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Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-07-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,456
Posted By Roberta
I always use the RO water for coffee and...

I always use the RO water for coffee and tea...don't want to scale up the coffee maker or tea kettle. Probably improves flavor too, but evaporation from hot water definitely leaves nasty deposits...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-07-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,456
Posted By Roberta
I think that depends on what you're starting...

I think that depends on what you're starting with... I have a little RO unit under the sink, I end up with a TDS of 15-20 PPM, nothing but the usual sediment and carbon filters, and the water tastes...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-23-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,456
Posted By Roberta
Yikes! That water bill is HUGE!!

Yikes! That water bill is HUGE!!
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-26-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,456
Posted By Roberta
First, at those low levels I doubt that my meter...

First, at those low levels I doubt that my meter is particularly accurate. I look for changes more than an absolute value. The other may be the specific membrane design (my unit is pretty efficient...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-26-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,456
Posted By Roberta
About the ratio that I work with... a new...

About the ratio that I work with... a new membrane gives me about 10, about the time that the production goes down drastically, the TDS may be up to 20 or 25. Not a rush though.. it is still, at its...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-25-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,456
Posted By Roberta
It's more like "it usually fills the barrel from...

It's more like "it usually fills the barrel from the morning watering by 2 PM, now it isn't done at 5 PM in time for the effluent dump through the sprinklers". Not subtle...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-25-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,456
Posted By Roberta
I have found that it is really obvious when the...

I have found that it is really obvious when the membrane is pooping out... production rate goes down drastically. TDS rises only a bit (still in a decent range) when I run out of day to refill the...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-18-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,456
Posted By Roberta
For disconnecting... first make sure there is no...

For disconnecting... first make sure there is no pressure on the connection. Then, if you can't press the "ring" back far enough to get it loose... I have, on occasion, used a needle-nose pliers to...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-13-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,456
Posted By Roberta
Guess I didn't have to think about it much... my...

Guess I didn't have to think about it much... my unit came with the various parts to make it do what I wanted it to do. (As far as the TDS of the effluent, one factor is "What goes into it?") When...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-09-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,456
Posted By Roberta
This certainly works, I got my float valve at...

This certainly works, I got my float valve at Home Depot, they sell them for evaporative coolers. (They didn't have it at my local store, I live in a relatively cool area, but they carry them at...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-09-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,456
Posted By Roberta
Not what I have observed. I have changed...

Not what I have observed.
I have changed filters and found that the flow rate didn't improve. There's not much stuff in my water - the sediment filter never shows much. The carbon filter doesn't...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-09-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,456
Posted By Roberta
I think that's overkill... I just check the TDS...

I think that's overkill... I just check the TDS with my cheapie meter, I'm not looking for great accuracy, just change. Actually, the output rate on mine drops very noticeably before the TDS is...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-08-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,456
Posted By Roberta
My setup depends on 1 HP Shallow Well pumps... I...

My setup depends on 1 HP Shallow Well pumps... I have a 150-gal-per-day unit, which feeds into a 55 gallon drum (with a float-switch cutoff) The pump turns on when there is a pressure drop (like...
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