Friday, 20 March 2009

New Ro Unit

Now that i am really getting involved in this hobby i thought it was time to purchase a RO unit.
I found posted on one of my favorite forums, that i could get one at a very recession beating price. I was a little sceptical about this purchase, but the company i got this from gave a very efficient and reliable service. There is a saying though, if it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. This was not the case. This equipment is from abroad and is very good quality. The only draw back is the fact that the labeling and branding is in Spanish. But to compensate the instructions are English and the after sales help is great.

This unit will help in my quest to save money and time. I will no longer need to make regular trips to my local fish shop saving fuel and those sneaky purchases when funds are tight. Having calculated the cost of mixing my water also saves money.

This weekend is the time for installation, I always wanted an outside tap and RO unit so my uncle is coming to help me install both these together in the garage. Because the unit is going in the garage my thoughts have told me to insulate the unit, So i will be mounting this unit on the wall with a insulated cabinet surrounding it. Just need to get my self a TDS meter.


The unit is now up and running in my garage, It is great. I had a problem with the installation because of the fittings supplied. But a quick trip to B and Q's plumbing section i found the appropriate fittings to get from the standard 12mm copper piping, down to the 8mm ball valve union fitting supplied with the RO unit. I thought this to be a better option than the self piercing units commonly used.

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