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06/19/2008, 10:46 PM
I have the typhoon III ro/di system.
When I used to make the water it would read 0.
Made a couple hundred gallons only, but checked TDS today and it was reading 70ish.

I don't think i've used it enough to the point where I have to replace filters.
I make about 5 gallons every couple days.
Should I flush it? and if so i'm not too sure on how.

Do I open all the blue knobs in order to flush?


07/07/2008, 09:21 AM
I was coming on here to ask the same thing, my TDS is about 9 and Ive made about 200 gallons of water at the most with my typhoon. On mine its the valve that goes to the waste water line. I am flushing it now to see if it helps.

07/10/2008, 10:40 AM
I flushed it.
But my TDS is still reading 40.
Did yours get reduced?
I checked my TDS meter to see if that was the problem.
I bought distilled water but that's coming up as 0.

07/10/2008, 11:34 AM
mine reduced a little gonna check the meter soon something still isnt right

07/18/2008, 12:29 AM
Did you ever bring your tds down shag?

07/18/2008, 02:13 PM
nope, they sent me a new Membrane and DI

07/19/2008, 09:40 AM
Has it helped?
This is starting to **** me off.
Haven't made that much and TDS just keeps going up.
Didn't change anything.
Not too fond of them right now.

08/15/2008, 04:28 PM
I'm in the same boat. I replaced my membrane but still the same problem.

09/03/2008, 06:33 PM
i have the same problem as well, when i first installed this unit in may 2008 i started making water in mid may with 0 TDS now I am reading 15 TDS. I will also try the flush however I will send them an email. I too think this is a bit to soon for filters/membranes to show signs of exhausting.

09/04/2008, 01:11 AM
DI Life? How long will it last?
DI Cartridge Life (Vertical) as used in the Typhoon series: How many gallons of water will the DI cartridge process?

Simple math can answer that question. The capacity of our vertical D.I. cartridge is 6,800 ppm. Take a moment to measure the TDS of the water being produced by the reverse osmosis membrane . Divide that result into 6800, the answer is very close to the number of gallons you can expect the D.I. cartridge to produce.The main differecnce will be due to the amount of TDS creep your set up suffers.

Example TDS of water out of membrane 20 ppm

6,800 divided by 20 ppm = 340 gallons

From Air Water Ice FAQ (http://www.airwaterice.com/category/z.2/)