Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Water Maker Info
Roy A. Duddy, Esq. <rduddy.duddylawoffices@...>
Off Topic, but .... do any of you know where I can buy dinnerware that istoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
European sized to fit Amel's divider tray? I have been to West Marine and
Boat U.S. as well as a few local chandleries. They all stock larger diameter
plates and saucers than the divider holds. Thanks.
From: Paul [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 3:37 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Water Maker Info
Hey there....in response to you question on the watermaker and
washing machine...I too like to make water while doing the wash.
Until lately I have not had a problem running the both together. In
Dec I found that my high pressure pump was leaking...Amel indicated I
would need tho have the pump rebuilt. At the same time the genset had
a hard time starting the watermaker and would kick the breaker unless
I started the watermaker with no other load. In in the Virgins
waiting for my Raymarine GPS and autopilot to be repaired so I could
sail down to Martinque to get the pump rebuilt....well today when
atempting to make water...the pump now stalls the Genset...my bet
more $$$ than just a rebuild....of course only 3 months out of
warranty. One would think the think would last for more than 200
hrs... Paul Camp SM418 Lady H WDB5667@sailmail.com
--- In email@example.com, "Ian Shepherd" <g4ljf@c...>
> As promised, here is the word on Dessalator water makers. It comes
> UK agent who met with Patrick, the number two at Dessalator last
> was hoping to forward an email from them, but to date it has not
> Firstly our water makers are designed, built and installed with the
> probe functional. The diverter valve will only send the water to the
> freshwater tank after the 2 minute timer has completed it's cycle
> salinity probe detects that there is a low enough salt content. The
> why my short circuit test of the probe did nothing is that in order
> prevent erosion of salinity tester probes, the polarity in reversed
> times per second. Short circuiting does not simulate salty water. I
> the only way to test it would be to cap the probe hole and dunk the
> a cup full of salt water.
> If at any time the salinity probe detects salt, the unit does not
> but diverts the water overboard. The green 'water good' LED will
> Patrick also said that membrane perforation is very unlikely, the
> common problem being that the membranes clog up, causing reduced
> is possible that an O seal will fail or that a membrane end cap
> However, if this happens, the salinity probe will detect bad water
> immediately operate the diverter valve to send the bad water over
> The symptoms of a perforated membrane would be an increased flow
> normal and a low pressure indication.
> So in a nutshell, we have nothing to be concerned with. Our
> makers are perfectly safe and should a membrane failure occur, they
> fail to a safe condition.
> In our conversation, one interesting point was raised. I don't know
> you, but when I am using the washing machine, I do try and use the
> to advantage by also running the water maker to replace the water
> Unfortunately, I cannot run my 160 l/h unit at more than about 80
> the gen set trips. Does anyone else find this happens? Maybe I have
> circuit breaker on the Onan. It should trip at 30 amps AC.
> Patrick says that to run the water maker out of the green range is
> practice. The reason is that the membranes are constructed by
rolling up the
> material like a roll of wall paper. In order for the membranes to
> perfect seal, they need to be under pressure, else sea water can
> way from the centre of the roll to the outside, maybe at
> below the salinity probe detecting unsafe water. It will be OK but
> quite so good.
> I hope this clears up once and for all any doubts about our
> I have always found to be excellent. The latest models have an
> back flush, which may be beneficial if you don't use your water
> regularly. M. Wagner says that it is only necessary to back flush
if you are
> not using the system for a period of 10 days or so, but automatic
> might improve the taste and prolong the membrane life if you forget.
> I have an inquiry out to see if the modification to an automatic
> is feasible on our circuit boards, and at what cost. I will post
> Fair Winds
> Ian Shepherd SM 414 'Crusader'
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