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Old 01-16-2005, 02:20 PM   #1
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RO/DI Unit

Who makes the best one?
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Old 01-16-2005, 04:09 PM   #2
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Can't tell you who makes the best but I can tell you that the Water General one being sold by filterdirect on eBay is pretty good.
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The Aqua FX line is real nice as well. All aluminum brackets and made in america.
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Old 01-16-2005, 07:32 PM   #4
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air water ice has nice units.... right now IMO they are all pretty much the same. The only real difference is the resin they use in the Di cartridge. shop around for the best price and you can always upgrade the filters if you dont get the water quality your looking for.
I have a AWI 100gpd unit and love it..... But there are other units cheaper and they work the same.
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Old 01-17-2005, 12:22 AM   #5
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I second the Water General sold on ebay by filter direct. My TDS meter reads 0 pmm (that is Zero) from 150ppm from my well.

You can see my rave review on the second page of this topic:

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My preference is Aqua FX. The built in pressure gauge and available inline TDS meters make their units stand out from the crowd IMO. Customer support is also good.
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WOW, 150 PPM from a well! That's amazing. I thought I was fortunate to be right around the 300ppm mark from cuty water. And I know some one city water closer to 500ppm.

-but to answer the question, it depeneds on the use. I have a 6 stage from filters direct and can't complain at all. But I also know that AquaFX and others have proven themselves as well.

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I use the AquaFX Baracuda, and as mentioned love the inline TDS meter, the pressure gauge and the clear canisters so you can see the condition of your filters.

BTW, my well runs at 85 ppm and filters to 0 ppm, but I am on Lake Superior with all sand soil, so the natural filtration is good.
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Old 01-17-2005, 11:58 AM   #9
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Aquasafe Canada unit I have does great. I have had no problems with mine.
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Thanks. My city water has 375+ PPM phosphate... lol, so I'll need to get one. Maybe I can find an AquaFX at 23 GPD with a 50 gallon storage container.
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