Originally Posted by wrmiller
I guess I should ask this so I know for sure I shouldn't go this way. What is this whole RO
thing and is it complicated and expensive to operate? Is it something that has to be manned? Or does it create so much water and then shut itself off? I have already put a laundry sink in the basement on the unfinished side because my office and tank is down here. My wife will kill me if I tell her I need to put something else in the house. Especially since I'm a computer geek and have to get my dad to do it because I'm not at all handy with plumbing or electric.
So, what would I be getting myself in to with this RO
Let me first tell you that they look very intimidating. But it's extremely simple. I am an accountant who gets these drives to become a DIY guru occasionally and usually end up making the situation worse and still end up having to call in a pro. lol
That being said, I wanted to cry when I got my RO
filter in. And yeah, I made a mistake installing it and had to go to HD to get a replacement water line for my bathroom sink, but that was easy to replace.
stands for Reverse Osmosis and De-ionization. It will give you the purest water possible, so pure that some will tell you it's unsafe to drink! Don't ask me why, but that's just what I hear.
To install it, all you do is mount it to the back of the cabinet, wall, wherever. There is a piercing needle clamp thing you attach to your COLD water line and pierce the line, (don't try to make adjustments after the fact, this is where I messed up). The needle is your "on/off" valve for your filter. Then you attach another bracket and drill a hole in the drain pipe for the waste water. Some people save this for watering flowers and whatnot. I think it'd be more trouble than it's worth. When you need to filter water, you just open crank it up and let it filter. Most people have the float switches that will switch it off when it gets full. I don't - and as a result I've flooded my floors twice! lol Luckily I have concrete floors, so it wasn't a big deal.
100 G Aquarium Reef RO DI 5stage Reverse Osmosis Water | eBay
There is a link to the one I have. And I paid $100 for mine. This one is $77.