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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
    1700 Taps 2019
    3/16 Gravity
    5/16 Vacuum
    Northern NY (Canadian border north)
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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.
    54 Acres bought in Sept 2010, hope for a lot of fun
    Kabota 3400 w/ bucket
    couple Husky chainsaws and a couple of Stihl
    Big dream
    2011 = 106 on gravity tubing, 100 bucket
    2012 =700 vaccuum 100 gravity 80 bucket's
    30" x 12' Vortex with Leader Revolution Max Raised pans
    2013 = 1200 vac, 200 gravity, 5 buckets, buying from 300 buckets, 500 vac
    Springtech RO 600 Deluxe
    2015= 1800 all vac @ home, buying sap from 1200.
    2017= 2200 all on vac. no longer buying sap

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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
    34 gallons produced in 2018
    100 taps (90 on 3/16" tubing)
    Homemade RO added in 2012
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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".
    54 Acres bought in Sept 2010, hope for a lot of fun
    Kabota 3400 w/ bucket
    couple Husky chainsaws and a couple of Stihl
    Big dream
    2011 = 106 on gravity tubing, 100 bucket
    2012 =700 vaccuum 100 gravity 80 bucket's
    30" x 12' Vortex with Leader Revolution Max Raised pans
    2013 = 1200 vac, 200 gravity, 5 buckets, buying from 300 buckets, 500 vac
    Springtech RO 600 Deluxe
    2015= 1800 all vac @ home, buying sap from 1200.
    2017= 2200 all on vac. no longer buying sap

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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
    3 X 12 Thor pans on a Brian design arch
    1986 Seprotech 900 RO

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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, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    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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