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11-24-2011, 09:53 AM   #1
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## laying out a wall with degree given

need to layout a wall with a degree other than 45,90,or 135 degree

11-24-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome cjtwofour, to the best darn DIY'r site on the web.

=ATAN(C4/C3)*180/PI()

Plug this into an excell spread sheet C4 and C3 are the lengths of the walls.

This would be the diagnal measurement =SQRT(C3^2+C4^2)

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 11-24-2011, 11:17 AM #3 Old School     Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: St. Petersburg, FL Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond them. Posts: 3,634 Rewards Points: 2,000 The Dummy's way: If you drew a circle 10 feet in diameter (5' out from the start of your wall) .... at that 5' point, each degree would measure one and a sixteenth of an inch, (1-1/16"), straight across to the next degree. (1-1/16" is not perfect to the thousandth, by the way, but it is plenty close enough for laying out a wall.) So a wall laid out at 20 degrees off the original benchmark line would be done by measuring in a straight line (point to point on the radius arc of the circle) 1-1/16" , twenty times........ DO NOT simply try to do this with ONE straight measurement of 20 times 1.0625. It will not work right that way. Do it degree, by degree, by degree along the line of the circle, using straight, point to point measurements. (Don't try to measure in a curve along the circle by bending the tape either.) Yes, this will take a few minutes, but it is a simple, easy way to get what you need right there in the field. __________________ "True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and only that which is." François Duc de La Rochefoucauld Willie T Last edited by Willie T; 11-24-2011 at 11:22 AM.

11-24-2011, 11:19 AM   #4
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 Originally Posted by Willie T The Dummy's way: If you drew a circle 10 feet in diameter (5' out from the start of your wall) .... at that 5' point, each degree would measure one and a sixteenth of an inch, (1-1/16"), straight across to the next degree. So a wall laid out at 20 degrees off the original benchmark line would be done by measuring in a straight line (point to point on the radius arc of the circle) 1-1/16 , twenty times........ DO NOT simply try to do this with ONE straight measurement of 20 times 1.0625. It will not work right that way. Do it degree, by degree, by degree along the line of the circle, using straight, point to point measurements. (Don't try to measure in a curve along the circle by bending the tape.) Yes, this will take a few minutes, but it is a simple, easy way to get what you need right there in the field.
Unless of course you are carrying a calculator.......
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 11-24-2011, 11:24 AM #5 Old School     Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: St. Petersburg, FL Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond them. Posts: 3,634 Rewards Points: 2,000 Yeah, a calculator is a tool I see in just about every carpenter's apron. __________________ "True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and only that which is." François Duc de La Rochefoucauld Willie T
11-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #6
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## wall layout with degree

What would the formula be to use with a calculater? Say a wall with a 88.6 degree angle.

 11-25-2011, 03:03 PM #7 Member   Join Date: Mar 2007 Location: Long Island, NY Posts: 11,188 Rewards Points: 5,336 What walls are you building that needs a special formula that's 1.4 degrees off of a 90 degree wall? __________________ Ron "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." B. Franklin 1759 Last edited by Ron6519; 11-25-2011 at 03:08 PM.
 11-25-2011, 04:19 PM #8 Member   Join Date: Jul 2010 Posts: 2,145 Rewards Points: 150 If you are framing in a basement wall that is out of square, or similar remodeling project, forget the protractor; snap a line on the floor or ceiling, connecting the points that you want to meet, use a plumb bob or level to lay out the other one, and call it done.
11-25-2011, 07:25 PM   #9
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 Originally Posted by cjtwofour What would the formula be to use with a calculater? Say a wall with a 88.6 degree angle.
I suspect that would turn out looking more like just a mistake in the layout than anything.

I also have to ask what the heck you're trying to build.
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11-26-2011, 09:40 AM   #10
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 Originally Posted by cjtwofour What would the formula be to use with a calculater? Say a wall with a 88.6 degree angle.
Can you explain exactly what you are trying to do? What kind of calculator are you using? That will help with the answers.
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 11-26-2011, 09:53 AM #11 Experienced     Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Southern Michigan Posts: 2,822 Rewards Points: 2,000 Removed that was for 90* angle. __________________ When its all said and done there is usually more said than done Last edited by Jackofall1; 11-26-2011 at 09:55 AM.
 11-26-2011, 10:19 AM #12 Member   Join Date: Jan 2011 Location: Illinois, Chicago area Posts: 314 Rewards Points: 268 I carry 2 calculators, although not in my pouches. It's either that are a lot of figuring written on the wall
11-26-2011, 02:49 PM   #13
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## wall layout with degree

I have a 3foot wall with another wall coming off of it at a 88 degree angle. wasn't sure if a construction master calculator would help with this task. Also have some 60 and 40 degreee walls in this kitchen and bar area.

11-26-2011, 04:10 PM   #14
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 Originally Posted by cjtwofour I have a 3foot wall with another wall coming off of it at a 88 degree angle. wasn't sure if a construction master calculator would help with this task. Also have some 60 and 40 degreee walls in this kitchen and bar area.
The CM is easy to use for this. Which one do you have? Do you have the one with Trig?
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11-26-2011, 04:32 PM   #15
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## wall layout with degree

I don"t have one yet. Just wondered if there was an application on it that would give a formula to get a measurement off the 90 or off a 45.

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