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Sparkitoff

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This might sound like it should be obvious but it isn't to me. On my one-piece bows I can use the de-stringer and slide the top loop down the limb so the bow and string are at rest. When I re-string I just slide the loop up and into the notch. The brace height is easy to keep the same. 

What about a 2-piece take-down?  How do you break it in two and keep the brace height the same every time you put it back together?  Do you have to use a "ruler" (I have the brace height gauge) and twist the string until it is right?   What do you do and is there a way to keep it "marked"?

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Start marking one or more of your arrows such that when nocked it shows where brace height should be.
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I did too !

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Tie the string loops together. A bread bag tie is handy.
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Chuckc's suggestion is easiest, or start adding a decal, or cresting mark on all arrows. When you change strings twist/untwist to your mark. IMO the string height is usually a range and like horseshoes, close works too.

Saunders and others make a "T" to measure string height and nocking point, just use a permanent marker to mark the "T" for the settings you want. Search to 3Rivers Archery for Aluminum Bow Square for less than $15 you will be set.
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Marking arrows is a great strategy for checking BH. Once BH is achieved, tie the loops together when taking it off the bow. It won't untwist with loops secured.
When leaving the string unstrung on the bow, I like to use a rubber band to keep the bottom loop from slipping off and losing twists. 
I don't like using tip protectors for this. They can collect moisture and dirt. And can hide flaws in the loop.
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I have the square, I think tying the loops together answered my question. I can re-set brace height but I am trying to keep the string from rolling in the first place between take-down and put-back-together. Thanks!
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Don't need to physically tie the loops together.  Can just weave one inside the other and they'll stay put and keep the string from unraveling.  Pass one loop through the other and then take the loop you passed through and pass it through the first one.  Hope that makes sense.  
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A friend has a 2 piece LB that he takes apart without taking off the string. He disassembles and folds the limbs together. I do much the same thing when I swap limbs on a 3 piece recurve. 
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After you unstring it just  leave the string on it and pull it apart. Kind of depends on the takedown system you have you may have to slide the top loop down the limb further. And I've even seen some that required you to slide the lower string loop down the limb as well. But the string won't untwist and the brace height won't change.

Just like Tom M. suggested.

When you put it back together just make sure that the string is in the bottom string notch well and restring it.
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I don't see why there should be a difference with a one, two or three piece bowstring.  You could just put both loops on the same (bottom limb) tip and hold with a rubber band.  When I completely remove a string from a bow I put one loop inside the other and draw the string into the loop creating sort of a square knot and pull securely not tight.  Frank
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when you take out the string, use a paper clip to hold the loops.
A bow square is handy too.

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