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1 LEVELS USED IN CONSTRUCTION Basic Spirit Levels and Their Uses Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

2 Stanley Line Levels Plastic Line Level Highly Visible Aluminum Line Level Longer Lasting

3 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Line Levels Line levels are used in several applications. If the task doesnt have to be 100% or certified, you may use a line level. Possible uses:1.) Installing Fences 2.) Laying Rock 3.) Quick Check Grade

4 Line Level Uses Hand out line levels and line for students to inspect. Question and answer. Have students divide into groups and pull lines between some objects to create level shots between objects. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

5 Stanley Read Level 24 The level shown is a 24, this level comes in different length up to 96 or 8 foot. These levels are used in many different applications in the construction industry. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

6 Stanley Professional Levels The level shown above is a professional grade level all functions are the same as the levels mentioned earlier. This level is more expensive and more durable. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

7 Levels Uses Setting concrete forms Framing walls Framing ceilings and roofs Trim work including setting windows and doors Masonry, including brick, rock & block Flooring, all types Landscaping Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

8 Stanley Masons Level Mason level is used for Brick, Rock and CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) Block leveling. These levels are more expensive and built for masonry use. It would not be a good idea to borrow a masons level without him or her agreeing to the loan.!!!!! Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

9 Stanley Torpedo Levels Magnetic Torpedo Level Regular Torpedo Level These levels are only 8 or 9 long. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

10 Torpedo Levels Uses Plumbing HVAC heating, ventilation and air conditioning Electrical Carpentry This level is small and can be carried in a tool pouch or bag. Handy for tradesman to use in tight places Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

11 Using Levels Break class into groups, assign levels to groups Provide a map of classroom, shop or other objects. Have student go to different locations on map and check for level and plumb. Provide an answer sheet for them to use. Have some objects intentionally out of plumb and level, this sheet can be used for a daily grade. Ask and answer questions during this portion of the lesson. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

12 Review Levels What type of levels did we cover on this lesson? Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

13 Answer Line Levels Torpedo Levels Regular Read and Professional Levels Masons Level Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

14 Review Levels Where would you use a line level? Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

15 Answer Building fences, rock walls and checking grade Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

16 Review Levels What is the longest standard level made? Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

17 Answer 8 Foot or 96 inches Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

18 Review Level Can you find a 45 degree angle using a standard level? Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

19 Answer Yes Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

20 Next Lesson Laser Levels Leveling Instruments and their uses in the construction industry. Pictures used with permission- Courtesy: StanleyTools Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.


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