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Dash 1 assembly instructions?

Postby TheGekko77 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:25 pm

I am planning on doing my first run next week and I am going to do a trial assembly and make sure I know how everything goes together, especially the cooling lines.
Are there any detailed instructions on how to put together a Dash 1? I have put the sight glasses on and pretty much can see from pics and vids how everything goes together. I am just looking for a check list of sorts to follow.
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Re: Dash 1 assembly instructions?

Postby TheGekko77 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:08 pm

Thanks. So flow is controlled from the discharge and not the input which is on the bottom of the condensers (the input port)? I am also thinking of having a water barrel to use as a water reservoir to recirc water in. Would that work, or do I need a free flow of water from the tap?
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Re: Dash 1 assembly instructions?

Postby WVSHINER » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:26 pm

Depending on the pump/pumps you have I'd consider regulating your flow with a bypass valve. My aquarium pump doesn't like to be held back.

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Re: Dash 1 assembly instructions?

Postby TheGekko77 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:18 am

WVSHINER wrote:Depending on the pump/pumps you have I'd consider regulating your flow with a bypass valve. My aquarium pump doesn't like to be held back.

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I dont have any pumps yet..I will be researching that option in the coming days. What is your setup?
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Re: Dash 1 assembly instructions?

Postby DuckofDeath » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:27 am

I use a 400 GPH pond pump. That goes to a Y the product condenser has no flow restriction but the dephlag has a needle valve on the discharge side. That way if I slow the dephlag the extra pressure goes to the product condenser. I then have two exhaust hoses going to me water resevoir.
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Re: Dash 1 assembly instructions?

Postby Monty » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:56 am

DuckofDeath wrote:I use a 400 GPH pond pump. That goes to a Y the product condenser has no flow restriction but the dephlag has a needle valve on the discharge side. That way if I slow the dephlag the extra pressure goes to the product condenser. I then have two exhaust hoses going to me water resevoir.


Exactly how I do it. Well, the plumbing part that is. No idea what my pump is good for. It's just a little cheapy submersible.
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Re: Dash 1 assembly instructions?

Postby TheGekko77 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:23 am

Thanks...I will probably do something similar. Do you have a problem with the water in the reservoir getting too warm from the exhaust water?
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Re: Dash 1 assembly instructions?

Postby DuckofDeath » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:10 am

Near the end of my run it is warm not hot. I have a 40 gallon barrel for cooling.
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Re: Dash 1 assembly instructions?

Postby Monty » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:08 am

Same here. I keep half a dozen 2l soda bottles in my freezer and toss them into the cooling water if things get too warm.
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Re: Dash 1 assembly instructions?

Postby TheGekko77 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:12 am

OK...sounds good. I like the frozen bottles idea...thanks to all for the help!
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Re: Dash 1 assembly instructions?

Postby WVSHINER » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:34 pm

TheGekko77 wrote:
WVSHINER wrote:Depending on the pump/pumps you have I'd consider regulating your flow with a bypass valve. My aquarium pump doesn't like to be held back.

WVS.

I dont have any pumps yet..I will be researching that option in the coming days. What is your setup?



"G", 270 GPH 120V aquarium pump.

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