RO waste water

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Flagg37, May 28, 2016.

  1. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    For those of you that actually use your RO waste water, what do you use it for, and logistically how do you capture it? Do you simply have it draining in a bucket?

    I had given some thought to creating some kind of drip irrigation system for the garden but wanted to see if someone had already done this.
     
  2. jonmos75

    jonmos75 Supporting Member

    I have mine down a drain at the moment :oops: until I drill a hole through the foundation stem wall. At that point it will go to a 55g rain collector that I have a 120v pump on the rain collecot so we can manually water the yard without using water from the city.
     
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  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    RO waste water is basically better than Brita filter, but you can't hook it up to an under tank storage because of the back pressure. As such if you do drip irrigation with it do not have any drip ends that restrict flow since the pressure is supposed to fixed for your capacity.

    Me I just have a really long hose that goes to a fruit tree in the back, every now and then I switch trees.
     
  4. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    I water my grass and plants
     
  5. dswong01

    dswong01 Supporting Member

    I collect waste water in 33 gallon brute and water plants in back yard
     
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  6. WrightReef

    WrightReef Supporting Member

    Run mine out to a long drip line and move around the garden.
    100' 1/4" solid line with a 25' drip line. - then I have a 1/3 acre urban farm
    Move it around, don't want add to only one spot as salts may build up.
    I also fill my jugs outside, incase i forget to move it, made 25 gallons yesterday.
     
  7. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Right now I have the unit under my sink and it used one of those self piercing fittings to drain into the drain pipe of the sink. Is there a way to plug that up so that I can remove the RO drain line with out the sink drain line leaking?
     
  8. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    What material is your sink drain?
     
  9. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Steel.
     
  10. anathema

    anathema Supporting Member

    I run it to a watering can and manually water plants. It overflows down the drain sometimes.
     
  11. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    It's probably easier to replace the part. They are available at any home center in the plumbing department.
     
  12. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Or don't remove it, just put a tiny valve on it right near the fitting, and cut the rest off.
     
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  13. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Easier said than done. It's like an 1-1/2" steel drain pipe that goes directly into the wall.

    Not a bad idea. It's just a band aid but the plan is to remodel the kitchen within the next year. I'll replace the pipe at that point.
     
  14. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    Mine goes to 5g watering jugs or the pool.
     

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