How to Use a Torpedo Level

What You'll Need
Torpedo level
Tape measure

Using a torpedo level can be highly beneficial in the course of do it yourself projects to make sure that fixtures are fitted straight. To ensure that this process is carried out correctly, it is essential to know how to use the level in the correct manner.

Step 1 – Consider Type

There are a number of different types of torpedo levels on the market, some making use of a vial of liquid and others using lasers. If necessary, consider the level to determine what type it is as some will allow you to check several angles at the same time. The level is usually rectangular in shape and resembles a large straightedge.

Step 2 – Prepare Fixtures

Prepare the fixtures that the torpedo level will be used to check is even. If possible, mark an outline of the position where the fixture will be placed.  

Step 3 – Use Level

Align the torpedo level with the edge of the fixture or the line that will guide it. Firmly hold it steady and wait for the bubble to settle between the middle lines if it comprises a glass vial. Alternatively, switch on the laser to determine where it settles. Make any necessary adjusts before testing again.