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Old 04-04-2014, 11:14 PM   #2351
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Hi Buffy...you can regenerate DI resin, but it's a pretty lengthy process I wouldn't advise. Pretty much same case with activated carbon. Good luck with your tank, sometimes priorities change.
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Isn't distilled water just boiled water?

No, it's purified water. They boil it then re condense the steam.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:35 PM   #2353
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We have RO/DI's at work and water polishing units but they are of course industrial size and we regenerate them all the time, I just didn't know if I could do it on a small home scale. I don't have acid/caustic here at home LOL.

I could replace the DI part (it still looks good - it's in a clear cylinder) but I am concerned with the first 3 stages, ummm sediment filter, crap forgot what the 2nd one is - carbon something I think and the third being the ro membrane. Those cylinders are not clear for me to get a visual.

Looks like I am gonna have to somehow come up with the money to replace the unit.
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Why do you need to replace the unit? Sounds like you just need some filters and resin...
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:25 PM   #2355
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I want clear cylinders so I can see things expire before I get into this fix again and it doesn't appear to cost much more if I get the set. Then I can just replace filters and resin.
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:37 PM   #2356
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Think I should start a new thread or something since this one is sooooo long? And it's not a "new" tank anymore, just trying to "restore" it.
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Good news

So I talked to one of the lab guys at work that is on my shift who also happens to have a tank (29 or 39 cube I think plus a little one) and he is gonna see if he can regenerate my ro for me. I have no problem replacing resin as I still have some from last time plus I can get some at work. With acid/caustic in bulk at work, gonna see if we can do the little home ro. If it doesn't work, I also talked to the lab supervisor yesterday and he said I can bring demin water home and alot of the guys do that. Just found out yesterday a few of the guys with tanks don't have ro's they bring water home from work. lol WHEW. So I will bring in a few of my 1 gallon containers and start hauling when I have to work.

I brought home a conductivity meter and tested my water. It is 112.48mho's. It should be 0 after leaving ro/di. (Least it is at work lol). Which this means that my tank is high in conductivity. Anything I can do to fix that besides working on water changes? I can only bring so much home at a time. We do have camera's on the property all over and even though I have permission there still is a chance someone will get pissed since some of them still have a target on my back, so I don't want to bring much home. Least during daytime lol and I don't work nights for another week.

So I know of at least 3 guys at work who have tanks now, didn't know any did. I knew one had one but he is off my shift now and he had dismantled it but since seeing mine he has started his back up lol. I am so glad my lab guy has a tank, but a few minute conversation with anyone there dealing with tanks turns into a half hour or more and then we are busting butt trying to catch up on our regular jobs LMAO.
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