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water level sensor syphon control Answered


I am trying to design an automatic watering system for a chick brooder at the ranch.  We are off-grid, so don't have electric.  The brooder is in a room in the barn beside a water tank.  I want to set up a siphon system to get water from the stock tank to fill the water tanks in the brooder--but need to have some way to turn on and off the water automatically.  I've seen the water sensors and no water sensors, and think those might be a start--use the no-water sensor to trigger the flow of water, and the water sensor to turn it off--but I'm not sure how to rig up a siphon that can be turned on and off, and not sure how to wire the whole thing together.  Any help greatly appreciated.

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diyoutdoorsman

8 years ago

Can you rig a toilet tank float valve in the brooder tank? The float valve will not allow backflow so it should maintain your siphon pressure once it is started.

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The Skinnerz

8 years ago

To keep the tanks in the brooder at a constant level, just attach a float to a pole, then mount it on the handle of a valve, so when the water level rises, it turns the valve off, and when it falls, it turns the valve on. I think this can be bought at a full assembly for putting into home water tanks.