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Old 05-10-2015, 11:37 AM   #11
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I got say I feel for 54(obiviously)!
That being said this is one of the times we say "one day we will look back and laugh".
I took me 2 years to laugh and fear strikes deep in my heart still but I "fish on !" and at 50 years old what else could wrong?
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:40 AM   #12
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If it helps, I have a decent recipe for ground hog chili...


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Freshwater fish-head for more than 20 years now, but salt water newbie.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:46 PM   #13
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Me too. Fortunately though, I don't have to wheel barrels around. I don't know how long I could stand doing that. Sink to RODI to barrels to tank is only 10-12 feet tops.
I also have a pressure switch in the system that shuts down the booster pump when the barrels are full, but the waste water will never stop running down the drain unless I manually shut it off.
Why not do the collecting in the barrels with float switches, then manually fill the moveable barrels while you are present?
It's funny you saying "the sound of running water is not uncommon in the fishroom!" but if you are like me, you kinda know the difference between the regular running water, and "something's wrong" running water...lol. At least I like to think i do

Your RO/DI should cut off the waste water when it senses back pressure on the output line. And yes, a simple float valve keeps the barrels from overflowing.


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Old 05-11-2015, 07:13 PM   #14
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I have a float valve coming also a new pump that was under warranty because it overheated from which caused this head ach
now thats under control ,
went downstairs into the basement to find the sump pump that keeps the basement dry cut out think it did the same thing my sump did , now I got over a foot of water in the basement , I'm going to need to rent a dumpster to throw all the water logged boxes and junk , ins should cover it I hope
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Your RO/DI should cut off the waste water when it senses back pressure on the output line. And yes, a simple float valve keeps the barrels from overflowing.


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So, are you saying I have the pressure switch in the wrong place? Why didn't I think of that????
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So, are you saying I have the pressure switch in the wrong place? Why didn't I think of that????
My ro has this;

1/4" Auto Shut Off Valve - Bulk Reef Supply
I believe it stops waste water .
Works with or without booster pump.
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So, are you saying I have the pressure switch in the wrong place? Why didn't I think of that????

Not trying to be a know it all. But there is a valve switch that the main feed water goes thru on one side and the output runs thru the other side. Usually a little square white package with 4 connections. When there's back pressure on the output line, that closes the feed line and shuts off water to the RO unit. No waste water unless the unit is producing water. Make sure it's not in backwards.


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Mine was built by BRS- I simply plugged it in. I do have the valve you both speak of, but it does not stop waste water.
I also have this inline-
1/4" Aquatec 8800 Booster Pump Kit - Bulk Reef Supply

Which has Aquatec PSW pressure switch. This switch shuts off the booster pump when pressure builds, but it also does not stop waste water.
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That's the whole purpose of that valve. It must be inoperative.


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That's the whole purpose of that valve. It must be inoperative.


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I would even go look for a brs video on the valve.
I'm pretty sure there is some mention of it(not clear what) even with pump.
For the price I would try another and find out about use with pump.
I'm interested as I really should use pump(due to low pressure) but don't.
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