RO water purification

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 07:51 (15 days ago)

Any rants, raves, comments suggestions?

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by rdcosta @, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 08:10 (15 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

Buy a black light, I put one on our system,the water comes from a tank, and then I had the water tested,it tested better than the bottled water

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 08:21 (15 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

We seriously looked into it, but for every gallon, three are wasted. That blew that.

In our RV, we have been using a two filter system that our US water district approved. We will be putting it in the house. It works great for everything but the distilled water needs for the cat. Yes, nay sayers, we have used this system for over 12 years of 6 months at a time in Mexico.

We have a 5 micron filter to take out the big stuff, then a .5 micron with coconut charcoal to take out the rest. It tastes good, and is totally safe. It even makes beautiful ice cubes! We have a dedicated little spigot to the side of the sink that only dispenses the filter water. Not expensive, easy, works well.

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by rdcosta @, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 09:03 (15 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Are you referring to the black light when you say that for every gallon, three are lost? With our system the water runs through a filter,then through the black light and then through the fridge, nothing is lost.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 15:37 (15 days ago) @ rdcosta

RO systems produce one gallon of great water from every 4 that are processed.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 15:56 (15 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Four gallons for one is OK when used for an ice maker and what I can find they make pure water. And as a Montana rancher once told me: "People say flood irrigation is wasteful but what doesn't soak in and water my crops then either evaporates and comes back down as rain or runs off to the Yellowstone Rive and down the Missouri River to provide water to all those big city folks down stream".

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 19:54 (15 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

As a fairly recent arrival in Montana, where water rights are tightly controlled, I'm blown away to see how many people have their sprinklers running 24/7 in the Summer. While we are allowed to pump domestic water from our well, we are only allowed to use the water out of the creek that runs across our lot for farm animals. I was recently informed that the little pond next to the house is illegal. My apologies to the "Zihua subjects only on this forum" purists.

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by midalake @, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 22:34 (15 days ago) @ Talley Ho

RO systems produce one gallon of great water from every 4 that are processed.

Can you explain to me how my UV [ultra violet] water purification system wastes three gallons of water?

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by Altona Stu @, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 22:38 (15 days ago) @ midalake

RO is not UV

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by midalake @, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 22:52 (15 days ago) @ Altona Stu

RO is not UV

No Kidding. But in the first post by Talley he claims that UV wastes water. I will wait for his reply.

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by victorio, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 00:07 (14 days ago) @ midalake

Hola
RO is reverse osmosis. I know it's a mouthful, basically it involves passing water through a semipermeable membrane. It has been used in the scientific community to deliver pure water where needed. The only drawback that I see is that it removes a lot of the taste from water. Google it to find out more info on it.

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by dhunsber @, ¡Dondequiera que voy, estoy aquí!, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 08:46 (14 days ago) @ midalake

Wrong, and you seem not to be alone in that mistake.
Here is the first sentence of Talley Ho's reply to Gringo Viejo's query about Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment:
"We seriously looked into it, but for every gallon, three are wasted. That blew that."
That sentence referred to RO, not UV, which had been mentioned in the reply just before Talley Ho's. They were replying to Gringo Viejo's original query, not the first reply. Please pay better attention to how this message board clearly shows which replies are to the original post and which are to other replies.

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by midalake @, Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 09:13 (14 days ago) @ dhunsber

Wrong, and you seem not to be alone in that mistake.
Here is the first sentence of Talley Ho's reply to Gringo Viejo's query about Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment:
"We seriously looked into it, but for every gallon, three are wasted. That blew that."
That sentence referred to RO, not UV, which had been mentioned in the reply just before Talley Ho's. They were replying to Gringo Viejo's original query, not the first reply. Please pay better attention to how this message board clearly shows which replies are to the original post and which are to other replies.

Yes after looking at the fine print...I see that. I am no water expert, however if you were to drink the water [which I do] WHY would you NOT install a UV light after whatever filter system you want to use.

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by dhunsber @, ¡Dondequiera que voy, estoy aquí!, Thursday, November 30, 2017, 08:37 (13 days ago) @ midalake

Yep, I totally agree...filters first, then zap any remaining germs and other foul stuff with a good dose of UV.

RO seems wasteful for a place like Zihua that doesn't have an abundance of fresh water to begin with. On the seaside and barrier islands such as in South Carolina, it's a good option.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Thursday, November 30, 2017, 17:22 (13 days ago) @ dhunsber

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