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Old 06-02-2014, 09:27 AM
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Grade rod, string line, all those things work perfect. And have so for decades. Everything has it's place in life, but some things are just over the top for paver installation and aren't needed. Yeah you may save some time, and it will be about 10 minutes per day, and with that in mind - on a typical paver install you're not messing with grades everyday, usually only the 1st and 2nd day.
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Times change.

Do you still use a paper map?
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:30 AM
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it's not, offset hubs are placed every 25 feet to establish and retain line and grade.

of course you do, whaddaya new? That's why inside and outside corners are established, they're your limits. Once the limits are erected, the rest is filled. But keep in mind that every mason has what should be, an accurate 4' level to check plumb and grade

of course they have. Some of it good and some of it bad. No one is born knowing how to build, they learn by building. Time in the trenches, time on the wall, time under a skilled mechanics supervision are part of the secret to becoming a good craftsman. Heart and try is the other part.

I'm sure you measured the old stone bank barn to make sure it's perfectly square and plumb checked it with a transit, maybe even written an article or two about it. Love to see the pics Andrew

that's correct, they used transits, levels and strings.
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Of course I didn't measure. But when you've worked in this business for a period of time you certainly develop the ability to see when anything isn't square, plumb, true, etc. My guys always say "man, you have laser eyes", because I always know without using any instruments to check
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:32 AM
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Times change.

Do you still use a paper map?
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Paper maps have their place too. Just like a string line, a paper map provides a visual. Especially helpful for large trucks. It's all about SEEING.
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:44 AM
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Really what it comes down to is there is different tools for different jobs. I just feel the zip tape is going to be the best overall investment for us right now.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:27 PM
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Of course I didn't measure. But when you've worked in this business for a period of time you certainly develop the ability to see when anything isn't square, plumb, true, etc. My guys always say "man, you have laser eyes", because I always know without using any instruments to check
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Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back there eagle eye
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:02 AM
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Of course I didn't measure. But when you've worked in this business for a period of time you certainly develop the ability to see when anything isn't square, plumb, true, etc. My guys always say "man, you have laser eyes", because I always know without using any instruments to check
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You really want to make an eye thing out of this? Impress me, take one out.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:00 PM
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Haha nice jim.

Whitegardens, let us know whrn you get it. Looking forward to some feedback
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:49 AM
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Haha nice jim.

Whitegardens, let us know whrn you get it. Looking forward to some feedback
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Will do. It will be a while, we are in the process of buying a house, socking away as much money as possible for the time being. But I will definitely update this thread when I do get it.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:42 PM
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Will do. It will be a while, we are in the process of buying a house, socking away as much money as possible for the time being. But I will definitely update this thread when I do get it.
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I am confused? On the first post you were going to buy one in the next couple of days
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:33 PM
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I am confused? On the first post you were going to buy one in the next couple of days
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