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Allen@hilltop
03-27-2007, 11:49 PM
I have a plan that is draw to a scale of 1 inch equals 8 feet. I know how to read using an engineer scale with one of the increments labeled on the ruler. Can someone please tell me how to measure when the scale is not one of the 6 shown on the ruler. Anyone's quick response would be appreciated.

PatriotLandscape
03-28-2007, 12:02 AM
that is an architects scale. you just need a different scale (ruler)

Allen@hilltop
03-28-2007, 12:09 AM
I am using an Engineer. Are you saying use an architech scale?

jreiff
03-28-2007, 12:11 AM
yep............

lawnMaster5000
03-28-2007, 03:20 AM
measure it in inches then multiply by 8. If 1 inch equals 8 feet, then for each inch on the drawing you have 8 feet in life.

I hope I am misunderstanding this question.

chris638
03-31-2007, 12:28 AM
It's actually 1/8" = 1" that's the way it will read on the architect's scale

NewHorizon's Land
03-31-2007, 08:47 AM
Correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't 1/8"=1' be equal to 1"=8' or even 2"=16'. It's just a multiple. Right?

chris638
03-31-2007, 03:06 PM
Yes, but when looking on a architect's scale it won't read 8', it will read 1/8"

cgland
03-31-2007, 07:15 PM
Did I see you on the show "Smarter than a 5th grader"?

Chris

PerfectEarth
04-01-2007, 12:12 AM
Wow...... Amazing. Is there a "comedy" section on this site that I'm missing?? This thread should be in it and remain on top forever if there is.

Henry
04-01-2007, 09:39 AM
At 1"-8' you can use a regular ruler if you don't have an architects scale.