Scales and uneven floors

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ruhbehka

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Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 22:19
I have a digital bathroom scale, which i keep in my bedroom because our bathroom is too tiny to give up any floor space. Laughing

My home is a 1950s house with creaky wood floors, all of which are apparently ever-so-slightly uneven. If I weigh myself in exactly the same spot, I get (pretty much) the same reading every time. But if I move it a half-inch in either direction, I could easily be off by 2 - 3 lbs. If I move it across the room, I will be off by anywhere from 0 - 10 lbs!

As you can imagine this is really frustrating, especially with two young kids who will move the scale or step on and jar it every time they see it. I'm wondering if I need to buy a doctor's scale or is there a way to fix this?

I have tried every room in the house and get the same thing - wildly different weights if I move the scale even an inch or two. Some spots I guess are just a bit too uneven because I will just get an error reading every time.

I swear my floors don't look uneven, but I never had this problem with the scale until we bought this house, so... Confused
Hoser

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Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 22:30
You could try getting a very rigid board slightly larger than the scale and put it between the scale and the floor. That will distribute the load of the scale more evenly across the floor. You might be able to find a piece of thick tile that would work for this.
ruhbehka

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Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 22:40
That's an interesting idea. Oddly I get almost entirely error messages on our one tile floor (bathroom), which would seem like the easiest place to find a level square!

We have some scrap wood left from building a deck, so I'll see what I can come up with.



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