Off colour rain water

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Jaylee42, Jun 2, 2016.

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  1. Jaylee42

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    Hi all

    Today i tried to filter some rain water from my butt (water) and it wasn't quite clear but was reading .011ppm the first 25lt came out fine but the second looked slightly brownish but was reading .000 is this useable or not ? And should i only try using rain water that is totally clear ?
     
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  2. David K

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    I use and harvest too , mine is discoulored too before DI , is your water still Brown after DI ? ... Otherwise just go for it , No problems there
     
  3. Jaylee42

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    Yes the water is slightly brown after DI.
     
  4. David K

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    It really should be clear after DI .
    In that case I wouldn't use it. o_O
    I can go from slightly brown to crystal clear water just by DI . My rain is about 12 from roof .
     
  5. Andy

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    Surely anyone producing water from there butt is going to have a brown tinge to it. Filter must be essential.
     
  6. David K

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    Normally i just put a nylon( wifeys) over the Downpipe . Pump it over to van with an onboard DI before reel . Never had problems . Of course i have a small filter that is fittet between tank and pump , a little prefilter .
     
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    Mine comes out & goes through the DI & comes out crystal
     
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    Just looked at some i did a few days ago and there was green alge sitting at bottom of container and the water was clear.Not gonna use it will have to put up with tap water till i can save some clean rain up.
     
  9. David K

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    IMO must admit my rainwater is better during Winther ,spring . And when collected it Can store much longer cos of the cold temp . I believe algae grows a 8 degrees celsius . In this dry season i must rely on my 4021 RO from Daqua . A fine system Btw . :)
     
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