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Dramm's Syphonject draws a concentrated solution from a bucket through a flexible suction tube and then dilutes it with the passing water stream at an approximate ration of 20 parts water to 1 part concentrated solution.
Minimum water pressure of 35 psi at faucet
Maximum hose length of 50 feet
Full flow nozzle of 3-5 gal/minute
The 20:1 dilution ratio is directly related to the amount of water pressure available through your garden hose. As water pressure increases, the dilution ratio will increase. Dramm recommends that you determine the exact dilution ratio of your Syphonject with your available water pressure, hose and choice of nozzles. For more information on how to do this, see below.
To use Organic Liquid Fish with this siphon mixer we recommend that you dilute the Liquid Fish and strain the dilute mixture through our reusable Strainer Bag (E141).
CAUTION! Do not use the Syphonject to apply pesticides, fungicides or poisons. Do not drink from a hose that has had fertilizers, chemicals or any other solutions through them. Follow all manufacturer's recommendations. Detach the Syphonject from your faucet after use.
Mixing a Concentrated Solution
Determine how much solution you will need Certain fertilizers require an application of a specific amount of product over a specific area. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations. Prepare a water/fertilizer solution that is 20 times stronger than the rate normally used. For each gallon of water used in your solution, mix in 20 times the manufacturer's recommended rate of fertilizer. For each gallon of concentrated solution you prepare, your Syphonject will apply 20 gallons of correctly diluted solution.
Determine the ratio of your Syphonject
What you will need:
1. A large container you know the Volume of (Example - 5 Gallon Bucket)
2. A Small container you know the volume of (Example - 1 Quart Bottle)
Step 1: Set up the Syphonject on the Faucet. Connect the hose to it.
Step 2: Fill the small container with clear water (example - 1 Quart) and place the small black siphon hose into it.
Step 3: Hold the end of the hose in the large container (example - 5 Gallon Bucket)
Step 4: Turn on the water and fill the large container until the small container is empty.
Step 5: Measure the amount in the large container (Example - 4 Gallons)
Step 6: Calculate the ratio. 5 gallons (20 Quarts) to 1 Quart = 20: 1