Date:2 July 2012
Getting the required fall/slope right for drain pipes, sewer lines, paving and the like (to ensure adequate water/sewage flow or drainage) isn’t exactly rocket science, but it can be a hassle. Fortunately, the PLUMBEASY Level Gauge, invented by Sean Vlok from SRV Consulting, makes translating ratios such as 1:30 and 1:60 into something more tangible a breeze. Retailing for under R100, this practical tool accommodates six of the most commonly used fall/slope ratios to help even untrained DIYers achieve professional results without having to dish out too much cash.
But hey, even if you’re a professional it’ll come in handy. That’s because it eradicates the need for expensive dumpy levels being kept constantly on site.
Here’s how it works: First, you determine your required fall. You then insert a metre-long spirit level (it accommodates all makes) into the desired position and tighten the fastening screw. You then place the spirit level with the Level Gauge attached on to the pipe or paving area. And when the spirit level reads “level”, the correct fall has been determined. Simple as that.
* If you’d like more information you can contact Sean on 082 442 5161 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org