Very simple, would have 1/2 hose running along floor from 3 tanks all the same size, and turning the ball vavles would allow it to draw a different amount from each one, and they would converge into 1 hose that feeds into the 12v pump. I kind of messed with a setup earlier and it seemed to mix about 50-50 with 2 pvc ball valves fully open. Outside of durability issues from cheap PVC, is there any physics issues that would prevent the mix from drawing in this fashion? Would it only draw out of the water since it would have the least resistance in the picture example?
All thoughts welcome. Would save time on batch mixing.
I’ve often thought about it working at Lowe’s, so many different valves to choose from plus all the special order one’s from my different vendors.
Someone with a fluid dynamics degree or chemical engineering would know how to properly dispense it.
Chris, did you lose much distance, psi or gpm that you could tell ?
To be honest I only use the 12v maybe once a month now. I downstream all my houses and x jet every deck. Just faster I guess. It’s definitely something you can’t live without when you need a hot mix though!
Considered the amount of liquid on each tank? That would be 3 different pressure levels from each liquid tank on the pump inlet, might even fill the lowest pressure tank (smallest amount of liquid) from the highest pressure tank (biggest amount of liquid) when the pump is not working, if not using check valves on each hose.
Check valves are big when building this. My SH tank is higher than my water tank. When the pump would be off it would backflow and suck straight SH into the water line. Then when the pump turned on I would get a big shot of straight SH. Check valves are a must!