Fixing the Weep System?


Most unprofessional weep wire job ever?  Well the solenoid valve that I was replaced was 24 volts and mine is 110 volts.  Solution?  Just use an extension cord!  Also I had lots of extra parts left over.

Weep Mizer problem


The Weep Mizer decided not to cut on last night or the wind chill was too low and froze everything.  Today it does not even get above freezing (by 10 degrees) so I had to shut the place down.

Hooked up anti-freeze based chemical – Update


I think that the anti-freeze won the contest against the water weep system for my foam brush.  But, that is because my weep mizer was messed up and I needed to readjust it another degree.  For the water weep system, only 2 out of 4 bays were weeping while the anti-freeze worked in all the bays.  I also needed to salt the bays today.  I was surprised with how many people actually washed their cars today when it was below freezing.

What happened when my Dixmor DX-1000 Weep Mizer did not work?


(First picture from left) 1) All my high pressure hoses were frozen. 2) Broken tire cleaner hose. 3) Broken RO water hose. 4) This was a surprise, broken high pressure hose. Also a rainbow.


(First picture from left) 1) Hydrominder got stuck. 2) And another RO water hose busted.

I am not really sure why the Weep Mizer did not work, but my theory is that I had it on the screen where you select if you want it “on” or “off” and it was on “on” but I guess you have to leave the screen? All I know is that it just didn’t work.

Why reading sometimes is good?


Yes, I already got this fixed before.  Yes, I might have broken it while installing it the first time.  Yes, I think Dixmor is the best for repairing stuff.

 So I installed the DX-1000 Weep Mizer which means that I had to remove my Rube Goldberg weep system.


I purchased an Asco Red-Hat II normally open solenoid.  After installing the solenoid I needed to attach the 3 wires coming out of the solenoid.  I decided to install the 2 red wires to the black wire and the green and yellow wire to the white power wire.  This was the wrong way and not cutting the power first caused a huge mini-sun flash.  It also turned my glove black and shocked me pretty good, making my pinkie numb.  I closed my eyes and I could still see this bright light.  Then after installing the wires correctly I figured out that I installed the solenoid the wrong direction.  The solenoid would not close all the way when installed the wrong way, who would have thought?  So the moral of the story is to try and read the instructions after you get shocked?