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Waste Tank water level gauge/meter /scale ideas?

zhmenya96

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Hi, i did browse trough some ideas like clear tube on a water heater.
But anybody else did something very easy to do?
I mostly need to keep an eye on a water level. Don't need any kind of APO.
I have 75 gallons steel waist tank.
If ill drill 2 holes 1" each for example in a middle of the tank and other on a very top of the tank and install clear plastic 1" pipe (like pvc plastic) with a metal pipe fitting will it work? will it show correct level or will vacuum will kind messed up the readings?
Thank you.
Besides any ideas will be very helpful.
 

zhmenya96

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Philip, thank you.ill definitely will into it.
Im hoping with ideas that somehow i will see actual water level.
Like as i said before mayby a clear tube with plastic ball in it?
Thank you

Like this.


If i will eliminate faucet and install it like in a middle of my waist, so as soon water level will reach it point, my reading will be accurate with the vacuums on? make sense?
 

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Clear tube will work like you say as long as the vacuum doesn't flatten it. The ball would have to be pretty small because the vac will suck the tube walls in some. Then how would you keep the ball in the tube and from rolling out the bottom L into the tank. Would for sure work tho

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Tube like that would work. I'm sitting waiting on a unit to be installed so I'm idle and bored lol. I don't think you need any sort of ball or anything in it cause the water won't be clear, or anywhere near clear. And you don't need a very large tube at all, even 1/2" would work

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I have been thinking about this aswell I have a fairly small tank on my custom built machine fills in around 3 - 4 average rooms so I am thinking of going maybe 1/4 inch hose to combat the crush factor I was going to cut a slot in pvc pipe then slide clear pipe over the top

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I think the issue you will always have with any mod like this will be the vacuum pressure. It is going to fight you every which way you turn. the other problem with the clear tube is it will be clear for about 3 jobs and then it will just be all gunked up with waste water and will always look black.
 

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What about getting to go on the waste water outlet and just turning it on about every hour....
I hooked up one and gonna hook up another
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Are you using a pump out?
 

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What about painting a stripe of Thermochromic Paint from top to bottom of the tank? Something like a thermochromatic propane tank level indicator might work too.