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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:06 PM
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I built it last year but never had enough sap to try it out. This year I put it on a more respectable frame. I finally got enough sap to give it a try. It worked great. I just wanted to thank wishlist for some much needed advice, and everybody else that had posts on building one.Another R/O build II-imageuploadedbytapatalk1397581472.813367.jpgAnother R/O build II-imageuploadedbytapatalk1397581506.245979.jpgAnother R/O build II-imageuploadedbytapatalk1397581528.524175.jpgAnother R/O build II-imageuploadedbytapatalk1397581548.663295.jpg
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Old April 15th, 2014, 02:23 PM
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very nice neat package, good job, is that pex tubing?
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Old April 15th, 2014, 03:38 PM
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Yep that's pex. I was worried it wouldn't hold up to the pressure but I was talking to a friend of mine and he said he's used it up to 800psi. So I figured it would handle 200 at 40*.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 07:21 PM
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Nice job! I like the larger front panel , gives you more room on the back for the plumbing stuff. Give us some more details, low pressure switch, wash tank, pdi controller, membrane, and what are your flow rates? Inquiring minds what to know!
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Lets see...............
xle 4040
procon 330 gph
1 hp marathon 220 volt
1.5hp 1210gph feed pump
dupont house filter
auberins 2342 pid
220 volt relay
9 gallon stock pot for wash tank
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1/2" pex tubing
3 way stainless ball valves
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Item #: PT100-L2001/2NPT
I ran the low pressure shut off and a seperate power to a receptacle I plug the feed pump into, I also have another feed pump that I plug into it, make bulk tank is downhill from the sugar shack.
I made it so I can take off the feed pump and use it someplace else if need be. I have camlocks on all 3 ports of the membrane, and the procon pump. Overkill I know but I can take it all apart and put it back together in under a minute.
Cost...... I found I could have done it way cheaper. Probably $1500.
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Very nice RO build.
I keep tossing around the idea of building myself one. Then I think I can get one from Ray in Ohio and save my self time in the build and then someone comes along and posts a build like this and then I am back to I WANT to build one!

What kind of performance did you get out of it?
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Very nice RO build.
I keep tossing around the idea of building myself one. Then I think I can get one from Ray in Ohio and save my self time in the build and then someone comes along and posts a build like this and then I am back to I WANT to build one!

What kind of performance did you get out of it?
we all know you can build one.....so just do it, and then post lots of pics!!!!
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Dennis, you have waited long enough! Build it already , you will be glad you did. :)

I'm just under $1000 for mine and I can get 3% to 6-6.5% in one pass. I recirculate back to the milk tank and I stop at 10% . I could go more, membrane is still performing well. My permeate flow rate is 1 1/2 gpm , thats 90 gph that I don't boil.

Nice list Regor, I'm sure that will help others .
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8 gallons of sap a minute, is what I was putting through it. I've only ran it twice and was so busy I did't play with it at all. I turned it up to 170 psi, I think it was around 50/50 on the flow meters. Hopefully the sap gates will open up Friday and I'll give better numbers. All I know is I need to get a lot more trees tapped.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 10:19 PM
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This might just be the year to build one.
Due to work I did not have a maple season this year, so I will have a lot more free time since fire wood is not a big concern.
I guess it is time to dig out my old notes and drawings.
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