New Wfp System & Having Teething Problems

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  1. Robbs

    Robbs Newcomer
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    Hi I just had a wfp system fitted this weekend which I wanted to try out for the first time today but having some teething problems if anyone can help me out I'd appreciate it thanks

    Anyway problems I'm having are first off is I just tried to fill my tank and after 4 hours I only filled a 400l tank (with RO 600gpd & DI filters) about an inch and a half, from what I've been told it should take 3-4 hours to fill the whole tank, was having a leak from the horizontal filter which was about half the trickle compared to the trickle in the tank, what could be the problem there ?

    2nd problem I couldn't get it to pump any water out at first until I parked on a slope and then managed to get some flow and sputtering, will they not pump very well unless the pipe in the tank is fully submerged ?

    Anyway hope someone can advise me

    Many thanks Rob
     
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  2. steele

    steele Well-Known Member
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    I'll let the experts answer but I think they'll need more info such as. Water pressure? PSI of the pump you are using?
     
  3. Robbs

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    I have a 100psi shurflo pump, this is only for pumping water out though yes ? No pump is needed for filling ? I have no idea of the pressure from the tap though.
     
  4. rcproperty

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    hey Rob, welcome to the forum!

    these sorts of RO systems are great for filling a static tank up and then filling the van up form that.

    they are slow at producing water. a booster pump fitted to the RO will help produce water a bit faster but would still take a while.

    as yes the pipe in the tank will need to be fully submerged otherwise it will be sucking in air and that's when other problems start like airlocks etc.
     
  5. steele

    steele Well-Known Member
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    From my limited understanding a booster pump to your RO will increase your output. I think water pressure plays a big part in pure water production.

    WFP experts will be along soon...
     
  6. rs2315

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    Hi Rob, mines a pure freedom 450 kit, it takes 12 hours to fill my 500 litre holding tank from empty.

    Figures wise I don't know what pressure i have, but when I turn outside tap on it comes out at a rate of knotts.

    As mentioned I beleive it has alot to do with your water pressure.

    Hope the example helps.


    rs2315.
     
  7. Robbs

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    Hmmmm gonna be a pain as I live in a flat so have to fill up round my mums, looks like I'm gonna have to get a 2nd car then and leave the van over night for filling, this WFP lark is looking expensive lol, I already spent a lot on the system itself as I wanted a compact one, oh well will have to work harder eh
     
  8. Andykarlaxxx

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    12 hours Jesus Christ,
     
  9. Andykarlaxxx

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    And I think them booster pumps what someone mentioned do the trick, there a few hundred quid though.... I think
     
  10. tench0771

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    maby wrth getin a 40 40 ro with booster pump think thay fill a lot quicker m8, welcome to fourm
     
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