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Old 11-17-2014, 05:26 PM   #11
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The tubing and compression fittings can be bought at home depot or lowes.

Is there no way you can just run the water to where the container will sit? RO units fill pretty slow so it will be sitting near your sink for extended periods of time anyway. I would also recommend installing a float valve so you don't have to babysit them.
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:04 PM   #12
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Either there's a container in front of the kitchen sink, or there's a tube running across my kitchen floor. Neither is ideal. I guess it's just a matter of picking my poison.
I think I'll go with the later though. The idea of accidentally spilling everywhere while rolling it around was enough for me to change my mind.


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Old 11-23-2014, 10:43 PM   #13
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Think this would work?
http://www.amazon.com/Upcycle-Produc..._cd_ql_qh_dp_i

After doing some digging, I found most of the used food containers out there have a decent potential to leech whatever they were holding into the water (despite the cleaning).
I'm hoping something like this rain barrel might suit my needs.
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Old 11-24-2014, 11:37 AM   #14
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It looks like it just has a screen on the top. Is that what you want?
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Old 11-24-2014, 02:08 PM   #15
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The whole top screws off.
The more I look into these, the more it sounds like they used to store food and are being repurposed into rain barrels. Some people say the have a vinegary, pickle smell to them.


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Old 11-24-2014, 02:40 PM   #16
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You can buy new unused 55g plastic drums. I think they cost in the $60-70 range. Shipping might suck though.
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Old 11-24-2014, 02:51 PM   #17
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I was looking into that. The price range was closer to $90. The problem was that they wanted over $100 for shipping. I was leaving that as a last resort while I explored other options.

The good news is that I just got off the phone with a buddy that works for a chemical supply company. Not sure why I didn't think of him sooner. At any rate, he says he can get me what I want, brand new, for $30.
I just have to make the 3 hour drive to pick it up. I've been looking for an excuse to visit him and his family anyways.
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:17 PM   #18
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lol it's just a stupid plastic barrel.


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Old 11-25-2014, 06:23 PM   #19
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Congrats, did you find one locally or did you have to drive 3 hours?
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No no... Still have make the trip. No big deal though. I probably make a week end of it.


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