now that looks good...... ok back the the orange thingy ( had to get technical there hehe) u use that to mix water with or help remove the gas from the well water? (thinks i missed part of the thread some where in the 93 pages lol) i am wondering if the whole syringe type thing would work for the mermaid water? go in let airline feed to the bottom of the jar and continue down the line?
OK, so. We interrupt the drawer slide thing to go back to the syrup discussion.
And how sales literature LIES.
The blue thing in the picture is called a proportional injector. Tap water comes in from the left (1) and enters the "mixing chamber" of the blue body. As tap water flows in, it turns some magical geared machinery that runs an injection piston, which causes injection concentrate from a vat to be sucked up and injected into the inflowing tap water (2). The amount of injection is proportional to the amount of tap water flow.
And then, it's SUPPOSED to get thoroughly mixed together in the blue body and exit the injector homogeneous (3) and go on to feed perfectly even solution to both (4) and (5) as it travels along its merry way.
The LIES, oh the LIES.
What was actually happening was that proportional injection was taking place but MIXING WAS NOT, so what was exiting the injector was a thick syrupy stream of concentrate that traveled along the BOTTOM of the exit pipe, and fell into the first hole (4). So measuring the outputs, DK found a too high concentration coming from her flush line (4) and a basically non-injected stream emerging from her tank feed (5).
She hadda get out of the box to realize that the TDS meter was NOT LYING but that the injector literature was.
She then ran to Lowes, got hersef more of the fancy red syringe things
(a couple to spare for future projects as this product Lowes is selling out of and not going to actively carry any longer...), did a surgical extraction via needlenose of the critical magical red spirally thing, and inserted it inline into the exit stream.
Now, when the syrup and water exit the injector, they are forced by turbulent flow mixing to ACTUALLY mix, and what (4) sees is identical to what (5) sees, according to her handy-dandy-trusty TDS meter and crude drop tests.
Just another day in the Shrimporium, tuning thangs...
P.S., so you might ask, hasn't this problem been happening all along, so there has been no mixing to the tank feed all along?
Well, the answer is if I had been running the WF with BOTH the flush line (4) and the tank feed lines (5) open all the time, yes, this would have caused a BIG problem.
But, the normal operation of the WFIII is to only open the flush line when I'm doing a change to the global system and need to draw a side sample for testing. When the flush line was not open, the laminar flow must have eventually mixed the syrup into the line down toward the tanks, and they would be fine.
But now, I can take accurate samples from my flush line and know this is what the tank feed will also be getting, not something different!