Author Topic: 1 out of 3 Earth Boxes overflows  (Read 199 times)

DuncF

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1 out of 3 Earth Boxes overflows
« on: June 15, 2020, 08:18:44 pm »
I have 3 earth boxes setup one seems to overflow in the evening.  I have shortened the Black tube that the water sensor and bell go down hoping that would bring the water up higher and close the diaphragm.  No real changes.
Should I clean the water pressure valve and diaphragm?
Any suggestions??
« Last Edit: June 15, 2020, 08:49:57 pm by DuncF »

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Re: 1 out of 3 Earth Boxes overflows
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 06:20:07 am »
Don't shorten the AWS tube, it needs to be farther in the reservoir so more pressure builds on the diaphragm
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Re: 1 out of 3 Earth Boxes overflows
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2020, 04:38:14 pm »
I would check to see if the AWS sensor is working. Just use a glass of water. Should shut off when in water and turn on when held over the water.

Last year I had an earthbox that I thought was overflowing, but it was roots that had overgrown into the water reservoir and draped over the lip of the overflow hole. It was acting like a wick and made a surprising amount of water come out (steady stream).