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Old 16-03-2008, 01:38 PM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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Maybe I'm suffering from CRS, but didn't someone here (Kathy? Wendy?) query
recently about humidifiers/foggers to replace a dead Hydrofogger?

Mine died recently too, and I decided to replace it, rather than repair it.

I bought the Jay-Bird Aquafog Hydro SS 700, in the direct-feed model (no
sump = fewer moving parts). Got it yesterday, and installed it (using
essentially only my one "good" hand) in about 30 minutes (while my wife was
out, so she couldn't yell at me).

I have it connected to a humidistat, which turns the fan on and off. It is
plumbed to my RO supply, and the flow runs continuously (whether the fan is
on or not), but the excess drains back into the RO tank, so who cares?.
Water flow is controlled by an included flow meter/controller, which is also
a way to manage things more precisely: low flow = "dryer" mist and longer
"on" periods, higher flow = heavy fog for shorter periods.

If I was using tap water as my supply, I would probably have the humidistat
control a solenoid valve in the water line, leaving the fan running (and
providing more air circulation). I'll probably do that eventually, anyway.

It is absolutely fantastic!
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Old 16-03-2008, 04:25 PM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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Default Humidification

I definitely suffer with the affiction Ray! *g* Don't think it was me, I had
a small one a few years ago & it
limed up & went kaput!
Sounds like you are going about it the right way. RO water a must!!!!
Hey you be careful with that hand, keep it covered whilst working, you
don't want any infection!
Cheers Wendy

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Maybe I'm suffering from CRS, but didn't someone here (Kathy? Wendy?)
query recently about humidifiers/foggers to replace a dead Hydrofogger?

Mine died recently too, and I decided to replace it, rather than repair
it.

I bought the Jay-Bird Aquafog Hydro SS 700, in the direct-feed model (no
sump = fewer moving parts). Got it yesterday, and installed it (using
essentially only my one "good" hand) in about 30 minutes (while my wife
was out, so she couldn't yell at me).

I have it connected to a humidistat, which turns the fan on and off. It is
plumbed to my RO supply, and the flow runs continuously (whether the fan
is on or not), but the excess drains back into the RO tank, so who cares?.
Water flow is controlled by an included flow meter/controller, which is
also a way to manage things more precisely: low flow = "dryer" mist and
longer "on" periods, higher flow = heavy fog for shorter periods.

If I was using tap water as my supply, I would probably have the
humidistat control a solenoid valve in the water line, leaving the fan
running (and providing more air circulation). I'll probably do that
eventually, anyway.

It is absolutely fantastic!
--

Ray Barkalow - First Rays Orchids - www.firstrays.com
Plants, Supplies. Books, Artwork, and lots of Free Info!






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