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Magnetic levels are great, but only a small subset of pipes are made from a magnetic material; the rest are PVC, ABS, copper, or something else entirely. So what do you use to level, plumb and slope these pipes? You could use Kapro pipe levels.

Made from a flexible extruded polymer, the pipe levels snap onto and stay on standard sized pipes. The pipe levels have both vertical and horizontal bubble vials, and the vials have three painted lines for measuring different slopes.

Available in a five-piece set with levels for 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″ to 1-1/2″, and 2″ pipes, you can pick up the set for around $10.

Pipe Levels [Kapro]
Via Amazon [What’s This?]

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7 Responses to Level Sticks To Pipes Without Magnets

  1. Jerry says:

    These are too cheap not have. two bucks is about right for a plastic level.

  2. Jaxx says:

    Or cheaper still is a regular plastic torpedo level that everyone has anyway and some string…..

  3. David says:

    When I first saw this, I thought of my wife’s hair clips.

    Why not make ONE level attached to something like this:


    Seems like a winnar to me!

    P.S. Why do pipes need to be this level anyway? I know that for drains having a proper slope is crucial, but why else do I need to have my pipes THAT plumb? Any help would be appreciated.

  4. Tony says:

    I made something similar using those springy metal clips for holding brooms etc.

    The hair clip is genius though, one size fits all.

  5. Manny says:

    Very nice, a simple idea that works. Does not look gimmicky at all. I would grab a set if i ever see them around.

  6. fred says:


    You make a good observation. drain lines need to be sloped and the recommended slope will vary by local code, the pipe diameter and the expected volume/flow rate to be draiined. Slope typically ranges from 1/8 to 1/2 inch per foot – but may be increased if a large volume of water (like rainwater in a landscape situation) must be drained using a smaller pipe (not always a good practice). I see in the this article that it says that these levels include 3 painted lines to allow you to judge the slope. We prefer using levels with slope pins – which remove guesswork.

  7. leroy says:

    problem is they don’t fit in your pocket, probably not very good at setting grade on pipe either

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