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Old 04-21-2017, 08:50 PM  
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I hate that. I wish it were based on spacing between, not where the centre lines up.

So, If I want to draw one mark and line up the edge to it, what would the measurements be?


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If you don't like fractions, you can use the other scale found on most tape measures...............metric.


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If you don't like fractions, you can use the other scale found on most tape measures...............metric.
It isn't about the measurement, it is where the measurement is taken.
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14.5" between them.
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...or 16 inches to the far side of the next one.
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...or 16 inches to the far side of the next one.
Thank you, this helps me greatly.
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If you are laying out a wall for studs. Mark one at 15 1/4" from the end and tack a nail there for the tape measure and mark the rest at 16s.
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If you are laying out a wall for studs. Mark one at 15 1/4" from the end and tack a nail there for the tape measure and mark the rest at 16s.
Thank you. That makes sense.
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Keep in mind the dimension given between studs is for modern 2x4 studs that measure 1.5 x 3.5. Over the years that has changed as studs started out as actually 2x4. That is supposed to be the rough cut dimension and then the finishing takes it down to finished size. They do not take a quarter inch off all 4 sides of a stud. I have found studs in all sizes and shapes in different aged homes. In many 100 plus year old homes studs were spaced by the length of the carpenter’s hammer.

Around here if you get the Amish to build you a building and they have a mill the stud sizes will still be 2x4. Give or take an eight.
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Keep in mind the dimension given between studs is for modern 2x4 studs that measure 1.5 x 3.5. Over the years that has changed as studs started out as actually 2x4. That is supposed to be the rough cut dimension and then the finishing takes it down to finished size. They do not take a quarter inch off all 4 sides of a stud. I have found studs in all sizes and shapes in different aged homes. In many 100 plus year old homes studs were spaced by the length of the carpenter’s hammer.

Around here if you get the Amish to build you a building and they have a mill the stud sizes will still be 2x4. Give or take an eight.
This is new construction.


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