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03/26/2006, 12:23 PM
I want to set-up an RO/DI system at my house and I have a question about what to use to store the RO/DI water in. I am thinking about using the grey 32-gallon rubbermaid brute trash cans that I can buy at Home Depot; however, I saw a link that says DI water can cause plastics to leach "stuff" into the DI water. Here is the link I read:
Do you think I am fine to use the Brute Trash can to store RO/DI water? Or should I be using something else?
03/26/2006, 12:31 PM
The Brute cans are made from food-grade polyethylene, which is chemically inert, and will not leech anything back into the water. that is why people always reccomend the Brute cans over the Roughneck cans, which aren't food-grade.
03/26/2006, 09:45 PM
I'm using a Cornerstone brand 35 gallon trash can from HD. I didn't really research it, just picked one that didn't say it had any treatments (if I recall correctly, some of them said they had anti-fungal or order resistant treatments). Been using it for almost a year with no problems.
03/26/2006, 09:53 PM
I use the 35 g can too. It was cheap and I have not had a problem. I also picked up a 50-gallon water container for 15 bucks at a yard sale. The guy who sold it to me only used it to hold freshwater for his pressure washer. It has a screw on cap and a bulkhead fitting. I really recommend these but they are about $250 new. I use it to hold top off water for my tank and have it connected to the sump w/ a ball
03/27/2006, 08:19 AM
Tangwag, Matt, and PelagicMagic,
Thanks for sharing your advice. I am glad to hear the 35 gallon can is working fine.
03/27/2006, 02:01 PM
I used a fresh water marine holding tank like
This worked out well for me because I put it out in the garage and I am gravity feeding a float in my sump. It works like a champ!!!. These tanks are nice because they can be totally sealed (with the exception of a vent) and they come in a ton of different sizes.
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