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07/23/2017, 03:59 PM
Need some advice. Changed out my DI Resin and made a new batch of water (ran for 5 minutes before collecting). Let system run over night and this morning, the water in my container is cloudy. It's a 55g drum and I can only see about 2 inches into it.

Did I do something wrong? Is this batch of water still usable?

07/23/2017, 05:47 PM
Was it your resin that was exhausted? Are your pre filters good?

Not that your water should be cloudy in any case, water is clear from the tap.

07/23/2017, 05:57 PM
Resin was exhausted. Was getting high TDS readings. TDS after change with cloudy water is 0, LFS agrees. Water was clear before I changed Resin. Pre-filters are about 1 year old.

07/23/2017, 09:39 PM
All depends how much water you put through it, but I change my sediment and carbon every 6 months. Might want to pull your sediment filter out and take a look, could be black.

07/24/2017, 02:46 PM
Is there any chance that the cloudiness is microbubbles from air left in the DI canister?

In any case, I would call Russ at www.buckeyehydro.com. He is my go-to man for all ro/di questions.

07/24/2017, 04:10 PM
No chance on the micro bubbles. After being in 55g drum for 2 days, still cloudy.

Sediment filter is barely dirty. Changed out 200g earlier In the week, with no cloudiness. Changed the resin and milky looking water.

Ron Reefman
07/25/2017, 05:47 AM
As billdogg said, call Russ at Buckeye Hydro. I have a big Cirqua HP800 RO/DI system (720gpd or 30gph) that uses extra big RO membranes. Russ got them for me and then got my an owners manual as well. BTW, this unit has been out of production for more than 5 years!

07/25/2017, 12:40 PM
When you say new batch of water, where you making salt water or just fresh water?

07/25/2017, 01:29 PM
System itself is only 1 year old. Contacted BRS for help, but no response so far.

New batch of water was only fresh, had not added salt yet.

Buckeye Hydro
09/05/2017, 07:18 AM
So what was the resolution?