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Old 08-14-2008, 08:20 AM
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Home Made Misting System

Dose anyone know How to make a Home Made Misting System i dont realy want to pay out about 100+ for one and is it even possible to make one?

i know u can use spray bottles but was just wondering if u can make a home made one? i have an air pump if thats of any use?
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:45 AM
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you may want to take a look at this thread

http://www.chameleonforums.com/so-im-making-my-14323/

I found it by using the search tool, and searching for " misting system "
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:50 AM
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Honestly, you're probably better off just buying one from herpmist.com or mistking.com. I don't think you'll save that much money building your own, and (not to be mean) there is always the change that a homemade one will suck; especially if you're asking for advice about it on a forum.

If you really really want to build your own, one thing i can tell you is when selecting the pump look at PSI, not gal/min. You need the higher pressure to actually make the mist, flow rate does not matter as much.

I did a quick google for some 100-150psi pumps and came up with this:
http://www.wholesalepumps.com/index.cfm?DID=29
looks like some of them are the same price as the whole kit from herpmist.com.
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ummmm... thanks but it dosent say HOW to build your own i mean i want to know like a nice guide or wat to use to make my own at home rather than buy i got a nice air pump so can i use that to maybe pun water into a spray or mist form i dont know.. hmm
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:58 AM
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air pumps are for air, water pumps are for water.
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butt maybe u can use an air pump in say a water dish to make air bubles and make the water move mines a tropical fish air pump used with air stones so maybe putting it in water might make the water move im not sure
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:25 AM
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chameleons dont drink out of dishes and even if they did it would be unsanitary.
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This is the issue with trying to build some equipment like this by yourself.
You have to source things from multiple vendors, which means shipping charges.

You buy a pump someplace, and then have to pay to ship it, you find the nozzles somewhere else, and then have to pay to ship them, then you use gas driving all over town trying to find the rest of the plumbing, find it and then you have to pay tax on it, drive home, put it together.. you find out you forgot something, so more gas and time.

You get it all together, add it up, and you probably spent just as much if not more than you would have buying a herpmist, plus a lot more time.

The guys who sell these online buy in bulk, get discounts, save on shipping, etc.

If you want to use an air pump to power your misting system, it would go something like this.

1) The air pump would pump air into a sealed pressure vessel filled partway with water, bringing it up to a high psi, assuming your air pump was capable of this.
2) You would need some kind of check valve to prevent it from over pressurizing, and some kind of controller that would turn the air pump off at a certain psi.
3) some kind of solenoid valve would have to be attached to the plumbing and controlled by a lawn timer
4) from there it would have to go to misting nozzles, etc.
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okey then do you know how i could make a homemade drip system then as i want to make sure it rinks and dosent only have drops from plants...
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:32 AM
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okey then do you know how i could make a homemade drip system then as i want to make sure it rinks and dosent only have drops from plants...
That could be done with a bucket on the ground, an aquarium water pump, and a commercial or homemade dripper (aka a very very clean peanut butter jar with a small small hole in the bottom, or something of that nature), plus a timer.

At certain intervals the aquarium pump could pump water into the dripper, and then it would drip out. You could probably fine tune a system like this to work 3 times a day.

BUT without float switches, etc. it's a pretty risky venture.
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