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    Man, I just spent all day installing this reverse osmosis. More complicated than they said it would be. Finally got it all working but... it's kinda leaky. A few drips here and there, but their ading up. How leaky are your units? How should I solve this problem?

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    Mine leaked a little, I puts lots of teflon tape on the leaky joints and it made it go away. Try that.
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    uhm, leaks none. If it does leak... reread the instructions, and follow them. Do not put tape where it doesnt' say to (some are flair fittings and will leak if you DO put tape on it) and if it says to use tape, then do.... if you did put tape on it...the tape might have torn, take it off and try again. Make sure wrap tape in the direction you turn the nut, so it doesn't undo the tape as you thread the nut down... Good luck!
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    Yeah, mine leaked in a couple places. One, I just tightened it more until it stopped, and the other I used teflon tape and it fixed it.

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    I'll go back to lowes then (already spent 2 hours there yesturday). Despite the leakiness, this thing is great. Makes water pretty fast compared to other units, as I understand. 100gpd is pretty darn good. Thing has 3 filters, plus thr ro membrane, 4.4 gallon tank, and color changing resin beads (?). All for $110 bucks including the high shipping ($32), but I had to dish out some cash for tools and extra parts. What do the resin beads do?

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    The resin beads do the reverse osmosis - collecting the dissolved things you don't want in the water. I hate doing plumbing and refuse to do any voluntarily. Take apart the leaky fittings and reassemble them, making sure you've put teflon tape where it's supposed to be and none where it isn't. Wind it the right way and don't put too much on. And make sure you don't cross-thread any fittings. They should start by winding on very freely and, if they don't, back off and try again. Good luck.
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    Actually, I believe the "resin beads" are part of the de-ionization stage, which is seperate from the reverse osmosis membrane.

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    Is it okay when the resin beads don't completely fill the canister. It's like 9/10 full, because it was hard to stuff it all in while dry.

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