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    Hmm, thanks Rs.
    No noise at all from the motor but just some flexi play on the drive cog,maybe a call to Tony at Draco see what he says.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Hi all,

    Almost 2 years into this thread, just wondering how everyone is getting on with their drums now?

    @NickK-UK How have you found reliability long term, and any further issues following the repaired/replaced PSU?

    @mcwatson1974 How has your larger mesh performed over the long term, did the fines eventually clear themselves up? (I suspected they would but didn't want to give false hope)?

    Did anyone who swapped to the larger mesh run gravity fed, and if so how has it performed compared to the 57 micron?

    Comparing drum prices, a Solum 25 and midi bio combi seems to offer good value compared to the competition, and being British made is a plus for me. Ultimately the eventual choice of drum and bio comes down to size and what will fit, but the Draco's seem slimmer than most other drums.
    I didn’t realize there was a larger mesh available. I bought my machine about 18 months ago and after a few initial hiccups it’s running great. I would be very interested in trying a larger mesh so that I could decrease the amount of washes but still maintain good water quality. Please can you give me the details of the larger mesh and is it available from Dracodrum?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ndwgolf View Post
    I didn’t realize there was a larger mesh available. I bought my machine about 18 months ago and after a few initial hiccups it’s running great. I would be very interested in trying a larger mesh so that I could decrease the amount of washes but still maintain good water quality. Please can you give me the details of the larger mesh and is it available from Dracodrum?


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    Have a read back through this thread - a few people have done it now.
    I believe there are cheaper places to buy it from than Draco themselves, but yes, they can supply a larger mesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndwgolf View Post
    I didn’t realize there was a larger mesh available. I bought my machine about 18 months ago and after a few initial hiccups it’s running great. I would be very interested in trying a larger mesh so that I could decrease the amount of washes but still maintain good water quality. Please can you give me the details of the larger mesh and is it available from Dracodrum?


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    I changed mine last April after having 5 min washes during Spring time. I ordered a 77 micron mesh direct from Draco and paid £46.06 which included delivery and VAT.

    Wanted it from Draco directly as I knew it would have been cut to the right size and all tested out, I think it was more expensive from resellers to Draco, but you can also get it cheaper if you buy mesh off the likes of ebay but not sure how successful it would be.

    Glad I did mine, for sake of my water bills and not been particularly detrimental to the water. When you look at the water coming out of the return, you'd be hard pressed to see anything in it that wasn't caught by the 77 micron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcwatson1974 View Post
    I changed mine last April after having 5 min washes during Spring time. I ordered a 77 micron mesh direct from Draco and paid £46.06 which included delivery and VAT.

    Wanted it from Draco directly as I knew it would have been cut to the right size and all tested out, I think it was more expensive from resellers to Draco, but you can also get it cheaper if you buy mesh off the likes of ebay but not sure how successful it would be.

    Glad I did mine, for sake of my water bills and not been particularly detrimental to the water. When you look at the water coming out of the return, you'd be hard pressed to see anything in it that wasn't caught by the 77 micron.
    I talked with Tony just a few days ago. He recommended I stick with the 70 mesh………..


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    Quote Originally Posted by ndwgolf View Post
    I talked with Tony just a few days ago. He recommended I stick with the 70 mesh………..


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    Had mine come with a 70 micron, I'd have probably stuck with that too as not worth the aggro going from a 70 to a 77. But my Solum 16 drum came with a 57 micron when purchased so was worth changing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcwatson1974 View Post
    Had mine come with a 70 micron, I'd have probably stuck with that too as not worth the aggro going from a 70 to a 77. But my Solum 16 drum came with a 57 micron when purchased so was worth changing.
    I think mine came with the 57 originally but when the screen got damaged I ordered 2 replacement screens and they were 70s. He mentioned that the 77 mesh was very fragile compared to the 70 mesh hence his recommendation to stick with 70.
    I’ve got my drum on a timer……… on for 45 seconds off for 12 minutes working great.
    Neil


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