OK today’s wandering thought of the day. So with the construction of the layout one of my goals is to make it green. Why do you ask? Because I am a tinkerer and can’t just do things simple. Saving the environment is only a secondary benefit. I plan to power the layout in 12v DC eventually with all solar but likely with a transformer for awhile. The goal is to be 100% solar out there.
I have the idea to use a gravity fed drip system from a 55 gallon barrel made to look like a water tank that catches rain water from my roof and can be supplemented with domestic water from the tap. After doing some reading unless you can effectively reach around 15 PSI, drip systems can be erratic in their delivery.
In the water world this can be done a couple ways. I am thinking the best way might be the way and RV water system works. Where by a 12v pressure pump is inserted into the system and pressurizes the system and shuts of until the need to pressurize again. Now they pressurize the main holding tank (I think) but I am thinking a check valve on the supply line should be added since it is an open system and then use a pressure tank or bladder to hold the minimum 15 psi. With a reasonable watering regimen I wouldn’t think the pressure pump would need to be used much.
Anyone ever do Scythian like this or have any experience with drip systems and can tell me the demand of these systems. I plan to only have limited vegetation.