Cleaning warehouse system not filling

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by jamesthered, Apr 4, 2016.

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  1. jamesthered

    jamesthered Newcomer
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    ive just bought a second hand about 2 hrs old and water is coming out at 0ppm, but water is about 200ppm from tap, but it's only making a litre of clean water every 6/7 mins. I have a 500 litre tank with system which eventually figured out how get working - all the pumps to dispense are all good. At this rate I'll only be to work for few hours a week. I've looked at output from hose, that's OK. It's going Pete Tong once goes through system.

    Any help, I'm probably missing something easy
     
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    Are you running a R/O system?
     
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    jamesthered Newcomer
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    It's an off the shelf unit 300 GPD sytem. Pic attached image.jpeg
     
  5. Action Window Cleaning

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    Depending on water pressure you should make about 45ltrs an hour. Remember that 300gpd is US gallons not UK. My old 300gpd used to take about 18hrs to make 300ltrs of water due to low pressure. So I upgraded to a pumped 4040 which is much better. You could by a pump which would increase production.


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  6. tench0771

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    a boster pump will b what u need with 4040 ro
     
  7. jamesthered

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    Ok thanks for advice, yet more hand in my pocket,just seems to be all I'm doing lately.
     
  8. spruce

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    ............... and its not a 12 hour day, its a 24 hour day. (I think a US gallon is about 4 liters.) The r/o's production also slows when the tap water is cold (ie during winter) so that won't be helping either.

    Cleaners using slow r/o's usually process water into an IBC tank so it can run all day whilst they are out working. Our first r/o was a 450GPD and although it supplied 2 of us we had to ration water toward the end of the week in winter. It ran most of the time to keep up.
     
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    This is why its good to research the forums and to ask the opinions of experienced cleaners before buying expensive equipment that isn't suitable. The trouble is that many sellers sell small r/o's to aquarium owners. Whats suitable for them isn't for us.
     
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    Iv got a 450 gpd ro and that Takes over 30 hrs to fill a 1000 Lt tank.
     
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