How long should a ro last?

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  1. joe34

    joe34 Well-Known Member
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    Hi I live in Essex and water here straight out of the tap is 470.

    When I got a new 40/40 Ro (about 13 months ago) it was taking the water down to 025 before it was going through the resin .

    Now it's up 034 before going through the d.i is this normal?

    As i'm having to change the resin nearly every month now as it shoots up a lot quicker.

    From 470 t0 034 is still roughly about about 93% so is it worth getting a bigger d.i or even two of them?

    Any advise would be great thanks.
     
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  2. cheapncheerful

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    yes i cant offer advice coz i not strictly totally in with the force but others will be along shortly to answer....in the mean time...

    move....after all joey comes from there....i mean...me on 163 tap....470:eek::eek::eek:

    yeh they probs will say go....11 litre resin....from what i read....me...er...im on a poxy little tiny bag but maybe i dont work hard enough....that tenchy must have big muscles...or low tds at tap...:D
     
  3. joe34

    joe34 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks , blimey that's low where abouts do you live ? I have a guy working for me a few days a week so sometimes I produce 800 a night so maybe I'm expecting to much with that high tap water reading .
     
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    sandbach cheshire...m6 j18/19....but...there are luckier people out there...out in scottyland or the peaks...how low can you go...in the tens,....:D
     
  5. Ssierragls

    Ssierragls Active Member
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    I live in Essex my water is roughly 375, when I got the 4040 it bought it down to 8/9, now it is 4 years old it brings it down to 18.
     
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    At 470 you should be using a water softner surely?:rolleyes:
     
  7. joe34

    joe34 Well-Known Member
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    How does that work mate ? I would love to get the reading down?
     
  8. doug atkinson

    doug atkinson Well-Known Member
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    At a tap reading of 470 and no softener then yes about right as the calcium in the water would be clogging up the membranes.
     
  9. joe34

    joe34 Well-Known Member
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    Any ideas how much a water softener set up would cost?
     
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