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Old 03-01-2006, 06:07 PM   #1
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RO/DI question

How do RO/DI systems connect to the faucet?

I live in a student rental house that we are moving out of in August. I was wondering how easily a RO/DI unit can attach to the existing faucet, are there plumbing changes that need to be made?


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Old 03-01-2006, 06:29 PM   #2
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This is the one I bought. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=4435856024
They sell a seperate faucet adapter which I use. It is very easy to hook up this way. I don't think I would be able to hook it up any other way.
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Old 03-01-2006, 06:39 PM   #3
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I just run a garden hose t with valves where my washer is.... works great. I just put my discharge tube in the drain for the washer.
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degbowl, is that unit RO and DI?

how much did they charge you for the adapter? and where do you add the adapter in for the sale?

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Old 03-02-2006, 10:34 AM   #5
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i cant find one in that link, is this it? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MakeTrack=true
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It is a RO/DI. If you look in the auction there is a picture of the optional faucet adapter. You just add $5 to the final payment.
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I have a question . the ro/di system has a ratio of 4:1 meaning that for every 4 gallons of water 1 gallon it makes is good. is this correct ?> and if it is thats a lot of waste water could you plub the wastewater to cycle back to the intake ?
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I never thought about it. I know you could connect the waste line to another filter to filter it again. I always wondered if I could use the waste water for drinking or other household use. I could probably use it in my fw tanks since I usually use tap water and add prime to it. If you wanted to save the waste water I am sure you could use it for something.
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YOu can buy units meant for hoojup under the sink or if you get a coralife unit or simillar then you can easily just connect it to the faucet.
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This is the adapter that I got for my kitchen faucet. I remove the existing aerator and replace it with a garden hose adapter from Home Depot. This adapter screws onto that. Takes less than a minute to change the connection.
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