How Much Water Do You Have?

Hi there, me again. Well, Toni suckered me into doing another blog. Well, not really suckered but bribed me with Frozen Goodness, as some of you would say ice cream, and probably Starbucks. If you haven’t guessed by now, yup it’s Stuart.

For over a year we have had to guess how much water we had in our storage tanks. We would beat on them with hands, stick, and even throw stuff at them to try and “Guess” how much water was in them. UGH! Can you feel our frustration. What we ended up doing was using one tank at a time. That worked pretty well for the most part. But not good enough, we still had the dilemma of how much was left in that final tank.

Sight glass


Filling the tanks was even more fun. Trying to guess how much water we needed to put in before it came shooting out of the air vent. Oh yes it did happen and water got every where. What a mess. As you would guess, we did get pretty good at guessing.

Why did I put off such a simple solution so long? I could say that I was far from happy with how someone put it together. I won’t mention any names, but if you have followed us for a while you could probably figure out who did it. I could say that I was tired of fixing someone else’s mistake. Overall the premise behind the water storage was good, they left a lot of holes that I needed to fix to make it workable, no water leaks. Thank goodness. I could say aw, it’s good enough. But when you look at the reality of it I was just procrastinating. If procrastination was a subject in school, I would of aced it  We finally just got tired of guessing and trying to figure out how much water was in the tanks. It was time to do something about it once and for all.


Such a simple task, it took all of 30 minutes, yes, really 30 minutes to do. You ask, then why did it take you so long? I really think that besides being King Procrastinator there was a high PIA factor of a gazillion, PIA is pain in the ass if you didn’t already know. Please watch the video to see it in action.

With a pvc T, 3/4 inch pex shut off valve, pex plug, clear tubing and a couple hose clamps I put a sight glass together. Yup! a basic super easy solution to see how much water we have. It’s not exactly how I wanted it, but it works and it works well.

I know, all that rambling when I could have summed it up in less than a paragraph. But what fun would that be?

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