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Old 11-17-2011, 10:48 AM   #101
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Its the one from purewaterclub.com thats on dozens of threads. A ro/di should produce zero. Its only 2.5 months old so thats a little disheartening. Replacing the di as well as removing the restrictor should help bring it back down though. The ro membrane is like a bunch of rubber bands stacked together the water pressure forces them apart but not by much. Removing the restrictor allows the sediment in the membrane to be pushed out. At least thats my understanding of why the flush valve works.

I will be replacing pieces of the unit as time goes on which was my original plan. Spend 60 to get in the game and improve later. It could be that i have no way to secure my resin tube to be vertical, it just rests agaist the wall and has fallen to be horizontal more than once.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:04 PM   #102
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I think I got that one too. Mine has been 1 ppm since day one. Checked last night just for giggles. How many ppm is too much though?
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:56 PM   #103
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Kinda up to you... Anything higher than zero and you dont have full control as to whats in your tank. Most things wont harm much such as silicates (which allow diatom blossoms), and some are problematic such as phosphates others could kill fish such as chloramines or copper. While our readings are still low we just dont know what it is thats sneaking through. Ive tested my water for chlorine and copper, both neg. Im sure there are others that could cause harm but it appears to be nothing that i can test for.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:58 PM   #104
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Do you know what your water pressure is? I know mines low but dont have a number. ordered a gauge and booster tonight.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:12 PM   #105
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My water pressure is like 83 psi? I can double check tonight if you wish.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:59 PM   #106
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Can you turn it down? Im pretty sure 80 is the max,for most membranes. It could be that youre pushing some through.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:36 PM   #107
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i suppose i could with the faucet. never tried.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:39 PM   #108
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and you could have a point
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60 is apparently the sweet spot.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:43 PM   #110
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maybe i can t to my gauge for consistency
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