Available August 1, 2023
The bright aluminum indicator with its red band can be seen from distances of more than 300 feet.
Unlike homemade water level gauges that read the opposite of the actual water level, the Levetator shows the ACTUAL water level in the storage tank, so you know exactly how much water you have left. The reflective red indicator matches the level of the water inside the water storage tank. This is accomplished with a stainless steel counter weight that goes the opposite direction from the internal float. These mechanical level gauges are incredibly reliable and accurate and last for many years without issues. No maintenance needed.
No batteries or electricity needed. The Levetator Level Gauge is just a simple float/weight/pulley system.
Easy to Install
All necessary items (template, instructions and hardware) are provided to make it easy to mount the Levetator on the tank roof. If your tank roof is taller than 10ft, please place a custom height size order.
Year in, year out, the Levetator water level gauge provides reliable service thanks to quality materials and large, free-running pulleys.
How Does it Work?
The weighted float and indicator are connected to the counterweight by separate cords, each cord running over a pair of pulleys. When the float is half-immersed everything is balanced. Rising liquid level lifts the float up, the counterweight moves down, and the indicator keeps pace with the float. Falling liquid levels causes the weighted float to pull the counterweight up, and again, the indicator keeps pace with the float. At all times the indicator matches the liquid level exactly.
Does the tank have to be empty to fit the gauge?
No. All gauges are mounted on the roof. There is no need to enter the tank.
Is the Levetator affected by wind?
Yes, but being a relatively heavy aluminum die-casting, the indicator doesn’t move all that much, and in 99% of cases, there is no problem. If the site is particularly exposed to high winds, use a Liquidator 2 Level Gauge instead – the indicator is captive on the pipe and unaffected by wind.
Does the gauge have to be near the manhole?
No, the Levetator and Liquidator can all be mounted readily anywhere on the tank roof.
My tank has a steep roof, is this a problem?
No, all indicators can be mounted on roofs as steep as 45°.
My tank is taller than 10'. Will the level gauge still work?
It will, but it won't register the level once the water level in the tank drops below the top 10'. In other words, if your tank is 15' tall, the gauge will stop reading when the water level drops down to 5' or less since it's only designed to register 10'. Instead, select one of the extended gauges to get the required tank height.
How much maintenance is needed?
Very little. Yaktek gauges are built to last. We recommend that they are checked occasionally to make sure they move freely – it is possible that spider webs, mud wasp nests, dust build-up, etc., could restrict movement. Water can be used for cleaning, but never lubricate with oil – it will attract dust.
How long does the cord last?
Indefinitely, as long as the gauge is mounted properly so that the cord cannot touch or chafe on the tank roof. Some Levetators still have their original polyester cord after 20+ years.