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Old 06-15-2012, 09:25 PM   #11
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Where would the T go if I wanna get drinking water ?
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:40 AM   #12
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Where would the T go if I wanna get drinking water ?
T should go right after RO membrane.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:23 PM   #13
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Pressure gauge has arrived. Pressure is steady at 55psi. No need for booster pump! Uff.....
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:34 PM   #14
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I'm finally unboxing my RO system today - I'm frustrated as all get out. I had NO idea you couldn't use it with mixed (warm) water. Reading your thread makes me feel even more upset.

RO is appearing to be a pain and I'm not sure what to do.
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I just set mine up with a valve onto the faucet. The hose comes right out the side. Makes the cold water only simple and i even have the dish washer hooked up with the same valve as well.
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My husband is hooking mine up to where the washer machine comes in. Per another suggestion, I'll dump it right in to a 18 gallon storage container I bought. Then I bought a pond pump and a drinking water garden hose to pump it right in to the tank/s... Once it gets to the right temp and I mix in any minerals needed.

This container will allow me to do just about a 20% water change on 2 tanks using all RO water. However, I still intend to do 1/2 faucet 1/2 RO water. (Fresh Water). Start with that and go from there.

I have a heater that I'm going to attach to it also. SO... we'll see how this works out.

I have the Bulk Reef Supply 5 stage plus. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:10 PM   #17
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Hey ya'll -

We have it all hooked up. We're dumping the watse water in to a cooler right now, the fresh water in to a bin.

We're at about 65 psi. The waste water is filling close to 3:1 (we're not sure as we let it run down the drain at first but then figured we could use it for the garden)...

The RO water is like a trickle - the waste water is a nice, steady stream.

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Again, I have Bulk Reef 5 stage plus system.

The BEST news - tested the water - Ammonia is ZERO and ph is 7.6ish... YAHOO! Normally my ph is off the charts 8.6+++ and the Ammonia comes out of the tap at .50ppm.

Good things happening VERY SLOWLY in the laundry room

Is there something I can get from Bulk Reef to speed up the process?

Thank you!
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:17 PM   #18
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Hi Janelle,

Yes, BRS sells a booster pump that'll increase your flow. (which in my opinion you don't need since you've got a really nice pressure of 65psi). They also have a mod kit to change it from a 75gpd system to a 150gpd system. Both are options if you're looking to fill your buckets up faster.

I have the same RODI unit as you. It's always been a trickle. I just let it fill up my brute trashcan from morning to night. Up to you if you want to spend more $ to get a faster output though.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:20 PM   #19
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Thank you!

What do you guys do with your waste water? I feel pretty bad... well... wasting it. Any interesting ideas?
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:28 PM   #20
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You could save it to feed the lawn outside? I just feed the waste line down the drain.
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