EcoRenovator  

Go Back   EcoRenovator > Improvements > Conservation
Advanced Search
 


Blog Register 60+ Home Energy Saving Tips Recent Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-29-10, 11:07 PM   #61
Lurking Renovator
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i just thought of ur door to your crawlspace also...whatever you use must fit through it. lol rubber bladders would work but u risk one puncturing. dont need that. and you could use several in series with pipe between them near the top to hold what you need or want it too. like an overflow tube between 2 of them. just brainstorming lol

greenbean is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-10, 04:20 PM   #62
Supreme EcoRenovator
 
AC_Hacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,968
Thanks: 293
Thanked 678 Times in 511 Posts
Default Greywater to re-capture phosphates...

Here's a recent Norwegian TV program on the need to re-capture phosphates.



-AC_Hacker
AC_Hacker is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-11, 06:30 PM   #63
Home-Wrecker
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 528
Thanks: 3
Thanked 138 Times in 85 Posts
Default

If you aren't watering plants with your greywater, no need to remove phosphates! (The toilet doesn't care about phosphates!)

I'm doing a little more work on my system. I was having trouble with my one-way valve that keeps the pressure in the pressure tank. I think it just finally got gunked up.

The water hasn't been getting filtered very well lately, so I thought it was time to clean some things out and do a little upgrade.

My current upgrade is a drain valve and overfill protection. I picked up some PVC connectors and pipes at the store and am currently working on it right now.

I'll get some photos up soon.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bennelson is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-11, 10:14 PM   #64
Home-Wrecker
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 528
Thanks: 3
Thanked 138 Times in 85 Posts
Default

Okee Dokeee.
Here's some photos.

Here's the pile of parts I bought at the store. I pretty much built my project in the store isle to make sure I had all the right parts and adapters.



First thing was to put an adapter into the 1.25" drain plug in the bottom of the stock tank. This is where I will now draw water from. (Previously, the water was drawn out the top of the tank, through some flexible PEX tubing, to the pump.)

I used a bushing adapter to take the 1.25" connection down to 3/4", which I used for the rest of the project.

Right there, I also added a union - a way to connect and disconnect everything without trying to unscrew a big mass of pipes in tight spaces. Coming off that is a cross connector. That gives me one in (the tank) to three outs - a drain, an overflow, and the pump.

Here, you can see the valve with the blue handle is going to be the drain branch.



The elbow on the back, facing up, is for the overflow. I measured a distance up to a point that would be just below the top of the tub - about 9 inches.



On top of that, I put a tee, with the top open to atmosphere, and the side port going out to the drain.

Here's everything all together.

In the upper left, there's the brass check valve going to the pump. Off to the bottom left, those two pipes go to my sump pump crock. Should I need to drain the stock tank, I can open the blue valve. If the tank gets too full, it will go to that top pipe and start draining before going over the rim of the tank. The open-topped tee prevents the overflow from siphoning out all the water once it got going.

I filled the tank directly (that's what the garden hose is for) and tested the drain, then filled it all the way to test the overflow. After that, I plugged the pump back in. It seemed to work fine. However, I am still getting a bit of a pressure drop after the pump kicks off. It might be because the check valve is higher up. I should probably have it at a lower point.

Oh well, for now, I will try as it is.

Here's the pump with pressure tank and pressure valve.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by bennelson; 02-26-11 at 10:15 PM.. Reason: pump photo
bennelson is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-17, 04:29 AM   #65
Lurking Renovator
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Malta
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default re washing machine to toilet flushing

Hello what filtration are you using?

Im thinking of using sand and gravel filtration together with mesh .
Did you do anything for the odour? Attached is my planned set up.


Quote:
Originally Posted by bennelson View Post
I can't believe the filter clogged up already!

I have had the graywater system running for less than a day, when the pump started running without stop.

I checked the pressure guage, and sure enough, the gauge was LOW, and the pump was cranking away.

I pulled the filter cartridge out, and it did look all linted up.

Mostly, I just was too keep anything from going through that will gunk up my pressure tank, shut off valve, or toilet valve.

I put the filter unit back together, WITHOUT, the actual filter, and everything runs great again!

Maybe I just need to replace the stock filter with a course one so that it only filters out the big stuff.

Attached Files
File Type: pdf Filtration sketch.pdf (61.9 KB, 5 views)
spiritofscouse is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
graywater, greywater, toilet, washer

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO
Ad Management by RedTyger
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design