shown in the illustration. Slide a new roll onto the spindle and push the two pieces of the handle back together.
Innage oil gauge tapes measure the depth of liquid inside a tank. Innage tapes are cut at the 9" mark to accommodate use of an Innage plumb bob. The tape measures the height of the liquid from the bottom of the tank to the liquid surface. These are the most commonly used tank gauging tapes.
Outage tape measurements are based on how much liquid has been removed from a tank. You need to know the height of your tank to determine the liquid level. Outage tapes are cut at the 3" mark and are used with an Outage plumb bob, which must be in contact with the liquid surface. To determine the level of liquid in the tank, first add the tape measure reading to the plumb bob reading, then subtract that amount from the height of the tank.
Click here for a more in-depth explanation and answers to other frequently asked questions regarding oil gauging.
These are truss markings that are useful when working with engineered "timbers".
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