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Old 01-03-2017, 10:21 AM   #1
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Here's the switch I'm having issues with:



I seem to have it set up and it works well several times in a row, and then I get a call saying it isn't working.

There is a float in the tank, long tube type, attached to a mechanism that actuates a rod, that flips a switch to a pump to empty the tank.

Any tips on setting this thing up that I might be missing? The instructions don't help
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Mechanical issues.

These can't be solved over the Internet.

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Not sure what the white build up is but that could be your culprit. Maybe causing the rod to jam and not start/stop the pump. I would ditch the mechanical float and change to something else.
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There are 20 methods to measure and control level in a vessel and I've used them all.
The following questions are:

temperature
pressure
fluid: solid/ liquid
corrosive
biohazard
conductivity
viscosity
flammable
budget
clear liquid
need for redundancy
radioactive
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There are 20 methods to measure and control level in a vessel and I've used them all.
The following questions are:

temperature
pressure
fluid: solid/ liquid
corrosive
biohazard
conductivity
viscosity
flammable
budget
clear liquid
need for redundancy
radioactive
It always helps to start at the beginning of a story rather than near the end when problem solving.
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