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Old 10-12-2006, 05:01 PM   #1
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TDS?

1. Hey, what is a decent brand?
2. What should I look for?
3. Do they break down what is exactly in the water or is it just a number of DOC?
4. If I have DOC in my water, what does that mean?

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Sorry if I'm misunderstanding your questions but TDS is not a manufactured product, it's Total Dissolved Solids...which is closely connected to DOC's.
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DOH! I meant a TDS Meter.
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YEs - TDS meters are available from many venders on the internat, or your LFS may carry them.

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I agree your LFS should have them or can order if they dont.
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Most places that sell RO units will sell the meters.

The TDS will tell you how much dissolved solids there are in your water. I don't think any of them break down the amount, just a total figure inlcuding any phosphates, silicates, nitrates etc.

As a guide to what you would expect to see:

Tap water: 300-400
Brita filtered water: 140-160
RO: 5-20
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Cool, thanks for the responses!
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