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Old 06-30-2009, 02:11 PM   #11
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We have a sink in the kitchen of our suite (2 rooms share one kitchen/bathroom), that we hardly EVER use, so I'm guessing I could hook the RO/DI up to that. I think most of the units come with a faucet adapter that you can just screw and unscrew when you want to use it. I have to say, I'm good with electronics, but all this reading on assembling and using the Ro/DI has become a little confusing
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Since you have one, I hope you don't mind me shooting you a question. The waste side, I originally saw something that said to tap the west pipe into your prexesting sink PVC pipe. I don't see how that's really necceasary, could I just let it dangle in the sink and flush down that way? I REALLY can't afford to be tapping pipes and making anything semi permanenet in our rooms. Sorry if that was an obscure question.
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:34 PM   #15
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If you're not attaching it perm you have the right idea. Mine's mounted on a wall above my utility tub. I still shove the waste water piping down the drain. If you undersink mount it the yea, it makes sense.

I drilled a hole in the floor and run the good water down to my holding tank in the basement.
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Amazing, you all have been MORE then helpful! I'm going to just have the unit next to out kitchen sink and run it as a temp accessory; The sinks only about 10 feet from the tank, around a corner, so carrying some buckets there wont be to bad. Now to figure out filling it for first time! Once again, thank you all SO much for the help.
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You should get lots and lots of water pipe with the unit. If not, it's cheap to buy... Just run it right in the tank if gravity allows. Calculate the flow then figure out approx how long it might take. Turn it on and go to bed (if you dare and the calculations work out).
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Since you have one, I hope you don't mind me shooting you a question. The waste side, I originally saw something that said to tap the west pipe into your prexesting sink PVC pipe. I don't see how that's really necceasary, could I just let it dangle in the sink and flush down that way? I REALLY can't afford to be tapping pipes and making anything semi permanenet in our rooms. Sorry if that was an obscure question.
Yes you could do that. I run my unit in the washroom and run the waste water into my washing machine to use when washing clothes. All roads lead to China or was that Iran.
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I don't think, with the differing heights, I could run it like that. I'd probably just do some buckets, as it's not to far to walk. On a side note, I have a nice hardback marine aquarium book, and it mentions mixing the salt after the water is in the tank with the powerheads (Oddly enough, it says to pull the tank with water, place your rock, and then poor the sand into the water too, seemed wierd). I can understand mixing it beforehand for topoffs, but thw first time I fill the tank I'd like to mix it in tank.
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You can do that. Just get into the habit of premixing a water change at least 24hrs before you do a PWC in the future. How old is that book that you are reading? LOL
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