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Old January 28th, 2017, 03:49 PM
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Figuring out how to do a simple make****lft ro room for this year . Thinking just using some ridged foam it only needs to keep it heaters right and plumbing it using flex lines not ridged. Thoughts?
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Mine is set up so lines not inside heated area are drained at end of day. There is a valve to drain off my raw tank line so I can wash tank while washing RO. My heated area is large enough to house my permeate tanks, but not a necessity.
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Old January 28th, 2017, 07:22 PM
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I am pretty much thinking just building a small room around ro will pump to stainless headtsnk from ro and permeate tank inside but not heated
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I understand. Mostly I am suggesting to make as much of the plumbing that is not in heated space drainable.
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I was hoping to use flexible hose this year with banjo fittings?
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I was hoping to use flexible hose this year with banjo fittings?
I use 3/4" mainline with banjo fittings for the flex connections since it is always readily available.
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My RO room is only big enough to put my RO and a pressure washer. For heat I have 2 sources, the first is an 8,000 BTU propane thru the wall heater with a thermostat. That is plumbed to a small bulk tank that fuels everything propane in the sugarhouse. If that were to fail, I also have a low temperature line volt thermostat that runs a 1500 watt electric heater. That runs off my solar system, battery back up inverter. It will only come on if the propane were to fail and to date has only come on when I turn that t-stat up to test. The propane is set to run at 46 F and the back up is set at 40-42F. In the RO room I have a min-max thermometer that indicates what the temperature ranges have been, I've never seen it show less than 46, but I like having the peace of mind the back up offers.
All connection to my RO are SS cam loc on hoses and the RO is on wheels. It is rolled out and placed next to the door for operation. Then my tanks are all outside and I have a removable panel that the hoses pass thru. Additionally, I have the permeate hose split in 2, one goes directly to a 1000 gal permeate tank and the other feeds an on-demand propane tankless hot water heater.
My RO room is made of 3" rigid foam except the door, that is plywood with 2" foam attached.
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Thanks for the response flats. Yeah my ro room will basically be big enough to fit the ro a small ceramic space heater and that's about it. I put my ro on wheels too? I plan on using hoses with quick connects one going to my stainless tank for concentrate and the other to a new poly tank for permeate. Right now the ro is still filled with glycol etc haven't even run it yet. Need to get the ro room done first.
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I use 3/4" mainline with banjo fittings for the flex connections since it is always readily available.
Is 3/4" flex line pretty much standard for ro's going to the permeate and concentrate tanks?
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I use 3/4" mainline. On a small machine like you have , you could use 1/2" without issue
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