Ok, I scored the little adapter I needed to make the water inlet on the R/O machine fit on my sink at home depot (about $2.89) and everything fits together now. I will go get a water storage tub tomorrow and start it up but I'm curious, the "manual" (one xeroxed sheet of paper) says to never let the TFC membrane go dry but no explanation of how the membrane would go dry or how I would/could accidentally dry it out. I plan on leaving the unit hooked up except for when I'm doing dishes cleaning house or some other non-crucial water quality type jobs. Leaving it hooked up (but not running as I won't need 50 gals of water a day) is OK isn't it? I won't be removing the membrane from the casing until I replace it (says 25 - 30,000 gallons) it won't dry out using it in the manner I intend will it?
Also, how hard should I be running the water into the RO machine? Do I turn the faucet handle all the way on or just a trickle? I once had an at the sink DI filter and it could only handle a very small stream but then there was no waste water either.
Can anyone explain to me the flush valve kit?
It came with another single sheet of xeroxed instructions and a missing part (according to the drawing on the sheet), but I can add a length of 1/4" rigid tubing easily enough. What does this "maintenance item" do exactly and how often should I use it? Do I simply turn the balll valve on the piece or is there more to it?