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Make an automatic Xmas tree watering system? Winner!

Hey remember when we asked you to post up your ideas for an automatic Xmas tree watering system? Here’s our winner! Stokes writes –

I had an idea involving an external reservoir but didn’t require an air-tight container:

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An open-topped (or at least non-sealed) external reservoir is attached to the tree’s water supply by a tube at the bottom. The reservoir is kept at the same height as the tree’s supply. The water level in each container will remain level; you can easily see how much water the tree has, plus you can refill the external reservoir without having to crawl beneath the tree. If you use a larger or deeper reservoir, you can extend the time between refills substantially.

The one benefit this has over the ones that rely on an air-tight reservoir is that there is less of a risk of leaking. A tiny air leak in an air-tight reservoir system could eventually overflow the container under the tree. This idea doesn’t store as much water, though. You also need to put a hole in the bottom of the tree stand, which is additional work.

Winner! Stokes email us! – Link.

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