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Old April 28th, 2015, 06:39 PM
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Need some advice... First of all is a 130 gph RO too small for a 2by6 and 600 taps that are mostly on bags? Found a coster RO for sale, $3800. The membranes are three years old. Good deal or not? I suppose I could get a new Deer Run unit that was twice as big for not much more though. I'd like to hear what you think. Thanks, Dalyn
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Old April 28th, 2015, 07:43 PM
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Depends on what you want to concentrate 2. I had a Memtek that was rated 250. It had 2-4"x40" membranes. I added 2 more and would take my sap to about 5% first pass and it would do about 12% and keep up with my evaporator with about 1gpm of concentrate. Depends on how much your rig will evaporate. Even if you only go to 4 or 5% that is still a lot of water gone. I think that is too much for a 130 gph machine of that vintage. I just sold my 250 with 2 extra membranes for $3000 and bought a little bit newer seprotech 900 for $4800.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 07:45 PM
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Not too big.. ( last year i did 1k taps on a home made 120gph and a 2x6) but that is a lot of money for that size.
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Old April 29th, 2015, 07:44 AM
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Ya I wondered if it might be a bit steep for that machine. I wonder what the age of the machine would be? I'm assuming the company isn't in business anymore?
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