Automatic drip system using pump instructions/ the better little dripper

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
I have drawn up plans plans around here somewhere...

... but before I give them to you, you must understand that you also have to install a continuous drainage system as well! I learned the hard way!
 

Daesie11

Chameleon Enthusiast
I have drawn up plans plans around here somewhere...

... but before I give them to you, you must understand that you also have to install a continuous drainage system as well! I learned the hard way!
I think the biggest thing I want is the remote access. I can live without it having an automatic refilling system. Just when it gets hot in there I want to be able to give Pesto a quick spritz to cool him down, but not have my timer set to go off all the time. Yno?
 

Sharon12

Member
Ok so I have fought with the little dripper for 7 months now. With the impending arrival of my second cham the thought of two little drippers was not something I was up for. So with the help of @JoXie411 and @SharpShooter this is what I got and how I did it.

I have a cabinet below my enclosure where everything is stored.

So your Amazon shopping items are:
This pump (you need the adapter that this comes with) It will easily give you a 6 foot rise to the top of the enclosure. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D2B55S6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This kit (you need the large green piece to click on to the adapter that comes with the pump): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013JPIJG4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A water reservoir that is deep enough for the pump: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RBB662/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s03?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Optional timer (I only want mine running during the day): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DYNE6PK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s04?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Now to put it together... Soooooooo easy with these items!

First cut a hole in the reservoir for the power cord and the drip tube. I used a small saw to do the vertical cuts and then bent the piece back and forth to break it off.


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Then put the pump in suction cups down valve up. The pump comes with two adapters for the valve. Use the larger one. Screw it into the pump.

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You will take the large green piece that comes with the irrigation supplies. This one has a tip that screws off. You screw that piece off and then slide it over the tube then push the tube back onto the nozzle. Then screw the green piece back on. This whole piece is what will click on to the valve of the pump.

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Now you click this piece into place. Yes, you can get it back off the pump valve. The green piece has a push pull release.

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Then I used the red drip tips for inside the enclosure. It comes with green ones but even when screwed down they still spray everywhere. You can adjust the drip rate with the red drip tips. (Beman approved design)


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That is all there is to it for hooking this up. So easy! I would recommend if you are running to more then one enclosure to have the T splitter within the reservoir just in case it leaks where the tube meets the T. You can do this by giving yourself 6 inches of tube from the pump then hook in the T connector. Then have the 2 tubes come from that T out the back hole of the reservoir to your enclosures.

The kit comes with tons of pieces so I am sure you could get fancy here as well. This pump is very powerful so it should run multiple enclosures without issue.


Enjoy :)
I made this and it works great. Only problem is some part of the green piece continually rusts into the water. Have you had this? Do i need to replace that piece somehow? Thank you
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I made this and it works great. Only problem is some part of the green piece continually rusts into the water. Have you had this? Do i need to replace that piece somehow? Thank you
No, I have had no rusting with mine. What piece are you talking about exactly? The green pieces that plug onto the pump are all plastic on mine is that the piece your talking about?
 

Sharon12

Member
No, I have had no rusting with mine. What piece are you talking about exactly? The green pieces that plug onto the pump are all plastic on mine is that the piece your talking about?
I went to.home depot today and they said something was corroding but that it wasnt likely rust. I replaced with brass fitting they recommended. Awesome dripper otherwise and mine should be good to go now
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I went to.home depot today and they said something was corroding but that it wasnt likely rust. I replaced with brass fitting they recommended. Awesome dripper otherwise and mine should be good to go now
I checked mine yesterday and could not find anything... I do clean my tub and everything every month when I do a deep clean but otherwise I have not seen anything rust like with mine. Are you using RO water?
 

SharpShooter

Avid Member
I checked mine yesterday and could not find anything... I do clean my tub and everything every month when I do a deep clean but otherwise I have not seen anything rust like with mine. Are you using RO water?
I'm actually scrapping my pumped dripper which has served me well for the last 2 years.

Today I've plumbed in a direct feed and waste outlet so I've removed another daily task plus lost anoying vibration from the pump itself.

I had to lift some boards in the room above anyway for another job so took the opportunity to install this.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I'm actually scrapping my pumped dripper which has served me well for the last 2 years.

Today I've plumbed in a direct feed and waste outlet so I've removed another daily task plus lost anoying vibration from the pump itself.

I had to lift some boards in the room above anyway for another job so took the opportunity to install this.
I am jealous lol. I have everything as automated as I am able to in a rental house.
 
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