Ro flushing

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by keir, Jun 5, 2014.

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  1. keir

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    Slowly but surely my pure coming out of the RO has been creeping up, its at 004 but when started using it it was 000. I flush it for 10 mins before and after use and have recently changed both pre filters.
    So rang the place where i got it today and he said i'm flushing too often and when i do flush i should use pure otherwise the membrane will get contaminated so gave it a go and it is back dow to producing 002 so will flush again this weekend then again midweek and hopefully i will get it back to 000
    Here's a pic of how i plumbed it up
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  2. Tuffers

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    The bikes plate :thumbsup:
     
  3. keir

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    Haha trust you to spot that :laugh:
     
  4. Duncs

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    dont understand flushing with pure, i was advised to flush before use for 30 mins (pure freedom) sometimes I flush for longer
     
  5. Cleanz

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    Is this flush before every use? I only ask because I haven't had my 450gpd long and flushed using "normal" water for 1 hour prior to the first use. After that I have used another 3/4 times and have not flushed at all, hasn't made any difference to the TDS (still coming out at around 5ppm).
     
  6. Duncs

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    Iwas advised to flush every use sure it was for 30 mins
     
  7. keir

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    Dunno duncs make sense to me, pure cleans the windows etc why not the membrane

    What he said made sense really, if you flush with tap water then whatever tds your water is then thats as clean your membrane will cleanup to
    He also said flush-wise, its a myth to flush for ages before and after producing pure, he reckons that you should flush for a minute before and after and use pure once a week or two for 15-20 mins.

    He really does know his stuff this lad so i will try it, especially as he is the lad who supplied me with all my gear apart from poles and brushes
     
  8. Duncs

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    let us know how you get on Keir
     
  9. keir

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    Will do duncs, just flushed it again today couldn't believe my eyes.......i caught the first water that came through the ro, its was 059 then immediately dropped to 000 so it is storing high tds water in the housings/filter.
    So i think every time i finish filling the ibc i will blast pure through for a minute
     
  10. Duncs

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    gd idea
    never flushed after use
     
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