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Old 02-03-2013, 10:17 AM   #11
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How do you plan to heat the water? Use the hot side? I think I would rather lose 40% than run my water heater as long....
Run it through copper coil submerged in a 5 gallon bucket filled with water and a spare heater.

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I use a shower to supply my water and the regulator for the shower is the single knob type where the more you turn it the warmer it gets. I have noticed a slight increase in production when using warmer water, but it is very slight.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:00 PM   #14
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The extra energy required to heat the incoming water is probably more wasteful then just running your RODI straight from the cold water supply line. That 2% statistic per 1 degree is probably not exact either. I have my unit in the garage inside a cabinet and sometimes the garage door is open to the winter cold all night and I don't see that much drop off on my product water. Also as mentioned before it doesn't matter whether you have galvanized, PVC, PB, ,pex, copper, etc for your water piping because the filter removes the impurities and particulates.

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