What is a WatrLevel?
WatrLevel is a simple tool that measures vertically. It is
primarily used in two ways: to measure the vertical change from
one point to another point(s), or, to find the level point from
one point to other point(s). We call the first "measure
change" and the second, "find
is it used for?
WatrLevel is used for the same applications as a Transit or a Laser
Level but the WatrLevel provides measurements, not just a reference
line. Common uses would be to build concrete patio's, walkways,
foundations, decks, lawns, fences, retaining walls, etc. It
also is used for brickwork, installing drains, mobile home leveling,
tool leveling, aircraft construction, mapping, installing cabinets,
installing siding, painting, hanging lights, checking for sinkage,
T-bar installation, etc. There
are literally thousands of uses for the WatrLevel. For more information,
see our Uses page.
does the WatrLevel work?
WatrLevel utilizes the principal that water seeks it's own level.
The WatrLevel consists of three main parts: the reservoir, the tubing,
and the measuring staff (click here to
see all the features).
By using the water in the reservoir as a reference point we can
use the measuring staff to take readings. Water levels have been
is use for thousands of years but have been notoriously difficult
to use (click here to read all about Water levels). The WatrLevel changes all that
- it's very easy to use, the reason is our patented measuring rod.
It's so simple that we're actually surprised that no one has done
the WatrLevel accurate?
WatrLevel is extremely accurate: more than 1/16" on
the a48 model and more than 1/32" on the a24 model
regardless of distance. The reason for this is that the WatrLevel
is not degree-dependent,
it's the ratio of the surface
area of the reservoir to the diameter of the tubing that makes
the WatrLevel so accurate. For detailed specifications see
our Specs page.
is the difference between the different types of WatrLevels offered?
a24 is 24" long and can measure a vertical change of 20"
without resetting. It comes with a 1 liter reservoir, and 50'
of tubing which will allow you to measure up to 100' in diameter. It also comes with the telescoping leg. The a24 is designed to
be a compact all-purpose WatrLevel.
a48 is 48" long and can measure a vertical change of 44"
without resetting. It comes with 2 liter reservoir and 50'
of tubing which will allow you to measure up to 100' in diameter.
The a48 is primarily designed
to be used for applications which have a large change in elevation. The telescoping leg is optional.