Water tds readings

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  1. RealKidJoker

    RealKidJoker Active Member
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    I purchased a TDS meter yesterday and the TDS reading from my tap water came out at 67. I presume I could just use a DI to produce pure water and cut out the need for a RO?
     
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  2. seye

    seye Forum Addict
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    Yes with such a low TDs no point in an ro. My TDs is only 42 I just use a small di tank on my trolley system.
     
  3. reliable chris

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    yeah, I reckon so.
    I'm pretty sure my tap tds is well over 200 and my R/O takes it down to 30 something and at 67 ur nearly there. I probs wouldn't bother with a ro to go from 67-30 but you will get through vessel resin quicker which is quite expensive.
    long term would pay to get an RO to save on this
     
  4. seye

    seye Forum Addict
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    II'm not so sure with a TDs as low as 60 odd, would it not be more hassle than its worth getting an ro.
     
  5. reliable chris

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    yes, it is more hassle for sure.
    I'd probably not bother as well, but I know when my RO filters need replacing I go through resin a whole lot quicker and @£80 a bag it becomes expensive.
    its a close call I spose, like I say I'd probs not bother
     
  6. RealKidJoker

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    I've got a 1000l IBC tank in an insulated shed and the plan is to store harvested rainwater in this and run it through a DI vessel as often as possible. Just checking incase there's an emergency and tap water would be needed.
     
  7. cheapncheerful

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    ya jammy lot with your low tds....:D
     
  8. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    I hate you, my tap is around 460...... :p
     
  9. dredge3

    dredge3 Well-Known Member
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    Do you actually drink the stuff? :( Yorkshire water. One of the best in UK. (60)No messing cleaning kettle etc. When I was younger. I worked in Telford. I couldn't drink the stuff. Even cooking with the stuff tastes odd
     
  10. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    No way, never drink it lol, we buy mineral water.
     
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