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zelie_dad
02/17/2016, 09:11 AM
I purchased an older system, and I would like some information about it.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160217/da36291902d72e45757a685560c0ede4.jpg

I'm planning on purchasing a new RO membrane, because I have no idea how old the current one is. I'm assuming my system is a 60 gpd based on the model number, but I can't find a 60 gpd RO membrane. Also, I don't know what the flow restrictor is set for either.

Would it be OK just to get a new flow restrictor, and a matching RO membrane?

Finally, the pressure gauge is reading ~80 psi. Is that too high, and if so do I need to get a pressure regulator?

zelie_dad
02/17/2016, 08:51 PM
I guess I'm just going to have to call them.

SpectraPure
02/19/2016, 09:50 AM
Hey! Sorry about that! Yes a new membrane and matching flow restrictor would be just fine. Does the gauge go to 0 when you shut of the feed water? You will need a pressure regulator if that is a true 80 psi.

http://spectrapure.com/PARTS-SUPPLIES/VALVES/Pressure-Regulator-Valve-0-125psi-w-1-4in-quick-connect-fittings

Jeremy

zelie_dad
02/20/2016, 10:52 PM
Hey! Sorry about that! Yes a new membrane and matching flow restrictor would be just fine. Does the gauge go to 0 when you shut of the feed water? You will need a pressure regulator if that is a true 80 psi.

http://spectrapure.com/PARTS-SUPPLIES/VALVES/Pressure-Regulator-Valve-0-125psi-w-1-4in-quick-connect-fittings

Jeremy

The gauge does show 0 when the feed water is shutoff. Is that the expected behavior?

Also, what is the cut off for hard water? I'm not sure which flow restrictor would best suit my situation.

SpectraPure
02/21/2016, 12:46 AM
Yes. Now we know that your gauge works.

I would get a Spectra Select Plus 90 gpd with a standard 90 gpd flow restrictor.
Don't forget the pressure regulator.

I assume that you need the bottom three filters as well.

Call me Monday at 480-894-5437 ext3 to go over more details.

Jeremy

zelie_dad
02/21/2016, 09:10 AM
Yes. Now we know that your gauge works.

I would get a Spectra Select Plus 90 gpd with a standard 90 gpd flow restrictor.
Don't forget the pressure regulator.

I assume that you need the bottom three filters as well.

Call me Monday at 480-894-5437 ext3 to go over more details.

Jeremy
It was a 4 stage, now it's a 5 with an additional canister. When I got it, the stages were sediment, carbon, RO, DI,DI.

The first DI was totally used up, but the second looks almost brand new.

I have it set up with sediment filter as the first stage in the separate canister, two new carbon blocks I just installed yesterday (2/20/16), to the ro, then the DI.

The sediment filter looks like it's in good shape, still pretty white.

The two carbon blocks are brand new, as I said, and the DI is probably like <5% consumed.

The only thing I question is the RO. That being said I ran the system for a while yesterday, and I was getting around 4-7 TDS put of the membrane. So I don't know if that is acceptable or not.

Also, could I add this[URL]http://spectrapure.com/RO-RODI/ADD-ONS/Low-Waste-Manual-Membrane-Flush-Valve-Kit-For-90-GPD-RO-RODI-Systems[URL] to my system without much difficulty?

Thanks for the help! I'll get a hold of you tomorrow.

SpectraPure
02/23/2016, 10:21 AM
Yes you can add that without difficulty. It comes with instructions. 4-7 is ok, but the lower you get the better the DI life. It also could be fouled. I would replace the membrane,

Jeremy