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Old 01-15-2005, 03:37 PM   #1
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new ro unit

i just got my own ro/di unit. i started it up about 2 hours ago, and the directions say that you should not use the output until 10 gals of usable water have passed through.

i have a 24 gal per day kent marine maxxima24. do i seriously need to let 10 hours of water go through?

anyone with experience here that can confirm the bad news of 10 hours, or contradict and say less?

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Old 01-15-2005, 05:19 PM   #2
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You want to run that much through as a rinse, unfortunately.

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Old 01-15-2005, 07:22 PM   #3
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Be sure and take the DI cartridge out before you run water through it. The RO membranes are packed in a phosphate based coating to preserve them and this will exhaust your DI quite quickly. Run at least 10 gallons through it!
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Old 01-15-2005, 07:28 PM   #4
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Agree with Bearfan and Darin...10 gal minimum. I'd probably let it run for a day before I connected the DI cartridge.
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