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    Started Filling my 279G Tank

    Started filling my 279g tank last night.
    Right now it is about 1/4 full.

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    It’s gonna take a few days. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefahholic View Post
    It’s gonna take a few days. :-)
    It sure does Started Filling my 279G TankStarted Filling my 279G TankStarted Filling my 279G Tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefahholic View Post
    It’s gonna take a few days. :-)
    I estimate 3 to 4 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rio1969 View Post
    I estimate 3 to 4 days.

    You can always upgrade to a higher GPD and produce a faster batch of water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rio1969 View Post
    I estimate 3 to 4 days.
    It all depends on your ro/di unit (GPD)-What is the psi on your ro di Gauage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefahholic View Post
    You can always upgrade to a higher GPD and produce a faster batch of water.

    I just upgraded my RO unit from 150 GPD to 300 GPD by adding a second membrane. And let me tell you what a difference it makes. It used to take about 45-50 minutes just to fill a 5 gallon jug. Now it's down to about 20 min give or take. All in all it was a fairly cheap and easy upgrade too. Only cost about $35 for the membrane, housing and fitting kit off Amazon. Plumbing it in was easy, just ran the waste line from the first RO to the inlet of the second, then used a Y-fitting for the twin RO outlets before the DI stages. Now I can crank out roughly 12 to 13 gallons of RO/DI water per hour.

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    It all depends on your ro/di unit (GPD)-What is the psi on your ro di Gauage?

    Most municipal water supply lines run at 50 psi +/- but even then a booster pump can be purchased for about $100 if it's needed. Also these days most RO units are fairly similar in design, many using the same housing layout. So as long as you match the same flow rate as your existing RO membrane you should be good to go with minimal expense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PorpoiseHork View Post
    I just upgraded my RO unit from 150 GPD to 300 GPD by adding a second membrane. And let me tell you what a difference it makes. It used to take about 45-50 minutes just to fill a 5 gallon jug. Now it's down to about 20 min give or take. All in all it was a fairly cheap and easy upgrade too. Only cost about $35 for the membrane, housing and fitting kit off Amazon. Plumbing it in was easy, just ran the waste line from the first RO to the inlet of the second, then used a Y-fitting for the twin RO outlets before the DI stages. Now I can crank out roughly 12 to 13 gallons of RO/DI water per hour.




    Most municipal water supply lines run at 50 psi +/- but even then a booster pump can be purchased for about $100 if it's needed. Also these days most RO units are fairly similar in design, many using the same housing layout. So as long as you match the same flow rate as your existing RO membrane you should be good to go with minimal expense.
    Did the same thing, added a booster, run it 80-90psi, and I can do about 340 gpd real time. Takes about 12-14 minutes to fill a five gallon bucket. I'm sure the math is off on that statement, but I timed it with a gradient cylinder once. It came up to about 340-360 gallons per day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rio1969 View Post
    I estimate 3 to 4 days.
    If you have buckets for transport, you're welcome to some water of mine. I can crank it out pretty quickly.
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    Does anybody have a pic of exactly what 5 gallons is in a 5 gallon bucket? Like a marked line that you measured.


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