Disaster! I was starting to fill the tank after getting the plumbing finished when we had a bit of an issue. It would have been convenient to connect my new RO
system to the kitchen sink which is 4 feet from the tank, however the faucet didn't allow a connection due to how it was designed. So, I hooked up my python in the bathroom, about 25' feet away, took off the venturi piece and the inlet extension, and basically just used the hose. Connected everything and started filling.
It was going great for about 8 hours, filled about 2" of water in the bottom of the tank.
Talk about a slow process. I decieded to leave it on overnight and looked forward to waking up with enough water to start mixing in my salt. The problem starts.
At about mid-night, the python hose, which was 4 years old I remind you, burst at a kink location due to the pressure. The sound of the hose exploding under the pressure was unreal. My cat laying in bed with me and my wife freaked out, scratched her back as it ran for cover, and used my face as a spring board to jump onto the dresser. She stepped right on my eye socket just as I was waking up due to the loud sound. I think she nearly poked my eye out. The dog started barking just as the abusive cat knocked a metal cup off the dresser onto the hard wood floor resulting in more crashing.
Me and the wife, with scratched back and me with one eye hustle to the bathroom to find ALOT of water on the floor and its still flowing pretty good. We shut it off, got out some beach towels, and got back to bed about 12:30. Yikes!
My wife is such a trooper. She says "I told you we should leave that on when we are asleep or not at home". Yadda yadda yadda. But, at the same time, she was supportive and went to Home Depot to work on a resolution.
I ended up getting a dishwasher connection for the sink in the kitchen. It uses a small metal sleeve which connects to a quick snap connector which resembles a hose bib. We connected the RO
system to that last night and it ran for a view hours and everything seemed fine. She will be home today so it will run all day.
I just want to get this thing full... what an experience.