Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-01-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 56
Ebay RO DI Unit Help!

Hello everyone! I just installed my RO DI unit i purchased on ebay (the 59.99 one) and i am getting extreme leaks out of the RO membrane side. Has anyone else experienced this?
__________________

__________________
jataft83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 03:11 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Are the hoses in the connector correctly? Mine were'nt tight when I get it. I believe theres another member with the same issue.
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 03:17 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 56
I believe so push in the collet and insert hose until it stops then let go of collet. I have to run a errand quick then i will check. I also sent in a help ticket to purewaterclub.com
__________________
jataft83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 06:01 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: CT
Posts: 296
i have this exact one. i just used teflon tape to fix all my leaks. i stripped the threads out of one but lucky i was able to take it off and use my die grinder and take some material off so i can get some good threads again. plastic is nothing i can heli-coil.

they sell all those quick disconnect fittings and a hardware store, i picked up a few extra and some more tubing. if the fitting leaks from where the tubing is inserted, take it out again and use a flashlight to look at the Oring inside and see if its out of place.
__________________
tnice17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 06:09 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Buffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Weston, WI
Posts: 1,632
I'm having my DI section replaced due to cover leaking.
__________________
75 Gallon Saltwater Reef;

Buffy's Reef Queendom has inhabitants of 2 Spotted Cardinal, Randall's Goby, Green Mandarin, Blue Chromis, CUC & Corals
Buffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 07:29 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 56
Thank you all for the advice. I am talking to David right now and I hope he is going to square me away. Maybe there was a shipping error in some systems, because mine is doing the same thing Buffy's is doing.
__________________
jataft83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 07:41 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Buffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Weston, WI
Posts: 1,632
Quote:
Originally Posted by jataft83 View Post
Thank you all for the advice. I am talking to David right now and I hope he is going to square me away. Maybe there was a shipping error in some systems, because mine is doing the same thing Buffy's is doing.

Mine DI section was supposed to be shipped earlier this week, and he said bout 3 or 4 days. So we'll see how it goes. I will let you know. He said that the one he is sending me will not leak. Hopefully I'll be able to take it apart to replace the resin when it's time LOL. I tried unscrewing the cap to rescrew it on and I could not budge it.

Good luck
__________________
75 Gallon Saltwater Reef;

Buffy's Reef Queendom has inhabitants of 2 Spotted Cardinal, Randall's Goby, Green Mandarin, Blue Chromis, CUC & Corals
Buffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 07:42 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 56
I tried that also. I figure the valve was just loose or something like that. I will update you also if i get it fixed.
__________________
jataft83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 10:30 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 56
FYI i just fixed it. Went to Lowes and purchased a new elbow fitting. yay no more leaks!
__________________
jataft83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2011, 12:07 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Buffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Weston, WI
Posts: 1,632
Quote:
Originally Posted by jataft83 View Post
FYI i just fixed it. Went to Lowes and purchased a new elbow fitting. yay no more leaks!

Yay!!!!!!!!, I couldn't fix mine. Np though, they are sending replacement. They were very easy to resolve the issues and very quick to respond.
__________________

__________________
75 Gallon Saltwater Reef;

Buffy's Reef Queendom has inhabitants of 2 Spotted Cardinal, Randall's Goby, Green Mandarin, Blue Chromis, CUC & Corals
Buffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
unit

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Purchased Ebay RO DI portable unit jataft83 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 06-28-2011 04:25 PM
RODI unit artur General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 20 06-27-2011 02:07 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.