Lanzo's auto top up ideas

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    YIP, my water "evaporates"(spelling????) very quickly.
    The last compartment is to small i think?
     
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    Lanzo you should think about an auto top up, will stop that from happening, even one with a stockmans valve (well cheap)
     
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    haha i ment to say TP, top-up
    stockmans valve??
    I want a top-up system but dont have the $$$ for it.
     
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    Aqua-brooks Products

    Any Agricultural supply store will have them, and they are about R60 and reliable as hell, only thing is your R/O drum needs to be higher than your sump
     
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    Thanks kanga
    will a thunnel work?
     
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    Pleasure, mhh a what?
     
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    Like a "tregter".
    I'll conect that valve with a pipe that runs up and i connect the pipe with a bottle full of ro water?
     
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    OK sorry a funnel, mhh you can have an open line as an aouto top up but I wpuld not trust it
     
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    My spelling is bit K@K.
    Any sugestions kanga?
     
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    A stockmans valve in your return chamber, with a drum elevated onto something
     
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    The glass just help to glue it in place, about the size of my hand, I had a drum with the coupling at the bottom, worked lke a bomb DSC00650.jpg


    DSC00649.jpg
     
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    o.k so i put a 25L drum on a stand with a pipe in the drum, the pipe is then connected to a stockmans valve that will throw water n last chamber when water goes below the valvue???
     
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    that valve looks like it can spray alot?
     
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    Do you use one?
     
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    Nope its a small hole and flows gently

    Used to until I got my AM Auto top up

    Remember you will have to have a connector in the bottom of the R/O drum, this way you wont have to prime it
     
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    connector??do you maybe have a pic of this?
    Prime?- suck on the pipe?
     
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    I do not have a pick sorry, however a normal tank connector from an irrigation store will work.

    Yip, suck on the pipe, the connector will prevent you having to do that:)
     
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    cool stuff,
    So this idea helped you alot with the top up.
    Why did you buy the am auto top-up then?
     
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    Basicly saw it at Eds's place after I ordered my Auto top up, AM was out of stock and it took a few weeks, and I wanted the Auto top up to hook up to my kalkstirrer.

    If it wasnt for the kalkstirrer I would have stuck to this
     
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    o.k cool, i haven't got a stirrer, so i think this will work for me
    thanks kanga
     

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