Waste water

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  1. Hogfish

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    Me again guys i have plenty waste water from my ro unit in a 1000litre drum i struggle to use it all up for house held duties i wanne know if i can use some kind of a presure pump to pump the water from my drum back into my ro unit to make ro water again pleeeeeese help:):)
     
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    Yes you can attach a pressure pump to the unit. Check with any RO filter shop or sponsors.
     
  4. Hogfish

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    That butcherman but how do i get the water from my drum to the ro unit
     
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    What unit are you using? Does it have a restricted valve to decrease waste?
     
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    No restricted valve:)
     
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    Installing one will decrease the amount of waste water produced, them you might not need a pump to recirculate your waste.
    And well done for reusing your waste around the house.
     
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    If you are going to use your waste water and pass it through the Ro unit again you will use up your filters a lot faster because of the high TDS of the waste water. Use the waste water to water pot plants etc as well, plants grow really well then.
     
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    If i was making sufficient quantities of waste RO due to size of system I would plumb it to be stored in a jojo , overflow of jojo to veg garden, waste water to gravity feed toilet systern, washing machine, Dishwashers, pressure cleaners for cars, top off pool etc. If empty a simple non return valve on to the jojo outflow can be fitted and a gate vale to the municipal supply to restore municipal supply if needed. U need to make a lot of RO though and have space to store a suitable sized Jojo tank.
     
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    there a few ways to do this...
    one is add extra membranes the other is loop loop it with a none return valve\both have pros and cons. give us a shout and ill explain.
     
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