The Water Level – Best £10 You Ever Spent?

So we’ve covered spirit levels, laser levels and now we look at the oldest of all level measurement technologies, the water level. How accurate is a water level? Watch Roger and find out.

Quantum Water Level
Level Hose Gauge Set
Silverline Water Level
Silverline 633586 Water Level 10 m
As Schwabe Water Level
As Schwabe 12711 Hose Water Level PVC 8 x 1.5 mm 20 m
Faithfull Water Level
Faithfull Water Level 10M/33FT Handyman
Level Hose Gauge Set
Silverline 633586 Water Level 10 m
As Schwabe 12711 Hose Water Level PVC 8 x 1.5 mm 20 m
Faithfull Water Level 10M/33FT Handyman
£10.30
£11.41
£18.06
£19.66
Quantum Water Level
Level Hose Gauge Set
Level Hose Gauge Set
£10.30
Silverline Water Level
Silverline 633586 Water Level 10 m
Silverline 633586 Water Level 10 m
£11.41
As Schwabe Water Level
As Schwabe 12711 Hose Water Level PVC 8 x 1.5 mm 20 m
As Schwabe 12711 Hose Water Level PVC 8 x 1.5 mm 20 m
£18.06
Faithfull Water Level
Faithfull Water Level 10M/33FT Handyman
Faithfull Water Level 10M/33FT Handyman
£19.66

Water will always find its own level, making these very accurate instruments which are used widely throughout the construction and building industries.

Easy to set up and simple to use, they are designed for single-handed use when simultaneously measuring equal heights at two distant points.

A water level is an ideal tool for accurate unsighted room to room measurement or distant levelling when you can’t use a spirit level.

Other applications include working on wall tiling, guttering, landscaping, patios, driveways, fencing and drainage projects.

Water Level Tips

  • If the level is not clear enough for you, a dye could be added to the water to make it easier to see.
  • If the water level is used outdoors in winter, antifreeze can be added to the water.
  • Windscreen washer fluid can also be used for antifreeze qualities and increased visibility.
  • A surfactant such as dish-washing liquid can reduce the surface tension of the water and improve flow in the tube.

So You Want Something More Hi-Tech?

£500 IMEX LX3DG Line Laser Level: https://imextools.co.uk/product/lx3dg-line-laser-level-green-beam/

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About Dylan Garton

Dylan Garton
Dylan Garton is a freelance video producer, camera operator, animator and editor. He also writes scripts, articles and develops websites. Cofounder of Skill Builder.

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