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Anyone got a reverse osmosis system installed?

Started by delzep, February 21, 2014, 08:15:23 PM

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johnrm

Plumb it into the kitchen. (...and Tee it off to the shed)  O0

Greg2013

How much does that RO setup in the pics cost and does it need to be installed by a specialist ? With water rates coming soon i doubt i would be able to get the landlord to agree to such a setup even if i paid for the unit. Is there any other system in between an RO setup and a simple Brita setup in a water jug ?  ???
"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."  Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis USMC(Ret.)

LordEoin

Sales guy quoted 4 parts water for 1 part waste.
actual figures were about 1 part water to 3 parts waste.
75 minutes to fill- 9.5L filtered water - 27.5L waste water
€210 for pumped, €190 nonpumped
rainwater would do for beer as you'd be boiling it, but for drinking water you'd need a UV disinfector or similar.
Not good for kids because the wanted minerals are stripped out too.
more information here: http://www.nationalhomebrewclub.com/forum/index.php/topic,2391.msg28467.html#msg28467



Again, I would not recommend buying an RO unit (unless you have water of dangerously poor quality)
I had to go through hell and back to use their 'no quibble' money back guarantee.

I might install something like this limescale filter http://www.water2buy.ie/water-filters/limescale-filter-system €80
Or this one for taste and odor http://www.water2buy.ie/water-filters/water-filter-system €50
They don't waste water, just filter it.

Greg2013

Very wasteful setup so, can't see that being a viable setup for a home brewer tbh  :(
"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."  Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis USMC(Ret.)