1. Drill 6mm hole in water butt lid, thread inlet tube through, push filter on to end, adjust length of tube so filter hangs 10cm off bottom. Take other end to pump, ensure there is some slack, cut clean and square and push onto inlet marked I so that tube is straight and does not pull.
2. Starting at far end from pump and working back screw/push drippers onto tube, stake into position, cut tube and screw on tee where next dripper needed, add piece of tube, dripper and stake.
3. Repeat until all drippers in place, routing the tube inconspicuously and clipping into place as you go.
4. Ensuring a clean square cut and leaving some slack, cut tube and push onto pump outlet marked O. All connections to pump must be straight and should not pull against the pump. Support tube if necessary with clips.
5. Turn pump on to number 3. Allow it 24h to settle. If it then waters too much turn it down, too little turn it up
For the "C" series models you also need to attach the water level sensor to the tube just above inlet filter and immerse it in the water. This will detect if the water barrel has run dry and will emit an audible warning. It also switches the unit off.
This is supplied with 5m of cable - if you wish to mount the control unit further away from the water butt either:
1) immerse the sensor in a jar full of water
2) remove the back of the case, detach the sensor cable from the circuit board and replace it with the jumper which is attached inside the case back.
Important customer information, please read before installing your pump
Our instructions do not properly address the following issues as a result of which customers have experienced avoidable problems.
Common Irrigatia SOL-K12 Installation problems.
1. The unit will not charge if it is turned off, if it does not start up when first turned on leave it turned on in full daylight and it should start itself 3 hours later. To monitor put a dripper in a bottle.
2. The inlet and outlet tubes must be pushed fully onto the pump connectors, if they are not the pump will not pump properly (if at all) and water may be squirted into the case which will cause serious damage. Either mark the tubes 1cm from the end and ensure the full 1cm is pushed into the case, or remove the case lid so you can see that the tubes are pushed right up to the pump body. In a few cases it is difficult to push the tubes fully on. In this case remove the pump from its holder, push the tubes into the case, connect the pump and then work it back into its holder.
3. Do not attempt to operate the pump with less than 6 drippers as this may lead to over-pressurisation. The pump can be used with an open-ended tube for testing purposes.
4. The anti-siphon device should be installed close to the pump outlet on a short branch with one end open to the air. It should be possible to suck air from the end to be connected to the tube. Do not put the anti-siphon in line or the wrong way round as this will damage it.