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Old 06-12-2006, 03:04 PM   #1
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I have to put 4 post in the ground for a stairway that is going to go down a bank. 2 on top of bank and 2 at the bottom. How do I make sure they are in line with each other? There is no reference point to measure off of. Thanks.

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Old 06-12-2006, 04:51 PM   #2
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I don't know what kind of distance you are talking but I would set the top two post where you want them and then measure straight out the required distance and then plumb down to get the desired distance. As far as square diagonal measurements out to bottom two post will also get you square. I think that is plain enough, if not somebody else will come alon with a better answer.

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when you say plumb down, what do you mean? a plumb bob? I dont know why I had a brain cramp about getting them square, thanks for the mental massage. Sometimes the easiest things I read to far in to...
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A transit if you have access to one works wonders.
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You can use a plumb bob or what I would do is get a board long enough to put a level to and hold plumb and measure out to it.
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