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Help with a RO/DI unit

Post by Burgess' on Thu 16 Jun 2011, 12:32 pm

OK I have hauled water from the stores long enough and ready to find a RO/DI unit. I have a 55 gal tank now but will be upgrading to around a 150 in the future. Anyone have any suggestions on a good unit and where to look. I rent right now so I will have to be able to move it when I buy a house in the next few months. Thanks for your help!!!!!

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Re: Help with a RO/DI unit

Post by matt_longview on Thu 16 Jun 2011, 1:20 pm

I was going to either purchase a cheap portable unit from ebay or from Melev. Keep in mind the cheap unit would basically last a year and then replace it... considering the unit is cheaper than buying a replacement membrane... wasn't a big deal to me.

Here are links:

http://www.melevsreef.com/rodi.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/0PPM-Portable-100GPD-Reverse-Osmosis-RO-DI-Water-Filter-/380255124367?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5888f8bb8f
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Re: Help with a RO/DI unit

Post by ritter678 on Thu 16 Jun 2011, 1:31 pm

I bought this one,

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/build-your-own-ro-system.html

I ordered a 75 gpd, 5 stage with TDS meter and it was about $180 total. I set mine up like this,

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/products/reverse-osmosis-filters-and-systems/replacement-filters-and-di-resin/ro-di-filter-kits/5-stage-standard-replacement-filter-kit.html

I just buy those replacement kits. The 75 gpd is be best rejection rate and I get 0 TDS out of my unit for months before I even have to change the DI resin.
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Re: Help with a RO/DI unit

Post by Eddie on Thu 16 Jun 2011, 1:51 pm

I bought an eBay unit and so far no problems. I read alot of reviews on it and it seems to be a pretty reliable unit It's a 4 stage and uses standard size components with a 3 gallon reservoir it was about 120 for 75 Gallon per day. I'll check brand in a bit.

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Re: Help with a RO/DI unit

Post by Eddie on Thu 16 Jun 2011, 2:02 pm

Ok it's actually 5 stage lol once it went under the sink I haven't had to worry about it yet. You can taste the difference in water. I also paid 137 with the lil 3 gallon reservoir. I'm happy with it don't know if the other is worth it

http://cgi.ebay.com/WATERGENERAL-HOME-DRINKING-RO585-REVERSE-OSMOSIS-SYSTEM_W0QQitemZ200618730721QQihZ010QQcategoryZ20684QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ht_4038wt_922

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