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Old 04-07-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Best way to measure house? Wall to wall, interior, wall thickness, etc?

So we're going to our new house tomorrow to take measurements and I want to start plotting my house in Sketchup so I can plan where stuff will go and to prepare for re-modeling! ;-)

What's the best way to measure a finished house so it's accurate? Should I just measure interior walls and assume a certain wall thickness? Is there a general rule on how to measure, how would an architect do it if they were going to create a drawing of my house for an addition?


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Old 04-07-2009, 11:09 AM   #2
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I measured the outside of my house
Then in the software I used I specified 2x4 or 2x6 wall
My last house had a 2x3 interior wall


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Old 04-07-2009, 11:17 AM   #3
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you measure the outside to outside edges of your foundation wall to specify the size of a house. Use inside to inside of finished surfaces to measure a room.
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