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Old 02-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #501
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Production most likely has a lot to do it water pressure I have 80 psi and make almost 8 gallons a hour but do have a 150gpd membrane.
Yeah I don't have good pressure. Probably better in the bathroom than in the kitchen. Im in an apartment so there's a lot of ppl using the water lol
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You may need a booster pump then. In some cases, if the pressure isn't strong enough, most of your water will bypass the filters and you will waste a lot more.
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You may need a booster pump then. In some cases, if the pressure isn't strong enough, most of your water will bypass the filters and you will waste a lot more.
I may have too. My bathroom is better pressure definitely so I'll try that first and see what the gauge says. If its low I'll have to get a booster. What's a good pressure? 65psi?

What about heaters which brand do you like and what watt?
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The filter you will get will tell you the recommended pressure. But 65psi is good I believe. I think 80 would be optimal on my unit.
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The filter you will get will tell you the recommended pressure. But 65psi is good I believe. I think 80 would be optimal on my unit.
Yeah someone said they have 80 and get good amount of water made. I may buy the booster pump any way because I know my flows not much and if I can get it on the next bulk buy on the 7th on sale I'll probably get it.

Is this what I need?

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/...-pump-kit.html

Or do I need the 3/4"?
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RO tubing is 1/4" so looks good to me, but I'm no expert in this area. If you had this inline.

As in, pipe -> RO tubing -> booster -> ro tubing -> filter
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I may have too. My bathroom is better pressure definitely so I'll try that first and see what the gauge says. If its low I'll have to get a booster. What's a good pressure? 65psi?

What about heaters which brand do you like and what watt?
65 will do.
I'm not sure about the heaters. They all seem to work similar as far as I have seen. I have Aqueon and Jaeger heaters at various points throughout my system.
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RO tubing is 1/4" so looks good to me, but I'm no expert in this area. If you had this inline.

As in, pipe -> RO tubing -> booster -> ro tubing -> filter
I was always under the impression you needed a pressurized storage tank to use a booster pump. How would it be able to push water if all it could push is what's coming in the house?
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Honestly I have no idea? Anyone that uses one that knows won be appreciated!

It does say with the kit that it's all you need to run it but I have no idea!
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i would also like to know the answer to that. i may end up having to do a booster pump since i only get about 43psi.
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