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I found a new shallow well pump dual voltage 1 HP on clearance at Lowes, $100 . Works real good Dennis.

I think I might have confused Roger, Dennis, or heck myself! I use 3 way panel mounted valves, real easy to switch between rinse, soap wash, drain, and normal run. I didn't use 3 way valves for the sap /permeate tanks.
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I'm easily confused. I was just saying I have 4, 3way valves on mine but I don't ever use them. I just change the hoses around. Meaning, I leave the valves in the same position and move the hoses to the appropriate tanks. I will use them in the future but last season it was easier that way.

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Old June 30th, 2014, 08:58 PM
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Found that Zoro Tools had a good price for Bronze 3 way ball valves, $19. One interesting thing though.
When you try to add them to your cart to checkout they require that you assure them that they will not be used for anything that will be for human consumption? They even require you to give your name and email??
Not sure what is up with that, any one else ever see this before?

I might have to look at the SS valves on ebay.
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Old June 30th, 2014, 10:33 PM
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Found that Zoro Tools had a good price for Bronze 3 way ball valves, $19. One interesting thing though.
When you try to add them to your cart to checkout they require that you assure them that they will not be used for anything that will be for human consumption? They even require you to give your name and email??
Not sure what is up with that, any one else ever see this before?

I might have to look at the SS valves on ebay.
Our Local Ace Hardware had to remove all there Bronze valves from there shelves early spring, guy that worked there said they couldnt sell any valves or fittings unless they were potable water safe per new store policy.
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Looks an awful lot like this one. NPT 1 2" 3 Way Ball Valve Stainless Steel Female Port L Type WOG1000 CF8M SS316 | eBay
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When purchasing ball valves make sure you size them properly. Just because a valve is threaded for 1/2" doesn't mean it will accommodate the flow.
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Ok I got a few questions.

Where is the best place to put the high pressure gauge? I drew it in right before the membranes, but now I am wondering if that is the correct place for it. Any input on this? Should it be before the membranes, after the membranes?

Next, should I have an over pressure safety switch in there to shut it down if something gets clogged or pressure starts to run to high?

I know that this has been debated for awhile now but which is the better way to hook up 2 membranes? Series or parallel?
I am still undecided which way I want to go.
I know that the higher volume of flow across the membranes will help to prevent them from fouling quickly and putting them in parallel will reduce this in half because of dividing the total gpm to each membrane. I also know that putting them in series will get me a high concentration in one pass.
So what is every one else doing and if you could state any issues, good or bad, that you may have had with the configuration that you are running.
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I think I may have figured out a few of my questions that I had just asked.

I am going to place the high pressure gauge after the membranes but before the needle valve for setting the concentration level.

I think I will be placing a low pressure gauge on each side of the filter so as to watch the performance of the filter it self.

I also think that after doing a little more reading that I will place the membranes in parallel. I can always recirculate the sap back thru it agian it need be to get a high concentration .
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I am pretty sure on my Memtek the hi pressure gauge is before the membranes. This shows pressure increase as membrane fouls so you can monitor when to clean.
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