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Old January 18th, 2016, 10:51 AM
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Default Beginning of the year startup

Any particular steps for the first run of the year? I'm thinking just rinse, wash, rinse then off to the races?
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Are we talking about the in woods tubing system or your RO?

Mainlines and tubing I would rinse and tap let run on ground and then off to the races.

In my case my membrane has been cleaned so its into the housing rinse with soft water run a little down the drain and off to the races.
Haynes we are in the ro forum so I would presume he was talking about ro's.
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Are we talking about the in woods tubing system or your RO?
Haynes - I was talking the RO. Moser got me hooked up with the thread. But good call on the tubing
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What is the approximate amount of permeate being used to properly rinse a single post xle-4040 RO for start of the year/after washing? I thought I read or found somewhere that 50 gallons is enough to rinse but wanted to confirm my suspicions...
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I think mine is a NF270, but I put about 100 gallons through it after the warm wash at the beginning of the season. Then, new filter and go to work. That's just us though, maybe you'll get input from somebody with an XLE.
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ROs are ROs at their core, are they not? I know that the aquarium community is fanatical about ROs for their tanks. Chloramine - as opposed to chlorine - is the harder of the two to filter out. But all that has to happen to accomplish this is the addition of a DI resin canister. Granted, it may be a pricey initial investment given the volume that sugarbush ROs handle but DI resin can be recharged/recycled so once enough is purchased to handle a few cycles you should be good to go. I've been using one on my 75 gpd house system for years with great success and excellent finished water. You may be able to find the parts cheaper elsewhere but this should at least give an idea of what you may be dealing with. Shouldn't even be that big of a deal to plumb with bypasses in case you wanted a permanent installation.

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Oh I get that the filtered end concentrate is captured "backwards" compared to household systems, Haynes. I was just wondering whether they could also be used at the beginning and end of year to filter enough available H2O to to be useful for wash down. The only addition to the system would be a separate canister for the DI resin which could be plumbed with bypasses so it can be isolated out of the sap flow during normal sugarbush use.
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