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Old 11-11-2015, 01:32 AM
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Default Mistking Zipdrip drips help

Hi, I'm not sure what I am doing wrong but my Mistking valves drip like crazy even with the Zipdrip in place. Here is a pic of my setup. The pump is lower than the reservoir but not by much. Am I not doing something I should be doing or is my config wrong? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 11-11-2015, 12:36 PM
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Is there anyone out there that knows why this is happening?
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Old 11-11-2015, 12:39 PM
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Have you reached out to Marty at mistking? He will be the one who could probably troubleshoot it the best.


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Default Re: Mistking Zipdrip drips help

One thing I will mention is that every diagram I have ever seen shows the zipdrip right at the pump intake, and not behind the valve at the reservoir.
I can't say how much (if any) difference that is going to make for you, but make sure you follow the diagrams exactly for best results.

PDF of your owners manual can be found here: http://www.mistking.com/support/mist...nce-manual.pdf
Page 16 shows zipdrip setup.
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I did notice that too. I'll give it a shot thank you.
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Once you try that, also keep in mind that a zip drip will lessen drips not completely eliminate them IME.

I asked a few vendors about this and they confirmed it.

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Once you try that, also keep in mind that a zip drip will lessen drips not completely eliminate them IME.

I asked a few vendors about this and they confirmed it.
Right on; it is supposed release the build up pressure in the lines that causes the dripping. It isn't a perfect science, but it is supposed to help big time.
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Default Re: Mistking Zipdrip drips help

I suspect that the benefit of the zipdrip is more when you have a larger number of nozzles. If it's on a small system, maybe it doesn't work quite as well.

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I suspect that the benefit of the zipdrip is more when you have a larger number of nozzles. If it's on a small system, maybe it doesn't work quite as well.

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My thinking as well.

Personally I have the starter system without a zip drip, two nozzles, and I get 3 to 5 drips at most when the misting shuts off. If the zip drip can reduce that to 1 drip or less I'd be a happy camper, but even without it I don't have any issues.
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Agreed... Every bit counts, definitely prefer having one than not... I'd say I get a few drips at most... Definitely not perfect though.



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Right on; it is supposed release the build up pressure in the lines that causes the dripping. It isn't a perfect science, but it is supposed to help big time.
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Default Re: Mistking Zipdrip drips help

Thanks guys. The issue I am having is it drips for about 20 plus minutes are shutdown. I'm going review my config and see what happens.
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Thanks guys. The issue I am having is it drips for about 20 plus minutes are shutdown. I'm going review my config and see what happens.
Keep us posted on the outcome.
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Thanks guys. The issue I am having is it drips for about 20 plus minutes are shutdown. I'm going review my config and see what happens.
Yeah, that definitely sounds like it isn't working properly. I have about 30 nozzles on my system and I have a zip drip. I get almost zero drips after shutoff.

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I think there is something wrong too. As I stated I will review my config again and update once I'm done.

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I think there is something wrong too. As I stated I will review my config again and update once I'm done.

Thanks again.
I really recommend emailing Marty about it, too. He is really good at troubleshooting his systems.

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I think I will do that before I tinker any further.

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Hey,

if anything email me directly marty (at) mistking.com that's faster or use the contact us. I was just looking through an email acct that I don't use often and saw the notification about the PM here. BTW, thanks for the cooperative troubleshooting guys

It could be one thing if you could try first. BTW, the fact that you moved the ZipDrip closer to the reservoir is OK in theory, however if the ZipDrip is not working properly it could be masking the failure a bit by still letting enough water to get into the pump.

Do you get mist at all or just very weak spray/drip? If so, please check the electrical connection on the ZipDrip. The fact that the ZipDrip is moved further away from the pump may be causing the pull on the wires from power supply. I suspect you may have it connected, but there may be no power going to the ZipDrip. Check wires that nothing is loose in plugs.

You can also unplug the ZipDrip on the reservoir line and turn the system on. When misting stops there should be a squirt of water releasing the water/pressure from the lines. If you get water going all the time when the pump is working then the ZipDrip is not getting any power.

1 nozzle or 20 nozzles the ZipDrip when running should work like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q4VX9usMxs
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Default Re: Mistking Zipdrip drips help

Thank you for your quick response Marty. Email going forward, check.

I get a nice strong mist but as soon as it clicks off big drops of water drip down for an extended period of time. I watched the video and the water stream is very similar.

I will take a look at my setup again and I will report back with the results.
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Reconfigured but still dripping just not as bad. I check the wiring and everything is snug.

The other issue I keep having is my tubing coming out of the motor to the nozzles leaks. It's in as far as it can go and I have trimmed the tube several times to insure a good fit. That usually fixes it for a day or so and then it leaks again. I'm at a loss

The setup is only a couple of weeks old.
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Reconfigured but still dripping just not as bad. I check the wiring and everything is snug.

The other issue I keep having is my tubing coming out of the motor to the nozzles leaks. It's in as far as it can go and I have trimmed the tube several times to insure a good fit. That usually fixes it for a day or so and then it leaks again. I'm at a loss

The setup is only a couple of weeks old.
Marty should be able to help out with this issue for sure,

but just to cover all the bases, you are using the tubing that came with the unit correct? I know that if you attempt to use standard black airline or the monsoon tubing it won't fit snug and tends to leak.

It looks like you are using the Mistking stuff, but I figured I'd ask anyways.
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I haven't seen an email from you. I'll have to check my spam folder, sometimes I get false positives in there.

just making sure, your reservoir is not above the cages is it ?
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by the way, email me full pictures of your setup (again marty [at} mistking.com). There should be nothing dripping. We will figure it out, no worries.

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Thank you Marty. I will email you pictures over the weekend.
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So my reconfigured setup fixed the dripping. So it was user error aka me.

Thank you for your support Marty.
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