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Old 07-14-2011, 11:01 AM   #11
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lol sarcasm?
thank you though anyways
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:23 AM   #12
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Me? Not at all! Just jealous that you can do a DIY sump and all.

Really meant that, it is a great job!
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:37 AM   #13
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looks clean and simple. I'm going to mount something like this on a 55g plastic barrel for aging water prior to feeding into a continuous drip.. one day =]
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i'd be worried about salt creep on the float valves hinge, but i was going to get one to in a larger sytem
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:40 AM   #15
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I shouldn't have to worry about salt creep too much. It's RO/DI water flowing through the tubes and there's no splashing. But I'll probably swab it when i do my weekly maintenance just to be sure.

@carey, I'm by no means talented. I just have motivation and a little bit of common sense. I enjoy doing DIY stuff, but the things i've done anyone could do.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:46 AM   #16
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You will get the salt creep build up on the float valve from your sump over time. That is the same setup I have in my humidifier for my furnace. Great job. Sure beats a $250 Tunze Osmolator.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:19 PM   #17
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Wow now that's a sump on a budget! I would have never thought to use plastic containers

Cool!
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:24 PM   #18
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It would've been cheap had I not messed it up so many times LOL
I probably bought 12 containers (at $5 a piece), 5 tubes of silicone (at $4 a piece).. then I needed to buy a hacksaw and a drill (because I didn't have them). Definitely more things I can't think of.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:38 PM   #19
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and, it is working



I doubt that container will last me from week to week for weekly maitenance.
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Can you not run your ro/di unit on a float switch to the holding container?
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