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I used the plans from mattatuck madness maple syrup I'd post the link but apparently I'm not allowed too. Here's a picture of my set up. I took 2% sap to 8 plus sap
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Looks nice! a couple questions:
1) to get from 2% to 8% did you recirculate? I'm assuming that wasn't from a single pass?
2) What rate of processing did you get with your system? I guess I'm wondering how many gallons of permeate per hour it dumped out.

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here is a similar one

https://sites.google.com/site/mattat...osmosis-system
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this is where I downloaded my plans.
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Looks nice! a couple questions:
1) to get from 2% to 8% did you recirculate? I'm assuming that wasn't from a single pass?
2) What rate of processing did you get with your system? I guess I'm wondering how many gallons of permeate per hour it dumped out.

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I do not run through twice. I'm getting just over 8% using a sap hydrometer and zero % in the permeate. I dumping about 10gallons an hour of permeate. Not fast but better than boiling it away.
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That's not too bad! Ok, just to get a complete picture of things, if I am doing my math right, per hour you were running 20 gallons of 2% through (once) and ending up with 10 gallons of 8% concentrate and 10 gallons of permeate. Does that sound about right?
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No, I'm getting 5 gal out of 20 gallons. About 10 galleons of permeate per hr.
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I seem to be missing something in the calculation then. If you start with 20 gallons, and an hour later have 10 gallons of permeate and 5 of concentrate, where did the other 5 gallons go?

I'm thinking of building this same RO but just trying to see if it will meet my needs.
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no, I get 5 gallon out of 20, but I'm running 10 gallons an hour through, so 2.5 gallons per every 10 gallons.
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