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BigFoot

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I've recently put a 1000ltr tank and a 4040 RO system into my garage and it gets mighty cold up on the side of the mountain where I live in the winter 

what have you all done to see you working and processing water in the cold? I need to get cracking so I don't get caught out!

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I would lag all the pipes and ro and get a decent tube heater mounted as close as possible to the ro housing

Maybe a space heater if it gets that cold

It takes a lot to freeze an ibc full of water especially if the water is moving about with pure beimg produced but the ro will be shagged if it freezes

 

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2 hours ago, BigFoot said:

I've recently put a 1000ltr tank and a 4040 RO system into my garage and it gets mighty cold up on the side of the mountain where I live in the winter 

what have you all done to see you working and processing water in the cold? I need to get cracking so I don't get caught out!

Is the garage attached to your house? If it is then try and reduce the gaps where wind gets in and put a thermostat radiator against the coldest wall and one close to, or under the R/O if possible. Detach any water bearing pipes you can on the nights when it is forecast to be really cold and wrap a blanket round the filtration.

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I knocked this cabinet together for my 4040. The cabinet has a frost stat and a 140 watt tube heater. The heater comes on when the inside of the cabinet drops to 8 degrees and switches off when it gets to 10 degrees.

It sits in the garage wall.

4040 ro 051a.jpg

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1 hour ago, spruce said:

I knocked this cabinet together for my 4040. The cabinet has a frost stat and a 140 watt tube heater. The heater comes on when the inside of the cabinet drops to 8 degrees and switches off when it gets to 10 degrees.

It sits in the garage wall.

4040 ro 051a.jpg

4040 ro 053a.jpg

4040 ro 052a.jpg

Smart **** :1f603:

 

 

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Winter... have a 2000litre storage tank + the ro all in a large insulated frame/cabinate....tube heater with a thermostat and also fill any gaps with plastic bubble wrap I collect during the year.

 

Just in the process of rebuilding my van.... idea a little different there..... am setting up so all lines have a fall and also have a tap/outlet on the 1 inch outlet so I can pump out the van tank water to the holding tank.  In addition to this.... have setup an air compressor so I can blow the system through..... If there is little water then a lessor chance to freeze. Also have a thermostat heater for the van if required.

 

** If it can freeze it will and it will be the joint/connection you don't have a spare for or cannot reach easily :1f609:

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