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Old 11-12-2013, 04:28 PM   #2011
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Get to feeling better soon. My wife is a school teacher, so she brings home every virus available! Got sick from the flu shot last year, so don't know what I will do. Nice thing is the tank can go a few days without anything needed.
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Today ( actually yesterday ) was the day to do my pwc ,..only real difference was that for the last few days I've been battling the flu so just getting outa bed was a challenge all in itself let alone wrestling with whole water change ,.... Wow,...bend over too fast ,rush to the head ,..get up too fast,rush to the head,..try and clean something,rush to the head,...you get the idea :-/ Somehow ,I managed to get thru it alive ,...I hope the humuhumu / corals appreciate the effort ! Now, it's back on the couch ,tv on ,Theraflu standing by ,...wishing I felt good enough to have a IPA !
Hope you make a speedy recovery. You know in Ireland when you're not feeling well you drink Guiness!
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:46 AM   #2013
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Thank you guys,..feeling better this am,( so far ) ..my gf Laura dropped off some homemade chicken soup last nite which I thought was so sweet.,... being stranded on the couch for the last few days gave me some time to catch up on a few threads that I've been following.
Just out of curiosity, has anyone heard from or know why Jodi " jlsardina" disappeared from the forum,...I always enjoyed her input ,comments,...it looks like her last activity was jan. 4 th,
Hopefully,I'll be able to return to work tomorrow ,..this being sick is just not for me .
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:11 PM   #2014
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I decided that it might be time time to upgrade my rodi system to something larger and meaner ., my old brs unit ( a 75 gpd converted to a 150 gpd ) is due for servicing including all filters , tds meter and membranes ( .,i. Have a buddy interested in buying it from me if the price is right.) , i figured id oft for the 300 gal per day overkill unit as its replacement in high hopes that filter changes etc will be reduced and the optional drinking water option as a down the line idea.
I have retro fit one of my cabinets's doors via a sliding drawer slide which will slide the whole assembly out when ever needed for filter changes etc ... Hopefully all the measurements are correct and with fingers crossed i await the arrival of the new unit on thursday .
Ive included a few as we go pictures so you can kinda see where its heading ... As stated its a work in progress
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:31 PM   #2015
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Looks good, I would hope that at 300gpd that unit has a built in booster pump, that's the only thing I would change about my 100gpd model because the local water pressure is not that great, also if you go the drinking water route the biggest pressure tank you can fit/afford is your best option. The small 2 1/2 gallon bladder tank that came with mine was pretty sad but eventually it was replaced with a 55 gallon tank found cheap on Craig's list, anyway hope you enjoy the upgrade, and if you ever get a chance to do it please put up some more tank pics. I always enjoy pics of larger
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Looks good, I would hope that at 300gpd that unit has a built in booster pump, that's the only thing I would change about my 100gpd model because the local water pressure is not that great, also if you go the drinking water route the biggest pressure tank you can fit/afford is your best option. The small 2 1/2 gallon bladder tank that came with mine was pretty sad but eventually it was replaced with a 55 gallon tank found cheap on Craig's list, anyway hope you enjoy the upgrade, and if you ever get a chance to do it please put up some more tank pics. I always enjoy pics of larger
I need to find one of those 55 gallon pressure tanks! That's my limitation, the little bladder tank is ineffective.
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I too would like to run a whole house RODI. The water here stinks!
I think I can pull it off with a 75gpd unit though.....It's just me and the "lady friend", who is part time at the moment. I wonder how large of a container I would need to buffer so that when over 75 gpd is used, I won't run out. I know...all I really have to do is look at the meter and figure it out, but anyone care to guestimate?
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Nice upgrade Dary. I got a 300 gpd for my store and finally connected it last week & low and behold there is so much co2 in the line it has only made about 30 gal and yet the DI resin is about 30% used. I may have to do the water storage trick.

Also, think you may have the same condition as me....... Always finding a new project to do lol.
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I need to find one of those 55 gallon pressure tanks! That's my limitation, the little bladder tank is ineffective.
keep your eyes on Craig's list, there were some 80 gallon tanks that popped up here and there for @ $100 but too far of a drive, just make sure if you find a used one that you rinse out the inside extremely well as they may have sediment buildup from use in a well system
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I too would like to run a whole house RODI. The water here stinks! I think I can pull it off with a 75gpd unit though.....It's just me and the "lady friend", who is part time at the moment. I wonder how large of a container I would need to buffer so that when over 75 gpd is used, I won't run out. I know...all I really have to do is look at the meter and figure it out, but anyone care to guestimate?
In my vast experience, take your usual water usage and multiply by 5 if the girl friend moves in. Also adjust toilet paper usage accordingly. Minus showers and dish washing, your usage is probably surprisingly low.

One other thing, girl friends are like anemones. If the conditions aren't right, they will move.
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