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I still have alot of questions about plumbing my RO.
1) what size PVC are others using?
2) Does the clear make sense to see what is moving?
3) will the clear get dirty and look bad over time?
4) does the clear glue up to standard PVC?
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Old October 28th, 2011, 11:00 PM
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the larger the pipe the faster the ro can process the raw sap into concentrate and out the other side. plastis is plastic it all glues to your fimgers:D:D:D:D:eek:
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Old October 30th, 2011, 12:43 PM
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When I was serving my plumbing apprenticeship at Fox Valley Technical College they had a small building set up in the lab with clear plastic pipe. They had it glued to the standard PVC fittings but don't know if they used standard Oatey glue or if it was more specific purpose. I will email my old instructor to find out. Don't know about pipe size but can't imagine that anything over 1" would be necessary. Let me look at the pictures I have on my phone of your RO and I'll get back to you...wait a minute...pictures?
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Yea send a boy to do a mans job. Cant snap a few pics.....never mind
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I still have alot of questions about plumbing my RO.
1) what size PVC are others using?
2) Does the clear make sense to see what is moving?
3) will the clear get dirty and look bad over time?
4) does the clear glue up to standard PVC?
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1. it depends on how big of a RO, I am new over here and I don't know what you have.
2. It makes great sense, btu also you should put a y-strainer just before your feed pump. Over my years of servicing, one of the main culprits t a malfunction was something in the feed pump.

3. Not in my experience.

$. Yes it will glue up to regular PVC with the same glue and primer.
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I have the CDL 600 GPH so Im wondering what size lines from the bulk tank and permeate storage tanks I should use. I will have ( 3 ) 275 pallet tanks for permeate storage. I wondering if 1 1/2"s is good.
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Assuming that you will never expand the size of it, 1-1/2 will be fine. If the thought is that you will want to expand it sometime, I would go with 2" and get it over with.
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Is the RO to noisy to be in the same room as the evaporator??? With 600 GPH Im wondering if I will need to store up enough sap to run it and then shut down and cook. Plus If I concentrate 1000 gallons down to 250 gallons of concentrate how lone will it take to boil that down???
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What is the cook time of 250 gallons of 8% concentrate in a evap that does about 140 GPH of 2% ??
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Haynes Im going to take a wild stab at this one. 140gh@2%,,, 8 % is 4x more thatn 2% right? So my math is as follows. 140gphx4 =560divided by 60 minutes = 9.33 gpm. 250 divided by 9.33 gpm is 26.795 minutes of boiling time. YIKES your going to need sap there man.
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