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I’m sitting on a dual 150 gpd membrane unit. It flows like a faucet! I really need to clean it up though.

It’s crazy how cheap and easy it is to upgrade to a single or dual 150 gpd membrane though. The most important thing is just having a booster pump. With Black Friday just around the corner, you can pick up some deals though. That’s how I got mine. I wanted until it was 30% off then got it.

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Very nice Cody. Do you have a secondary shut-off for the float valve? I’m in the process of rigging mine but I drove all over Houston yesterday looking for 1 inch schedule 80 fittings. Nowhere to be found. I’m gonna check again today when I leave @BigRick from tank pick up.
 

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I have a 4 stage with single 100GPD membrane. I also run a bladder tank on the system that stores about 3 gallons of RO/DI water and also gives me more pressure at the tap. The only issue with an on-demand system like this is the DI cartridges can get depleted quicker due to In the future I would like to add a dual canister DI to split my resin and a second membrane. The stage that is currently resin will get another carbon filter and replumbed so it’s before the membrane. I will keep an eye out for the booster pump sales as that seems to be the most expensive component for the upgrades I want to do.
 

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Very nice Cody. Do you have a secondary shut-off for the float valve? I’m in the process of rigging mine but I drove all over Houston yesterday looking for 1 inch schedule 80 fittings. Nowhere to be found. I’m gonna check again today when I leave @BigRick from tank pick up.
I just have one on the freshwater and one on the saltwater vats. It’s rare that I ever even need the float valves. My freshwater top off tank is 75 gallons and my saltwater cat is 175 gallons, so I don’t make water very often and just keep an eye on it.
 
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I have a 4 stage with single 100GPD membrane. I also run a bladder tank on the system that stores about 3 gallons of RO/DI water and also gives me more pressure at the tap. The only issue with an on-demand system like this is the DI cartridges can get depleted quicker due to In the future I would like to add a dual canister DI to split my resin and a second membrane. The stage that is currently resin will get another carbon filter and replumbed so it’s before the membrane. I will keep an eye out for the booster pump sales as that seems to be the most expensive component for the upgrades I want to do.
What I do is I have a plastic Brita tub with a nozzle on it that I fill up and keep in the fridge. I tee off after the carbon and refill my drinking tub with that. It’s great because it lets me know when to change the carbon. If the water tastes less than perfect, switch them out.
 

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Here is mine, so far. Not plumbed into the storage containers at the moment but, RODI system still functional. It's 150GPD 7-Stage BRS system with a SpectraPure drinking water add-on. I installed a cleaning sink with tank-less water heater as well for warm water in the colder months.

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Here is mine, so far. Not plumbed into the storage containers at the moment but, RODI system still functional. It's 150GPD 7-Stage BRS system with a SpectraPure drinking water add-on. I installed a cleaning sink with tank-less water heater as well for warm water in the colder months.

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I’m super jealous of that sink! Is it plumbed into your regular plumbing?
 
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Mines under my tank....mostly. connected to tank ATO and AWC storage.
Nice to have both running water and a drainline underneath.



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Bladder tank remote located above the aquarium.


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Is that Kamoer a booster pump? It looks like a regular peristaltic pump.
 

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Is that Kamoer a booster pump? It looks like a regular peristaltic pump.
the Kamoer is feeding my Cx reactor...the Booster pump is sitting underneath. Here's an early picture before I had to rotate the booster pump to make room for the reactor.

The Kamoer sits there because there's no practical way to mount it...and it's easy to access to change the tubig.
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I’m super jealous of that sink! Is it plumbed into your regular plumbing?

Hey Cody, that was the original plan but, after looking into it, code required if tapped into the house plumbing the drain had to be connected to the main sewage line and that was just not feasible. I ended up tapping into the hose spigot right outside the wall and ran about a 12' line and into the garage, also supplying the RODI. I ran the drain outside and right into our drainage system. I added a tank-less water heater for hot water as I had extra room in the electrical panel for a breaker.

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Hey Cody, that was the original plan but, after looking into it, code required if tapped into the house plumbing the drain had to be connected to the main sewage line and that was just not feasible. I ended up tapping into the hose spigot right outside the wall and ran about a 12' line and into the garage, also supplying the RODI. I ran the drain outside and right into our drainage system. I added a tank-less water heater for hot water as I had extra room in the electrical panel for a breaker.

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Nice! My discharge water goes through the garage wall into the laundry room, then down the drain. However, I have a long run of tubing that I can run out all over my front yard. If I’m making a 200+ gallon batch, I’ll send the discharge water out to the grass and gardening. Waste not, want not.
 

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Thats a good idea Cody! I'm finally about to start working on my fish room, it shares a wall with the laundry room so I'm going to tap the hot/cold water & the drain there for a sink & my RODI. But I'm close enough to the front of the house I can run a discharge line out to the yard from the RODI.....
 
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Thats a good idea Cody! I'm finally about to start working on my fish room, it shares a wall with the laundry room so I'm going to tap the hot/cold water & the drain there for a sink & my RODI. But I'm close enough to the front of the house I can run a discharge line out to the yard from the RODI.....
I bought four or five 25ish feet lengths from Home Depot and just use a variety of quick connects to make a straight line, tee, elbow, etc. Your can run a 100 ft line of discharge to all parts of your yard for pretty cheap. I like to keep it to one main line though that I periodically move around the yard. Makes it easier to roll up and store. Start putting in too many tees and it doesn't roll up so well.
 

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