Hanson Carlen Architects Spokane | Higher or Lower

Higher or Lower

October 08, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

When I was young carpenter, I remember “Grandpa Mike” made his own homemade water level.   He used a couple of yardsticks and a bucket and some clear plastic tubing to make his own level.  I can remember him exclaiming in his gruff voice, “I don’t need any fancy laser and this thing works around corners! Boy, I bet your laser can’t do that!”

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I wish he were still on this earth so I could say, “Not any more Grandpa!  These new devices can work around corners and up two flights!”   This device is called a Zip Level.

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How does it work?  Pick a location and reset the device to zero and from there you can go anywhere within a 150’ circumference and measure how far up or down from your original point.  Yes, even around corners!  

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We have found this device to be priceless for certain applications, especially for the architects working on “as-builts”.




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