Cray, I'm not refuting you, but where did you get that info? I'd like to see it.
OK, so we got one person that can vouch for DI being unnecessary. Good.
I just drink tap water, but that's a good bonus.
That sounds like good advice. I've got gauges in my, well, bin of gauges, but they are easily bought and installed.
Thanks for the info, Cray!
No problem, i got that info, as i kinda expanded on in my last post (you two posted so fast i didnt see yours at first) from spectrapure's site. here: FAQ FOR REVERSE OSMOSIS it says:
When it comes to drinking DI water, there are many different thoughts on it. First thing you should understand is that DI water has all minerals removed. If ALL you were drinking was DI water and you did not eat anything, it would be harmful. Cells in the body need electrolytes (salts) to stay active and produce more cells. So, if you are not replenishing the electrolytes, the cells could not survive. To better illustrate this: Imagine that you have two batteries. One batter is connected to a glass container filled with tap water, the other is filled with DI water. Tap water is able to conduct the electricity through it because of the minerals. DI water cannot because the lack of minerals. It is only when you add salt to the DI water, that you would be able to conduct electricity.
DI water does not necessarily harm your health unless it is the only thing that you are putting into your body.
We would not recommend drinking it because of its flat taste and because DI resins are not made of food grade, approved, material.
The last line i bolded is where i got that info. It says "DI Resins" not "Our DI Resins" so i am assuming its all DI cartridges.
Does your tap taste good warm? I read all water tastes good cold, but to really see the quality of the water you should drink it at room temp and see if still tastes good. supposedly RO and good water will and regular tap/well water wont. but then again some wells have GREAT water to drink (just not for plants!)
Yeah the gauges are good cause mine needs a Minimum PSI of 40PSI. Luckily, mine is 50 PSI, but it could have just as easily been 30 or lower (like my parents house with a well/pump)
If you have a well mech, you MAY need to get a booster pump they sell for RO systems if your pump doesnt put out minimum of 40PSI. If it doesnt you might want to see if you can find an RO that will work with lower PSI's than normal, cause the booster pumps are like $250.
Edited by cray1000, 15 December 2009 - 07:24 PM.