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Filming 1 drop every second for 24 hours Answered

Hi there!

I need to be able to control the dripping of water to around 1 drip every second or so. What are my possible solutions?

Is it worth trying to go down the home made drip kit route? Or would it be better to try and get my hands on a medical IV drip and regulator?

Any ideas?

Thanks :D

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tabascooo

7 years ago

Thanks to Nostalgic Guy for another great suggestion. I was wondering past some shops today and stumbled upon a Veterinary. They let me buy one of the IV tubes with the adjustable flow connection. It works really well so I think I'll be using this.

The only thing I need to decide now, is how to connect to end to container of water, since I didn't get a bag. I'll play around with it and if I get stuck I'll be coming back here to this great community.

Thanks again

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Nostalgic Guy

7 years ago

Take two strips of rigid plastic or steel about 25mm x 20mm drill a hole in each end of both pieces, put a 6mm bolt through each end of both pieces with a washer & wing nut forming a small clamp, put your tube through & adjust the wing nuts until you get the required flow rate.
I used to use clamps like this all the time on my aquarium filter & air pumps.

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CatTrampoline

7 years ago

The medical IV drip will give you the best control, but you can approximate it with some narrow tubing with a knot tied in it. this is how I used to acclimate fish to a new tank.

Use either small air line tubing (for aquarium air pumps) or surgical tubing. Set up your water transfer system and tie an overhand knot in the tubing. Pull the knot tighter to let less water through, and looser to let more water through. For 1 drop/second you may need to go to two knots about 6 nches apart.

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tabascoooCatTrampoline

Reply 7 years ago

That sounds like a great solution. I'll give that a go and see where that gets me. Thanks for the fast reply, it's very much appreciated.