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Old 01-29-2005, 02:04 AM   #1
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5 stage RO/DI units on ebay, worth it?

There are numerous 5 stage RO/DI units on ebay, and i have been kicking around getting one. Is there anything special I need to look for or beware of. This is the one I'm considering.

I would REALLY appreicate any thoughts.

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Old 01-29-2005, 02:11 AM   #2
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can ya post the link ?
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Old 01-29-2005, 02:15 AM   #3
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I hear filterdirect (one of the main sellers of these on ebay) mentioned all the time here and I have seen this question posted before. You might want to search through the posts and you will probably find the answer you need.
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:56 AM   #4
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...vi:1:2v_search is the link. There are many to bid on, all the same.


greenfish, i will do a search now and see what i get.
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Here is the one I have and I love it. The one your looking at looks nice to.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...353198257&rd=1
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Thanks Cindy, I was hoping to find one from filters direct. THANKS!

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Old 01-29-2005, 11:50 AM   #8
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I have the 6 stage unit like the one you are looking at. Quality is good but shipping was longer than I expected. My ebay user ID is Brandst, I left him feedback a few days ago.

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Aquasafe Canada is a good seller as well.
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A few things to beware of when looking at the "budget" RO units. First, don't be misled by the one claiming to have 5 or 6 stages. Usually, this means that it comes with an inline post DI carbon cartridge which is not necessary. The 6 stage units often have two sediment filters...again, in most situations, this is of no benefit. If you're on well water, you might benefit from dual sediment carts. I use a 10 mic followed by a 1 mic because my well can get a little muddy at times. For city/county water, it's not needed. Another thing I've seen is that some of the units will have an "inline" DI cartridge. These are smaller than the regular DI cart and do not last as long. They are nearly as expensive to replace as the full size carts. All you really need is 1 sediment, 1 carbon, RO membrane, DI cartridge. Most of these units will not come with pressure gauges or TDS meters either. I'm not trying to talk you out of buying one...just pointing out some of the things manufacturers do to cut costs or make thier unit seem better than it really is. Take a look at the Aqua FX units. These are top of the line, no nonsense units. Even if you don't want to buy one of their units, I would suggest using them as a comparison for any unit you're looking at.
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