Getting my water below 10

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  1. AJ windows

    AJ windows Active Member
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    Had my filter system set up for 3 weeks now and upon taking a reading today when I switched on my reading was 47. So I flushed system and changed the resin and I'm struggling to get it below 10. Very hard water are! Any ideas? Thanks
     
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  2. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Do you have a pucker tds meter as there are alot of fakes being sold.
     
  3. AJ windows

    AJ windows Active Member
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    Yes my tds meter is a decent one. I was getting readings of 0-4 last week. I've left the tank filling up and the water coming out has now dropped to 8.
     
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    Smurf Banned
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    Thanks ...what ro do you have ?
     
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    AJ windows Active Member
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    Would having the system off for 3 days have some bearing on the purity of the water
    coming out?
     
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    Yes as it's called tds creep so if you use a small 10 inch di canister it will kill the resin in no time.


     
  7. AJ windows

    AJ windows Active Member
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    So just turn the pressure down rather than switching off then I'm guessing?
     
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    ahh smurfy told me about that tedious creep.....i now flush for a bit...and then into my drinking supply for a bit and then finally ...into my barrels......
     
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    Is that 010 after RO as that would probably the best you will get it. When you first open your ro membrane your ppm will always be high then drops after a few minutes. That is why you should if your ro has been static for a while flush your system first.
     
  10. AJ windows

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    Water still reading 10 so I'm flushing the system for 2 hours. Hopefully that'll sort the issue :(
     
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