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Old 01-31-2006, 02:47 PM   #11
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One of the guys in our club has come up with an auto topoff process where the topoff water is constantly filled by a Kent float valve from the RO/DI. Then there are failsafes in place to prevent over-topping of the water using a kent float valve, a solonoid valve, a float switch and a timer. Since we're only going to be gone 8 days and my water container (a 55g drum) holds 9-11 days worth of water we're not going to worry. We'll top off the top off and the sump well before we leave to make sure that there's enough water in the drum to support the system while we're away.

We got the 55g drums from someone locally who must get them from a manufacturing (food, I think) facility. They're food grade and great. They're somewhat transluscent so you can easily see where the fill line is and they also have roughly 10g marks on the outside to make it even easier!
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Old 01-31-2006, 03:10 PM   #12
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That is what I need! I am using a clear container that only holds about 15 gal. I try to not have too much in the container unless the float would happen to get stuck on. I do have a 2 float setup to combat this though. I use a 44 gal rubbermaid trash can for the RO/DI water but you can't see through the sides I might use it for the vacation though.
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Old 01-31-2006, 03:30 PM   #13
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http://www.njreefers.org/forums/inde...pic,797.0.html

One of the guys in our club (vertically challenged) has a great picture in that thread of him sitting IN the container. You can buy them from US Plastics, but I can't imagine it would be cost effective to ship them!
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