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Old 04/15/2019, 12:13 PM   #1
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What do use for rodi?

My RODI directly goes to my sump to a float valve. Worried about float valve failing. Is there a solenoid that I could use to only turn on RODI for 30 minutes a day. I'm using a digital aquatic lite for controller.


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Old 04/15/2019, 01:10 PM   #2
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I use one from autotopoff.com tied to the apex. It comes on twice a week to fill my top off container and salt mix container. I don't like tieing the rodi directly to the tank. If something fails I know the max amount that can go into my tank, and more importantly I know my sump can handle the excess if it does happen.

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Old 04/15/2019, 01:52 PM   #3
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So your RODI runs short bursts all the time? If so thats now the best my understanding.


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Old 04/15/2019, 03:46 PM   #4
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running ro/di in short bursts is not a great idea. The first minute or so out of the ro is very high in tds. This will use up your di quickly....most of us here run the first minute out of ro into drain and also run the ro/di on long cycles...


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Old 04/15/2019, 04:17 PM   #5
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Yep...directly to sump is always a bad idea..


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Old 04/15/2019, 06:01 PM   #6
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Run the ATO from a separate container that you only fill when needed.


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