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Old January 17th, 2018, 08:45 AM
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Where can did I find costs for the different units he offers? And does he have a heater for the wash yet?
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Old January 17th, 2018, 11:31 AM
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No heater yet that I've heard. I use a tankless water heater that brings 35 F water up to 120 at 3 gpm. Previously I had one that brought just over half that up to temperature.
His number is 440-422-3047. Others have added their own heating element near the bottom of the wash tank. For that just install a bulkhead adapter, brass might be best the right size to use a screw in element.
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Old January 17th, 2018, 12:37 PM
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Is the heater a must? Just looking for a rough price on his siding, we are a year out from getting it so I don't want to bother him
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Old January 18th, 2018, 08:27 AM
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You need to heat the water in some way. Cold water will take too long to warm from just running it thru the RO on recirculate, with one of the Deer Run RO's. My first year, I heated water in SS pots on 2 turkey fryer burners. Slow but it did the job. The next year I got the smallest tankless HW heater Sportsman's Guide offered. That was a good improvement, and cut the time from about 35-40 minutes to heat 12-14 gal of water to about 20 minutes. After 3 more years, I got the bigger tankless, still from the same place and now I have a tank full of hot water in about 8-9 minutes. Then I start the wash routine, first is a cold rinse, then the wash. Shortly after starting the wash, the temp in the wash tank is quite cool (from taking the cold that was in the membranes). As it cools, I just divert all of the permeate component back thru the tankless heater until the temp. is right. Once the membranes are in the 115 F range, the temp will remain so I rarely need to reheat more than once.
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Old January 18th, 2018, 08:33 AM
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Now is a good time to call Ray. If no answer, leave a message, he will get back to you, or just leave your name and address and he can mail you the info. The best time to order is shortly after the maple season and having the answers now gives you time to think and plan, while you are on those long boiling sessions. He is Amish, so never expect to get in touch on Sunday's.
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