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Ink floating on klaf

I remember seeing a long time ago in שו"ת שבט הלוי that ink must float on the klaf  צף על הקלף . I don't remember the exact location, and I don't have שו"ת שבט הלוי on hand. I could not find it by searching hebrewbooks.org either. Can anyone please help and find the exact location?

Story from the Beis Horah

There are a few things to learn from this story so I'll share it... Especially what was said by R' Shammai Gross afterwards.

A nice American Avreich came today with his friend to the Beis Horah to ask a few shailos on his Tefillin that had just been checked. The megia found 3 problem. A reish that had a small amount of dio on the bottom and a small mark on the klaf that perhaps turned it into a Beis (this R' Shammai said shailos tinnok.) As well a Vav that was a little short (this wasn't so much of a shailo just the megia had marked it off, R' Shammai said kosher.) And then the real shailo, a yud that was missing dio between the rosh and the right regel (seemingly was there and peeled off over time.) This R' Shammai said was pasul. The megia had brought the shailo to begin with to R' Mordechai Friedlander who of course also pasuled it and said "chalilah" to wear such Tefillin. However this Avreich also (before R' Shammai and after R' Fried…