What are the black diamond markings on a tape measure?

Answer the marking are what we call the 19-2 layout (19 and 2/10ths inches). used more with floor trusses. the floor trusses are strong enough to be spaced just over 19 inches apart and a sheet of floor d... Read More »

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What does the diamond mean on a tape measure?

The black diamonds on a tape measure signify a truss layout for 8-foot sheets of material, typically roofing. There are five black diamonds--sometimes referred to as "black truss markings"--per eig... Read More »

What is the proper Name tape markings for usmc dress blues?

It's possible to obtain the names of the 14,838 US Marines who perished in Vietnam; but it may prove to be a daunting task to obtain the names of the remaining 375,000 US Marines that fought in the... Read More »

How to Measure the Waist With a Tape Measure?

Taking body measurements can be helpful for monitoring weight loss or shopping online. One place to measure is your waist, which is an area people typically enjoy seeing shrink due to weight-loss e... Read More »

How Do I Measure a Diamond's Size?

Weigh the DiamondWeigh the stone on a specialized scale. You can purchase a diamond or gem scale that measures carats, or ask a jeweler to weigh it for you. If you have access to a scale that measu... Read More »