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goochesfish
05/07/2010, 12:32 AM
Jim, Maybe you can help me dismantle this thing so I can find the leak. This is the original faucet I've had in my house for 15 years. View from underneath the counter under the sink.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b44/sumnerfan2/May2010/DSC_0081.jpg
I cannot tell if this hole has a screw in it that can be used to undo the faucet.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b44/sumnerfan2/May2010/DSC_0079.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b44/sumnerfan2/May2010/DSC_0078.jpg

Thefilterguys
05/07/2010, 10:15 AM
Tina the faucet has a compression spike on it like this pic but not as long. They have either added a piece of tubing then the fitting you see in your picture or added the fitting directly to the spike. The two wing clips you see are fastened by screws under the cover on the top. If you can remove the cover and it either slides or screws off your will find the screws. This is not a real easy job I have a feeling.

I can't tell if the quick fitting or the compression fitting is leaking by the picture.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v510/rjgrass/faucet.jpg

Jim

goochesfish
05/07/2010, 01:06 PM
Thanks, glad you finally got to see the pictures. First, I tightened the DI and used tape at the flow and no leaks. So I just have the faucet to deal with. What RO TDS reading should I be getting?

Thefilterguys
05/07/2010, 03:06 PM
What is the tds of your tap water?

Jim

goochesfish
05/07/2010, 04:06 PM
265

Thefilterguys
05/07/2010, 11:24 PM
I would expect to see a tds reading after RO of 6-8.

Jim

goochesfish
05/09/2010, 01:22 PM
I have my top off system working great. As I mentioned on the phone, I was going from under the kitchen sink, up and over the fridge, across a doorway, and down through a wall to the RO/DI reservoir next to my tank. There is absolutely no problems getting the water uphill. The solenoid valve is working great and I have a float valve as a back up.

You had said to flush the unit weekly. I forgot how long I have to do that and why?

Thefilterguys
05/10/2010, 12:26 AM
Open the blue handled valve marked flush valve for five minutes once a week. Don't forget to close it again or water will run forever until you remember it. I use a little food timer as a reminder in case I get distracted which is easy to do.

Jim

goochesfish
05/14/2010, 12:06 PM
Do I shut of the RO/DI valve when I flush? I didn't really hear or see any water running when I flushed. The flush valve is on top of the unit correct?

Since changing the carbon, the water out of the RO drinking faucet has a tds of 26.

Thefilterguys
05/17/2010, 09:26 AM
Leave your water supply on while you flush, all you are doing is bypassing the flow restrictor and allowing the water to flow freely across the face of the membrane. You will have elevated tds in your RO water and emptying the water tank every so often will bring it down. The elevated tds comes from tds creep which all membranes produce every time they start to produce water.

Jim

goochesfish
05/29/2010, 12:04 PM
the ro tds going into the DI chamber is now 6 and the DI zero.

Am I supposed to periodically dissinfect the storage tank? If so, how? The TDS from the tank is 22 but I figured it'll be good for drinking.

Thefilterguys
05/30/2010, 10:38 PM
The tds in your water tank is on the rise due to tds creep. Everytime a membrane starts up you get a burst of tds in the first minute of operation. Since you may be making water at the rate of a glass at a time that tds creep mounts up over time. In order to get the tds back down it helps to drain the water tank every once in a while and no need to disinfect.

Jim

goochesfish
05/31/2010, 11:22 AM
Why is it that when I do the weekly flush the water does not run until I drain some water from the storage tank?

Thefilterguys
05/31/2010, 08:05 PM
the system need to be making water before you can flush.

Jim