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Old 04-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Do I need a RO/D with well water

I was reading another post about RO/D. Said one needs one, but it seems to be not attached to the tank, but it gets attached to your water source, am I correct?? Do you keep it permanently attached to your water supply, that would be expensive I think to use, filters and all. I have well water, do I need a RO/D with well water? U just use the RO water to top off the tank. I have always used my well water. It is such wonderful water. Let me know pls thanks
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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yes you still need rodi.. read these

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Old 04-20-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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yes you should still use ro/di water. You never know whats really in the water
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Ro is the best way to go. Less phosphates, toxins, and other chemicals. Ro is used for top off and to mix salt water.
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If you want to run an RO/DI on a well system, you'll need to check your water pressure. I forget what the exact cutoff is, but I think most RO/DI's require a minimum of 55-60psi input pressure (to get water through the membrane), otherwise you will need a booster pump.

EDIT: Did some reading.... seems the general consensus is <50psi input is considered low pressure & recommends a booster pump. Anything <40psi will require a booster pump.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:10 PM   #6
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Thank you for answering. No problem I can get a RO/DI they are cheap on Ebay. Only problem is, this house is a very old farm house. Not sure it has the pressure we need to run the RO/DI. Oh how do you test the pressure. I have a friend who might know. I will have to check on that. Also what kind of booster pump do you need. Does it need to be attached to the house, or to the RO/DI.Thank you all for your response.
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I live in an old farm house with well water. I dont have issues with running my ro/di. I attach it to the tap on my sink and let it go to work. As long as it isnt leaking you wont have any issues.
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