I have my flower room empty at the moment and need to transplant soon so I figured I will use the time to finally install my pressurized Blumat system.
Just wanted to run this by you real quick but step-by-step, because this is the first time I set them up and I don't want to mess up
Drain my reservoir, cut hole for the "exit valve" and install it. Seal with silicone? Or will the provided rubber o-ring be enough to seal due to the pressure?
Connect exit valve from reservoir to pre-filter. Connect pre-filter to pump. Connect Pump to accumulator, connect accumulator to feed-line.
Lay feed line along the back wall of flowering room and using T connectors create 4 main feedlines across the room for the 4 rows of pots (4 pots each). From the feedline, using T connectors/reducers, lay a 3mm tube to each pot in order to later attach the Blumats.
I bought and wanted to install a shutoff valve for each of the 4 main feed lines coming from the back wall so I can later shut them off and harvest them "row by row". Thoughts?
Soak Blumats in water, insert into pots, connect and let her rip.
I also have these "slave drippers"... I have 5 gallon pots so for each pot I figured I spread out a bit where the water drops are dispersed so I planned to have each Blumat with 2-3 of these drippers that allow for the water to drop into the pot at 2-3 locations simultaneously instead of just next to the Blumat carrot itself. Experience with those/thoughts?
Over the next hour or so and then checking up again over the coming days, adjust the Blumats until they disperse water as needed.
Sounds about right?
The only issue I see so far is that the shut-off valves will be way at the end of the flower room that I can't reach when its full.
Maybe I include another main shutoff valve shortly after the pump?
The way I understood it, these are important so I don't fill the feed line with air bubbles when I shut off the pump to harvest or something. About right?
I also read about a bleedline or bleed-off valve.
I wasn't planning to run the feedline in a circle around the flower room but as I mentioned above run a straight line across the back wall and have 4 lines for the 4 rows of pots come off that wall and go towards the front/door of the flower room.
I have end-pieces to plug the end of those feed lines.
Should I just leave them open instead so they can "bleed out" ?
Thanks for all everyone reading and helping. Will update with pics if helpful/required.