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dwd5813
02/11/2009, 07:10 PM
i found a lean pockets box at my doorstep today and at first glance i was wondering what in the world it was doing there, having not ordered any lean pockets and then it hit me, my filters! :lol:

anyway, the real reason i'm starting this thread is to ask your recommendation regarding disinfecting my system before placing the new filters in it. what's the procedure, what do i use, etc. thanks for any help, and for the quick shipping, despite an address confusion problem on my end.

Buckeye Hydro
02/11/2009, 07:24 PM
Ha! Yes - don't microwave those filters.

Reduce, reuse, recycle...

Here are those instructions:
We recommend sanitizing your RO/DI system at least once per year. Schedule this process at a time when you are planning to replace your cartridges. These instructions apply to water purification systems without a pressure tank. Before you begin assure that you have about an hour available, and that your work area and hands are clean. You’ll be working with household bleach - prepare the work area accordingly.

Turn off the water supply to the system.

Remove all housings and remove all pre-filters and post-filters from the system including sediment filters, carbon filters, in-line filters, and deionization cartridges. Remove the reverse osmosis membrane(s).

Wash housings with a soft brush or cloth in warm soapy water. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap. Don’t forget to carefully remove and wash all o-rings. Lubricate the o-rings with a small amount of silicone grease and reinstall them.

Fill the first prefilter housings 3/4 full with potable water and one tablespoon of plain, unscented household bleach. With this sanitizing liquid in the housing, screw the housing back on to the system.

Turn on the water supply a bit, allow water to fill the entire system, and assure water is flowing out of the waste line and the purified water line. Place the outlet of the drain tube and purified water tube slightly higher than the system to assure these tubes are full of the sanitizing solution. When the sanitizing solution has reached the outlet of each tube, and with the outlet of each tube placed above the rest of the system, shut off the water supply for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, turn the water supply on and assure that water exits the system from both the drain tube and the purified water port. Flush the sanitizing solution from the system for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the strong odor of chlorine can no longer be detected.

Turn off the water supply and install new filters, taking care to flush the filters as appropriate.

We recommend keeping a maintenance record for your system. Record the date of the sanitizing and filter replacement.

dwd5813
02/11/2009, 07:45 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14374164#post14374164 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by BuckeyeFS
Reduce, reuse, recycle...


:thumbsup:

thanks again

dwd5813
02/11/2009, 08:12 PM
well, as normal i've realized another question i have that i forgot to ask before. this one is about the calibration of tds meters. i got the calibration solution and i'm curious about the method for testing. can i just dip the meter in the jar and adjust as needed or should i remove a portion into another container so as to not foul the solution? seems like it would make sense to just dip the meter in the supplied jar given it's size.
part two to that is how do i adjust the meter if necessary? i see a hole at the back but don't recall any adjustment tool being shipped with the meter.

Buckeye Hydro
02/12/2009, 06:56 PM
Its better to remove some of the fluid so as not to contaminate the rest. I suspect not everone does it that way.

You'll need a small screwdriver - like one used for eyeglasses.