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Level’s advocate

From the archives NOV/DEC ‘06

An inaccurate spirit level is the worst kind of adviser, able to ruin a building project before a single nail has been driven. To check that your level is on the level, place it on a tabletop and shim it with cardboard until the bubble rests at dead centre. Now turn the level over, and rest it on the shims. It should be perfectly level. Then flip the level end for end, and perform the same tests. To check for vertical accuracy, hold the level against a wall, and tape shims to the wall until the bubble reads plumb. Turn the level, then flip, as above.

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