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chuck711 08-06-2003 10:20 AM

Home Depot selling Reverse Osmosis Watermaker''''s
 
I noticed Home Depot selling Reverse Osmosis Watermaker''s. They are set up for 110 volts.
However due to the mass production prices. $150.00 for everthing. Could they be suitable
for yachts?

Please post your thoughts....

ABullard 08-06-2003 10:37 AM

Home Depot selling Reverse Osmosis Watermaker''''s
 
I do not believe these watermakers convert salt water to fresh water. They only remove large scale contaminates and that is why they are so inexpensive.

Tony

JohnDrake 08-06-2003 10:44 AM

Home Depot selling Reverse Osmosis Watermaker''''s
 
Not sure if they work by using the pressure that tap water is already under or if they have their own pump. A saltwater RO systems requires a pretty good pump and significant pressure. Also, is there a brine discharge on this unit?

I did find the unit on HD. It stated it uses a "FX12M" membrane for RO. Anyone know if this membrane will separate out salt?


hamiam 08-06-2003 11:19 AM

Home Depot selling Reverse Osmosis Watermaker''''s
 
i looked up that membrane. it is not suitable for desalination. its actually a ge filter made for refriderators. Reduces salt but does not eliminate.

O_salt 08-10-2003 08:56 AM

Home Depot selling Reverse Osmosis Watermaker''''s
 
These are low preasure units, and they are not designed for desalination of saltwater.

O_salt

JeffC_ 08-13-2003 03:57 PM

Home Depot selling Reverse Osmosis Watermaker''''s
 
refriderators?

slipacre 08-14-2003 03:08 AM

Home Depot selling Reverse Osmosis Watermaker''''s
 
Yeah they take in D and put out G not much pressure required there. Have done it at home with whiteout.
Todd V


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