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    Limiting wash water

    In order to reduce my darkroom water consumption I have installed a simple timer on the supply tap to my NOVA print washer.

    water timer

    By timing how long it takes to first fill the tank, I can work out how long I have to set the gadget for to achieve the desired number of water changes. May be of interest to others. The link is to a UK suppler, but I'm sure this sort of thing is available in most countries.
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    Neat !
    "One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid,
    and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

    -Bertrand Russell

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    Dave, I think you should write a product review on just how you use their product.

    It would be interesting to see if they leave your review on their site!

    Mick.

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    Why should they not?

    They unit is a simple clockwork valve, roughly calibrated in 15 min sections up to 2 hours. It fits on the water tap and has the wash-tank hose connected to it. I simply turn it to the setting for the wash duration that I want to commence the wash cycle. The unit turns off the water supply after the preset time. I suggest timing the tank fill time so that you can calculate how long to leave the water running for say 6 cycles, or you can let it run for your chosen time. It simple removes the danger of me forgetting to turn the water off.
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    Hmmmmm, point taken, I just thought as it is a garden supply item they might frown upon the usage, but with reflection, it actually enhances it's selling possibilities.

    Mick.

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    Brilliant idea, Dave! Robin at Nova ought really to sell these.

    Cheers,

    R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Miller
    By timing how long it takes to first fill the tank,
    I can work out how long I have to set the gadget
    for to achieve the desired number of water changes.
    I've a garden type which shuts off after a pre-set
    number of gallons have passed. Haven't seem them
    on the market for years. Now days, AFAIK, they are
    all timer types. Dan



 

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