Here's a little experience I had yesterday that may give some people who are on the fence about RO
units a little bit of a push.
I bought a 50 gallon-per-day unit and have had it attached to the sink in the back hall for about two months. Needless to say, my wife wasn't too happy about always having it there.
Yesterday I moved it to the garage and attached it to the wall near the door to the back hallway. The connection goes to the faucet in the garage.
resin was about 20% orange when I hooked it up. I had topped up the tank with about 4 liters of RO
water and went to fill up the bottles I used. After four liters of RO
water from the tap in the garage my DI
resin is now completely orange!
God only knows what was residing in that tube. It's the same house, the same water system.....just a different tap and pipe. If I had of put that straight into the tank and just added salt and a dechlorinator I would have likely killed everything in it.
Now I need to pickup a new DI
filter and will be running that tap for a while when I get home to hopefully clean it out a bit. Not all water is created equal