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    Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    First, everything we do is based on foundations built by others. So thanks to Bama Rambler, ChiknNutz, roadking00, gujjuman & others from previous posts who blazed trails and made my decisions easier.

    Based on the above input I decided I would get a fixed speed Stenner 10 gpd pump because there would be less mechanical parts to maintain and more efficient operation. That meant some type of timer was in order. I hoped to control the pump from my Jandy power center, but found that it was maxed out on device capacity. So I settled for an outdoor digital timer from Ace Hardware. Costs so far:

    45MPHP10 - Stenner Pump Total (with shipping):......$219.98
    15 Gallon Plastic Drum Total:..............................$26.98
    Digital timer (approximate):.............................. $15.00
    ............................................................ ...$261.96


    The pump install is incredibly easy since Stenner includes tubing, fittings and check valve (plus a spare pump tube). The check valve assembly also has both 1/4" and 1/2" male pipe threads. Rather than drill a new hole in piping, I decided to utilise the secondary water inlet to the out of service "chlorinator". The electrical install is still a bit sloppy but I will later add an additional outlet near the stenner pump. But it will work fine for now. Here are a few pictures.

    Overview


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    Stenner pump and drum


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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    Glad it worked out for you. I love mine. If I were doing it over again I'd go with the fixed rate pump and a separate timer.
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    Where did you pick up your pump, also is it the high pressure or low pressure?
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    Hi Greg,

    It's the high pressure. As I understand it, the high pressure pumps include the check valve assembly. Purchased from Locke Well & Pump Co., here http://www.lockewell.com/index.php?m...ndex&cPath=1_6

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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    Quote Originally Posted by cwuffman
    Hi Greg,

    It's the high pressure. As I understand it, the high pressure pumps include the check valve assembly. Purchased from Locke Well & Pump Co., here http://www.lockewell.com/index.php?m...ndex&cPath=1_6

    Carl
    Thanks for the info Carl.

    You have the same Pentair 320 that I do, so I am just going to set mine up to go in through that just like you did. Great pics and great info thanks again.

    Greg
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    Wnice work! Where did you get the tank?
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    The drum came pretty quickly from here: http://www.homebrewers.com/product/D...stic-Drum.html

    I may have to order some other supplies from that site!
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    Thanks Carl!

    I've been away from this site for the summer because A. My pool has been trouble free and we were enjoying the heck out of it and B. I've taken up home brewing as a new hobby and there's a huge world of info to get immersed in - I'm loving it!!! Cheers!
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    Good News - Bad News!

    Good news: The pump works great. 10 GPD equates to 1 quart in 36 minutes. I actually timed a quart at 35 minutes. That's good enough for me.

    One question for those that are more familiar with peristaltic pumps: do they consistently deliver the same quantity over the life of the pump tube?

    Bad news: The digital timer was very easy to program, and had the ability to turn off and on 20 times per day. Only problem is it seems to like to reset itself to default rather frequently for no known reason. I exchanged the first one only to have the second one do the same. So, back to the drawing board. There are a lot of options here so it shouldn't be a major setback.
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    Quote Originally Posted by cwuffman
    Good News - Bad News!

    Good news: The pump works great. 10 GPD equates to 1 quart in 36 minutes. I actually timed a quart at 35 minutes. That's good enough for me.

    One question for those that are more familiar with peristaltic pumps: do they consistently deliver the same quantity over the life of the pump tube?

    Bad news: The digital timer was very easy to program, and had the ability to turn off and on 20 times per day. Only problem is it seems to like to reset itself to default rather frequently for no known reason. I exchanged the first one only to have the second one do the same. So, back to the drawing board. There are a lot of options here so it shouldn't be a major setback.
    I used a mechanical timer with push buttons to signal when the pump should go on and off (I think it has 48 buttons for 30 minute increments). The plus side is if I want I can have has many on off pulses as I want. The downside is that the minimum increment is 30 minutes.
    17,800 gallon, IG pool, 595 sq feet (17x35x4.5 avg rectangle), Hayward 525 cartridge filter, diamondbrite, 2 hp 2 speed hayward tristar filter, Stenner 45mhp10 automatically chlorinating

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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    I am going to do some research into some timers.
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    I just found this one on Amazon. It is an Intermatic which is the same brand timer that my pool pump has. Gets pretty good reviews.

    http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-HB800R ... _pr_sims_t
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    Quote Originally Posted by cwuffman
    One question for those that are more familiar with peristaltic pumps: do they consistently deliver the same quantity over the life of the pump tube?
    Pretty much. As it starts losing elasticity it starts delivering a little less but that's pretty close to the end of life of the tube so it isn't a real issue.
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    The only thing I don't like about the HB800 timer is that the backup batteries are LR-44's and they don't last very long and the way they're installed they don't always make good contact. It's not a problem unless you're in an area that's prone to power outages.
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    Thanks, Dave. And how does "The End" usually come? Does the tube break and leak all over or do you get a warning?
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    The tube usually gets stiff and stops conforming to the rollers. It starts looking like a horseshoe rather than a rounded triangle. I've had very few ruptures. Even when it does rupture, it usually just leaks out a few drops and just quits pumping. The best preventative maintenance is to replace it every year.
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    The only thing I don't like about the HB800 timer is that the backup batteries are LR-44's and they don't last very long and the way they're installed they don't always make good contact. It's not a problem unless you're in an area that's prone to power outages.
    Yeah it seems to me that AAAs or AAs would have been a better choice.
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    I was thinking about trying one of these next year for simplicity and its fairly inexpensive too...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000AY...I2S0VLUHY4BW6Q
    24,000 Gallon Vinyl Grecian IG,Triton2 Sand Filter / Pentair Super Flo 1 HP Dual Speed Pump ,
    Stenner Peristaltic Pump Injection w/15 gal drum,Stubbed up supply/return for future solar panels :)
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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    Quote Originally Posted by roadking00
    I was thinking about trying one of these next year for simplicity and its fairly inexpensive too...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000AY...I2S0VLUHY4BW6Q
    My timer works the same way, but is an outdoor timer so it is shielded from rain with a cover. If the one you posted is outdoors I would be worried about it getting wet.
    17,800 gallon, IG pool, 595 sq feet (17x35x4.5 avg rectangle), Hayward 525 cartridge filter, diamondbrite, 2 hp 2 speed hayward tristar filter, Stenner 45mhp10 automatically chlorinating

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    Re: Another happy peristaltic pump injector

    Quote Originally Posted by march2012
    Quote Originally Posted by roadking00
    I was thinking about trying one of these next year for simplicity and its fairly inexpensive too...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000AY...I2S0VLUHY4BW6Q
    My timer works the same way, but is an outdoor timer so it is shielded from rain with a cover. If the one you posted is outdoors I would be worried about it getting wet.
    Fortunatly i have a pump house that keeps all my equipment dry, so you have that same type of timer but just a weather proof one? How do you like it for this application? ?
    24,000 Gallon Vinyl Grecian IG,Triton2 Sand Filter / Pentair Super Flo 1 HP Dual Speed Pump ,
    Stenner Peristaltic Pump Injection w/15 gal drum,Stubbed up supply/return for future solar panels :)
    TF100 Rocks !! Pool School....

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