I have recently purchased a refurb Zip G5 Hydrotap – (thinking I got a deal…)
Unbeknownst to me at the time I bought a “Boiling Filtered” Model and not “Boiling…and filtered”.
So the my hydrotap out of the box can ONLY do boiling water… naturally the missus is not happy as the majority of the reason we wanted a tap in the first place is to get filtered water - we dont want to drill another hole through the benchtop either.
So what we ended up doing … as a workaround… is to buy a seperate water filter but route one of the flexible housing through 1 of the 3 water outlet holes from bottom of the hydrotap… good we are making progress.
Now that we have filter water… to control its access involves opening the cupboard beneath the sink and manually turning a tap…
What I am now exploring is to somehow switch on/off water without having to open the cupboard Nor having some sorta wired button.
In my mind… we either do something wirelessly… some sorta sensor… or leverage the existing unused buttons on the Zip tap itself.
The Zip tap itself has a usb connection to a command centre that sits underneath the sink… anyway we can “intercept” the signal or some other method to figure out one of the unused button is pressed?