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Old 06-08-2014, 11:47 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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I was, but then we had some mechanical malfunctions on some equipment.

Then we decided to upgrade houses.

Sometimes priorities change. But it's on top of my list of equipment to buy.



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Old 06-08-2014, 11:54 PM
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I just picked up one of the zip levels a few days ago.

My first impressions with it are that it's easy to use and teach someone else how to use it. And it's quick to set up and get grade readings.

I've got a retaining wall and a backyard makeover including a bunch of hardscapes, grading, and some water features coming up soon. I'll put up a better review after that.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:29 AM
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Thanks regal
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:32 AM
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I was, but then we had some mechanical malfunctions on some equipment.

Then we decided to upgrade houses.

Sometimes priorities change. But it's on top of my list of equipment to buy.



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I can certainly relate to that!
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:13 PM
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Bringing this back, im about to pull the $700 trigger on this. Went on a few estimates over the past two weeks and said "damn a zip level would be perfect right now"
Went to the site and they start nickel and dimeing me with extras cases etc. what have you guys found to be esential? Rubber case, travel case, unipod, is the 75' model enough for residential work? I think so.
I looked up pelican cases but they cost the same. Can i put this in a backpack and keep it in my personal pickup truck cab and it will be fine? $300 case for a $700 tool seems foolish
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:16 AM
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A good protective case is worth the price of the instrument.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:20 AM
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Might as well just buy a backup instrument, it still has to come out of the case to use it onto a jobsite, no? Im betting 90% of ziplevel fatalities happen when its in use not in storage
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:12 AM
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Bringing this back, im about to pull the $700 trigger on this. Went on a few estimates over the past two weeks and said "damn a zip level would be perfect right now"
Went to the site and they start nickel and dimeing me with extras cases etc. what have you guys found to be esential? Rubber case, travel case, unipod, is the 75' model enough for residential work? I think so.
I looked up pelican cases but they cost the same. Can i put this in a backpack and keep it in my personal pickup truck cab and it will be fine? $300 case for a $700 tool seems foolish
the unit is pretty strong and resilient as is.

the big quire part sits on the ground 99.9%of the time and doesn't move (that's how it works)

The little part at the end of the tether is the moving part (that you would have on a mono pod.

I never had the mono pod, but I guess it would be nice?
for estimates anyway… Most of the time I'm on my knees working on steps, or weirs and I just move it around with my hands.

but if you were popping around all over a site… yea mono pod would be worth $75.

75 cord IMO is enough.
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