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    Just got my dosmatic 1% pump today and I am setting up my dripper and I want to make sure I double check a few things before I get started.

    1. I am planning to do 2 GPH ~ 50 Gallon per day dripper. How much mixture of prime do I need to dilute to my RODI water in a 5 gallon bucket ?

    I noticed on Neo's thread he recommend 1:80 for Prime. So I need to do 1ml of prime per 80 ml of RO/DI water ?

    2. Are you guys running any 110V solenoid to prevent overflowing in the event of a power loss ? Assuming you are running a pump to drain excess water out. if so, where do you mount the solenoid ? does the Dosmatic requires priming if water stop flowing ?

    So far, here's the order of what I am going to do...

    Tap Water Source - Shut off valve - Pressure Regulator - 1 Micro Filter - Dosmatic - RO valve solenoid - Dripper.

    Should I used a shut off valve before and after the dosmatic per dosmatic instruction ?

    Any advice, tips or other input are greatly appreciated..

    stan
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCanuck
    btw ... would you be interested in trading the 600 for my tank?
    Nah, I'll just get 2 - 180's





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    Quote Originally Posted by flamenco-t;1581456;
    Just got my dosmatic 1% pump today and I am setting up my dripper and I want to make sure I double check a few things before I get started.

    1. I am planning to do 2 GPH ~ 50 Gallon per day dripper. How much mixture of prime do I need to dilute to my RODI water in a 5 gallon bucket ?

    I noticed on Neo's thread he recommend 1:80 for Prime. So I need to do 1ml of prime per 80 ml of RO/DI water ?

    2. Are you guys running any 110V solenoid to prevent overflowing in the event of a power loss ? Assuming you are running a pump to drain excess water out. if so, where do you mount the solenoid ? does the Dosmatic requires priming if water stop flowing ?

    So far, here's the order of what I am going to do...

    Tap Water Source - Shut off valve - Pressure Regulator - 1 Micro Filter - Dosmatic - RO valve solenoid - Dripper.

    Should I used a shut off valve before and after the dosmatic per dosmatic instruction ?

    Any advice, tips or other input are greatly appreciated..

    stan
    how many tanks you running?

    if you set it at 1:500 - the dilute prime is 1:80 which is like 1cup prime to 5gallon distilled water. then you caculate the drips to get how many gallon per day.

    i dont use solenoid since im dripping 24/7 and water overflow by gravity anyway.. so i dont worry about power lost...

    you should have atlease a shutoff after the water source... so you can change the micon filter... after is optional... but if your dripper can shut off.. the it can act like a shut off valve..

    how you get the water out? by pumping or the gravity overflow?



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    Quote Originally Posted by neoprodigy;1601315;
    how many tanks you running?
    Just 1 tank


    Quote Originally Posted by neoprodigy;1601315;
    if you set it at 1:500 - the dilute prime is 1:80 which is like 1cup prime to 5gallon distilled water. then you caculate the drips to get how many gallon per day.
    1 Cup of Prime to 5 Gallon of water..Got it.

    I am doing 48 gallons per day. So each bacth will last me approximately or 10 days. Am I correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by neoprodigy;1601315;
    i dont use solenoid since im dripping 24/7 and water overflow by gravity anyway.. so i dont worry about power lost...

    you should have atlease a shutoff after the water source... so you can change the micon filter... after is optional... but if your dripper can shut off.. the it can act like a shut off valve..
    I will have a shutoff immediately after the water tap source. When you do service the filter pre Dosmatic Pump, do I need to re-prime the dosmatic to get it going again ? or will a simple water pressure get it going again ? iam not sure if my dripper can shut off, it's a simple $ 4 piece from the sprinkler dept at home depot.

    Quote Originally Posted by neoprodigy;1601315;
    how you get the water out? by pumping or the gravity overflow?
    I am getting water out by a pump and float switch, that's why i am running a solenoid. I will be running 2 pumps as well, just in case of a power loss and one pump will not re-start.

    My sump can handle 30 gallon is of water to the top rim, which is about 15 hours of dripping. I should be home by then
    RIP Joey: R1_Ridah
    Quote Originally Posted by TheCanuck
    btw ... would you be interested in trading the 600 for my tank?
    Nah, I'll just get 2 - 180's



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    Quote Originally Posted by flamenco-t;1602013;

    I am doing 48 gallons per day. So each bacth will last me approximately or 10 days. Am I correct ?
    no, so when you have 5 gallon of distilled prime.. and you run it at 1:500 so 5 x 500 = 2500 gallon of treated water and you will get about 52 days worth.

    Quote Originally Posted by flamenco-t;1602013;

    I will have a shutoff immediately after the water tap source. When you do service the filter pre Dosmatic Pump, do I need to re-prime the dosmatic to get it going again ? or will a simple water pressure get it going again ? iam not sure if my dripper can shut off, it's a simple $ 4 piece from the sprinkler dept at home depot.
    its all done water pressure..



    Quote Originally Posted by flamenco-t;1602013;

    I am getting water out by a pump and float switch, that's why i am running a solenoid. I will be running 2 pumps as well, just in case of a power loss and one pump will not re-start.

    My sump can handle 30 gallon is of water to the top rim, which is about 15 hours of dripping. I should be home by then
    that is one way... of doing it... you can add an UPS just incase..

    you can also make a overflow that drip into a air conditioner condenser pump ... and also a UPS.



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    52 Days worth ? Sweet....I forgot the 1:500 rate when I did my calculation

    I may do the UPS thing. I figured in the event of a power loss, I want all system to shut down anyway and I cna double check to make sure everything is in order when I re-start the system.

    Thanks again neo..

    I'll post some pics when I am done..

    stan
    RIP Joey: R1_Ridah
    Quote Originally Posted by TheCanuck
    btw ... would you be interested in trading the 600 for my tank?
    Nah, I'll just get 2 - 180's



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    Quote Originally Posted by flamenco-t;1602289 View Post
    52 Days worth ? Sweet....I forgot the 1:500 rate when I did my calculation

    I may do the UPS thing. I figured in the event of a power loss, I want all system to shut down anyway and I cna double check to make sure everything is in order when I re-start the system.

    Thanks again neo..

    I'll post some pics when I am done..

    stan
    you should plug few essential equipment into the ups any way..



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    Quote Originally Posted by flamenco-t;1581456;
    1. I am planning to do 2 GPH ~ 50 Gallon per day dripper. How much mixture of prime do I need to dilute to my RODI water in a 5 gallon bucket ?
    If you are using RO/DI for your WC why do you need Prime? RO/DI is perfectly pure water there should not be any chlorine ammonia or chloramines. Am I mistaken?
    " I can't complain, but sometimes I still do. Life's been good to me so far. " -Joe Walsh



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    Quote Originally Posted by epicentyr;1628380 View Post
    If you are using RO/DI for your WC why do you need Prime? RO/DI is perfectly pure water there should not be any chlorine ammonia or chloramines. Am I mistaken?
    i think he is using the RO/DI for diluting the prime..



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    Quote Originally Posted by neoprodigy;1628970;
    i think he is using the RO/DI for diluting the prime..
    YES
    RIP Joey: R1_Ridah
    Quote Originally Posted by TheCanuck
    btw ... would you be interested in trading the 600 for my tank?
    Nah, I'll just get 2 - 180's



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