Do It Yourself projects
Check out Part 1 in case you missed it.
I wrapped up the plumbing for my water mixing station this weekend.
The first thing I did was install the Uniseal on the top barrel for storing RO/DI water. Installing the Uniseal was tough but I learned a trick is to either use warm soapy water or your favorite water based lubricant. I'll let you guess which one I used but it was a lot easier than just trying to jam the PVC through the Uniseal.
I put a ball valve on
MACNA 2010 will be my third MACNA. I have had a great time each year and I always learn something new at the presentations. My favorite thing about MACNA is the vast knowledge that is available by going to the talks, but it can be difficult to pick the presentations you want to go to. I created a free app for my webOS (Palm Pre or Palm Pixi) phone that will help to plan which talks to go to.
The "Unofficial MACNA 2010 Schedule" app will show a schedule of the presentations
I have been having an issue with heat build up and one easy way to deal with it (without getting a chiller) is to use fans. Fans on an aquarium help to increase evaporation, which cools the aquarium because some of the warm water is replaced with top off water. It does mean the top off water will be used more quickly, so if you go this route, be prepared to refill your top off reservoir more often.
I decided to use some old computer fans as a method for introducing cooler air on top