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Accurate measurements are often the key to successful home improvement tasks. Devices for measuring distances range from traditional metal rulers and tape measures to high-tech machines using ultrasonic sound waves.

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Measuring Tip: Measuring Inside Tight Spaces

Place the tape measure inside the space. Note the reading at the point where the tape enters the tape measure case. Measure the length of the case, then add the two measurements.

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