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    Thank you for the responses. I am familiar with...

    Thank you for the responses. I am familiar with the chlorine systems that require a retention tank that allows time for the chemical to do its job. I am injecting a unique mild acid that *...
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    Metering pump challenge

    I am installing a peristaltic metering pump in our greenhouse water system with a chemical to reduce scale build up. The proportional pump system will get a signal from a water meter for every quart...
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    Thanks everyone. hj, twice!

    Thanks everyone. hj, twice!
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    Thank you for the responses. I e-mailed Apollo...

    Thank you for the responses. I e-mailed Apollo and asked why they, specifically, recommended not using plastic pipe with their metallic ball valves....... "it is poor practice and never recommended...
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    Ball valves in pvc pipe

    I read that it is wrong to use a metal ball valve with pvc pipe and fittings? Why? Is it against code?

    What are good quality plastic ball valves?

    Finally, Apollo has their pipe master...
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    Thank you, Mr. Hays. This is an evaporative pad...

    Thank you, Mr. Hays. This is an evaporative pad cooler similar, but different than "swamp coolers". The bleed line diverts a percentage of water out of the system to be replaced with fresh water to...
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    Thank you for the ideas. The pipe gets buried...

    Thank you for the ideas. The pipe gets buried when it goes outdoors, only about 6" deep, so there is lots of movement, I imagine. Not sure what I am going to do, but occasional cleaning will be...
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    Gary, that was my very first idea also, but...

    Gary, that was my very first idea also, but others told me just the opposite. They said that going to a smaller I.D. will cause the water to flow faster thru the pipe and lessen the scale buildup. ...
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    Pex really scale proof?

    I have a 100', 1/2" polyethylene tube bleed line off my greenhouse evaporative cooling pads (15 psi, low flow). After about 5 years, the scale build up breaks off and clogs the line and I have to...
  10. SS Braided Hose vs. copper/with compression nuts

    I will be installing a new dishwasher soon and the manual recommends copper tubing with compression fittings for the supply line. I am old school and like copper, but know that it is more difficult...
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