12-10-2009, 12:40 AM
OK, so I'm going with an auto top off system.
click on me! (http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/products/pumps-and-plumbing/dosing-pumps-and-auto-top-off-systems/level-loc-auto-top-off-unit-for-ro-systems.html#)
I'm not hooking it up to an ro. I want to
A. hook up to a pump like this:
B. raise my 5-10 gallon container 3 feet off ground and run tube about 8 feet. The sump is about 2 feet high. I guess as long as supply is higher than ATO, I'm fine, correct?
C. exchange it
12-10-2009, 12:56 AM
I say C if your not hooking it up to your RODI.
12-10-2009, 12:58 AM
Those are really made for an RODI. I would get a JBJ or Tunze ATO. I plan to get one of the ones you ordered for my RODI container Ralph and then use my JBJ to top off my tank. Its just a matter of finding the money for it. BTW those Aqua lifters wont pump more than 2-3 feet and are about 3 gph.
12-10-2009, 12:59 AM
Agreed...No RO, exchange it....
12-10-2009, 1:20 AM
ok, maybe not as dumb as I thought I was.
this is where I got it, no mention of RO only that I can see anyway!
click on me! (http://www.marinedepot.com/Gap_Products_Level_Loc_Automatic_Top_Off__ATO__Uni t_Electric_Powered_Dosing_Pumps_Top_Off-Gap_Products-GA1111-FIDPET-0-vi.html)
I'll call them tomorrow and see what my options are, or just exchange.
maybe go with the Tunze, but it's kinda bulky. I hope they are switching to magnets soon......................
Thanks for the feedback!
12-10-2009, 1:24 AM
Your welcome! :)
you must offer an opine first! Then, thanks!
12-10-2009, 1:25 AM
That's too much work though..
12-10-2009, 1:32 AM
12-10-2009, 8:15 AM
Ralph please post your findings after your conversation with them. The solenoid valve may have a min pressure rating for it to open.
12-10-2009, 12:08 PM
TUNZE Osmolator is my bid. I've had mine for over a year and a half with ZERO problems. it keeps the level at the exact place you set it at. A little more expensive, but well worth it for such a dependable gadget.
12-10-2009, 2:29 PM
I talked to the "owner", and I realize that he's trying to sell stuff, but he said no problem on gravity feed. I really like this unit as it will not clutter. The solenoid works by electricity, so water pressure is not an issue, and that's one less thing that's needs to be plugged in. It's simple.
I agree with this post.
I replaced my burned out JBJ with theirs, works well so far. and I paid about a hundred bucks and I have 2 floats for a 2 level trigger plus a backup emergency float.
I dont trust the toilet balloon valves, they can start to leak over time :/
12-10-2009, 2:46 PM
I also agree with the autotopoff.com ATO. Mines been going for almost 2 years with no problems. Its hard to beat for $50 new.
12-10-2009, 2:56 PM
I use this product. Have been since the MACNA in Atlanta.
Just raise your supply above the highest point of the tubing on the level loc and you're good to go.