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Old September 22nd, 2014, 10:41 PM
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Default How long will permeate keep?

I kept a cage tank of permeate from this spring just to see if it would keep long enough to start up next spring. I've been checking it weekly to see if it's growing anything in the tank, but no sign of anything yet. Should I try to keep it till spring or drain it?
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 10:46 PM
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i would say if you can keep it form freezing then it shouldn't be any worst than well water or pond water to do intial ro rinse
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 07:19 AM
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I disagree i would dump it. My thought is this, if you would drink it then it is good enough, if not down the drain it goes.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 09:32 AM
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We kept a cage tank full of permeate through the winter last year, it was fine for the initial RO rinse this spring. It wasn't a true challenge to keep it liquid through the winter, but some ice did form. A concern was any ice could expand and crack or break the bulkhead fittings right on the tank itself. That said, not sure I would keep a tank full through the summer and then also through the winter due to possible bacteria growth in warmer months. take care, Mark
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