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HOW TO READ VARI-PITCH™

The patented Vari-Pitch™ vial was developed to assist in setting slope/pitch on projects such as plumbing, driveways, patios, sidewalks, landscaping, gutter installation and more. Whenever drainage or flow of water is a factor in your next project, use an Empire level with the Var-Pitch™ vial.

Level Position : See photo 1
Vial markings indicate level and inches-per-foot-of-pitch from 1/8" to 1/2'' per foot in 1/8'' increments; see images for raised slope per foot.
The bubble in the vial indicates level when the right edge of the bubble is touching the ''zero'' line.

Pitch Position : See photo 2
When the right edge of the bubble touches the 1/4'' mark, the pitch or slope runs high to right, low to the left at a rate of 1/4'' per foot.
Example: A 4 foot length of drain pipe would drop 1'' from right to left, water flow to the left. Images show increments of greater pitch.

LEVELS FEATURING VARI-PITCH™ VIAL:
• e95.24 24'' Magnum Level
• e95.48 48'' Magnum Level
• e80.24 24'' Heavy-Duty Level
• e80.48 48'' Heavy-Duty Level
• em81.12 12'' Magnetic Toolbox Level
• 83038 Line Level Set

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  • SOUL OF A BUILDER SINCE 1919
    • 1919
    • 1922
      1922
      Adjustable level
      invented by Empire
    • 1935
      1935
      First torpedo level
    • 1956
      1956
      Empire introduces
      Extruded Aluminum levels
    • 1965
      1965
      Empire invents the
      Magnetic level
    • 1967
      1967
      Mono Vial
      revolutionizes
      the industry
    • 1978
      1978
      Empire develops
      Polycast® levels
    • 1994
      1994
      Titan Box level
      is introduced
    • 2004
      2004
      Empire introduces
      True Blue®
    • 2005
      2005
      e70 is
      introduced
    • 2006
      2006
      em71 is
      introduced
    • 2007
      2007
      e50 is
      introduced
    • 2009
      2009
      True Blue® e100
      is introduced
    • 2013
      2013
      True Blue® Second Generation e2G Introduced