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DIY Misting Pump Ideas?

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by jai, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. carl

    carl Active Member

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    Well, there's your answer.

    I'd say you need a minimum of 20 PSI. Double it for better/finer spray, which will also result in a somewhat increased flow rate.
     
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    Gregg Zollinger Active Member

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    If it is called a spray nozzle instead of a misting nozzle, you may be getting more of a sprinkler instead of a fine mist. That may be what you want, just be aware.
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Whoa! That's over an ounce per second. Those are not "misting" nozzles; more like deluge.
     
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    jai Orchid addict

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    I realized that choice is probably not a good one. Unless I'm going for a rain forest effect Hehe.
     
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    Any suggestions for misting/nozzle heads?
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Mistking.com
     
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  7. Gregg Zollinger

    Gregg Zollinger Active Member

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    Jai, Mist King is the king. They are great nozzles.

    These aren't as good, but you can find them cheap (and take up less space depending on what you want to do). I make little adjustable heads like the mist kings by adding little pieces of tubing and elbows. You can then turn them in any direction to focus the spray.
    http://www.mrdrip.com/680--34-GPH-Barbed-Mist-Nozzle-Bag-of-5_p_332.html
    Mist head.JPG
     
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    jai Orchid addict

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    Did you make the tank in the photo?
     
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    I absolutely love the system! I have a few questions. What is the size of your total tank? Also what is your misting system set up?(including water source, pump, tubing/tubing size, ect)
     
  11. Gregg Zollinger

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    I use a diaphragm pump. It is 60psi and 110volt. You can find 12volt ones a lot cheaper (Like the one I posted above), but then you need a power supply. The nice thing about the 110 volt is you can just plug it into your timer and you are done. I have 1/2" tubing pulling from about a 2 gallon reservoir. It lifts the water about 3 feet. The output goes through a 1/2" hose to a reducer into the 1/4" black tubing. those go up to the mist heads in the picture.

    I run it 2 times a day 30 seconds each time.
     
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    Gregg Zollinger Active Member

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    The tank is only 14 inches Tall and wide and 10 inches deep.
     
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