Resin changing time

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by nearlyclean, May 13, 2011.

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  1. nearlyclean

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    I use DI vessel to make my water pure,This week my TDS is at about 004 ppm not really high and you could carry on cleaning windows.
    Went and got a bag of Tulsion 115 resin and over the weekend going to replace the resin and start the week off with 000 ppm :D
    I let you know how I get on and take some photos
    And no I am not going to spread the old resin on my flower beds LOL being oil based its better to send it to landfill
     
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  2. nearlyclean

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    A boring job but has to be done
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  3. Hinty

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    Don't throw your old resin away just yet - stick it in a bag somewhere.

    Reason why: -

    It is possible to regenerate your old resin, and use it again.

    I have got all the bits together, but haven't got round to doing it yet - one of my to do jobs.

    Hopefully will make a vid early June.


    In the meantime, this link gives most of the info needed:

    http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2008-09/nftt/index.php

    They refer to Muriatic acid, this is also known as hydrochloric acid, and is available from a lot of small diy/ironmongers who sell Spirits of salt - also pretty much the same thing - just slightly diluted.
     
  4. nearlyclean

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    I saw a link to regenerating old resin a few months ago but didn't like the idea of messing about with chems and I only have to change about 6 months
    Also I think that is the difference between virgin bead resin and the cheaper stuff.
     
  5. Hinty

    Hinty Well-Known Member
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    Fair comment - I know it doesn't last as long, but it can be regenerated several times.

    I suppose the old question about how many windows could I have cleaned while messing about with chemicals does come to mind - I think I just like to tinker & have little projectson the go.
     
  6. nearlyclean

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    Nothing wrong with that,if you can recycle resin that is good and if I had a few operatives working and having to change resin regular I would be regenerating the stuff too to save me money.
     
  7. Gav

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    Is tulsion really the best resin? only reason i ask is i have it and change my DI every two months and am not using that much water although my system is di only
     
  8. nearlyclean

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    I use the 115 which I think is the best,Have you tried running through 2 DI the first as a pre-filter second to polish this will make the resin last longer.
     
  9. Gav

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    Ye I have used two from the start. I use tulsion 115 also
     
  10. nearlyclean

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    And it is only lasting a couple of months,let it go to about 010 ppm or even higher and you will get a little more time out of it and it wont make much difference for one clean
     
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