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    Default Sediment Filter

    I just bought a used Waterguys 5000 RO. I am curious about two things. The first is where to get the best value on the sediment filters, I know that I can get them almost anywhere but cost is an issue. Second is the micron rating. Is it necessary to go to a 5 micron filter? Thanks.
    Scott Knapp
    5x14 Pellet Evaporator
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    Yes, stay with 5 micron, cheaper then replacing membranes. MES, ( Maple Expert Solutions) is where I get mine, best price I could find.

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    Amazon.com 50 pack for 68 dollars
    https://www.amazon.com/Aquaboon-50-P...0+inch+50+pack
    2' x 3' backyard evaporator with homemade steam hood
    42 gallons produced in 2019
    120 taps all on 3/16" tubing
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    Good price but depends on machine. My old D&G and our new Lapierre take 20" filters. Those on amazon are 10". But I will be checking out amazon for 20".

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    I have bought amazon filters. Also have bought MES. MES take a lot longer to plug up.
    William
    900 taps plus 1200 purchased sap
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    I've used both 5 and 10 micron, I get the 5 unless they are not available. I try to keep a year's worth ahead so I don't get caught short.
    I find the polyspun filters better, I do not like the string wound ones.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, downsized after I lost my help, about 450-500 planned for 2021 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
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    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
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    Thanks for the replies. Another question is how long are the membranes good for. I know that depends on whether they have been washed correctly etc. The unit is 5 years old, but the membranes were sent out to be cleaned two years ago. This is all new to me so just looking for input .
    Scott Knapp
    5x14 Pellet Evaporator
    1700 Taps 2019
    3/16 Gravity
    5/16 Vacuum
    Northern NY (Canadian border north)
    sknapp6978@gmail.com
    https://www.facebook.com/Knapps-Sapp...0168377726255/

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