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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    you will, water temp has a major influence on membrane efficiency...

    when you remove your old filters, do you see signs of them being compressed and evidence of sealing aorund the central core?
    You mean the prefilters?....no signs of the carbon block being compressed, but there seems to be sealing around the hollow "core" that runs through the center of the cartridge...you can see where it seals at the top and bottom of the filter...where the rubber o rings are.

    Also...another strange thing...the new carbon blocks seem to work for the first couple of gallons after I install them, but after that chlorine shows up in the water...so they work at first.

    I actually contacted the company that makes the RO unit, and even they were baffled.
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    well brine rate good, prefilters sealing good.... only things left are the prefilters themselves and the water

    If you have a lowe's nearby, try getting your next prefilters there... they have a 3 filter kit of one sediment and two carbon block.

    Ive used these for years with great service....

    Using them would be using a known variable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    well brine rate good, prefilters sealing good.... only things left are the prefilters themselves and the water

    If you have a lowe's nearby, try getting your next prefilters there... they have a 3 filter kit of one sediment and two carbon block.

    Ive used these for years with great service....

    Using them would be using a known variable
    Hmm..I'll see if my lowes carries them..thanks.
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    FWIW The concentration of chlorine required by law in the United States is 0.2 ppm, the prefilter rating should be based on this level

    Can you use an aquarium test kit and verify the household supply level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    FWIW The concentration of chlorine required by law in the United States is 0.2 ppm, the prefilter rating should be based on this level

    Can you use an aquarium test kit and verify the household supply level?
    Huh...well...either my test tabs are broken, or my life is in danger, because according to the color chart that goes with the test tabs..my levels are nearly 1.0ppm.....assuming the kit works properly.

    I don't currently have a aquarium kit, but I can get one if need be.
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    Exo, your water company may be using Chloramine instead of Chlorine...

    Typical carbon will still remove it only not as well, if that is the case you would be better off with something like this:

    http://www.filtersfast.com/Pentek-Ch...bon-filter.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo View Post
    Huh...well...either my test tabs are broken, or my life is in danger, because according to the color chart that goes with the test tabs..my levels are nearly 1.0ppm.....assuming the kit works properly.

    I don't currently have a aquarium kit, but I can get one if need be.
    Owie, well in theory that would cut fliter life by a factor of 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    Exo, your water company may be using Chloramine instead of Chlorine...

    Typical carbon will still remove it only not as well, if that is the case you would be better off with something like this:

    http://www.filtersfast.com/Pentek-Ch...bon-filter.asp
    Ahhh..I see....I though it was chlorine because I've found that if I fill a five gallon bucket with the tainted RO water, put an aquarium airstone running in there, and left it for 2 days, it tests negative for chlorine.....hmmmm

    Either way....I'm assuming that getting that prefilter may be a good idea anyway...it should take care of it regardless.
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    Mmmmm. The only valve I can find on it does allow me to blow through it both ways. But the auction says it included a check valve on the membrane product side. >.>;; Am I missing something here?

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