Author Topic: AWS Leaking  (Read 7147 times)

samstk

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AWS Leaking
« on: June 12, 2023, 06:48:49 pm »
Can someone explain exactly how to or send a picture showing how to lean the Earthbox watering tube. Under the FAQ regarding leaks, it says that the watering tube should not be place completely vertical. Exactly how am I supposed to do this and what exactly is the reason for doing this?

There seems to be some debate about the difficulty of setting up an AWS without leaks. I can say that it is definitely challenging! I am guessing that those who do not notice leaks have their Earthboxes on the ground and so are not noticing how much they leak. Ours are on the outside edge of a deck and drip they do. These drips vary throughout the day so are hard to catch, but the puddles on ground definitely tell the story.

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CathyM

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Re: AWS Leaking
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2023, 12:40:38 pm »
I can't address the AWS because I don't use one.  But as far as the fill tube goes, there are little slanted ridges under where the fill tube sits, so there isn't a way to make it sit vertically even if you wanted to.  You're good on that.

Edited to add:  The reason you wouldn't want the fill tube sitting flat on the bottom of the box is it would prevent water from flowing from the tube into the reservoir.  But the plastic ridges built into the bottom of the box won't let the tube sit flat on the bottom anyway, so you don't have to do anything in that regard.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2023, 04:23:21 pm by CathyM »

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Re: AWS Leaking
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2023, 05:26:49 pm »
A look at the reservoir tube base
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