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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.
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These are low preasure units, and they are not designed for desalination of saltwater.

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refriderators?
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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.
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