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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:23 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:43 am 
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Surveying pole?


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survey pole
or measure :dunno:

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you answered your own question it a measuring pole

ranging poles are usually white and red so they can be seen at distance


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Yes it is for measuring internal distances, as in ceiling heights like you said, window reveals, doorways, etc., etc. where it would be difficult to extend a flexible tape measure without an assistant.

I have a similar tool that has a tape measure built in to it, you just read off the distance through a small window.

No, not a survey pole.



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Must say I didn't know what it is.
Quick look online, they ain't cheap to buy!


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Presumably the digital ones supersede these?


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What's it called? Any idea?


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A stick? A pole? :lol:

Personally I'd use an ultrasonic distance meter.

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The one I have, which I found laying in the middle of a dual-carriage way nearly thirty years ago, is marked "Nedo Messfix" and extends to 5.00 metres.

Googling this they are still available! Described as a telescopic measuring stick.

http://www.nedo.com/index.pl?Lang=ENGLISH&Page=products/mwzg/messfix.html

Way more accurate than ultrasonic, I'd have thought - don't trust those to be precise!



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Laser measures are more accurate and a lot smaller. Can't see me sticking one of those sticks in my tool belt, somehow

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arco_iris wrote:
The one I have, which I found laying in the middle of a dual-carriage way nearly thirty years ago, is marked "Nedo Messfix" and extends to 5.00 metres.

Googling this they are still available! Described as a telescopic measuring stick.

http://www.nedo.com/index.pl?Lang=ENGLISH&Page=products/mwzg/messfix.html

Way more accurate than ultrasonic, I'd have thought - don't trust those to be precise!


The longer ones are usually use on oversized loads for the Hight and width to make sure they comply with the permits (a part usually clips on the top - to hang it on the edge


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Yes, but, j&k,

if you wanted to measure the precise distance between the handrails of the staircase in your picture, would you use a laser?


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