The bright aluminum indicator with its red band can be seen from afar, more than 300 feet.
Unlike homemade water level gauges that read back to front, the Levetator shows the actual water level. What you see is what you have.
No gimmicks, no batteries, just a simple float/weight/pulley system.
Easy to Install
All necessary items (template, instructions and fixings) are provided to make it easy for the handyman to mount the Levetator on the tank roof. If your tank roof is taller than 10ft, please allow us to place a custom order for you.
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, a wind guard made of 90mm slotted PVC stormwater pipe or a sheet metal channel is effective. Better still, 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°.
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 15 or more years.