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Old 06-27-2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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RO/DI unit question

I am looking into buying a RO/DI unit off of ebay, anyone have experience with this unit http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=4390935854

also, can i just hook it up to my kitchen sink whenever i need water, my plan would be to fill like 20 jugs, and once there all gone pull out the unit and refill the jugs as needed. I see that some people have them mounted, but i live in an apt. and space is limited.

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YOu could get an attachment to allow you to connect it to your sink if your sink has a screw off type screen on your faucet. Depending on water preasure you could probably fill 20 1 gal jugs in 4 1/2 hours or so.
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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Don't bother with the hook ups they give you with the unit. You are better off going to HD or Lowes and getting a flexi pipe and an RO attachment fitting. Less hassle and can be removed/replaced if you ever move. Shouldn't cost you more than $5.00

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They work fine. There is another ebay seller that sells a very similar filter but the canisters are clear so you do not have to remove them to check how your filters look. Be advised you will only get "100 GPD" if all the planets line up on the 8 day of the month on the 22nd hour and you have the filter facing southeast. Expect more like 40-50 GPD
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:29 PM   #5
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They work fine. There is another ebay seller that sells a very similar filter but the canisters are clear so you do not have to remove them to check how your filters look. Be advised you will only get "100 GPD" if all the planets line up on the 8 day of the month on the 22nd hour and you have the filter facing southeast. Expect more like 40-50 GPD

LOL, yeah i dont expect that, i only plan on using it once or twice a month and doing a bunch at once. So that unit i posted has everything i should need, minus that part i can pick up at lowes?
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:31 PM   #6
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I have the exact same unit 'cept I got the storage tank as well. You will have no worries with this system. 8)

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i think i will order it this weekend.

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Don't bother with the hook ups they give you with the unit. You are better off going to HD or Lowes and getting a flexi pipe and an RO attachment fitting. Less hassle and can be removed/replaced if you ever move. Shouldn't cost you more than $5.00
steve, can you explain this anymore, does this mean you dont have to screw anything into the faucet? any chance for a pic?

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I am not sure what steve means but I just tapped into my hot and cold water lines and put a valve on each of them then I connected the two with a "t" then ran that to where I need the water. This way if I need water for my tank I can control temperature from the filter and just use a heater to maintain. Gas water heater heats more economically than tank heater.
Also how is storing 20 gal of water take up less room than a RO unit?
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Old 06-28-2005, 11:06 AM   #10
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The unit can easily be plumbed to the coldwater line only if need be, most do.

The hose looks like this...


The pressure fitting looks like the attachment below.

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