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Old 09/28/2008, 03:13 PM   #1
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How long can I store DI cartridges?

I've got a DI cartridge that has been in my fridge for about a year now. It is a SpectraPure DI cartridge that has never been opened and has been in the fridge since the day I got it. I haven't used it because I kept finding deals on RO/DI units and have been upgrading units fairly rapidly. It seems like I have read somewhere that even refridgerated and sealed DI cartridges need to be used in a certain amount of time. Does anyone know what that time frame is? TIA.


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Old 09/28/2008, 03:43 PM   #2
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One year, if the bag is intact.

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Old 09/28/2008, 03:54 PM   #3
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Wow, customer service even on Sunday's. Thanks.


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Old 09/28/2008, 04:44 PM   #4
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Does it need to be frozen? or can I leave it out...


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Old 09/28/2008, 05:56 PM   #5
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We have always said, REFRIGERATOR , we never said FREEZER.

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Old 09/28/2008, 09:43 PM   #6
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Thanks for the clarification.


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Old 10/09/2009, 01:04 PM   #7
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thought I would mention that we have a sale on DI refill kits, including our SILICA BUSTER and MAXCAP DI! You can save 50% or more per cartrdige doing the refill yourself.

http://www.spectrapure.com/email/cus...ciation.html#1

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Old 12/01/2009, 07:47 AM   #8
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Whats the shelf life of the refill DI media assuming the bag is opened?


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Old 12/01/2009, 08:06 AM   #9
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Not long if the bag remains opened; at most a year if the bag is re-sealed.

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Old 12/20/2009, 06:12 AM   #10
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Storage Life of New Unit?

What is the storage life of a new, unused unit? I'm assuming that it is not intended that the membrane be removed and refrigerated.


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Old 12/21/2009, 09:10 AM   #11
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whose unit? make model?
what are the storage conditions?
is the membrane wet or dry at purchase?

these and other factors are needed to assess.
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Old 12/21/2009, 03:43 PM   #12
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I purchased a MaxCap UHE 100 in July 2008. Due to multiple complications, I was not able to get my tank set up as planned, and thus never installed or used the unit. I am working on getting it plumbed in right now, but after reading some comments about storing the membrane in a refrigerator, I am a little nervous about its status. I had assumed that is had been coated in glycerine or something similar to preserve it, and would be fine until flushed, but perhaps I was wrong...


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Old 12/21/2009, 03:51 PM   #13
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Hook it up and try it. No glycerine involved.

The TDS meters will tell you if it's working correctly.

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Old 09/06/2012, 05:10 PM   #14
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Not long if the bag remains opened; at most a year if the bag is re-sealed.

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what if resealed and stored in a dry airtight container?


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Old 09/06/2012, 05:44 PM   #15
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The mylar bag is more effective because the trapped air can be forced out of the bag. There's no guarantee that a solid container would work as well even though it is sealed.

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The mylar bag is more effective because the trapped air can be forced out of the bag. There's no guarantee that a solid container would work as well even though it is sealed.

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Let me rephrase.... In the mylar bag with as much air removed as possible and than placed in an airtight container.


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Old 04/15/2014, 01:29 PM   #17
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lostmyz,

You can use an iron to seal up the mylar bag. If you play with the heat setting you can make it happen. You will have to cut the zip lock portion off. Seal up 95% of the top. Then expel the air, and hold the opening pinched shut. Quickly seal the last 5 %.

It will work. I would start at a lower setting, and adjust the heat up as necessary.

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Old 05/12/2014, 02:03 PM   #18
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So wait I bought a few of the complete Maxcap refill cartridges from Marine Depot. 2 of them came is sealed silver bags. Are they supposed to be put in the fridge? Because if so it does not state that on the bag anywhere, nor does it tell you on the Marine Depot website that this needs to be done. So are mine no good? *** Marine Depot?


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Old 05/12/2014, 02:17 PM   #19
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It doesn't need to be in the fridge, but the air does need to be kept out of the bag.

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Old 05/12/2014, 02:54 PM   #20
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Does everything turn certain colors when heeding replacement? And when you do replace all of them how long do you let it run before you can use the water?


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Old 05/13/2014, 10:45 AM   #21
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not on the MaxCap. It is not a color indicating resin. IF the bags are sealed then you are good for year or 2 before they could even go bad. I have seen our resins stay good in bags for many years.

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Old 05/13/2014, 11:07 AM   #22
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Thanks but you didn't answer how long should I run it before using the water for my tank after putting in the new filters


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Old 05/13/2014, 11:14 AM   #23
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Typically you would put the sediment and carbon in first. Run about a gallon out of that with blank DI. Then add the Maxcap cartridge. Run it until the TDS on the right meter set to in is 0, then add the Silicabuster. Run it until the right meter set to out is 0. Then you are good to go.

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Old 05/13/2014, 11:22 AM   #24
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Oh thought you could just replace all at once, glad I asked


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Old 05/13/2014, 11:51 AM   #25
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