Being able to read a tape measure is an an important skill for every di Weyer. On a standard tape measure the full lines indicate inches the shorter lines indicate fractions of an inch the second the largest line is the half-inch mark followed by the one-quarter inch. One eighth-inch and one-sixteenth inch marks so if your measurement ends here it is eight and five sixteen inches long tape measures. Generally also have special
indications every 16 inches that’s because it is a common distance between studs in a wall. Another common distance is every 24 inches if you’ve located one stud this will help you quickly find others nearby now that you can confidently read your tape measure good luck on all your DIY projects.