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Thread: Good R/O unti?

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    I was thinking it would be cheaper in the long run to just get a R/O unit instead of a buck every gallon or distilled water. Is this a good one to get?

    http://www.thatpetplace.com/Product....00.aspx

    If not what would be a good one to get.

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    They have them at Sears... dunno how good they are, Im going to buy one in spring.

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    Get one on ebay. For that price, I got a 6 stage RO unit including storage tank!
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    Will any R/O unit be good or is there something I should look for?

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    Walmart 50cents a gallon. Better yet just get a 55 gallon plastic drum and collect rain water! R/O units waste to much water! For all the people on this website who are conservationist we sure do waste a heck of alot of water with R/O units! I know there are times when a R/O units are needed, but to water plant is not one of them, in my opinion. Not when you can easily collect rain water in a drum you can normaly get for 5 to 10 bucks in the classified.

    Sorry for my rant, but I do find it ironic that we are fussing and complaining about burning gas in our cars and using oil. Yet we will setup a R/O unit in a heartbeat and send all the waste water down the drain that is full of the unwanted minerals.

    You have everything you need to distill your own water for basicly free. All you need is something to collect the steam from boiling water and let it condense into another container. You would have to research how to build your own system, but it will be far more efficient than an R/O system.
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    I'm not sure distillation is more efficient than RO. It does take a little energy to boil the water.
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    If you buy off ebay like I did, be carefull.

    There was one for sale in Taiwan and it was about 70 bucks american. I e-mailed him and three days later no response, So I bought one from denmark or some euro country like that. I think I paid $170 for that becuase my dumb butt got the conversion confused. A day later the Taiwanese guy e-mailed me back and said Paypal was fine

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    Distilation would be good inital se tup would be expensive but you would need a place to do that and cleaning up the minerals alot wouldnt be fun.

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