Stealth ro150 membrane delete

Lordhooha

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Ok, that's what I was looking to hear. I'm sick of having to ro the water. Filing buckets constantly to keep up with dwc and humidifier demands. It's a job. Lol.

I just want to use city water, just need to lessen the ppms a lil first.

Didn't you get a calcium buildup then?
Here’s a tip to cut the waste water down by a lot and increase the output of the ro. get you a housimg that allows your to mix hot water into the cold line and bring the water temp up to 75 degrees. Doing that the membranes will work correctly and won’t reject as much water.
 

Lordhooha

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I believe it is. The meter shows in the yellow for pressure. I'm going thru a lot of wastewater just to get a few gallons. I was trying to avoid spending the money on the booster if I didn't need to. There has to be another way.
The booster is a additional plus to increase output but the temp will help more and the booster will do that much more to help.
 

Hollatchaboy

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Here’s a tip to cut the waste water down by a lot and increase the output of the ro. get you a housimg that allows your to mix hot water into the cold line and bring the water temp up to 75 degrees. Doing that the membranes will work correctly and won’t reject as much water.
Cool. Thanks man!
 

1212ham

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I have a LOT of calcium in my city water. It has ruined my hot water heater and it gets on everything it touches. White residue and crust if I don't get it off right away. It's gotten to be a pain. I don't think I can grow with it.

Did you have to add other nutes along with the city water in dwc?
What is the ec? Got a softner?
You could call that company PJ posted, i'v seen some of those companies on forums be very helpful. They say hard water should go through a softner before an RO as the calcium etc. degrades membranes. Then the ro removes the sodium from the softner.
 

Jjgrow420

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You can also switch the little tube in the back I think ones red and ones purple. one will give you less waste water and is recommended for taps with ppm.200 or less .
 

Hollatchaboy

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You can also switch the little tube in the back I think ones red and ones purple. one will give you less waste water and is recommended for taps with ppm.200 or less .
I tried that man. Honestly it didn't seem to make much of a difference. I think my water pressure being too low is making it harder for it to get thru the membrane, causing more wastewater than normal.
 

Jjgrow420

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I tried that man. Honestly it didn't seem to make much of a difference. I think my water pressure being too low is making it harder for it to get thru the membrane, causing more wastewater than normal.
Ya it needs to be running with pressure. You can find a decent booster pump on Amazon hella cheaper than the unit they sell. My pressure is low in the house but more than enough for the ro. I bought a gauge first to check my pressure before I bought it to make sure.
 

J232

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I skipped this post quickly, did anyone mention these yet? When you are worried about efficiency, these waste pumps are worth peeking at. I just googled to grab a link quick.

 

Hollatchaboy

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I skipped this post quickly, did anyone mention these yet? When you are worried about efficiency, these waste pumps are worth peeking at. I just googled to grab a link quick.

Thanks man! That was very helpful. I wasnt aware that ro systems work best at higher pressure than what I've got. Seems like the permeate pump is essential unless you have high water pressure at the tap. Great info. Thanks again!
 
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