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Old April 29th, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Old April 29th, 2012, 09:31 PM
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ok guys all i have done so far is build the cabinet, pics will follow when i add parts
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Old May 1st, 2012, 09:00 AM
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Old May 1st, 2012, 10:18 AM
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what did you use for piping.... what kind of presures were you looking at/for
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Old May 1st, 2012, 06:47 PM
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3/8" or 1/2" copper tubing , 180/ 220 pressure
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Rich, were you able to get the parts list from 3rd?
Still having issues with downloading from this computer.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 09:55 PM
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here it is
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Here is parts list for the RO I put together.
(1)XLE-4040 membrane
(1)4" stainless steel housing
(1) series 2 procon pump with relief valve
(1) 3/4 hp GE/Carbonator motor 240 volt
(4) 3 way valve 3/8" npt for MSC
(2) 0-300 psi pressure gauges / MSC
(1) Mod PFM-055 flowmeter .5-5.0 gpm (from freshwatersystems.com)
(1) Mod AFM-055 flowmeter .5-5.0 gpm with adjustment valve(freshwatersystems.com)
(1) filter housing with clear bottom (From TSC) (1) 3/4" to 1/2" reducer for filter (1) 1/2"npt to 3/8" copper compression fitting for reducer
(6) 3/8"npt to 3/8" copper compression fittings ( for 3 way valves)
(2) 3/8" npt to 3/8" copper compression fittings ( for pump)
(3) 1/2" npt street elbows for inlet and outlets of membrane (3) 1/2"npt to 3/8" compression fittings (for 1/2" street elbows
(4) 1/2" npt female to 3/8" copper compression for flowmeters
(2) 1/2" tees (2) 1/2" to 1/4" reducers (2) 1/2" close nipples (for pressure gauges)
15 feet of 3/8" ID copper tubing
This list is the basic start point for mine, how anyone would want to hook up a wash tank, rinse tank and line from storage tank to filter would probably be a little different. I used 3/4" pvc line and valves for the wash tank, rinse tank and storage tank hookups. I'll get a sketch of how plumbed in my wash tank and rinse tank on here as soon as I can.
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 09:18 PM
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Hope can read this, a rough sketch of how plumbed in the wash tank and rinse tank.
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Copper tubing is OK??? I heard its not good to use copper tubing especially for the permeate as the mineral free water can errode softer metals such as copper pretty quicky. I was asking alot of questions to the guy that installed our under the sink RO in our kitchen about it. and he said the main thing if you decide to make an RO yourself use PVC or plastic or Stainless steel for the whole thing that copper will eventually fail.
any thoughts?
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