Annual sterilization of your RO or RO/DI filter is an important aspect of maintenance that is often overlooked or neglected. By using the filter you have removed the preservatives from the water and what's left is stagnant water. Add to this wet filter mediums, and you now have an isolated breeding ground for bacteria within the filter. The convenient use of clear filter housings only adds to this unavoidable problem.
While a major problem - it's easy to deal with.
To sterilize and...
If you know or even suspect that you have Chloramine in your water - we strongly suggest that you upgrade your RO or RO/DI units prefilters & DI housings/filters from the standard 10" to the larger, higher capacity 20". Where as the 20" filters have double the surface area...your filter (especially the Carbon block) will have double the contact time to break-down and remove the Chloramine (Chlorine/Ammonia).
If you do use the standard 10" filters and hou...
Connecting John Guest Fittings:
Make sure that you have cut a clean (no burrs, etc.) and SQUARED end on the tube you are inserting! Simply hold the fitting in one hand, and the tube in the other and firmly press together until you feel a slight click. Gently pull the two apart to ensure a firm grip.
Removing John Guest Fittings:
What Are Total Dissolved Solids?
Total Dissolved Solids are the total weight of all solids that are dissolved in a given volume of water, expressed in units of mg per unit volume of water (mg/L), also referred to as parts per million.
"Dissolved solids" refer to any minerals, salts, metals, cations or anions dissolved in water. This includes anything present in water other than the pure water (H20) molecule and suspended solids. Suspended solids are any particles/substances that...
The first stage on the system is the Sediment filter.
This stage has little to no affect in removing TDS (Total Disolved Solids). This filter is simply intended to protect the carbon filter (stage #2) from particulates in the water that would otherwise clogg the carbon. The sediment filter is the least expensive of all of the filters. You will notice that as you move up in stages the filters become a little more expensive. This filter comes bright white when new, and should be...