Re: Modifying Diamond Pacific Genie water system
What you are trying to do should work well on any type of grinding unit. I have a Graves Cab-Mate that I feed water to. The only problem I see with what you are trying to do is to feed your unit. In order to work you would have to have your water supply higher that your DP Genie. That would mean that you would have to lift fresh water to your 5 gallon supply and you would have to lift around 40 pounds head height or higher and believe me that would get old rather quickly.
The way I got around that is I cut into a cold water feed at the water heater and installed a valve like you would find on your toilet. Out of this valve I put about a 6 inch piece � inch (ID) copper tubing. To this piece � inch (ID) copper tubing I attached about 15 feet (or what ever you needed) of 3/8 inch plastic hose (be sure to use the type of plastic hose they use to feed a toilet with nylon reinforcing). You than secure the 3/8 inch plastic hose to the � inch (ID) copper tubing with a couple of small stain-less steel hose clamps (I used 2 at this connection). Also if you have a flaring tool flare the end of the � inch (ID) copper tubing at the end the plastic hose fits on. Ounce you tighten the small stain-less steel hose clamps down you will never have to worry about the plastic hose coming off.
I than ran the plastic hose over to my grinding unit. At the grinding unit end of the plastic hose I installed another inline valve to get real precise water flow control at the grinding unit. I than used another piece � inch (ID) copper tubing about 3 inches long. After soldering a about 2 inch piece 1/8 inch (ID) inside the � inch (ID) copper tubing I than flattened the end of the 1/8inch (ID) copper tubing. The flattening of the 1/8 inch (ID) copper tubing gives you a fan of water across your grinding wheel. Then it is just a matter of getting water on the wheels. I am not real familiar with the DP Genie so I believe I would try simply drilling holes to fit the flattened of the 1/8 inch (ID) copper tubing over each wheel and move the flattened of the 1/8 inch (ID) copper tubing from wheel to wheel as you are using the wheel.
Everything I needed to do this project I picked up at my local Ace hardware.
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From Bob Place - November 29, 2011 at 04:29:54