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Old 12-04-2013, 04:09 PM   #2051
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No spartan unit only leaked at the pressure gauge & I fixed that, I actually decided to add a second DI stage to mine but the canisters are still on backorder. They finally got the refillable cartridge in but still no canisters.
I got a email saying that my canisters are on their way so I would imagine that your's can't be far behind.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:53 PM   #2052
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I got a email saying that my canisters are on their way so I would imagine that your's can't be far behind.
lol. I call them twice a week and last Monday they told me two weeks. Guess I better check again. Thanks.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #2053
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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 !!!
I used to work at a WW2 radial aircraft engine overhaul shop my father owned and we would get 1000' spools of rubber cord that we would cut to length with a template and then use super glue to connect them...voila! Perfect o-rings...if a super glued o-ring worked for a aircraft under FAA scrutiny this o-ring you made should be perfect for a aquarium
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Just noticed the update...the diameter must have been off by a hair
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:15 PM   #2055
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I used to work at a WW2 radial aircraft engine overhaul shop my father owned and we would get 1000' spools of rubber cord that we would cut to length with a template and then use super glue to connect them...voila! Perfect o-rings...if a super glued o-ring worked for a aircraft under FAA scrutiny this o-ring you made should be perfect for a aquarium
That's so cool to hear,...I think I NOW have the right combo for the next time I have to change out the filters,....thanks for the info,.. It reassured me that I figured things out right for once,..thank you
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:10 AM   #2056
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Did your "custom" shipping replacement filters arrive yet? I just got the email notification that the canister I had been wanting to order was back in stock so hopefully mine ships today. Also tracking on my "custom" shipped order shows due to arrive today. Yay, DI resin replacement time!
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:39 AM   #2057
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Did your "custom" shipping replacement filters arrive yet? I just got the email notification that the canister I had been wanting to order was back in stock so hopefully mine ships today. Also tracking on my "custom" shipped order shows due to arrive today. Yay, DI resin replacement time!
i havent received them yet nor did i get a tracking # either... So your guess is as good as mine... Been nine days since they " custom" shipped them out
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:48 AM   #2058
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i havent received them yet nor did i get a tracking # either... So your guess is as good as mine... Been nine days since they " custom" shipped them out
At this point I would call them, Dary. They now have the items in stock so they could re-ship direct from them to you. Best of luck.
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At this point I would call them, Dary. They now have the items in stock so they could re-ship direct from them to you. Best of luck.
I called them this morning and was told that they were having my canisters drop shipped from the manufacturer,..... Expect delivery whenever they get here I guess,... In the mean time MY homemade o rings working good.
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Well, def sounds like BRS gets to look bad for being stuck in the middle in this case. Glad your ingenuity is still going strong Dary.
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