Today Facades World after several messages that they left us on our channel YOUTUBE, we thought it would be a great idea to share a tutorial on how to use a plumb bob so they can level and dare to raise walls. So if you are building your house or remodeling it, this step by step will be of great help. Do not detach yourself from the screen because we are starting right now!
How can I use a plumb line? - Tips for beginners
The plumb line is one of the basic elements that any bricklayer must have, but its use is not limited only to them, it can also be practical for blacksmiths, carpenters and even workshop workers. To know how to use a plumb bob It will be very important to us for our daily work, especially when we need to install a perfect square on the horizon. That is why today together with our colleagues from Architecture Planet We bring you this step by step so that you are encouraged to use it correctly. Let's see…
How to use a plumb bob correctly
The mason's plumb line uses the law of gravity to correctly mark what is vertical. Its principle is based on a rope that is suspended and contains a weight at the bottom. It will be vertical and perpendicular to any plane of the level that it crosses. The plumb line is even considered the vertical equivalent of the spirit level. That is why to know how to use a mason plumb bob we must previously know the parts that compose it.
- A lead weight that has a cylindrical or conical shape or a mixture of both.
- The nut which is a piece similar to a spool and can be made of wood or metal. It should be the same thickness as the lead weight and has a hole in the center of it.
- A cord that goes through the hole in the nut and joins both pieces. Nylon ropes are generally used in masonry as they present greater resistance to moisture.
What do we use a mason plumb for?
The answer is very simple, a plumb line can be used to raise walls, make fine plasters, thick plasters and even install doors and windows.
To know if a wall is plumb or level, what we must do is place our nut (plate) and then see where our plumb line is. If it is separated from the wall, it indicates that the wall is not straight and we must continue working on it. But if our plumb bob is just touching the wall, it indicates that the wall is level and the job well done.
How to know if a door is level
To know if a door was leveled correctly, what we must do is take our plumb line and place it inside the door. If the plumb bob just rubs as we mentioned earlier, that part is level. Then what we must do is place our plumb line on the front of the door and perform the same procedure. The internal part indicates that the height is level while the internal part of the door indicates whether it is straight.
After plumbing we installed a window
The procedure is the same as we explained previously with the door. We measure both the inside of the window and the outside to make sure they are level for installation.
Sizes of a Mason's Plumb bob - Which one to choose
When buying a plumb bob, you will find that there are several sizes. It can come by the kilo, half a kilo, and even larger. What we suggest from our website is that you do not buy something so big or so small but rather that we lean towards something medium. The reason is that when handling it, it is easier to use and facilitates work.
From Facades World we are happy to be able to share ideas with you on a daily basis and we hope that this article has been of great use to you. You already met how to use a mason plumb bob with the collaboration of our friends from Architecture Planet. Now we have to ask you, do you dare to use it in your home? Remember that limits only exist in your mind!