[Resolved] Valve pot overflowing

  • August 21, 2019 at 6:33 am #225
    BDawg
    Participant

    Hi,

    I have a couple XL pots that seem to be overflowing at the entrance of the 6mm pipe. So basically the water is getting to high in my pot and not shutting off. I have checked the silicon pods and they all in. The floor in some places are uneven. (however some that look uneven are not overflowing at all). there is a total of 30 25L XL pots on this setup. We have the reservoir at about 45cm off the ground and using 12mm piping…obviously using the 6m to the pots off the 12mm..

    any advice on this topic would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

    August 21, 2019 at 6:37 am #228
    Josh
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    Sorry to hear about your troubles. That could come down to a number of things.

    Could you email us at @autopot.co.uk">mail@autopot.co.uk with your name and telephone number using the subject “ASK JOSH USER BDAWG” and someone will call you at a convenient time and walk you through the set up in order to troubleshoot the problem.

    Many Thanks

    August 28, 2019 at 10:12 am #230
    Josh
    Keymaster

    Hi There,

    We haven’t heard anything back from you yet so we will try and take you through some troubleshooting issues.

    Please turn off the system and perform the following:

    Remove the AQUAvalve in question and the nut on the nozzle, drop the bottom float and inspect the area where the water enters, ensure the silicon is clean and the area around it. If need be remove the silicon in the bottom float and clean, then replace.

    Now once all is clean and put back together hole the AQUAvalve upside down in your hand and blow through the nozzle inlet without the collar being in place….. when you blow through no air should be escaping past the silicon…… if this happens the AQUAvalve will function correctly….. If you hear air ensure the silicon is firmly pushed into the recess.

    Always ensure no debris is floating around the AQUAvalve such as perlite and also ensure it is firmly pushed onto the Tee section in the try.

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