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Bought an 8201-cl Skil Laser Line Level and can't figure how to use it. Mounted unit on top of tripod and got it turned on and got level and plumb lines with GREEN dot on top. How does one get greater heights than the adjustablity ( 12" approx. up ) of the tripod. Are you supposed to actually MEASURE from the HORIZONTAL RED LINE up ( or down-as the case may be ) and from the VERTICAL RED LINE in the same manner for the left or right measurements? The instruction booklet talks of tilting and i can't figure how the SOLID mount on the tripod is supposed to do that. How do I get a LIne marked ( foe example ) 3" from the ceiling for a drop ceiling installation. My outfit will only give me about 4 feet. Do you have another instruction system. HELP!

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Yes, you have to measure up from the line it gives you. It gives you a precise level so mark it and then measure up (or down) from it.
Or place the tripod on a table or something to get to higher position.

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