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reedman

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Can anyone recommend a good vendor to get a boost pump from for an RO/DI filter?

Is there anything to look for when shopping for one?

How about a permeate pump? Vendors?

Thanks in advance,
-Reed
 

esmith

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Reed, here is the place that I bought my RO system from, and here is their permeate pump:
http://www.purewaterplanet.com/aspages/getproduct.asp?item=909

I am planning on ordering one of these myself as soon as I get my system moved. I have been talking to their tech support about the pump and setup, and here is what I have learned. It comes with a new 'Z' mounting bracket to house all filter canisters with the new pump, it also includes all hoses, and they said if I had any special concerns/requests, they'd be happy to modify this before shipping it out. They said this pump will actually increase the efficiency by ~85% of the RO system, as well as cut your waste water to near nothing.


HTH,

Eliyah
 

Abissus

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RO waste water

To people who has the premate pump, does it really reduce waste water? It sounds really nice, and I'd be interested in getting one if it is the case.

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reedman

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Thanks

Hey Eliyah,

Thanks for the info. For what its worth, Custom Aquatic (a sponsor here) sells the same permeate pump for about $63.

I need the boost pump first to see if that reduces the waste water. I know Mojo uses a permeate pump to reduce the waste water and says it works great.

-Reed
 

esmith

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WOW, thanks Reed. Glad I haven't ordered this yet. Does the one on Premium Aquatics come with the same bracket as well?

Eliyah
 

esmith

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Never mind...I found it. I think I'll definately have to order that one instead. Then I won't have to re-attach my filter housings to a new bracket.

Eliyah
 

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Its custom aquatics, and no...its just the pump itself. I guess it depends on how much the bracket is worth to you.

I plan to just mount the pump somewhere and run the RO hoses to the RO/DI unit.
 

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any idea on the amount of whaste water this would save? What did you use to determine it was worth the cost in saved water? thks
 

reedman

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John,

for me it came down to water pressure. My house water supply is low pressure and I am getting too much waste water relative to product water (something like 6:1 when I should be getting 3:1 or 4:1). Plus with low water pressure your filter membranes don't last as long and it takes a long time to make water.

I will probably skip the permeate pump because I don't have a pressure vessel for my product water and my understanding is that they are not nearly as useful without this.

My 2 cents worth.
-Reed
 
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