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Water tank level indicator

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I am looking to install a water tank level indicator. (You can guarantee you will run out of water when it is most inconvenient).

I am a little bit nervous of cutting holes in stainless steel tank to fit a sender unit. How can you ensure that no swarf will drop into the tank?

I have found a company Henderson Plastics that supply a kit for this purpose, it uses an inline pressure sensor to be installed in the outlet pipe adjacent to the tank. Has anyone used a system like this? If so how accurate is it?

Can anyone advise of any other suggestions or options available?

Your help would very much be appreciated.

Col & Lou

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Plenty of Vasaline or non toxic grease on a GOOD quality hole saw, go slowly, clean the swarf and Vaso off 3 or 4 times during the process and fit a strainer inline before the water pump and you will be fine :-D :-D

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ive just bought two neodymium magnets on ebay

i can recommend them unless you have a pace maker as they are

very very strong. the ones i bought are 20mm x 10mm disc with a hole

through the middle.

i bought them to use for tools over board but i think it could

work well for your job. i bought two for £7.50 inc p +p

jill

p.s. you will have problems removing the swarf from the magnet

when my two magnets got together i had to use a knife to separate them

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Sadly Jill, non ferous tank, though I agree magnets are helpful when working with ferous material.. :-D :-D

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:oops: lol

just too eager to brag about my new toy

jill

Rightly so Jill, you can find a complete tool kit for free with a good magnet, a good investment, and you can make pretty patterns with iron filings and a piece of glass too. :-D :-D

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Thanks ANTARES_9

Have you had any experience with the inline pressure sensor as a level sender unit? May save drilling holes in tank.

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Well, if sensitive enough to sense a "HEAD OF WATER" then they should be OK but I'm not familiar with them.

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