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Old January 10th, 2016, 01:05 PM
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What size room should I allow for a hobby sized RO? I want to conserve space in the main building but also want to ensure there is enough room that it's functional. I suppose it could also be in it's own shed but that would also mean running power to yet another building.
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Because it will need maintenance during operation I would keep a 3 ft space around it and the front open to the room or the shed door. Just because it has wheels doesn't mean your going to move it all around the shack every day.

I have been in a few shacks with hobby RO and they look like a portable dishwasher in a hoarders house. Take some pride and plumb it out like you care and plan on staying around for awhile. Depending on the configuration of the unit and the drains and filters consider how often you will need to touch them in a day. Season ending clean up is different so plan on the day to day.
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What size room should I allow for a hobby sized RO? I want to conserve space in the main building but also want to ensure there is enough room that it's functional. I suppose it could also be in it's own shed but that would also mean running power to yet another building.
Bryan,

Ours is a little bigger than 6x6 with a 7ft ceiling but I've seen them as small as 4x4x5 - with 2 towers in it! Since it's the only heated room in our camp we use it to store things like pumps, pressure washers, etc... that we don't want to freeze.

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If in a seperate room, I wouldn t go any smaller than 8x8.
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I agree with sapaholic. 4 feet around all sides should be a minimum. Unless your trying to heat it with a 100 watt bulb..... Heated space is valuable. I've skimped and regretted it.
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I sit around my shack always thinking about how I can change it or add on to get better. We are always striving to get bigger and better and that always involves better, bigger and more equipment. You will be getting a bigger one some day so plan on expansion or that room will be your next bottling room down the road.
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