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21 hours ago, pocster said:

I did purchase a spinny laser initially for foundations and stuff . Very hard to see the dot in daylight but had a beepy sensor handheld unit - beeped when inline .

All very expensive; so I bought a cheap eBay job straight from China . About a fifth of the cost - still works great now .

@pocster Got any details? - might invest in one of these before I start digging big holes

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4 minutes ago, BotusBuild said:

@pocster Got any details? - might invest in one of these before I start digging big holes

I can check later it was some time ago !

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2 minutes ago, pocster said:

I can check later it was some time ago !

I quickly looked on eBay for just ‘rotating laser’ and £200 ish ...

Amazon also £170 for kit - looks similar to mine . Also if it’s crap you can just send it back  - foraver I think amazon one is .

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1 hour ago, Vijay said:

 

Should have just made up profile sticks. Set a datum point and then just use that stick to make sure you got every layer of bricks right. That's what I did when I built my garage years ago ;)

 

Mr Twat here:

 

I oh so carefully marked 75mm graduations up my steel post and made a jig. The footings 4 courses came out a treat with a lovely 10mm mortar gap between each. 

 

Then not thinking, tired, rushing, whatever I went wrong putting muck on a welded support angle when there should have been none. Threw everything out and I missed the chance to correct it. 

 

IMG_20190802_175547433

 

Abandoned the jig thereafter and did the rest by eye.

 

Trouble is I'm starting the other pillar tomorrow. If I do it "better" will it stand out? 😂

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11 minutes ago, Onoff said:

 

Mr Twat here:

 

I oh so carefully marked 75mm graduations up my steel post and made a jig. The footings 4 courses came out a treat with a lovely 10mm mortar gap between each. 

 

Then not thinking, tired, rushing, whatever I went wrong putting muck on a welded support angle when there should have been none. Threw everything out and I missed the chance to correct it. 

 

IMG_20190802_175547433

 

Abandoned the jig thereafter and did the rest by eye.

 

Trouble is I'm starting the other pillar tomorrow. If I do it "better" will it stand out? 😂

Top job Mr. Twat ! 💪

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^ mine's the green version of that'un.

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31 minutes ago, Ferdinand said:

 

Why do you need two?

 

To double check things?

 

Probably fire one at each diagonal corner so my lad can work one side and me the other. Will that work?

 

Who knows, I ain't no bricky!

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1 hour ago, Onoff said:

Just splashed out on two of these beauties

 

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Accuracy: 1°

 

So potentially 10mm out from one stud to the next. 🙄 (1° ~= 1:60).

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31 minutes ago, Ed Davies said:

 

 

So potentially 10mm out from one stud to the next. 🙄 (1° ~= 1:60).

 

A major improvement then!

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8 hours ago, Onoff said:

 

A major improvement then!

True !

They are so far out ; when it rains it comes into my house .

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