Who Needs Tally Books, and What Are They?

Tally Books are similar to jotters, or pocket notebooks. All are useful for writing notes and small enough to keep in your shirt pocket or jacket pocket. What is different about “tally books”?

  • They are protected by a heavy duty vinyl cover, to help keep the pages dry when
    Tally Book In The Field

    you are working outside.

  • They have an optional “stone pad”. That is not paper, but it looks like paper. Stone pads are water resistant and you cannot tear them. If more people knew about them, they would prefer them over paper pads.
  • They have an optional clear vinyl 3 page insert. You can insert your own tables and data sheets for easy reference in the field.
  • For oil and gas industry users, the tally books have optional oilfield stock art which complements your company logo.
  • All-in-all, tally books are very rugged pocket notebooks for use in all kinds of weather. They are preferred by oil, gas, and wind energy companies. They use them for keeping track of repetitive data entries.

Let a Diameter Tape Measure Do the Work For You

Do you need to know the outside diameter of a pipe, pipeline, or hose?

Here are your options:

  1. Wrap a flexible measuring tape around it and divide by pi (3.14159).
  2. Use a caliper and transfer its results to a ruler.
  3. Use a micrometer of the correct size range, and read the scale.
  4. Let a Diameter tape measure do all the work for you.

I prefer using method number 4. It is quick and accurate. Click here for the easy instructions:

Diameter Tapes
Diameter Tapes


6 Ways To Use A Pipe diameter tape measure

To find the diameter of a pipe or hose, without cutting it or removing it, you need a pipe diameter tape measure. Many times when you are replacing pipes and hoses, you need to know the size before you remove the old one. You may want to purchase the new one and have it ready so you can make a quick replacement. Here are 6 ways you can benefit from using a a pipe diameter tape measure….You can measure:

  1. Household water pipes and drain pipes.
  2. Automotive heater hoses
  3. Trees
  4. Car exhaust pipes
  5. Boat water intake hoses
  6. Globes for light fixtures


And here is how you let a diameter tape do the work for you:


15 People Who Use Architect Scale Rulers

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How To Read Blueprints

Architect scale rulers are a specialty item. Not everyone needs one. So here is a list of people and businesses who really need and use them. For them,  Architect scale rulers are a necessity. This gives you a great way to advertise your business to them.

  1. Floor tile retailers and wholesalers
  2. Architects
  3. Draftsmen
  4. Builders
  5. Carpenters
  6. Designers
  7. Electricians
  8. HVAC installers
  9. Engineers
  10. Draftsmen
  11. Housing developers
  12. City planners
  13. Painting contractors
  14. Ceiling tile installers and retailers and wholesalers
  15. Carpet retailers and wholesalers

The Pipe Diameter Tape Measure You Must Have

If you fix your car, boat, or furnace pipes or plumbing at home, you need this pipe diameter tape measure. Do you ever need to replace a heater hose on your car. How about the water intake hose on your boat? Before you remove the old one, you can use this tape to make sure you buy the right size.

How do you use it?

  1. Just wrap it around the hose or pipe, and read off the “outside diameter”.
  2. Then take this figure with you to the store, measure the new pipe or hose, to make sure it matches up.
  3. Careful, they name hoses by their “inside diameter”, but you are shopping according to the “outside diameter. Your diameter tape will assure you are getting the right size.

Lufkin Y906P pipe diameter tapes, not Barlow W906P Lufkin Diameter Tape