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  1. Punk

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    hi guys,

    where can i get hold of huge plastic water drums/containers to store RO + mixed water (200l +)?

    also, what's the best way to test if an RO machine actually works (i.e. with what can i test the water)?

    thanks! :)
     
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  3. bugsy

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    hi punk

    i used to be in the water business in zimbabwe, to test the purity of the water , you can buy a water purity tester, looks like a pen. H2O might sell them or get hold of a company called aquathin - the agent is in jhb. sorry don't have his number. He will be able to supply a container to hold the water.

    p.s the reader should read zero (0) for pure R.O water
     
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    There is a plastic moulding place in Strydom Park that makes the 200l drums, i`ll check the name for you as i only know how to get there.
    TDS meters test the conductivity and are great little gadgets for determining the purity/need to replace membranes and pre-filters. The waterboy sells them.
     
  5. Hill

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    Contact The Waterboy for all your RO needs incl testing apparatus. However I don't think he is on this sight anymore. Maybe try googling "The Waterboy"
     
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    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

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    What you're looking for is a TDS (total dissolved solids) meter. They don't ALL look like pens. 0 TDS would be "first prize" and you should be getting that with a new RO membrane but 0-10 would still be considered "good".
     
  7. Punk

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    thanks! :)
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Yip, a TDS meter is what you looking for, they go for around R300 I think, best bet would be www.thewaterboy.co.za
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    agree.get the TDS meter from thewaterboy.im also using one,accurate results
     
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    You can get a very nice little TDS meter from Eco Aquatics - good price too :)
     
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    Robin, any luck on the name of the plastic place?
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    try phoning a few meat processing companies in jhb, they all should 150L casing barrels to give away, a few might charge you R20 bucks or so
     
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    Hey dude welcome home. Do you have any numbers for Processing plants here in East London? If yes please PM me the details.
     
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