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BuoyChaser
07-06-2008, 10:08 AM
did a search on Home Depot for "Pole Laser Levels" and there are so many different options...has anyone had success in using one of these???really need to have it show up about 36ft max on all four walls to keep things plumb...

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?keyword=pole+mounted+laser+level&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

i'm looking to do an install so that it is wood, something like this
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/hm_hi_ceilings/article/0,2085,DIY_16825_4038466,00.html

http://www.fifthwalldesigns.com/pages/prod_tongueandgroove.asp

JohnE
07-06-2008, 08:45 PM
I have a laser and bought it at Lowe's for around $300. I think it is a Straightline. For a one time use for a drop ceiling in a basement, you can probably do without the laser. A level and chalkline will work fine. And be almost as quick. For larger ceiling jobs, one of the tricks is to set the laser at the height of the holes in the T-bars and you bend all the support wires before installing the T-bars and they are all right on the money. For a basement, I'd save the money on the laser and put it into the tank of the boat.

BuoyChaser
07-06-2008, 10:36 PM
interesting, will have to try that...

coz
07-06-2008, 10:58 PM
did a search on Home Depot for "Pole Laser Levels" and there are so many different options...has anyone had success in using one of these???really need to have it show up about 36ft max on all four walls to keep things plumb...

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?keyword=pole+mounted+laser+level&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

i'm looking to do an install so that it is wood, something like this
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/hm_hi_ceilings/article/0,2085,DIY_16825_4038466,00.html

http://www.fifthwalldesigns.com/pages/prod_tongueandgroove.asp

Here's a cheap way to be sure

http://www.taunton.com/CMS/uploadedimages/Images/Homebuilding/Departments/021161bs-03_med.jpg
http://www.taunton.com/CMS/uploadedimages/Images/Homebuilding/Departments/021161bs-04_med.jpg
http://www.taunton.com/CMS/uploadedimages/Images/Homebuilding/Departments/021161bs-05_lg.jpg

Using a water level http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuilding/how-to/departments/building-skills/making-and-using-a-water-level.aspx?nterms=65434

JohnnyB
07-07-2008, 09:06 AM
Strait Line laser products are usually out on ebay at reasonable prices.

JohnE
07-07-2008, 09:17 AM
Yup, I've seen the water level used, too.

Kevin 89MC
07-09-2008, 02:36 PM
did a search on Home Depot for "Pole Laser Levels" and there are so many different options...has anyone had success in using one of these???really need to have it show up about 36ft max on all four walls to keep things plumb...

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?keyword=pole+mounted+laser+level&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

i'm looking to do an install so that it is wood, something like this
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/hm_hi_ceilings/article/0,2085,DIY_16825_4038466,00.html

http://www.fifthwalldesigns.com/pages/prod_tongueandgroove.asp

Just saw this thread, had to share that the link you posted for the diynetwork has my friend Paul Ryan in it. To bring this back around to skiing, Paul used to be the anouncer of our ski club, and he still skis these days. Our club even used to run MC's. Now they run some other brand :mad: