Regenerate di resin

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  1. freerider

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    After moving into a house with a water meter and wasting a few hundred quid going down the drain out my ro filter I started looking at a way to use less water, and I found online guides on how to use chemicals to regenerate exhausted di resin, the idea being removing ro from the equation so all water going in is filtered for use, thus saving a fortune.
    Has anyone tried it?
    If done correctly resin can be regenerated countless times.
    Any useful input welcome
     
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  2. Smurf

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    May I ask what is the tap tds & what size ro are you using?
     
  3. Andy

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    have you any links to where they show resin rejuvination. iv never heard of this before
     
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    I personally would not waste my time as di resin is cheap as chips and lasts ages when using a ro system anyway.

    All this messing about for such a small amount of resin seems nuts if you ask me.:confused:
     
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    go to 1min and 4 seconds of the video im with you on this one smurf
     
  6. freerider

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    Tap water is around 300ppm.
    The 25l bag of resin would last about a week, the whole point of why I'm trying this is to eliminate ro filter, I've just paid a £550 water bill (for 4 months use).
    Resin would be very expensive to buy 1 bag a week.
    The chemicals r very cheap and easy to obtain and the process looks simple enough, I've done alot of research so the only thing I don't know is how long the regen resin will last, if 1 batch can see me through the week I will do it, it will save me around £160 per month.
    I simply wondered if anyone else does it!
     
  7. Duncs

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    my resin for my RO lasts two weeks then the readings creep up to 008
    all I do is stir the resin making sure the resin has plenty water in it give it really gd stir readings will drop to 002
    done this all last week, do it again next week also
    so i can get 5 weeks out my resin, works everyt time
     
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    #8 Andy, Jan 1, 2015
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    Thanks...

    Being that you are on a water meter what I'm getting at are you using the most efficient RO setup available that produces pure water quicker than the rest?

    Also how much pure do you get through in a day, week or month?



     
  10. Duncs

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    if your on a meter is it worth it to get your water else where
    friend off family then just fill your tank then straught thro your DI
    thats my plan when they come knocking on my door
     
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