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Old 06-11-2009, 05:55 PM   #31
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I connect the waste water to the drain so to be honest I have no idea what the ratio is. I live in GA so even in winter it's not THAT cold. I fix 5 gallons in around 4 hours I guess?
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I would say it`s about 3 to 1 bad. I run mine down a pvc into the yard and water the grass with it. I`ve heard of others running the waste water in their washing machine to recover the water. I know what others said abount not a must and I value their opinion but to me it is a must but that is solely just my opinion.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:22 PM   #33
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I thought it came out as brine and so assumed the salt would kill my plants. If not you might have something good going, in the summer I spend a pretty penny watering my yard and garden
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Brine? you're filtering fresh water not salt.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:28 PM   #35
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I thought it came out as brine and so assumed the salt would kill my plants. If not you might have something good going, in the summer I spend a pretty penny watering my yard and garden
It just comes out somewhere on the tap side of RO. Not pure, but still probably better than tap.
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I agree 48 PPM is not bad, my well has about 160, but I use RO to get it down to 0. You could condition your tap water with Prime, that would probably help
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Old 06-12-2009, 05:31 AM   #38
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And what's the ratio of waste water to good?
My unit has a 99% rejection rating. I't's from Bulkreef also. No problems with it. My house pressure is ~60#'s
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If it's suppose to produce 75 gallons in one day shouldn't it be producing about 3. something gallons in an hour?
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I would try to use r/o if at all posible, get it from a fish store, buy a unit online or where I live there are 3 companys that sell units culligan, planet earth and the filter guys all sell much cheaper then the units with the fish pictures on them and they will replace filters test your water and take care of the units you can rent from them. I have a kent maxima 4stage 50gpd unit it produces 2 gal an hour, I have no idea about the waste its plumbed into the house, but every time its time to replace filters I regret not checking into the other options. They are worth having, fetching 40gallons a month from the lfs is a workout and hassle that gets old fast. I got mine to get rid of algae, slime and hair that went away and never came back after battling them for a few years with the tap water.
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