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  1. So you'll need room for the RO system (dimensions depend upon gpd capacity; can be floor-standing or wall mounted), and you'll need a storage tank (capacity and dimensions dependent upon your process needs). Russ
  2. We size carbon tanks, based upon EBCT - empty bed contact time. To help reduce the size/expense of the tanks needed to accommodate the longer contact time needed to treat chloramines, we use a special fast-acting (catalytic) carbon. Russ
  3. Chloramine can be treated with carbon, but the key is correctly sizing the carbon tank, and using the correct kind of carbon. We see a fair number of vendors of water treatment equipment who don't do this, btw. Russ
  4. Just a heads up - look carefully at the water quality requirements on the tankless heaters. Some pretreatment of the water may be needed. russ
  5. We stock replacement membranes, carbon blocks, and sediment filters for those units. Russ
  6. High TDS permeate can be caused by a lot of factors. For example: exhausted carbon prefilter(s) have allowed chlorine to get to the membrane for an extended period membrane is scaled/fouled and has failed RO membrane housing/internal orings have failed and not uncommonly, it's caused by faulty TDS readings. Make sure you let the system run for sufficient time to get past the TDS Creep period before you take a reading/sample. Be careful what you use for a sample container. ANY contamination in the container will cause faulty readings. If you need some help troubleshooting the system, feel free to give us a call when you're standing in front of it. Russ @ Buckeye Hydro 513-312-2343
  7. When the filter backwashes and recharges, it sends flow downward through the central riser tube, into the bottom of the tank and the resin - it then flows through the resin, fluidizing and expanding the resin bed. That is the purpose of that unfilled "freeboard" in the top ~third of the tank.
  8. Ah-ha. $1700 for a twin 50 gpm softener... I just couldn't see that happening. Pentair owns both Fleck and Autotrol - two common backwashing valves. My guess is you bought a softener with a Fleck valve as they are more common. Probably two 13" x 65" tanks, each with 3 cu ft of softening resin in them. If you need a manual for your system we can get you that. Russ
  9. Beware of the ebay stuff - especially if this is your first RO system and you're not exactly certain what you need and what each component does.
  10. What valve is on that twin? Did you get the 50 gpm you were looking for?
  11. Plenty of experience... Its what we do for a living. You're probably looking at two 24" x 41" tanks with 1.5" ports (or larger), with each tank holding 5 cuft of softening resin or more, along with an 18" or 21" diameter brine tank of course.
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