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Old 02-26-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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Faucet Adaptor for RO/DI unit

I live in a dorm so I can't exactly use needle valves on the sinks. I haven't had an RO/DI unit before just because I have a 3 gallon nano in the room and was not sure if I could attach it to the faucet. But now that I'm going to be adding a 28 gallon to my room I think its time to invest in a unit since 2.5 gallon jugs at Kroger will take some time to transport and fill the tank.

Would I be able to get an adaptor such as Standard Faucet Adapter / Quick Connect Faucet Coupler and just attack that to the unit?
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:35 PM   #2
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The one at filterdriect.com is only $8.00 and you can leave it on.
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The one at filterdriect.com is only $8.00 and you can leave it on.
Thanks! I did a bit more researched and found my answer. Now currently bidding on a Pure-Flo II 50gpd on ebay for currently $31
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i tried one of those faucet adapters early on and found it nearly impossible to stop it from leaking. i was in an apartment at the time, so i was afraid to poke a hole in the pipe as well. i ended up having to wrap towels around the thing when it was on so it wouldn't spray the walls of the bathroom.
in hindsight i should have used the needle valve and just left it there when i left. who would have known it was there?
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i tried one of those faucet adapters early on and found it nearly impossible to stop it from leaking. i was in an apartment at the time, so i was afraid to poke a hole in the pipe as well. i ended up having to wrap towels around the thing when it was on so it wouldn't spray the walls of the bathroom.
in hindsight i should have used the needle valve and just left it there when i left. who would have known it was there?
Not trying to hijack but...
Besides just using a needle valve, did you ever find a better solution? iDreamInSaltwater and I are moving into an apartment in 3 months and are considering getting an RO/DI system, but don't want to mess with the pipes as well.
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Get the metal faucet adapter, the plastic ones threads get chewed up way to easy.
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Wouldn't teflon tape do the leaking trick? I plan on getting the metal adaptors and using teflon tape on it.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:25 AM   #8
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Yes.
Just make sure you have male or female threads on the faucet, they sell an adapter to change this.
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it wasn't the threads that leaked. it was the rest of the adapter. something that teflon tape couldn't help. maybe i just got a bad adapter. i still vote to use the needle valve and just leave it there screwed all the way in when you leave.
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Mr X., mine did the same thing a plastic faucet adapter and always pissed from the faucet and adapter mating surface, teflon tape and the O ring will eliminate this unless you cross thread it then it will leak like a civ.
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