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jt41time
09/08/2017, 09:47 AM
Hello everyone.

I have a ro/di setup for all of my tanks. But I'm sick of the taste of my fridge water. I want to add a drinking water tank to my setup but I don't have room for a fauset. So my question is,..
Can I use just a tank and plumb it into my fridge? The fauset serve any other purpose beside despensing? I just want to t off my ro line and run it to the tank and then run that to my fridge. Is that possible? Do I need anything else besides the standard tubing/fittings and etc...?
I asked BRS but they didn't really answer me....
I figured you guys would know.....

Opus123
09/08/2017, 10:01 AM
I think you are fine buying the drinking kit from BRS or another RO place and not using the faucet. The faucet has no special hidden purpose other than turning the water on or off which is the same thing your fridge will do. As long as the tank is big enough to serve your water needs you should be fine.

jt41time
09/08/2017, 10:26 AM
Perfect. Thank you. Looks like my will stop complainING about the water.....

Opus123
09/08/2017, 11:03 AM
Does your fridge not have a carbon filter you can change out?

jt41time
09/08/2017, 11:04 AM
Yup. At 50$ each

Opus123
09/08/2017, 11:08 AM
My fridge is 17 years old and I've only changed mine a couple of times. My wife is picky and I change it when she says the water is starting to taste bad. They are way over priced though. Have you thought about just buying one of the RO canisters from BRS and just run it with a carbon block in it? A lot cheaper than the fridge unit and also cheaper than buying the drinking kit. I did this for our sink, bought a RO canister and carbon block and bought a cheap faucet to hook it up to.

jt41time
09/08/2017, 11:11 AM
I already have a 6 stage rodi. I figured just add the tank and plumb the fridge to it. My ro taste great. 40$ for the tank and I have fittings....

shellsea
09/08/2017, 11:45 AM
I have 2 comments. I read somewhere on this forum that drinking water after it has gone through the DI treatment is not a good idea. Secondly I get my fridge filters on line for way less than the $50 big box stores charge.


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jt41time
09/08/2017, 11:54 AM
I am def not using di for drinking. Ro only. Also, I bought my last filater for fridge at 30$. Online. Still too much.

Opus123
09/08/2017, 12:42 PM
You will need a ASOV fitting if you don't already have it.

Here is a diagram showing how to setup a drinking tank. You of course can skip the faucet and extra carbon filter.

http://spectrapure.com/huds/4-STAGE-DWK-RODI-NAG.pdf

jt41time
09/08/2017, 12:44 PM
The auto shut off? Ya. Got one. Thank you.

Opus123
09/08/2017, 12:56 PM
Yes, the auto shut off. Wanted to make sure since the BRS drinking kit didn't include it or mention one was needed. I think they don't do it because they have it included in all their RO setups they sale.

billdogg
09/08/2017, 02:06 PM
When I bought my ro/di from BuckeyeHydro, that was one of the things I knew I wanted so I picked out what I thought I needed. I still had a couple questions however, so I called Russ. He convinced me that I didn't need a storage tank or really, anything else much at all. The wonderful people at BH custom built my 75gpd unit with a "T" after the sediment and carbon filters (no real need for ro either) and I just ran a line from there up to the water line to the refrigerator. Haven't bought a filter in years for it.

Buckeye Hydro
10/16/2017, 04:33 AM
Hello everyone.

I have a ro/di setup for all of my tanks. But I'm sick of the taste of my fridge water. I want to add a drinking water tank to my setup but I don't have room for a fauset. So my question is,..
Can I use just a tank and plumb it into my fridge? The fauset serve any other purpose beside despensing? I just want to t off my ro line and run it to the tank and then run that to my fridge. Is that possible? Do I need anything else besides the standard tubing/fittings and etc...?
I asked BRS but they didn't really answer me....
I figured you guys would know.....

This is an easy add-on to any existing RODI system - you would essentially be creating our Reef/Residential RODI system (http://www.buckeyehydro.com/reef-residential-rodi/). Some fittings, parts, check valves... plumbed correctly, and you're good to go.

Russ