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    Default RO/DI Question

    I am interested in purchasing this RO/DI unit.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-6-stage-100-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Can somone tell me at the bottom there which of the 2 is the best/easiest to install for the feed devices?

    There are 2 different Feed Water Devices:
    Regular: 1 x 1/4" Needle Valve
    http://61.220.188.82/items/Pic/22-01-P1.jpg
    or Option A: 1 x Chrome 3/4" Tee with 1/4" Ball Valve
    http://61.220.188.82/items/Pic/22-01-P1-1.jpg
    Buyers can select one of two adaptors, only.

    Thanks

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    jerryc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    That one will do you a good job its about the same as the most of us
    hear have.
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    carpenterwrasse - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    as to which is easier...neddle valve ruins thr pipe easy but if you ever need to move it then there is a holein your pipe not good.....the tee is not destructive but wher you locate it is limited to where you an get to a pipe with threads.

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    dakar - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpenterwrasse
    as to which is easier...neddle valve ruins thr pipe easy but if you ever need to move it then there is a holein your pipe not good.....the tee is not destructive but wher you locate it is limited to where you an get to a pipe with threads.
    Simple fix... If you need to relocate the RO/DI later just close the old saddle valve down and buy a new one (call it making ready for future expansion should another tap be needed right there)

    The saddle valves are the easiest to set up most of the time, so long as you are dealing with copper or pvc pipe to tap. Funny pipe is NOT a good thing to tap for a saddle.... there's an old thread on here somewhere that explained that lesson.
    Every electronic device is manufactured with smoke stored deep inside... only a true genius can find a way to set it free.

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    What does funny pipe look like and I think, but not 100% sure of my pipes. Will check when I get home, but I already have a single filter hooked to my kitchen sink to remove the chorline and other things from the water.

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    dakar - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by sticky
    What does funny pipe look like and I think, but not 100% sure of my pipes. Will check when I get home, but I already have a single filter hooked to my kitchen sink to remove the chorline and other things from the water.
    Funny Pipe is the black somewhat flexible pipe, it's not commonly used in homes up north, but is used for livestock and such, but down south it's quite commonplace in houses.
    Every electronic device is manufactured with smoke stored deep inside... only a true genius can find a way to set it free.

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