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Ok Jay, here it comes! It is important to make the posts as close to plumb as possible. The closer you are to true plumb, the less stress will be exerted on your mounting fixture. In all honesty, I think the posts are a bit tall and should have been cut to flush down closer to your pad, but then I digress. Here is a trick to help you plumb and adjust your ...


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The larger the room, it easier it is to visually pick up on a level problem. I tend to be a bit of a fuss budget, but I can usually pick up on a 10 foot span that is much more than 1/4 to 3/8 inch off level. This is a pretty objective observation that would be more pronounced to a trained eye than a casual observer.

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