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- Oct 3, 2015
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You get the prize for the most timely post EVER! My float switches arrive tonight and I have some scrap acrylic laying around. I was going to cut and glue the acrylic, but your approach is easier and much better looking. Thanks!
Hi TH. If you look closely, you can see that there is one long vertical piece that has a series of holes drilled in it. Then there are 4 pieces that are bent 90 degrees that have the float switched attached. The pieces that have the float switches are attached to the long vertical piece with nylon nuts and bolts (no metal allowed in the tank water!). I did it this way so it was easily adjustable, which would be nearly impossible with super glue. This picture shows it a little better.How did you attach the pieces together? Super glue?
My "ATO reservoir" is a 30 gallon RO/DI container that sits on the floor of a finished part of my house, hence my cautionAnd I thought I was paranoid with my ATO with an upper and lower switch and a small ato reservoir with its own low switch, also have the ato set to delay turning on till it gets a constant signal for 5 minutes. Also limited by a 50ml/min dosing pump.
So glad I stumbled upon this thread. I was working with Lexan to build a 5 position float switch holder for my sump (water hi - sound alarm, water norm - stop auto top-off, water low - trigger auto top-off, pump-enable, water lolo - pump-disable). Your designs are better than what I was attempting.
Not allot of success working with Lexan. I'm going to try again tomorrow with a piece of acrylic... and instead of routering channels (which I was doing for super fine adjustment of the swing type float sensors),
I'm going to drill holes instead for 1/2" increment adjustments (which is really good enough) and use the up/down type float sensors.
I have a good heatgun.
I just retired. You single-handedly motivated me to learn how to 3D print!Wow- a blast from the past, I made this thread over 4 years ago!
Since then I got into 3D printing, so thankfully no more holding acrylic over the stovetop . New float switch bracket is modular and fully height adjustable based on a PVC rod.