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Thread: Is 30-40 TDS good enough?

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    Is 30-40 TDS good enough?

    I got a cheap "WaterMaker Mini" faucet mount RO filter. It's a bit slow -- 10 GPD -- but it was a good price. The water tests at about 35-39 TDS, but this is the initial batch, it's already been used (so should have already been primed) but it says to leave it on for 4 hours before using the water... So... maybe it'll get better?

    But, assuming it doesn't -- is 35-40 TDS good enough?

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    It is. Lucky boy CA water is wayy too hard to use.

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    My tap water is that good! 20-40 TDS. I still RO it and it gets down to 5-20 TDS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frilleon View Post
    My tap water is that good! 20-40 TDS. I still RO it and it gets down to 5-20 TDS.
    You are lucky . . .

    My water source ranks an ignoble 540-600 ppm. For such creepy, predatory plants, they are "panty-waists" when it comes to their water; also, RO filters here don't make it four months . . .
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    My tap water is 300-360 or so, so the RO filter taking it down to 35ish should be ok? Awesome. Already filled up 1 gallon, need to get some longer tubing to try and get it into a 5 gallon jug.

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    Atascadero, the city my ex is from, has incredibly terrible water quality. When you get the water from the tap, it's cloudy. Their dishwasher looked like a giant calcium deposit cavern. You're definitely lucky to have nice water like that.

    Jason

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    At school if you put some water into a bottle, its really really cloudy, its like milk + water. Ech gross.

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    nice man, soft water is a rare thing now
    ours averages around 20-25PPM

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