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Old 01-06-2009, 11:52 AM
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How do you guys keep your walls perfectly straight?

I have done roughly 30 walls to date and i'm still looking for an easier method to this problem.
Scenario is your building a wall a 100' long. How do you guys keep that wall perfectly straight?(Keystone and versa-lok)

We use the twine method which works great but it can be a pain dealing with the line in your way everytime you set a block, plus it takes alittle longer!
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:57 AM
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How do you guys keep that wall perfectly straight?
Hmmm...
Never heard of a gay wall.
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:19 PM
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Hmmm...
Never heard of a gay wall.
Sorry Marcos i owe you an apology i didn't mean to peek your interest on the whole "gay" vision i gave you but this is a landscaping website not the guy on guy website you have bookmarked!
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:47 PM
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I think that what you are doing is it, string line every time. What else can you do?
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:05 PM
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I use a large framing square as well as a string line, drop the square over the top as long as that is level you get the true 90 degree for a straight face.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:53 PM
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When I install walls, I get my base stone perfect, then I screed 1" of sand, then I snap a chalk line in the sand and follow that.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:24 PM
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How do you guys keep that wall perfectly straight?

I usually try to make sure that we don't put any dresses, high heels, or make up on them.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:28 PM
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Stringline for short walls, single dot laser and a builders square for the long ones. I have a line laser that I thought would work for this, but it turned out to be to hard to see in sunlight.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:07 PM
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Use a 4' level or straight board. After you get a few blocks in just slide it along the back of the blocks or keep using the string. Either way works good.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:09 PM
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We pull a string for long runs then follow it with a chalk line every 20 feet or so. If you use string, make sure you leave a small gap between the string and the block. If your blocks touch the string it just moves out and you end up with a crooked wall. For brick, screed sand, for walls, screed stone dust.
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