Originally Posted by mzreenie
Well, this might just put the "kabosh" on my thoughts of setting up a saltwater tank - my husband is not really "into" plumbing. Is this a must? Can I try to work around this?
There are work arounds. I rent my apartment and thought it wouldn't be wise to perminantly plumb a filter into the drain and cold water pipe. What we *do* have is a Laundry sink, as with most laundry sinks, the faucets have threads on them that you can attach a garden hose to. My RO
unit sits in the sink when I need it, (or I can mount it on the wall behind the sink via 2 screws), and I simply screw the "water in" tube onto the faucet, and the "drain" tube just sits in the sink. The "good water" tube goes into my big ol' garbage bin for making my SW
solution. If I need the laundry sink, I just unscrew the attachment and away I go. (actually I ended up getting a T-splitter from Home Depot made for garden hoses... so I can keep it perminantly attached, and just open the first knob for making RO
water, or the second knob if I need to use the laundry sink.)
So you don't need to do any plumbing if you don't want to, if you can screw on a garden hose, you can use a RO
unit in your laundry area.
Also on a side note, the attachments I recieved with my eBay RO
unit doesn't require any plumbing. The attachment for the cold-water pipe and drain have connectors that you screw anywhere on the pipe, and the screw will self-tap a hole into the pipe and connect it to your unit.