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    So, we put some money down on a new RO. Soon we will be installing it in the shack. Just curious on everybody's does and don'ts or mistakes that can be avoided. Thanks in advance.
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    Probably the best thing I did after hearing it on this site was put an overflow line from the head tank back to the sap tank in case your RO fills your head tank too fast then you wont be dumping concentrate on the ground but rather back into the sap tank.
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    Keep the plumbing as simple as possible. Label all valves so that you know what you are sending and where you're sending it to.

    Keep the RO room heated when the membrane(s) is/are in it and when there is liquid in the RO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Lampron View Post
    Keep the plumbing as simple as possible. Label all valves so that you know what you are sending and where you're sending it to.

    Keep the RO room heated when the membrane(s) is/are in it and when there is liquid in the RO.
    I'm leaning towards just having hoses to the tank until we know for sure we have everything in place.
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    We built a steel stand for head tank which RO could fit inside of. Then we just held sheets of foam around stand with bungy cords. A small ceramic heater was enough to keep.it warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta Glen View Post
    We built a steel stand for head tank which RO could fit inside of. Then we just held sheets of foam around stand with bungy cords. A small ceramic heater was enough to keep.it warm.
    Do you have any pictures?
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    I will try and post one. It's made out of 3" c-channel to support head tank. We no longer use it once we went to larger RO.

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