Levels are essential to many DIY jobs because they ensure that guide lines or marks are precisely horizontal (level) or vertical (plumb). You can also use them to set accurate angled guides.
More in Home Improvement
DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited
It is wise to check the accuracy of a level from time to time. Hold the level against a wall and draw a line that it indicates is horizontal. Turn the level around 180 degrees and draw a second horizontal line parallel to the first. Measure the gap between the two lines at several points. If the gap is uneven, the level is no longer accurate and should be discarded. Use the same principle to test the vertical accuracy of the level by measuring the gap between two lines that the level considers vertical.
We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.
Man Caves: Top 10 10 Photos
How to Choose Mulch for Your Landscape 17 Photos
Extraordinary Garage Makeovers 9 Photos
8 Dreamy High-End Home Theaters 8 Photos
Places to Play 14 Photos
Top 10 DIY Dining Room Projects 10 Photos
© 2013 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.