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Old 10-17-2013, 12:28 AM   #11
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RO water makes better tasting coffee and ice tea IMO. To me it's tasteless.

As for filters I change mine usually yearly but you get a TDS meter which tells you when you need to replace them. It all depends on the quality and how much sediments is in your tap water. They also make a pre-filter you can order that helps stretch out the time between filter changes. I don't use one myself.
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You just ordered the machine not any of the extras advertised on the website. The ones on that site seem cheaper then amazon
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+1 to rivercats. it also depends on how you like your water. some people love well water, because of the high iron content. some people hate the taste of minerals in their water and only drink R/O water. i live towards the country and love the way our water tastes, but when i go to my moms (in the cities) i can't stand to drink it
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Live in the city and hate the taste. Do you still use water conditioner if you use ro water. And is ro and ro di water the same
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Live in the city and hate the taste. Do you still use water conditioner if you use ro water. And is ro and ro di water the same
No, RO gets rid of like 98-99%, DI gets rid of the the rest.
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I ordered the unit as is, no extra's. Then I found more 2 gallon jugs like they sell as I make 16 gallons at a time about 3x or so a week.

You don't need any declor or conditioners when using RO. Just put it in the tank. I use RO also for all my top off's.

Just be sure you use a mix of RO and Tap water. If you would used only pure RO water then you have to remineralize it with special products which in your instance isn't needed.
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