[wtd] Auto Top Up

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by B00tCamp, 29 Apr 2013.

  1. B00tCamp

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    Hey Guys and Gals,

    Im Looking for a second hand ATU if anyone has one lying around...

    Baught all the components to DIY one a while back but just never getting around to it... :whistling:

    Been topping up manually but want to get things just a little more stable.;)
     
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  3. Visser

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    Why dont you just build the DIY one... It is most likely going to take you more or less the same time to set up a complete one...
    I built a DIY one this weekend in +- 2 hours for a friend with 3 float switches, a relay, ro pump, 12v powersupply & a perspex bracket...
     
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    Lol looks like ill have too...going through all the pieces now :)
     
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    I also want to make one. Can you post pick?
     
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    the most basic you can get !

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    Thank you Andre
    It will help. Do you know best places to buy the items needed?
    Also do you have a pick of a DIY system?
    I have see two floats before. Is the one a backup?
     
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    Will post pics and details later...

    Im using two float switches one to trigger the top up and one to turn the ATU off when the RO tank level is low to protect the pump.

    Will keep you guys updated ;)
     
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    I got the floats from ACDC and relay. Now Figuring out how to connect it.
    Any help on how to make a bracket for the floats?

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    Will post a pic for you tomorrow of how i made mine. Its extremely simple. All you need is a hacksaw, drill, a piece of perspex/plexiglass/acrylic and perhaps a heatgun/iron...
    It takes me about 15min to build one & it lasts forever.
     
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    thanks for the pic
     
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    Hi Guys,

    Some pics of the unit I built yesterday...

    Only Bummber is that I found out when I was all done that the relay is stuffed...so gotto get it swapped.

    Used a ruler for my float switch holder...and an old plastic pill container so the float switch isnt affected by splashing.

    The led only comes on when the unit is in operation.

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    Looks good and simple will get me some grandpa also
     
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    lol Yea, it removes all the headaches from reefkeeping :lol:
     
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