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  1. If you want help troubleshooting, best to call a professional. We're always available. Russ 513-312-2343
  2. We carry standard bulkheads, and heavy duty bulkheads. In the applications shown above, by all means, use the heavy duty variety. Russ
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    TDS Meter?

    So let's say feedwater is 283 PPM TDS, and a reading of the RO water a couple of minutes after startup is 4 PPM TDS. Rejection rate = 1 - (4/283) =1 - 0.014 = 0.986 Or 98.6% Filmtec 75 gpd's are factory rated at 96% to 99% at 77F, 50psi, and 5.5 to 1 waste to permeate ratio, among other conditions.
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    TDS Meter?

    Right - if you know the feedwater TDS and the RO water TDS, you can calculate the membrane rejection rate - a failing rejection rate is one of the two common ways to know if a membrane has gone bad. Let me know if you don't know how to calculate that. Russ
  5. Yes - you will loose pressure going through a faucet adapter. Tee'ing into the PEX with a quarter throw shut off valve is the ticket. Come out of that valve with a 1/4" compression fitting, or with 1/4" , or 3/8" or 1/2" threads into which you'd screw a male adapter http://www.buckeyehydro.com/male-adapter/ Russ
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    TDS Meter?

    For an RODI, you really want readings in at least THREE locations: 1. tap 2. RO 3. DI The DM1's from HM Digital were introduced to the market prior to the widespread use of RODI's - the DM1 is for RO systems. The TRM1 is the three-probe meter. http://www.buckeyehydro.com/trm1-tri-inline-tds-meter/ Russ
  7. Let me know if you have any questions! Russ
  8. The same scale that build up on your plumbing fixtures when you have hard water builds up INSIDE the membrane. That's what's meant if you ever hear someone say the "scaled" their membrane. This is one of the concerns people like me have when we have customers that was to choke down the concentrate ("waste water") to a 2:1 for example.
  9. Nope - RO membranes and softened water are a pair made in heaven. On the expensive commercial RO's we install, softening is almost a mandatory pretreatment.
  10. Smart - assuming the structure of the old system is good, and it takes standard sized filters you can make it do what you want. Call if you need help. Russ
  11. Whenever you see encapsulated filters, think : proprietary (you'll have to buy from the original vendor for the life of the product), and expensive. Just the nature of the beast.
  12. Some comments on that system: 5 micron sediment filter - you'd be better off with a 1 micron. $7.99 replacement cost just for the sediment filter, as you have to pay for the housing every time you replace it 5 micron carbon block with no spec's. You could do much better at the same cost. RO membrane spec'ed at 65 psi. You could do better with a Filmtec spec'ed at 50 psi. RO membrane - no spec's provided re: rejection or recovery DI cartridge: $30 replacement cost because you are paying for the housing every time you have to replace it. This is about 250% more than y
  13. Two comments for you: 1. If you want to set up your system as you describe, you'll need an auto shut off valve, check valve, and float valve to have the waste water stop flowing when the purified water flow is stopped by the float valve. If you already have an ASOV, it is not working and needs some attention. 2. Don't set up your system as you describe! More on this if you're interested... Russ
  14. Do you have an Auto shut off valve? If so, my guess is that the ASOV was stuck shut, and was not allowing water to reach the membrane. Russ
  15. Yes - we use them in RO and DI tanks. Nothing to corrode.
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