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I got the r/o unit but i dont know how to set it up! I got the water coming in but i dont know which line is the r/o water and which line is non r/o water! Anyone have this unit that know? Thanks!
 

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The clear line is my water from the house going in , when i got it running the orange line put out about twice as much water as the yellow line. im thinking the yellow line is the good r/o water. Is that normal more bad water is made then good?
 

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yep you will always get significantly more waste water than ro water.
 

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the water that comes out the slowest is the good stuff:)
 

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This looks similar to mine. It looks as if it is a RO/DI unit. 4 stages. Three of them are the canisters and the fourth is the white unit that sits horizontally at the top. Tap water enters the chamber with a micron fiber filter and then passes to the second chamber which is a charcoal canister. From chamber two, it should go to the sand unit (white on top). Two outputs for this sand unit, one is waste water (typically orange that is on the end with two connectors). Mine is on the left side of the unit and it is at the back and about one inch from the left end. The second output, another yellow line, is at the far left end and it connects back to the final chamber, which is a DI chamber. Output of this is a blue line that is the good water.

Sometimes people put a TDS (total disolved solids) meter at the input and output of the DI unit to know when to replace the sand unit and the DI unit. My DI cartridge changes color as the resins get used up.

When buying replacement cartridges, you need to know the flow rate specified for the unit.

Hope this helps,
Ross
 

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I think you have it setup coorectly.
Your clear tubing supplies the water that goes into the sediment cartridge (the one in the far left).
This canister should be plumbed or connected to the second canister that has a carbon block.
From the carbon block cartridge comes out that blue tubing that enters the RO membrane thru the far right side.
Then you have the good water discharge (yellow tubing) that enters the DI cartridge (the one in the far right side), and the then your product (good) water exiting the DI cartridge thru the yellow tubing.
The red tubing should be waste water. Which should not be considered actually waste. You can store this water for human consumption (if you worry about your health, put a drop of chlorine for each litre of water and leave for a couple of days). If you have a pond, throw it there. It can be water for your dogs, to wash your cars, to shower your garden, or even to gravity feed your RO/DI unit again.
It is good water. It already passed thru a sediment filter, and thru a carbon block. It didn't go thru the membrane though.

my 2 cents.!!! ;)
 
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