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Old 06-26-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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Where did you buy your ro/di units at?

Hey all, I have have done everything to get rid of my algae problem except to start using ro/di water which is my next step.
Where has everyone purchased theirs? Basically Im ro/di illiterate and Im not sure what to look for and I would like to purchase this tonite...can anyone point me to a decent one for the money. Im looking for a 35 to 75 gpd I guess...
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:10 PM   #2
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I purchased mine on Ebay from FilterDirect and I am happy with it. They were also very helpful with my questions on how to hook it straight into the plumbing under my sink. (I am very hardware/plumbing illiterate)

There was a thread or article around here that mentioned FilterDirect and two other sellers for RO/DI units.... I couldn't find it with a quick search but I am sure others will chime in.

Hope that helped some!
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:26 PM   #3
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I also bought from Filter Direct a few yrs ago. Never had a problem with the unit.

I have this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/USA-110GPD-RO-DI...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:28 PM   #4
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I got mine at my LFS but you can get it cheaper online as the others suggested.
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Old 06-26-2006, 10:43 PM   #6
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I got mine at homedepot. 150 without tax
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Old 06-26-2006, 10:56 PM   #7
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Aquasafe Canada on Ebay. Excellent results for me.
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www.airwaterice.com http://www.airwaterice.com/product/1TYPHOONIII

I wouldn't suggest getting an eBay filter, you will just have to upgrade the internals of it for you to get a true O TDS reading.
You get what you pay for...
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Why do you say this? According to my Hanna TDS, I get 0 TDS on mine. LOTs of people have used these with good results.
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These ebay filters are fine, however the membrane of choice is Real FilmTec (TFC) membranes not just DOW material but the actual Dow Product.

A lot of ebay RO/DI have DOW filmtec look-a-likes, which they will work great for a little while then they will start going hay-wire.

I bought a eBay RO/DI filter similar to the one that is posted on this thread and ending up having to change the internals on it. I should have just went and bought the Typhoon III to begin with instead of trying to save a little money.
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