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Old 01-04-2013, 06:57 PM
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Transit Level

What is the best Transit level you could use for concrete for judging depth and elevations? What would this cost, which ones do you guys use or prefer?

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:37 PM
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depths meaning distance? that gets pricey (I took surveying in college and those total stations were like $20k). elevations is your standard transit

I have a dewalt transit and an old berger, the bergers seem to be pretty popular. I use mine for concrete frequently.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:29 AM
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I'm assuming by "Distance" you are not talking about one that uses a laser to give distance, like Falcone said above, those are pretty pricy.

I'm gonna guess you mean one that is accurate for different distances. As your transit being off a 1/8" of an inch at 25' will make you off by a full inch at 200'. We use a Berger for our transit, anything that is a relatively short distance such as within a 50' radius, we usually use our CST laser level
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:38 AM
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Zip level.com. Bar none the best thing out there. I've used every topcon, Berger, etc. for what Hardscaping is this thing works perfectly and is so simple. It's great for designers and architects too.
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wish there was a like on etwman.....ziplevel for us
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:09 AM
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Anyone have a video showing the zip level in action? Could only find 2 on youtube.
Is this guy using a zip level?
http://youtu.be/AoR9kE1Cf5I
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:35 AM
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I don't know the Chris Axel from the video, but I will say this--zip levels are crazy popular in the Twin Cities because the landscape horticulture department at the University of Minnesota used zip levels in their curriculum for the design and implementation classes--we had to use it alongside the lasers and transits--everyone left the exercise ready to plunk down money on the miracle box--heck we don't even install walls and I have a ziplevel and we love the ease of use for setting grades etc. I would like a laser setup that attaches to machinery, but that will happen in time.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:10 AM
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Looked at their site last night. I'm sold but i think i only need the 75' version since its 200 less. Its lame that they make you buy the case and unipod separate.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:26 AM
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no get the 200' and things must have changed since mine came with that stuff
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:45 PM
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Do you guys find the calibration on the zip level goes a little wonky in the cold weather? I ended up switching back to a laser transit for the time being because the last few cold days I used the zip, it was all over the place. Above 50 degrees it didn't seem like an issue.
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