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  1. Buckeye_Hydro

    Water Report Questions

    Iron at 0.3 will stain your tubs and sinks and toilets etc, and will shorten the life of an RO membrane. Is your iron filter undersized? Could you tweak its operation any to improve performance?
  2. Buckeye_Hydro

    Don't Do That.

    Might want to consider a leak block sensor! https://www.buckeyehydro.com/leakblock-sensor/
  3. Buckeye_Hydro

    TDS starting point

    close the flush valve for normal operation, as well as to get a tds reading of the purified water. Make sure you let the system run for about 90 seconds before you test the tds
  4. Buckeye_Hydro

    water poll

    That carbon block is likely spec'ed at a flow of about 3.5 gpm for chlorine (not chloramine) treatment with a chlorine capacity of 12,000 gallons (meaning that after 12,000 gals it will be removing less than 50% of the chlorine). That flow is pretty slow for a whole house application but would...
  5. Buckeye_Hydro

    water poll

    There are four standard filter cartridge sizes - two lengths (10" and 20"), and two different diameters (2.5" and 4.5"). What sizes are your "whole house" filters?
  6. Buckeye_Hydro

    PH meter

    https://www.buckeyehydro.com/mw102-pro-ph-temp-meter/
  7. Buckeye_Hydro

    Those who have an at home RO filter setup

    https://www.buckeyehydro.com/water-storage-tanks/
  8. Buckeye_Hydro

    Those who have an at home RO filter setup

    Look for a schrader valve on the side of the tank - this is where you check (and add) air pressure to the tank.
  9. Buckeye_Hydro

    Reality check on Water Chemistry

    This is a good point. It is easy to configure an RO system to output to both a pressurized container (like a pressure tank) and an unpressurized container (like a kettle). The water sent to an UNpressurized container will be more pure, and will be produced with much less water (concentrate)...
  10. Buckeye_Hydro

    Reality check on Water Chemistry

    Hmm. That replacement cost seems way too high. Are you replacing your membrane every time you replace your other filters?
  11. Buckeye_Hydro

    Water softener in house plus RO filter

    Assuming that's the only water in the house running (the RO), then your empty bed contact time will be fine, and with the carbon filters on your RO you'll be more than good to go.
  12. Buckeye_Hydro

    Water softener in house plus RO filter

    A 10" x 54" tank with hold 1.5 cuft of media. If we provide for adequate contact time with the cat carbon, 1.5 cuft will provide for: 2 gpm with a 5 minute empty bed contact time 3.5 gpm with a 3 minute empty bed contact time. Still a very very small tank for cgac and chloramines.
  13. Buckeye_Hydro

    Water softener in house plus RO filter

    That size tank holds only 1 cuft of cgac media. If we provide for adequate contact time with the cat carbon, 1 cuft will provide for: 1.5 gpm with a 5 minute empty bed contact time 2.5 gpm with a 3 minute empty bed contact time. If I took a guess you are running water through that tank much...
  14. Buckeye_Hydro

    Water softener in house plus RO filter

    So maybe a 9" x 48" (just the tank part)?
  15. Buckeye_Hydro

    Water softener in house plus RO filter

    What is the diameter and the height of your cat carbon tank? Does it have a backwashing valve on top of the tank?
  16. Buckeye_Hydro

    Should I use RO water?

    These handheld TDS meters are on sale (and what you'll find in my tool box). https://www.buckeyehydro.com/tds3-handheld-meter/
  17. Buckeye_Hydro

    Should I use RO water?

    The chloramine stage is a very high quality carbon block - designed to address chloramines. Any carbon filter that treats chloramines will also handle the easier-to-treat chlorine. The ASOV Kit (description is available if you scroll down on the Prem RO page) available as an option when you...
  18. Buckeye_Hydro

    Water

    SulfATE is an anion - a softener captures divalent cations.
  19. Buckeye_Hydro

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