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Another 'What's this for'?

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Re: Another 'What's this for'?

Post by Rorschach » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:43 am

Surveying pole?
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Re: Another 'What's this for'?

Post by big-all » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:44 am

survey pole
or measure :dunno:
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Re: Another 'What's this for'?

Post by Bob225 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:46 am

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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Re: Another 'What's this for'?

Post by arco_iris » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:39 am

:withstupid:

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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Re: Another 'What's this for'?

Post by Dave54 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:49 am

Must say I didn't know what it is.
Quick look online, they ain't cheap to buy!
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Re: Another 'What's this for'?

Post by Argyll » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:28 pm

Presumably the digital ones supersede these?
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Re: Another 'What's this for'?

Post by Argyll » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:34 pm

No, not a survey pole.
What's it called? Any idea?
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Re: Another 'What's this for'?

Post by kellys_eye » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:00 pm

A stick? A pole? :lol:

Personally I'd use an ultrasonic distance meter.
sent from my laptop using my fingers - because we REALLY need to know where it's come from.....
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Re: Another 'What's this for'?

Post by arco_iris » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:10 pm

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=ENGLI ... ssfix.html

Way more accurate than ultrasonic, I'd have thought - don't trust those to be precise!
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Re: Another 'What's this for'?

Post by Job and Knock » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:33 pm

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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Re: Another 'What's this for'?

Post by Bob225 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:54 pm

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=ENGLI ... ssfix.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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Re: Another 'What's this for'?

Post by arco_iris » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:58 pm

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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