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  1. Buckeye Hydro

    Precipitate in triple sec

    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
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    Water Softener

    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.
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    Water Softener

    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
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    reverse osmosis water system

    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.
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    Water Softener

    What valve is on that twin? Did you get the 50 gpm you were looking for?
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    Water Softener

    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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    Reverse Osmosis System

    We'd be happy to help you with this if you're still in the market for original equipment of replacement pieces/parts. Russ
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    Chlorine impact dramatic over chloramine

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    Chlorine impact dramatic over chloramine

    Water reports in the USA call out chloramine vs chlorine. Not sure what the standards call for, or if there are reporting standards in Chile. If you measure TOTAL chlorine, and FREE chlorine and there is a difference in the two, the difference is chloramine. http://www.buckeyehydro.com/insta-test-free-and-total-chlorine-test-strips/ If you want to access the water n real time at common residential flow rates, you'd run the water through a carbon filter. I'd recommend you do that at point-of-use rather than point-of-entry. In residential applications POU treatment for this purpose is usually with a sediment filter followed by a carbon block. Are you asking about a whole house RO system, or a point of use RO system? Either way, yes - RO water would be ideal for residential use. Russ
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    Chlorine impact dramatic over chloramine

    And by all means don't give that water to a baby or a pregnant woman. Limit on Nitrate in drinking water is 10 ppm - you're at 4 times that. Get an RO system!
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    Chlorine impact dramatic over chloramine

    The lab results for Santiago water seem fairly ordinary, except: Cerium - I'm not familiar with this and would need to do some homework before commenting on it. Chlorine - the US EPA limit for drinking water is 4 ppm. Santiago has 97 ppm.
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    Chlorine impact dramatic over chloramine

    Ha! Well... something is screwed up. This is supposed to be drinking water? Are you confident in the lab results? 165 ppm chlorine??? 44 ppm Nitrate?? I wouldn't drink that water.
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    Chlorine impact dramatic over chloramine

    Everything below Boron is in mg/L?
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    Chlorine impact dramatic over chloramine

    Yep. This is one of the reasons water utilities are switching from chlorine to chloramine. As the water delivery pipelines get longer and longer as the suburbs expand, you can test for free chlorine at the end of the line and find none. Chloramine on the other hand, does not volatilize. Russ
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    Chlorine impact dramatic over chloramine

    We use carbon tanks for chlorine removal, and CGAC in the tanks for chloramine treatment. The EBCT needed to treat the two disinfectants is different. Both can be successfully treated with backwashing carbon tanks for faster flows, and cartridge filters for slower flows. Russ