Now with a full tank it may be a good idea to drop it . At least the float will be right at the top ready to grab. No need to reach your arm down in the tank.
You may want to solder that star washer in place this time. lol..
"Kilgore Trout once wrote a short story which was a dialogue between two pieces of yeast. They were discussing the possible purposes of life as they ate sugar and suffocated in their own excrement. Because of their limited intelligence, they never came close to guessing that they were making champagne." - Kurt Vonnegut