smallest float valve

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  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    so for my journey into pico's ive been looking at an auto topup so im looking for advice on the smallest float switch i can get, optical sensor or reed switch will work but i need to be ale to diy it.
     
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  3. amalick

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    Try Electromechanica

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  4. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    thanx man.

    would love to come check your tank sometime also.
     
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    Try this one its for a nano but should work

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    we import these
    if this is what you want i can guide you to a dealer closest to you
     
  7. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Please explain how these work?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    please do, also can u pm me the price of a booster pump
     
  9. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    HA ha please pm me the price of a booster pump as well.

    Marco just as an idee, im not sure what the price would come out as, but why not make a auto topup package with boster pump, piping and float switch for us?:thumbup:
     
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    amen!
     
  11. lloyd18

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    Hi Guys,

    The simplest method and it is pretty failsafe is to install a level control valve in your sump piped up directly to your RO storage tank and then you could use a normal pump in your storage tank just put a pressure switch connected to your pump power supply on the pipe leading to your level control valve.

    When the LCV shuts this will cause an increase in pressure in the line and it will turn your pump off via the pressure switch, LCV's generally are pretty failsafe and robust so even if your pump failed to turn off the closed valve would not allow water through.

    If you fitted a system like this you would only need to run one pipe to your sump and all the electrical wiring would be run to the area around your storage tank.

    Float valve similar to the below.

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    Sure anytime, will pm you my cell
     
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    hey, sorry for the late reply, missed this somehow and was reminded by johan via pm....

    for sure, we infact have always had little packages available .

    some with manual floats and 4 way shut off valves and other are electric floats with solinoid valves.

    we are busy working with a company designing top up systems with resin sealed connections and electronic boxes etc etc aswell as dosing pump units with plc etc etc....we will let you know when we launch everything:yeahdude:
     
  14. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt Thread Starter I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    this is great news marco - please kep us updated.
     
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