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Old 11-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #2031
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So the new brs $419 spartan rodi unit came in last thursday ., and it's a rather impressive beast in it self.., so i installed a valve under my bathroom sink and ran the lines ( feed and return. ) thru the wall and behind my giant cabinet and also installed a inline valve right before entering the rodi unit..... So far so good.., everything is plumbed and ready for a test fire... First cylinder fills and leaks voraciously., second cylinder does the same and so forth ... I try and tighten the individual cylinders as much as humanly possible and did manage to curb the flow to three out of four., however there was just no stopping the flow thru the di filter.,,it was a gusher ., it appears that the rubber o rings where not compressing enough to stop the flow of water before the plastic cylinder housing bottomed out when it met the top main housing..... I called brs and explained that it appeared that the orings were simply not the correct size for the unit and explained the whole situation., they agreed and were going to send me a whole new complete set of o rings via express mail and that i would get them by saturday.... Will its monday and ive yet to see anything... Soooooo taking the bull by the horn i found a giant o ring at work and experimented by cutting it to size and super gluing it together ., this oring is about twice as thick as the supplied one., its been up and running fir about and hour now and theres no drips !!! She works beautifully !!! Hopefully eventually brs will make good on my orings but until then im happy that i can finally make up some new water !!!
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:16 PM   #2032
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High five there boss! Great job on the DIY.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:44 PM   #2033
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Glad you got it together. My spartan leaked from the water pressure gauge when it first came. Guess quality control there is slipping lol. Hour your new gaskets arrive soon though.
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So the DI cartridge was too long for the filter housing? Was there a insert on the bottom of the cartridge that would stop it from properly setting on the bottom of the housing? I had that problem once with a odd sized cartridge. BRS sells the ones with the yellow foam inserts in them. I put them in a pair of clear plastic housings so I could monitor the resins color change. They seemed to fit fine. The O ring was a pretty good quick fix, you may be the new master of super glue.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:26 PM   #2035
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So the DI cartridge was too long for the filter housing? Was there a insert on the bottom of the cartridge that would stop it from properly setting on the bottom of the housing? I had that problem once with a odd sized cartridge. BRS sells the ones with the yellow foam inserts in them. I put them in a pair of clear plastic housings so I could monitor the resins color change. They seemed to fit fine. The O ring was a pretty good quick fix, you may be the new master of super glue.
No,...cartridge is fine ,...just the wrong o rings installed from brs / factory (?) ... Simply no compression on the o rings when the clear filter housing canister is screwed down as tight as you can get it!
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No,...cartridge is fine ,...just the wrong o rings installed from brs / factory (?) ... Simply no compression on the o rings when the clear filter housing canister is screwed down as tight as you can get it!
were the other O rings a different (thicker) size?
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:51 PM   #2037
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were the other O rings a different (thicker) size?
The ones that were supplied with the unit needed to be twice as thick to be usable ,... The one that I made up were just that ,...twice as thick ,... I'll be really interested in what they actually send m as a "replacement".... Somebody was asleep when they assembled this unit
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The ones that were supplied with the unit needed to be twice as thick to be usable ,... The one that I made up were just that ,...twice as thick ,... I'll be really interested in what they actually send m as a "replacement".... Somebody was asleep when they assembled this unit
Sounds like it.
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone. !!!!
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