· By Moshe Belilty
Setting up your Hilico system
Congratulations on getting your new Hilico system! You're just a few steps away from collecting pure and clean rainwater. In this post, we'll guide you through the setup of your new device.
First things first, before you begin the setup process, we recommend that you watch this short video.
Finding anchoring point:
Choosing the right location for your hilico device can be a bit of a challenge, but don't stress! There are a ton of options available. To help you out, here are some general guidelines to keep in mind when searching for a spot. Keep in mind that these are just suggestions and you don't have to strictly follow them. Don't be afraid to think outside the box, you'll find many unconvetional anchoring points to set up your system.
Look for a sturdy pole with a diameter of 4 to 40 cm, or a window grate with gaps not larger than 30 cm between them.
If you plan to install the system under a tree, choose a spot with less foliage to ensure better water quality.
Assemble the system in a way that does not interrupt pedestrian or traffic.
Finally, make sure to install the system "down wind".
Locate a suitable anchoring point for your device. Affix the connector, with the rodes to the anchor, point downwind.
Insert the metal rodes into the head pins of the connector.
Attach the main tarp to the ropes.
Tie the upper strings above the anchoring point using the strap and buckle. You can wrap the strap twice or more to secure it in place.
Attach the tube to the bottom of the main filter.
Attach the water containers to the tube.
Secure the water containers to the collection unit using the stabilizing spring. Make sure that the container is stable on the ground or up to an inch above the ground.