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That has never happened to me. :rolleyes:

I am planning to build a water mixing station with auto water shut off, mixing pump, etc. and my wife is VERY supportive.
 
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Ive left mine on overnight before.
Luckly its at the edge of my garage so it just runs down the drive :)
Now those DI canisters are a different story :(
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I do it at least once a month...the longest I think was around 2 hours of di water flowing into the basement drain...I’ve also turned on the flush valve, got busy doing something and left it going for almost an hour.
Left mine running for 6 days like that, my membranes were EXTRA flushed. And the wife.... well let's just say it was a rough first week of our marriage :p
 

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Left mine running for 6 days like that, my membranes were EXTRA flushed. And the wife.... well let's just say it was a rough first week of our marriage :p
Hah! First week of marriage huh...I don’t even tell the boyfriend when it happens. Luckily I have a drain that runs to a sump pump so most of it goes down there...but not all. I keep a squeegee and a fan by it now. The sump pump kicking on is what tips me off.
 

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Hah! First week of marriage huh...I don’t even tell the boyfriend when it happens. Luckily I have a drain that runs to a sump pump so most of it goes down there...but not all. I keep a squeegee and a fan by it now
Well, she's the one that caught it so no chance of hiding that lol our wedding was out of town and I had just filled the ATO container up, left it open for a post production flush and walked away. Came back 4 days later and it took another 2 days for us to realize it was running (It's plumbed right into the Laundry sink drain so it's almost silent when it's flushing).
 

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This has happened to me before and I got an Auto Shut Off Kit. If yo need info PM me and I can help you!
 

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That has never happened to me. :rolleyes:
I do it at least once a month...the longest I think was around 2 hours of di water flowing into the basement drain...I’ve also turned on the flush valve, got busy doing something and left it going for almost an hour.
Nope never done this either:rolleyes:
auto shut off works great, now if they made a timer or something for the flush valve.
 
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Nope never done this either:rolleyes:
auto shut off works great, now if they made a timer or something for the flush valve.
I’m sure there is something in with the fancy controllers that can do all that for us...I don’t have any of that stuff though.
 

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i'v been kinda brainstorming how to get the apex to fully automate an rodi system, the solenoids that open and close at certain times is easy. getting the programing right might be a (minor) challenge. sorry to hijack thread, anything else on this idea will be new post.
 

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I’m sure there is something in with the fancy controllers that can do all that for us...I don’t have any of that stuff though.
Yep, whether someone's idea of a water change involves just a 5 gallon bucket or full scale automation there is something available in this hobby to meet their needs. In addition to all of the technology that is currently on the market, the soon-to-be released #Hydros Controller system will have many accessories to automate a water mixing station.
 

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So normally I have my rodi into 5 gallon buckets, approx an hour to fill, today I forgot it was on and went out for a few hours, I'd say 15-20 gallons on the floor..Luckily it's basement.
Been there done that
 

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I live in a second floor apartment, above a restaurant in the historical part of town. While running my RODI, the waste line fell out of the sink I had it emptying into. I think it was only out for a couple minutes before water was leaking through the floor and into the kitchen.

My landlord called me first and asked if I the dishwasher running or something like that. I kind of lied and said I was taking a shower and I didn’t realize the shower curtain was outside of the tub - and he bought it!

I don’t think it’s a problem, but I didn’t bother to ask my landlord if I could put an aquarium in my apartment. The lease said no dogs and I’m a longtime family friend. I’m also never late with rent and I fix any issues myself.

I’m not really hiding it, but I’m certainly not flaunting it. The thing is, I have 250 gallons of saltwater between my display and sump - not to mention 20-30 gallons in the top-off reservoir and another 40-50 when I start breeding copepods, brine shrimp, amphipods, and rotifers in about a week or so.
 

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