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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by alant, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. alant

    alant Registered

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    I'm being lazy here,as dont wana have to dig out water bills.
    Anyone with RO units on water meters? If so do you reakon its cheaper to by in pre mixed salt water a approx £7 per 25ltrs or run the unit,buy salt,heat water & mix?i do 100ltr every 2weeks,10%.plus maybe 25 top up.
    Trying to be a bit more thrifty(tight)as clock change at the weekend & i lose 12hrs work over the week, & christmas is coming & pepper poxy pig accessories have to be bought!
     
  2. Mitzevovi

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    Can always double the output from your machine by running 2 membranes, 2nd one recycles the waste your first pumps out... You may need to run a pump if water pressure is low tho
     
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    also petrol cost's to an from lfs, what ive seen in the past is that you would be better setting up an doing your own salt as mitzevovi says double up less waste

    do you water the garden, wash the car etc as you could save waste to use for such things
     
  4. LittleOcean

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    Big Thumbs Up If you're on a water meter definately the way to run a ro unit Big Thumbs Up

    sorry can't help with costs of water..
     
  5. alant

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    Thanks for the reply.
    So waste water goes into another vat,then have to pump back through the unit again?
     
  6. Marine Life UK

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    Put it another way all commercial/businesses must be on a meter, make your own conclusions. I am on a meter both at home and at our premises. I opted to have one at home and still save money over what our bill would be.
    Just remember that 1unit on the meter is 1000l

    i hope that helps
     
  7. alant

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    Thanks for reply.
    Petrol costs arent an issue as i past one of our lfs at least a few times a week at work.
    As for using old water for garden,im a gardener that works 6days a week,i havent touched my own garden in months let alone watering it!my van gets washed everytime it rains.lol.i live a simple life
    If im saving or losing say £50 a year its not really worth it but if its more then id make the changes.
     
  8. Mitzevovi

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    Nah, take your waste feed from 1st membrane and put it into a second membrane rather than down your drain, the waste from the second goes to the drain but your gettin twice the amount of good water
     
  9. alant

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    I wish id joined this forum 5yrs ago!thanks so much for that, thats a great tip!
     
  10. LittleOcean

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    I sell the upgrade kits which include everything you need to piggy back onto another membrane,

    as said before the only sticking point for most is the pressure needs to be a minimum of 60 psi for dual membranes to be efficient, hence most needing a booster pump, but if you happen to have good pressure then no pump needed Big Thumbs Up
     
  11. alant

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    Oh i get cha.
    Cheers mate
    I think my family will get presents this year & not lose out to the tank (again)lol!
     
  12. alant

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    Just when we're talkin money saving someone has to bowl in with a sales pitch!haha.you trying to deprive my family?!
    No,definately interested in that.
    Thankyou so much for your help.will have a look at your site when i get home.
     
  13. LittleOcean

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    hehe no probs, let me know if you decide to go the way of the RO unit will help you out as much as I can, don't forget 10% discount on the unit for TSB members.. :whistling:
     
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    Discussion here regarding cost of RO with a water meter.
     
  15. alant

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    Brilliant thanks for that link.that was exactly what I was trying to work out.£2.46 for 200ltrs is an absolute no brainer.
    Thanks for taking the time to post that, I know it can get a bit boring when the same questions keep cropping up, so appreciate that.
     
  16. Dan1

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    I produce my own ro water and I'm on a meter. I don't think its bad as 1000l is 10. Something p I think! I use a lot of water too as my tank is about 1600 ltrs.
     
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    I personally think that even if it was more expensive to produce your own RO (and it isn't) it's worth having you own RO unit.

    Just so you can produce your own water when you need it and know the quality is perfect.
     
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