Inlet Float Box for StarCat Divided Pan
Inlet Float Box for StarCat Divided Pan Inlet Float Box for StarCat Divided Pan

Inlet Float Box (For StarCat 16 x 30 Divided Pans)

(1 customer review)


NOTE: At this time, some of our handcrafted equipment is experiencing extended lead times due to global shortages of some raw materials. Please feel free to contact us regarding questions of current inventory/availability (920-202-4500). Otherwise, the most efficient way to reserve your position in our fulfillment queue is to place your order here on the website and we’ll make sure you are able to hit the ground running next maple season. Thank you!

This style of float box regulates the sap depth in a standard 16″ x 30″ StarCat Divided Pan with right side draw-off. (See diagram below)

Path of Sap Flow in a Divided Pan

If you are seeking a Float Box for a Divided Pan that is larger than 16″ x 30″, please see Float Box Model SL-INFBXDIV.

Inlet Float Boxes include fittings and drain. Sight Glass (to monitor sap depth) and Lids (to keep the system closed in between boiling sessions) sold separately.

Optional Add-Ons

Lid for Inlet Float Box (Compatible with Double Inlet Float Boxes and StarCat Float Boxes)

  • Handcrafted in the USA
  • Food grade, 304 stainless steel, mirror finish
  • 5-1/8" wide x 10-7/8" long x 1/2" high
  • This style lid has a full rim going all the way around 3 sides. On other styles of Float Box Lids, part of this rim has to be notched out to accommodate a different style of float box hanger.
  • Compatibility
    • Float Boxes with double inlets (Found on larger Pan Sets)
    • Float Boxes for StarCat Divided Pans
    • Float Boxes for Badgerland Pans
    • See below for more details/images of compatible Float Boxes

Deluxe Sight Glass for Float Box

This Sight Glass configuration is compatible with Smoky Lake Float Boxes.

  • Solid stainless steel base
  • Anti-turbulence orifice to keep the liquid in the sight glass steady even during a rolling boil
  • The glass is fire polished and shatter-resistant
  • The scale can be placed by you to ensure the level is perfectly calibrated
  • Drainable so you don’t have to worry about it freezing overnight




  • Body Dimensions: 16″ long x 5″ wide x 8″ tall
  • Hanger Length: Holds the Float Box 1-1/4″ off the side of the pan
  • Pan Fittings: One 1/2″ NPT Fitting
  • Material: 304 Stainless Steel
  • Drain: 1/2″ male with Stainless Steel Valve
  • Inlet Port: 3/4″ female, Located on the top of the box
  • Install Position: Hangs on the left rim of the pan
  • Compatibility:
    • 16″ x 30″ StarCat Divided Pan with Right Side Draw-Off (standard configuration)
  • Accessory Options: Deluxe Sight Glass, Lid

1 review for Inlet Float Box (For StarCat 16 x 30 Divided Pans)

  1. John

    Having this float box makes a big difference in my boiling! Beautifully made and makes boiling using my Starcat with the divided pan SO much easier. I added the watch glass and it is as easy as set it and leave it. I now have a constant 2″ of sap in my pan. To make it easier to remove and clean, I went to the hardware store and purchased a quick release for a garden hose (no lead) and added it to the inlet of the float box so I can quickly and easily disconnect the tubing from my sap tank. Works great.

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