Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Rostato, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    You will have to do some math yourself.

    Average flow rate x amount of time there is flow.

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  2. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    I tried the 1/4 flow meter and it was too slow to get a reading.

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  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Just get the flow meter Mike mentioned... somewhere... the Apex is not an all powerful unit that can do everything great. In fact if you put too much reliance on it it might come back around to bite you in the ass.
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  4. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

  5. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Nice. I already have one of those for my filter under my kitchen sink. Maybe I’ll steal it
  6. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Well I decided to get the 3 stage di upgrade and replace all filters and membrane. Also added a second membrane and a booster pump.

    I should be able to double the useful life of my filters and make water much faster now which is awesome.

    Thanks again to everyone who helped. I definitely feel like I was headed down the rabbit hole.
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  7. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    I maybe went a bit overboard...rebuilt my entire system. Used a 4 place canister holder in reverse. It’s set up as follows

    Stage 1...5 micron filter
    Stage 2...1 micron filter
    Stage 3...universal carbon block
    Stage 4...universal carbon block

    Then to the middle pressure gauge...this is to see when the pressure drops and filters need replacing

    There is a tee after this with a ball valve so that 8 can test for chlorine after the carbon blocks (my house has 1ppm total chlorine currently)

    Next is the booster pump tuned down to 80psi with the left pressure gauge...then
    Stage 5 and 6 are 2 75gpd membranes in series

    Dual TDS meter shows TDS in (my house is around 230ppm) and out after the membranes

    The. Stage 7, 8, and 9 are the BRS 3 stage DI with triple TDS meter. Using the cation, anion and mixed beds.

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  8. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Atta boy!
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  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Just got a package from BRS last night around 9:30pm (yeah UPS is really grinding them hard) for my upcoming system which is also a 9 stage system just like yours! :D
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  10. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Funny, I got a package way late last night also. (larger GFO reactor)
  11. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    i always get packages right after I left for work.. makes me stare at my Ring all day and hope no one is stealing it.
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  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Well UPS did say at their site "End of Day" and complaining to my wife around 8pm and not getting a package I joked "watch the doorbell ring at 11:59pm" it was a bit earlier, but damn, I'm lucky my 2 nearly 3 year old doesn't go to bed early like 99.99% of other kids his age.
  13. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    you need to tip your UPS guy for such a late delivery
  14. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    I'll give them a tip. It's really damn annoying how you double park everywhere and act like you are better than everyone else
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  15. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Well talking with the guys for a minute, they mentioned they had to be back by like 10pm, and they were making time and a half, so yeah they're already being tipped.
  16. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    So it’s only been a mont, and I’ve made less than 100G of product water with the new setup. Look how dirty the 5 micron filter is already...

    Should I change it already. Seems crazy, but I’d rather replace the cheap filter and keep the carbon filters running as long as possible.

    I also noticed that my tds from tap went from 260 up to 320 recently

    Crazy right?
  17. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Neither are crazy. Sediment filters look dirty super fast. That doesn't mean they are full.
  18. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    Yeah, tds from your water supply can go up and down significantly.
  19. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Ok. I. Just glad I have a pressure gauge before and after the filters. That should help see when they get clogged.

    I sort of wish I had a gauge before filters and then one before the carbon blocks instead of after.
  20. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Yes, not abnormal.

    It is interesting how clean the 1 micron filter is. Seems that most sediment is fairly large.
    I always wondered about that.

    Want to see something "fun"
    Turn off the house water main, drain the water out of pipes, then turn it back on.
    It is amazing how much sediment will come out of your pipes as you turn on sinks and so on.

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