"Laser -Pointer Pipe Runs:"

From: Stanley G. Lizewski Jr. Tadapandi@aol.com

To decrease offsets and saddles around various obstacles in drop ceilings, as well as trips up and down, I use a laser pointer to find the clearest route for my pipe. Use the ceiling grid as a guide. Measure from the top of the tile to a point free of obstacles and have your apprentice, on the other end of the run, hold a two gang blank cover plate behind his tape, measuring off the tile. Place the laser-pointer next to your tape and aim for the cover plate. Measure up and down with the pointer for large pipes. If your path is clear, the laser will make it to the cover plate. This works great for long pipe runs.

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