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Old 10-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #31
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Yes, big difference. Chloramine is chlorine and ammonia bound together. I've read that higher concentrations of chloramine can burn the membrane, but like I said, I never had any issues.

And, I'd be very inclined to believe that far more than 10% of the US uses chloramine. Almost every water municipality that I'm aware of in Ky uses chloramine.
Are you using the chloramines RODI unit or a regular RODI unit?
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:32 PM   #32
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And, I'd be very inclined to believe that far more than 10% of the US uses chloramine. Almost every water municipality that I'm aware of in Ky uses chloramine.
Maybe but that's bulk reefs supplies estimates and my water company does not use chloramine so I don't know exact numbers.
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Are you using the chloramines RODI unit or a regular RODI unit?
I used a vertex puratek. IMO, the chloramines unit is just a gimmick to sell a higher priced unit. For about $30, IIRC, you can add another carbon block to your unit and move the sediment filter off the housing, doing pretty much exactly what they do for the much higher priced chloramines specific unit.

FWIW, nobody in the local club here used/uses a chloramines specific unit, and Lexington has a pretty high concentration compared to other places.
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Thanks! I called the DPW... They use chlorine not chloramines anyways. Gonna order the unit today.
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What do you need for water pressure and can a sink faucet produce this amount without a booster?
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What do you need for water pressure and can a sink faucet produce this amount without a booster?
I'm not 100% but I think 60-65 psi is the minimum before it starts to effect the longevity of the membrane. Most faucets can produce this no problem but that's why its nice to order a pressure gauge.
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MRC- $175 for a 5 stage with pressure gauge and inline TDS meter, shipped for free, had a $5 coupon as well! ... Love group buys
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MRC- $175 for a 5 stage with pressure gauge and inline TDS meter, shipped for free, had a $5 coupon as well! ... Love group buys
Ya that's the exact same deal I tried to get but during 2 seperate group buys they sold out so I said screw it and got the 4 stage lol ... Maybe one day ill order my 5th stage .6 micron carbon block canister to finally have my 5 stage Ro/Di that I've wanted haha
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I'm not 100% but I think 60-65 psi is the minimum before it starts to effect the longevity of the membrane. Most faucets can produce this no problem but that's why its nice to order a pressure gauge.
Wait, so does it effect it negatively with higher or
Lower pressure? Because a booster raises the pressure correct?
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Wait, so does it effect it negatively with higher or
Lower pressure? Because a booster raises the pressure correct?
To low of pressure will shorten the lifespan. The higher the pressure the better to a certain extent but if your pressure is to high then you can add a second membrane and produce twice as much purified water with half the waste water ( that's what the 150gpd upgrade is)
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