Site Tips Episode 12 (VIDEO): How to use a tape measure and/or steel ruler as a calculator
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December 14, 2018 by canadiancontractor
Especially with imperial measurements, it’s tough to divide odd numbers accurately on the job site, without a calculator or a scratch pad.
Suppose you need to divide a length in half – and it’s something like 25′-13/16″. Can you do that quickly? Probably not.
Rob Koci shows you how a humble tape measure can do the math for you, in about 30 seconds.
How about dividing an odd width by 3? Or 5?
Rob shows you how a steel rule can also be used as a calculator, no matter what your measurements.
And finally, how about those tricky “inside to inside” measurements? Bending a steel tape measure on the inside of a door or window frame and “guessing” the width is not the best method for a totally accurate reading.
Rob shows you a neat trick for deadly accurate inside-to-inside measuring.
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