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Old 01-11-2011, 06:35 PM #21
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stanky- i'd be happy to post one but i haven't figured out how to upload video yet. any hints?

also i gotta be honest, this little puppy is relatively noisy as well. the pump is wimpy so it's pretty quiet, but the splashing sounds can get a little loud. I live in a one bedroom so it would be an issue but i keep it in my veg cab which is pretty well insulated for sound, plus the white noise from the fan in our room blocks out what little makes it through.

if it were in another room it'd probably be fine. i've always liked those zen water gardens, so for me it's rather relaxing.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:59 PM #22
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Upload to youtube then post a link is how I've done it in the past.

Thanks. Would be awesome to see it in action!


I have a commercial piston pump that is very noisy. My neighbor knows I brew teas up during the summer and he asked me last time I was brewing in my garage why I was brewing in the middle of winter .... It is a LOUD pump. Literally shakes my house.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:02 PM #23
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oh yea that sounds way noiser. this is more like a trickling/splashing water sound. way more reasonable. definitely would not disturb your neighbor.

i'll look into the youtube thing.
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Here is an old video of mine so you can hear the pump. This is in a 15 gallon bucket, but I have since downsized to a 5 gallon bucket. I've been intrigued with the air-lift design and might build one for this pump and a 5 gallon bucket next spring. I use a 'X' shaped PVC diffuser with holes drilled in right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjvownL1B2Y
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ya damn that's loud as hell. you're getting lots and lots of bubbles tho! if i were gonna redo your summer set up i'd design a vortex type unit but with only one or two air lifts rather than the four they use on the commercial one. i think it was MM who told me something along the lines of "sure four airlifts work but that's a lot of extra clean up when a single one would work."

i designed a conical bottom single airlift brewer that i believe would maintain a vortex if you gave it a stir at the beginning to get it going. i designed it for a 3 gal water cooler bottle but it could easily be made with a 5 gal bottle with the appropriate pump (like your mofo).

basically it's this but with only one air lift putting out a high flow rate angled against the side to keep the vortex in constant motion. you'd have to build some sort of stand obviously.
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https://www.tank-depot.com/productdet...rt=A-IN0015-19

I was thinking about using something like this. Kinda pricey but nice!!! I'd like to find a 5 gallon vessel also.

You have me thinking now . . . . Thank you
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Thanks for the great info!! Does anyone use an aquarium powerhead to mix their teas? I use mine to mix regular nutes and i feel this mixes mutes great compared to straight airstones. Any input would be appreciated. ANyways, Thanks again for the good info.
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https://www.tank-depot.com/productdet...t=A-SP0005-SQ8

I found one!!

This site has smaller vessels, down to 2.5 gallons if you are looking for cone bottom. I might try a new design soon . . .
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nice find, well worth it considering how much high quality act you can make with it. it will make up for itself in no time.
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