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What are these little diamonds on my tape measure?

Not a very important question, but I'm wondering what the little diamonds are on my tape measure. It's a Stanley Fatmax from the UK © 2011. The first one is at ~488 mm (~19.2 inch), and then every ~...
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What is the purpose of the notch at the end of the depth probe on callipers?

I have read this question about the shape of the jaws of callipers, but it didn't explain why there is a small notch at the end of the depth probe. You can see it on the far right of this image: It ...
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How do you measure the inside of something (like a cabinet)?

Usually I use a tape measure to do carpentry, but a problem arises when I need to take a precise inside measurement. Because the tape is longer than the area inside the cabinet (or whatever it is) I ...
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What's the best way to measure the center of a shallow bend?

Is there a tool or custom setup I can use to measure the center of a small, shallow bend? The arc length of the bend would be too small for a three-point radius gauge (around 5 mm).
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How do I know if a new dryer will fit? Existing base/floor vent and nearby doorframe

Our existing washer and dryer need to go, but the space they occupy is a bit limited. The main issue is depth - the existing washer and dryer are Frigidaire AES7000ES and ATF7000FS. In the current ...
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Best Practices for Measuring Screw/Bolt TPI?

It is extremely nice to be able to use a caliper to measure screw/bolt major diameter (and length) to find correct replacements. However I am struggling to come up with a good way to determine ...
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How to visualize air circulation between rooms?

My house gets very hot on some days. I don't have a central AC system, and cannot install it because the house is a rental. I have to make do with various floor fans and portable AC units. There are ...
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Anyone know a name for this measuring tool? [closed]

I've been looking at height gauges and they don't quite fit what I need. I'm trying to measure a ceiling not an object. I've seen some old fashioned height gauges that seem to do what I'm looking for ...
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Weird filter size for airconditioner

I have a weird size air-conditioner filter that is 414 x 544 mm, which is a little over 16" and a little over 21". When I go to to the hardware store here in Canada, they carry all sorts of ...
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How do I measure my screws to match how stores label them?

When I buy screws, the container often has measurement labels, e.g. : 50/4 or 20/2.5 and such. I'm pretty sure the first number is a length in millimeters, and the second number is a width in ...
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DIY Swing Set. Need angle measurements

Using common swing brackets for use with 4- 4x4x8 posts and 1- 4x6x10 beam, at what angle do I cut the bottom of the 4x4 posts to sit flush on the ground?
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Storm door on odd sized frame

I just bought a storm door for my house's front door (HD custom order). Of course, I followed directions measuring the door opening, but without considering that I have an old house, and the door ...
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How to estimate the area required by first responders with a stretcher? [closed]

I am editing a book about taking care of elderly people. Imagine the charge (person that is being taken care of) lives in a room sketched below and spends most of their time in the bed. In case of ...
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How to find a right screw for a hole

I want to hang some stuff on my wall so here it comes to the part where I need to get screws/anchors. Saying I have a hole in a piece that I would like to attach(a picture attached), how can I ...
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How do I read the specifications for this Panasonic microwave trim kit?

The web page for the NN-TK922SS 27" Wide Trim Kit for select Panasonic Microwave Ovens includes these specifications: TRIM KIT OUTER SIZE Side A: 18-9/16" Side B: 27" TRIM KIT INNER SIZE Side C: 24-...
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How do I determine the rough-in width and height of a window?

I am thinking about replacing a set of double-hung windows with a single picture window. To get it quoted and order the window, I need to determine the rough-in dimensions of the space. How do I do ...
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