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bretney

Hi all

I have a tucker pole system tank fitted into my van and I fill up with spotless water. I have now moved into a new property and want to start making my own water and producing the water and storing it is not a problem but will be a right ball ache in diverting water and electrics down the garden. Like i said, i have a tucker tank and these are sealed with a small inlet so is there away of having water out of my RO in to my DI then into my van without flooding it when I forget?

I cant get a ball valve in my tank so are there any alternatives ?

Hope that makes sense

 

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spruce
26 minutes ago, bretney said:

Hi all

I have a tucker pole system tank fitted into my van and I fill up with spotless water. I have now moved into a new property and want to start making my own water and producing the water and storing it is not a problem but will be a right ball ache in diverting water and electrics down the garden. Like i said, i have a tucker tank and these are sealed with a small inlet so is there away of having water out of my RO in to my DI then into my van without flooding it when I forget?

I cant get a ball valve in my tank so are there any alternatives ?

Hope that makes sense

 

R/o into a storage tank next to the house and transfer water to your van tank in the same way you do with Spotless. Ideally you want a solenoid valve with a float switch to switch the water to the r/o off when the tank is full. Having a stop valve inside the tank will only stop the pure and not the waste unless you have a Merlin or a PRF-RO.

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bretney

This was the plan but now im into my new property i just cant have a 1000 IBC taking space  I was hoping there is a fantastic little gizmo that can do what a ball valve does 

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1 hour ago, bretney said:

This was the plan but now im into my new property i just cant have a 1000 IBC taking space  I was hoping there is a fantastic little gizmo that can do what a ball valve does 

 

 

but will be a right ball ache in diverting water and electrics down the garden.

 

By the sound of this I visualized a large rear garden. 🙂

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bretney
4 minutes ago, spruce said:

 

 

but will be a right ball ache in diverting water and electrics down the garden.

 

By the sound of this I visualized a large rear garden. 🙂

It is so Im hoping of some inspiration. Im now wondering what ionics or other similar companies have fitted in their tanks to stop the water

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DJT

If using spotless water works well for you why change and go to hassle and cost of setup? 

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bretney

It doesn't work particularly well as travel time and cost of water not very cost effective. I have everything I need to produce water but would be a lot easier if i went RO - DI straight into tank but still need a way of shutting down the water when full. I have been looking into underground storage but that may come next year 

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Nudel

There are several ways to do this with some simple DIY electronics. 

 

Need more information as to distance from water producing setup to van, and wether you have a passive RO or use a booster pump.

 

I personally prefer pumping water from a holding tank into the van, shutting it off when full with a float switch and solenoid. Like this 

 

 

I also have a solenoid and float valve in the holding tank, which stops the flow to the RO when tank is full.

 

Another option is to have a 12v float valve (or two for redundancy) in the van shut off the booster pump to the RO with a relay board. You need to hook up the van to water and power for that to work. You want to avoid running 12v long distance though, but you could make a box close to the van, have the electronics in there and run a simple extension cord to the booster pump.

 

 

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