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Old 07-29-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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In the other thread about transits, Tom mentioned how hard it is to use one by yourself. Years ago before my dad had a laser, he fabbed up a stand to hold his grade rod. It has a 1" thick steel plate for easy figuring of grade. Plus it won't tip over. Has a nice carry handle too.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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Nice. Reminds me of a drywall guy I know. He has a drywall hoist on wheels. He says it's the best employee ever. Never misses work, talks back or gets tired.

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haha the things we do to get things done ourselves. I've used tree branches and curb pins before to hold the rod when nooone was around to get that shot i needed hehe.
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Probably holds it straighter than most laborers too.
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haha the things we do to get things done ourselves. I've used tree branches and curb pins before to hold the rod when nooone was around to get that shot i needed hehe.
Speaking of this, I've been looking for some type of pipe stand that would allow me to lay out the pipes in a leachfield before I put in the stone.

Electricians use a type that allows pipe separation in same trench. I bought some today but they might not work great because they aren't tall enough.
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Speaking of this, I've been looking for some type of pipe stand that would allow me to lay out the pipes in a leachfield before I put in the stone.

Electricians use a type that allows pipe separation in same trench. I bought some today but they might not work great because they aren't tall enough.
I do exactly what you want to do and just use cheap grade stakes. Cut some perferated pipe strap, wrap it around the pipe with a screw on each side. You can tap the stakes to grade and the pipe never moves.
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