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Old 12-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Reverse Osmosis System Information

We're in the market for a reverse osmosis "under the kitchen sink" system and wondered if anyone has a Consumer Report subscription on these devices. We're on city water which is pretty good, but we think with all the Fukishima radiation talk, plus getting rid of the clorine...... it would be a good time to install one.

We had a Rain Water salesman come to the house and they want too much $. The silly little water test he did on our water was pretty impressive but should be no problem to install a system myself.

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Old 12-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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Check to see what systems Costco has and research pricing and ratings from there.

I walked to my local library last night and saw a bunch of Consumer Report magazines. Might want to check there if nobody has a subscription.
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Reverse Osmosis System? I really like the Pax
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We have a RO system in the house, and it works remarkably well. In an RV I dunno about the effectiveness, using a 3-5 filter system. Our residential system has a constant water pressure of 70-90 PSI, that feeds into a 5 gal. tank. In an RV, most pumps only supply pressures of 5-30PSI, (off grid). I'm not confident that @ those pressures, the system would work well as designed. Yes they would probably work, but at a significantly lesser GPH amount.
For me, I just fill the RV H2O tank with soft water from our residential soft water system, and call it good.
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We drink 4,500 year old glacier water from underground, its never touched the surface....

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Not sure what our system is, I know no help, but it is a 4 or 5 stage. This is at the river house, the water is really hard there and we also have a sofenter too. Water really good, if I remember right is was about 400, think is really in the choose of stages and what you are filtering out, you can also make your own system if you don't want a accumulator tank, I did that for our California place, also the replacement filters are usually pricey too and ar replaced at different intervals. Hope this helps.
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Ours is a 3 stage unit, and I can get 2 of em @ Lowe's. All together, the 3 filters run me $40, and typically last about 2 years. Best water anywhere!!
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I have the Watts 5 stage system form Costco. Installed in 2004

I have it in a separate cabinet on our patio on the outside wall from the kitchen sink.

Remember RO systems waste 3 gallons of water for every 1 gallon they produce. All my waste water drains to my pool so none of mine goes to waste. I see Costco has a zero waste system but I don't know anything about it.
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What a smart idea Jeff. Drain to pool
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