Why should we add detergent / cleaning lotion in tray water

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      techcoze
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      On one of the guide page, i read that you have recommended adding detergent or cleaning lotion in tray water. What’s the purpose of this? does it make any difference in drop formation?

    • #2024 Reply
      Martyn
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      It changes the viscosity of the water and this changes the surface tension and this gives taller but thinner Worthington Jets. Too much can screw things up…

      This is something you really need to experiment with. A tiny amount of some detergents can make a difference, large amounts of other detergents have little effect.

      Having said the above, If you are just starting you will get better results adding guar gum or xanthan gum to the drop liquid. I use 1 level teaspoon to 1 litre, mixed in a blender, strained, and then dilute as I use it.

      • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by Martyn.
      • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by Martyn.
    • #2027 Reply
      Techcoze
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      Where do you add detergent or rinse aid? In drop liquid battle or bottom tray water?

    • #2028 Reply
      Martyn
      Keymaster

      The detergent goes in the bottom tray.

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