Dual Alternating Flout

Example Alternator drawings

Alternator Assembly Instructions

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 Two bell siphons will naturally alternate, but only if they are installed perfectly level to each other, which is difficult to do! If two Flouts are  installed side by side, the one that sinks first will always sink first. With help from an additional device, Flouts will indeed alternate. 

 The ALTERNATOR employs a see-sawing bucket. It is controlled by a float and cam and changes state upon each fill and emptying of the dosing chamber. The low side of the bucket simply restrains the Flout, causing it to sink before the other. The  idle Flout rides the surface of the liquid down and then back up, never handling any liquid. After the bucket flips, the other Flout will sink on the next refill.

 The Alternator requires at least 15 inches of drawdown (dd) but can alternate Flouts up to 50 inches of drawdown. Shallower arrangements are possible using the CueBox Sequencer. Very large arrangements are possible using the Alternator and two smallerl Flouts as a trigger.

Now available with 15 thru 50 inch drawdown 3" Flouts. Less on larger  and multiple Flouts

Designing Alternator systems

Replacing failed Alternating Siphons

Alternating Siphon Replacement

Failed alternating siphons are easily replaced with Alternating Flouts.


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