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My diy drop checker

Just wanted to show it. I sawed off the hard part (top) of a plastic water bottle. Then I siliconed it to a water balloon nozzle.

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Oh i see david! Why is it green though?

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I paid $4.50 shipped for mine, I wouldn't even bother with DIYing that. Mine even came with the solution
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Oh i see david! Why is it green though?
The liquid or the balloon nozzle?
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I paid $4.50 shipped for mine, I wouldn't even bother with DIYing that. Mine even came with the solution

where did you get yours?
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The liquid or the balloon nozzle?
The liquid i guess?

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The liquid i guess?
I have a good amount of CO2 i guess
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i guess more information on how you made it would be good i dont think we completely understand how you made it
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Alright this is how i made it.

1. materials:
1.plastic water bottle
2. water balloon nozzle ( came with a water balloon package at a $1 store)
3. silicone
4. suction cup




Decapitated! I cut in poorly, just for demonstration




Just silicone everything together, silicone the water bottle cap to the nozzle first.


I learned how to make dKH from this http://www.barrreport.com/estimative...s-why-how.html
*Its at the end of the 1st post
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Cut the nipple/nozzle off the water balloon nozzle. The opening is super small, meaning it will take a LONG time for CO2 levels between the tank and the drop checker to reach equilibrium. This equates to a very very slow response time.
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ok i get it now thanx
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Thanks for the inspiration. I made one out of some 1" clear acrylic tube, super glue, an a couple pieces of blister pack with a 1/2 ID tube inside.

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