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Old 03/25/2017, 05:53 PM   #76
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Cichlid tank water changes.

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Old 03/26/2017, 02:15 PM   #77
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In no particular order, mine goes in the pool/spa, house plants, washing machine, fresh water tank top off and water changes. I have a 32g brute can that stores the waste (unused) water.

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Old 04/18/2017, 12:49 PM   #78
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So far it goes to waste but I have plans in the near future to use it for watering plants and grass.

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Old 04/20/2017, 10:16 AM   #79
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I'm just curious, I have decent pressure at home, around 50psi. Is there enough pressure buildup on the wastewater lines to pump it long distances, say, 60-80 feet?

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Old 04/20/2017, 03:25 PM   #80
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I'm contemplating setting up a large pressure tank and using it for the faucet and auto wash down feature on my skimmer... I deal with chloramines so shy of doing a whole house setup or yet another point of use filter this could be a reasonable way to get it done.

Trying to think of the best way to accomplish this without impacting the RODI. Maybe a reservoir that a booster pump with pressure switch pulls from...

I used to have a 75gal rodi pressure tank... boy did that make a mess when the bladder failed

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Old 04/21/2017, 09:56 PM   #81
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Route mine to the drain. Used to route it to the outside plant watering tub, but that is always full from rainwater so the effort seemed unnecessary. RODI goes into the barrel and the rainwater soaks into the ground; or rainwater goes into the barrel and RODI soaks the ground. Meh!


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Old 04/25/2017, 01:00 AM   #82
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down the drain into the septic system, filters down about 290ft, then over about 400ft, then back in the RODI

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