Quick Disconnect Pipe System (Bubbler Manifold) Installation Steps
Lay Brown General Purpose Masking Paper out Center of table. Front to Back.
Evenly space Quick Disconnect Pipe System (QDPS) per 4x4 space.
Measure and write down the distance between the start of the table and the first bubbler. (Subtract 1.5” if using 3/4” pvc and 2.5” if using 1” pvc.)
Measure and write down the distance between each QDPS. (Add 1.5” to each total when using 3/4” pvc and 2” when using 1” pvc.)
Cut PVC pipe to the lengths you now have (step 3 & 4)
WITHOUT gluing the pvc to QDPS connect the pvc pipe to the QDPS. Repeat with all QDPS
Cut two additional pvc for the Air Bleed Valve installation
Cut one length 4”
Cut one length 11”
Connect the 4” pvc pipe to the outlet of the last QDPS
Connect an elbow pvc pipe fitting to the end of the 4” pvc pipe. Have the top of the elbow facing up.
Connect the 14” pvc (step 7) to the top of the elbow pipe fitting
Connect a slip x fpt pipe fitting to the top of the 14” pvc cut.
Wrap the threads of the 3/4” Air Bleed Valve with Teflon Tape. Wrap clockwise.
Screw the 3/4” Air Bleed Valve in the female threads of the slip x fpt pipe fitting.
Go back through using pvc primer and glue to connect all pipe fittings and pvc pipe together.
Tip: When gluing the pvc pipe to the QDPS start with the QDPS laying flat on the table. Insert the pvc pipe and pull the QDPS up so that it is now standing straight.
Ensure that glue and primer is applied to the pvc pipe and fitting
Place 1 pot/cube in the furthest position away from the bubbler it will be connected to
Connect the 1/4” tubing to the QDPS. Roll it out to the pot previously placed (step 16) and cut the tubing
Disconnect the 1/4” tubing (step 17) and measure it. Cut all necessary 1/4” tubing to this length.
Tip: Ensure that all 1/4” tubing is cut the same length.
Connect 1/4” tubing to all QDPS ports
Tip: If you are not using all the ports of a bubbler. Plug the end of the 1/4” lines with a 1/4” goof plug.