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Old 12-06-2005, 08:19 PM   #11
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I would be very interested to know the increase in your water bill. Keep track and let us know. I am sure it will be small, water is cheap. In the summer I use my waste water for the flowers outside.
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Ive been using it in my wash for years and it is a great use for it. When I make 6 gallons of water if makes enough water to start a large load of wash. So the wife loves me more... Im doing laundry when I make water.
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Hey crabs! I live in a, probably, smaller town than you, and we also have to pay for water. Household are usually allowed so many cubic gallons/litres before they start to charge you. And it is not "that" much per cubic liters either. As someone else said, keep track of your water usage. Take a reading of your meter before and after producing your require amount of RO/DI water. You know the routine.

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Old 12-06-2005, 09:35 PM   #14
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sorry i dont think im gonna get the chance to figure out the difference she's really against it ,ive been using tap water for 2 years with no problems relaited to it other than a small amout of algae wich is not even a small problem so she dosent see any advantage to better water vs. the wasted water
the idea that i might have a set allowance of water before charges would help my argument though.
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Umm, check the municipal water dept. to see what is your monthly allowed quantity (usually for a flat rate) and is the cost of additional cubic meters. Worth digging deeper into this.

I know what you mean about the wife being against it. I had to provide the logical reasons and explanations as to why I should buy a RO/DI unit for the fish tank. After tallying up the current/accumulated investment, it is well worth the purchase/usage. Also books that explain the benefits of pristine water quality. etc... etc...

Good luck buddy and hope the storm will pass...

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Old 12-07-2005, 01:27 AM   #16
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This is one of the privileges of not being attached to anyone. I can spend my money the way I please.

I can set the thermostat, I don't have to buy a new car every year, I can keep 6 chinchillas, I can buy a new computer but not a new TV, I can refinance the house, I can talk to my mother as long as I want, I don't have to listen to someone else's music, I hardly ever make spagatti ... the benefits are endless! People feel sorry for me because I'm living alone. Far from it. I feel sorry for you poor souls out there who have to constantly ask someone's permission for how you spend money. You had more freedom when you were a 10-year-old with an allowance! Hee hee hee.

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Okay, so can someone explain to me what waste water is? I have my ro/di unit connected to my kitchen sink and drain. The line that was marked to connect to the drain I just connected it to the drain. Why would there be waste water, the instructions did not explain that. I assumed the water stayed in the holding tank until I use it and then the unit makes more. What am I missing?
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Old 12-07-2005, 02:13 AM   #18
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The waste water is produced by the RO part of the system. My understanding is that upto 75% of the water that passes through the unit will be rejected by the RO membrane. The water that is rejected is diverted to the drain.

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I run the drain line into my washer.
same

wife got happier, since I now do laundry MORE then what I did before...
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75%!!! Why don't they tell you that! I had no idea. No I wish I had installed it in the laundry room!
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