Tired!! RO Question

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  1. Daryl Norton

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    Hi guys

    Im tired of running up and down for RO water.

    Want to set up a RO Machine on my next move. I want to know the basics. Is it plug and play? Ive heard about waste water?

    If you have a RO unit, does it connect to normal tap fitting, what happens when RO storage container is full etc.

    Any handy links so I can learn the basics?
     
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  3. Keegan1

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    Its almost plug in and play.... you would probably need to drill to holes to hang it on the wall. the connection goes onto a normal tap and if any adapters are needed the local hardware should have them. i found it easy and im no expert.
     
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    My waste runs directly to the drain. Due to the placement of my system. At my previous house, the waste run down a hosepipe to the bottom of the garden. some guys use the waste to fill their swimming pools.

    You need at least 2 drums. Of big enough size to do a 10% water change. One for RO, and the other for your saltwater mix. do not use one drum for both actions, else you will never get a TDS reading of zero out of that drum, unless you spend a lot of effort to clean it after last salt mix.
     
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    Im using NSW so its just for top ups, about 2ltr a day. Would like to plan it so it can fill drum that will be my RO container for a ATU

    At the moment everything is manual.
     
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    we have a automated solinoid valve and electric float kit that you can use to automate system

    as requested email sent ;)
     
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    What does that cost Marco, a bit tired of flooding my wooden floors.
     
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  9. Daryl Norton

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    Thanks guys, starting to understand now.
     
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    One last thing, if you have this shut off valve. Can you not run it directly to your return chamber in sump reducing the need for a separate RO container and top off system. I use NSW so will only need the RO for top ups
     
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    @Daryl Norton, we don't really advocate that but I do know of reefers that when this route and it worked for them, just one thing, you then would need a bracket to mount your float switch and we do have that:

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    about R400
     
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    Thanks, will check it out.
     
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