Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

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Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby Arismac » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:55 pm

Has anyone had any experience with using this, please and can 5 Star Store supply?
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby Andrew » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:03 pm

Are you just after the valve that connect to the house tap or something different ?
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby Arismac » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:10 pm

G'day Andrew, it seems according to Still Spirits that they have released a buffer bottle with pump, float valve and flow adjuster for the T500. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZBsOL8Qksw
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby Andrew » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:13 pm

Oh wow , didn’t know that :laughing-rolling:
I’ll look into it for you tomorrow when the suppliers are open and let you know what we can do.
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby Arismac » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:13 pm

Thank you kind sir
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby Woods314 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:41 pm

The flow controller you mention works well, but I have since set up a recirculating system and the pump I use gives a consistent supply so I don’t use that anymore. If your supply of water comes from your house then the flow controller will take out any fluctuations due to washing machine, toilet, thirsty teenagers and the like.
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby Arismac » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:45 pm

Woods314 wrote:the flow controller will take out any fluctuations due to washing machine, toilet, thirsty teenagers and the like


Many thanks that is exactly what I need.
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby RC Al » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:30 pm

Drop a small pond pump into your toilet cistern?

Edit... Ok that solution might cause some friction in the house... sorry dear, no toilet for 6 hours :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby Rolls912 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:02 pm

I use it. I would recommend it as it gives you much better control.
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby Arismac » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:21 pm

RC Al wrote:Drop a small pond pump into your toilet cistern?


Love it ... now I just have to be brave enough to try. In the meantime I hope Andrew comes up with a "ball park" price.
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby baznkez » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:41 pm

Hi
I have a 12volt low pressure pump wired and 2x 205 liter plastic tanks does the job doubles the capacity of cold water self syphons from bottm of 2nd tank into 1st as water level drops and warm water sits on top you can adjust flow rate , and has a bypass tap ,so I still utilise original control valve
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby Andrew » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:10 pm

Sent you an email Arismac :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby Arismac » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:35 pm

Great service, many thanks Andrew. I have two 23 litre fermentors that will be finished producing wash by Friday. Great timing ...
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby Andrew » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:17 pm

Happy to be of assistance me ol’ mate :handgestures-thumbupleft: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Still Spirits T500 Water Flow Controller

Postby Arismac » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:24 pm

Maximum temperature variation over four hours has been 1.2C which is probably the rise in mains water temperature as the day gets hotter. A very good addition.
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