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Old 04-03-2005, 05:42 PM   #1
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RO/DI Predicament

I want to get an RO/DI unit so I don't have to go to the LFS for my water. Here's the deal. I can't put it inside. Absolutly no room. I could put it outside in a storage shed. However there is no running water in the shed, I would have to run a garden hose from the outdoor foscet to the shed. Has anyone done this? Are there attachments to allow this? Any particular brand/model that would allow this? I don't want anything too fancy, don't need much GPD. I'd be happy with 25-50 GPD.

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Old 04-03-2005, 05:52 PM   #2
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Maybe you'd like to do something like what I do...
I have a RO/DI unit that I keep in the garage. When I need to make some water, I bring it in, put it on the counter and hook it up to the faucet. I have a connector for the sink faucet. Fill up whatever container and then put it back in the garage. It's really not much of a hassle unless you're gonna be using it every few days.
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Old 04-03-2005, 05:57 PM   #3
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That sounds like a good idea Gator. I don't fully understand how a RO/DI unit works, but how long does it take to fill up your container/s?
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Old 04-03-2005, 07:34 PM   #4
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Mine is rated at 100 GPD. It takes 2 or 3 hours to make 10 gallons which is my usual water change amount. I also have an 18 gal rubbermade container (auto topoff) that I have to fill now and then and that takes several hours. So far I haven't forgotten and had any overflows.... although I've come close.
I'm happy with my system of lugging it in and out of the garage as needed though.
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Old 04-03-2005, 07:48 PM   #5
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I keep mine in the garage. And when I need to make some RO water, I connect it up with a garden hose. There is a garden hose connector for most RO units which use the 1/4" pipes.
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Old 04-03-2005, 08:32 PM   #6
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Kwan - thats what Im looking to do. Did the fitting come with your equipment? I want to get a 40g garbage can to have plenty of water on hand.
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Old 04-04-2005, 06:07 AM   #7
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Mine is a Kent Garden Tap Connector which I bought separately. However, I live in the UK and I am not sure whether the exact fitting will apply in the US. I assume there will be something similar.

The following link shows a Kent Garden Tap Connector.
http://www.aquatics-online.co.uk/lis...tp=81&rets=192


I can either connect this directly to a garden tap or in my case I connected another garden hose fitting so that I can fit it to the end of a garden hose.
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Old 04-04-2005, 11:53 AM   #8
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The RO/DI that I bought on ebay has adapters for garden hose, faucet or to tap into your water supply. The unit is not all that big. Fits under the sink. It is also a 100gpd model.
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Phyl, what brand did you get?
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Old 04-04-2005, 12:06 PM   #10
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FilterDirect. I got the 100gpd that didn't come with the pressure tank. We just run it for RO/DI so there's no need for the PT. Sit the bucket in the sink and in 2 hrs the bucket is full. It is in the sink because at around 2.5 hours we're turning it off. *sigh* We really need to get better at turning that off! Glad we put it in the sink though or there'd be one HECK of a mess on our floors!
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