For ‘wet’ Rain Harvesting systems, it is important to drain your charged lines after it rains to remove any water remaining in the pipes. Draining this water prevents it from becoming stagnant and discoloured due to anaerobic fermentation and tannin leaching – and most importantly, stops it from being fed into your rainwater tank at the next rainfall event.
For ‘wet’ Rain Harvesting systems, the wet-dry valve makes draining charged-lines (water-filled pipes) easy.
The valve’s drain size allows for efficient draining and minimises the risk of clogging.
Customise the settings on the Wet-Dry Valve’s electronic auto-release valve to ensure your charged lines are drained.
Installing and setting up the Advanced Release Valve
NOTE: If you do not hear the sound of the motor, check that the batteries are installed correctly.
NOTE: A long reset interval will mean that the wet system pipe empties less frequently. A short reset interval will mean that the wet system pipe empties more frequently.
NOTE: The first time you program the Advance Release Valve it will not begin to operate until after a time delay equal to the setting of the reset interval knob you select. The Advance Release Valve starts to keep time when you set it. It is important that you set the timer at the hour you want it to operate. For example, if you want the Advance Release Valve to operate at 07:00AM, you must physically set it at 07:00AM.
It’s important to ensure that your wet-dry valve outlet remains clear of any debris. If your outlet becomes blocked, the chamber will not empty and the wet system will not drain down.
To ensure the flow of water out through your wet-dry valves outlet, periodically remove the transparent rapid release exit funnel to check for any build-up of matter (Remove primary filter and clean if required).
Periodically check that the wet-dry valve batteries have charge. This is indicated by the
To protect your wet-dry valve from freezing or “winterising”, remove the timer prior to the first frost or freeze and store it indoors until spring. Remember to remove the batteries from the battery compartment.
For best results and minimal maintenance, we recommend installing rain heads such as our Leaf Eater rain heads on all your downpipes to limit the volume and number of leaves
and debris that reach your wet system and wet-dry valve.