I finished most of the water station today. With CL
and extra eggcrate this cost me <$100. The most expensive thing were the trash cans. I had some failures but this is what it's all about. And you get to learn from my mistakes right? I have 2 20g Brutes which will hold about 18g each when topped off based on where my float is.
They are connected with uniseals and ball valves. You can see I started with a check valve to prevent SW
getting into my RODI
container but there isn't enough pressure to push it through after it's less than 1/2 full. I cut that out. I have a disconnect connection for maintenance. Everything is mounted to eggcrate so when I take this down to work on it, all I have to do is pull the egg crate up and I can get to it all easy. Plus it stabilizes the powerheads on the side of the can and makes a nice swirl around the mid level heater.
So the idea is the day before I want to do a PWC
, open the ball valve to the mixing station and let 10g in.. the water will level out and 20ish more gallons will be made and it will level off and shut off.
Close the connecting valve and add salt. Plug in everything and walk away for a few hours. Come back, drain tank and add water. I think maintenance is the #1 reason people get out of this hobby (#2 money is a close one lol) so I want this to be quick and easy! I still need to secure the drain pipes when I turn the ball valves but it's running right now. I'll let you know how it goes.