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Old 08-25-2006, 08:29 PM   #11
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What exactly does a float valve do? I've had the unit for several months and it seems to shut off once the 3 gallon tank is full. Haven't noticed extra water draining (felt the line, not cold to the touch) and no noticeable change in water bill.

This unit came with the drinking water faucet which is nice to have. I didn't order anything extra, the ebay kit from them had everything I needed.
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:52 PM   #12
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vanphyre, thats a different unit. filter direct sells one unit with a tank and faucet and the other has 2 di chambers and no tank for about 15-20 bucks less.

i had a hard time because i wanted the extra di chamber but went with the other because of the tank. i have been very happy also. having a hard time finding a high quality di resin to refil the chaber.
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:35 AM   #13
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The float valve is mounted on the lid of a bucket, the top of a sump, whatever, and shuts off water from the RO filter (or gravity-fed resevoir) when the level reaches a certain point. I'm after one so I can run water into a bucket, and have it shut off before it overflows (which already happened while I got busy taking a phone call).
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:26 AM   #14
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ahhh, that makes sense now. Sorry, I didn't notice that it was a different unit. I've had my bucket overflow twice so far, just simply forgot to check back in time. The tank holds about 3 gallons, then water trickles out into the bucket after that. I usually shut it off and wait for the tank to fill up again, but sometimes just let it trickle into the bucket. That trickle fills faster than you think..
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:40 AM   #15
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same hear.
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:37 PM   #16
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Just got ours in today (my salt water bud and I split the cost) so If any one has any questions on this exact unit before assembly ,I assume there will be some, fire away.
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I'm going to add a "T" in the DI output line, and a second 6G bucket with another float valve, so I can fill 2 6 gallon buckets, plus the 3g in reserve, overnight. That gives me 15G, which is enough for a 20% water change.

No waiting, and it'll all fit under my laundry room sink.

I wish I had room for a large water container, which I could fill up, then mix with salt, aerate, and pump straight from there into the tank, but its about 25' away, and I just don't have room for a container that big where the RO unit is. Something to plan ahead better next time when placing an aquarium
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I have a unit just like it bought from the same seller, a great buy! I've got mine filling up a 35gal trash can, I keep it filled so I have plenty of water at all times, of course I'm using it for top off, making new SW and for my 5 Freshwater tanks.
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