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      Quote Originally Posted by kwickcut View Post
      i used these for a bit and i have 4 of them and 2 of the smaller units. i retro fitted 2 of the 410 to run off the pumps that returned the water to the pond. this is a video you can kind of see it i looked i thought i had a video explaining it but could not find it. i can give you some pointers if needed




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      Sorry, I must have missed your reply. My main problem was I was trying to run way too much water through it. I still have it and am thinking I may use it on a smaller setup in the future. I also set it up for a while running off of the return pump and it worked well. It would still clog though since I was pumping too much through it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      RDF's don't seem to be big energy users... mine comes on for 15 seconds every 25 min or so.
      Steve, how many gallons do you think it uses to clean the screen each cycle?
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      Quote Originally Posted by bdel01 View Post
      Steve, how many gallons do you think it uses to clean the screen each cycle?
      I realized I hadn't ever measured it since putting the BE on a timer so I captured the water from the last cycle:

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      So about 2 quarts.
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      so maybe 1 gallon per hour?
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      Quote Originally Posted by bdel01 View Post
      so maybe 1 gallon per hour?
      The timer is set to clean every 22 min. so about a gallon every 44 min. The spray bar is
      fed by the clean side of the RDF so the water is replaced by well water via the auto fill in the
      shower filter.
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      i think that the rdf itself is very energy efficient if no uv is used. besides having a uv running inside of the rdf, other then that when the pump comes on for the cleaning cycle would be the biggest energy use you will see. the motor that turns the drum is minimal.


      i know my rdf cost is low.

      runs 24/7 maybe using .25 amps
      24v 5 amp power supply for controller

      runs 15 seconds or 1.25 revolutions
      motor to turn the drum is 50 watts
      jet pump is 300 watts


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      Quote Originally Posted by kwickcut View Post
      i think that the rdf itself is very energy efficient if no uv is used. besides having a uv running inside of the rdf, other then that when the pump comes on for the cleaning cycle would be the biggest energy use you will see. the motor that turns the drum is minimal.


      i know my rdf cost is low.

      runs 24/7 maybe using .25 amps
      24v 5 amp power supply for controller

      runs 15 seconds or 1.25 revolutions
      motor to turn the drum is 50 watts
      jet pump is 300 watts


      kwick
      Bottom line rdfs are awesome lol

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      So of all the RDF discussed. Which one is the best bang for the buck?

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      Quote Originally Posted by smr View Post
      So of all the RDF discussed. Which one is the best bang for the buck?
      Depends on what size you need. I'm more than happy with my profidrum though. The dracodrum is much smaller but pretty good bang for the buck and has a small footprint

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      Quote Originally Posted by smr View Post
      So of all the RDF discussed. Which one is the best bang for the buck?
      Whichever one fits your needs the best. Figure out how much flow you need, how many inlets outlets you need, and then compare different models to find the one that suits your needs the best. There is no one RDF that is perfect for everyone.
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