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    RO Discharge Water

    Has anybody ever tried rigging a system to use the discharge water to water their lawn? I'm thinking about either running the discharge to a large container then disperse it from there, or just having a series of tubing a couple inches below the surface. Thoughts?

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    I was going to run a drip line to the outside plants.

    You could run it to a plastic 55gallon jug and run piping from there and just gravity feed it to whatever you need to water. They also have a water hose with a bunch of holes in it for garden beds.

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    I know a guy in Pearland saved it for his lps and softie tank. Used the finished RO water for his sps system.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post
    Has anybody ever tried rigging a system to use the discharge water to water their lawn? I'm thinking about either running the discharge to a large container then disperse it from there, or just having a series of tubing a couple inches below the surface. Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris85 View Post
    I was going to run a drip line to the outside plants.

    You could run it to a plastic 55gallon jug and run piping from there and just gravity feed it to whatever you need to water. They also have a water hose with a bunch of holes in it for garden beds.
    I thought about that hose but the modern versions don't just have holes in them and they need some pressure to work, or so I think.

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    You are absolutely right, but if you were to put the drum up about five maybe eight feet it would have some good pressure.

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    I just fill up jugs and dump it on my lawn lol good work out


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris85 View Post
    You are absolutely right, but if you were to put the drum up about five maybe eight feet it would have some good pressure.
    Nah 8' only yields about 3.5 psi. That's why your water towers are way up in the sky. You're not getting 40-60 psi out of the tap with gravity feed systems that aren't so high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johntdaballa View Post
    I just fill up jugs and dump it on my lawn lol good work out


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    Haha that would work but I'm scheduled to make 300 gallons of freshwater at a time. I'm not trying to lug that around.

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    If you need more pressure than that...you could use a pressure tank like on an ro unit or a well tank. Just fill up an empty tank air tight tank with the discharge water and that should give you enough pressure.

    How far are you trying to run the watering system?

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    Since I make up to 300 gals a week have considered doing just that. Drawback is my numerous flower beds are all a long way off.
    Short of packing it looks like a lot of work.
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