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Old 11-30-2004, 03:13 PM   #11
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Did you flush it out? RO's usually recommend discarding the first 10-20 gal or so. keep testing the tds.
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Old 11-30-2004, 03:30 PM   #12
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You don't use water to calibrate it, its a special fluid..

It also sounds like you have you filters in wrong. A micron filter should be first to collect sediment before it gets to the carbon.
What type of unit is it. And if its a new unit like the others said trash the first 10-20 gal of water.
I would rearrange the filters...... coursious on what kind of unit it is. With a 5 stage you could get ride of the last carbon ro micron and add a DI cartridge.
http://www.h2oinstruments.com/PH_Meters.htm
this is to give you a idea on what Im talking about with the fluid... Google for it.
Also if the meter is new it probably is ok and is just the way your filters are hooked up. Anyone near you have a TDS you can borrow to compair? How about the LFS.....Take some water for them to test if they have a TDS.
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Thanks that might be it. I got it on ebay and had a plumber install it I'll rearrange the filter cartridges and check it. A DI unit would burn out very quickly in Miami so I decided not to get one.
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starting with a TDs of 200-250 is not bad at all. My friend starts with 700 and his Di works well.
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It really depends on what those solids are. In my case it is calcium carbonate.
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Check your TDS meter in some distilled water. It should read 0-1 or very close to it. Not the best way to calibrate it, but it'll get you close.
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I have a six stage: 10 micron - 5 micron - 1 micron - membrane - carbon block - DI cartridge. I get about 205 out of the tap and about 5ppm RO. My DI is shot because I am getting the same TDS out of the DI cartridge. Just changed all of the pre-filters as my pressure had gotten really bad. Could not believe the gook on the pre-filters.
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:05 PM   #18
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It seems to be working my TDS is down to 6. Maybe I should get a two micron? I used my friends meter though. I think mine is broken, or maybe not calibrated properly.
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Old 12-02-2004, 10:21 AM   #19
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One way to tell is test with his then yours if there the same then it ok...
Down to 6 with no DI is great I do not think you will get much better then this with a extra micron.
Are you sure you don't have a DI cartridge in there... 6 is extremely low for just micron, membrane and carbon.
What unit is this and were did u get it???
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I might, I don't know what two of the stages do. Actually now that Look at it im pretty sure it has a DI.
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