Is there a way to speed up an ro filter. Mine takes like 20 minutes a gallon and I keep forgetting about it and wasting a bunch of water when I fill my jugs.
All you can really do is a pressure pump, but your membrane is going to be rated for only so much pressure. RO takes time.
20 minutes per gallon is actually fast. If you want to control when it stops running, hook up a float valve to the line that goes to the filter systems faucet and place the float valve in a tote or something similar for storing the water.
We’re renovating a house and just installed a new tankless RO system rated for 500GPD (20+ gallons per hour) at the kitchen sink:
It wasn’t cheap but it’s a lot more efficient that other models I’ve seen and used in the past.
Dummy me wasted water. Flooded my garage. Had to quit that.
These are popular econo portables.
20 is quick. Used to take me hours to fill a few 5 gallon buckets. Super hard source water dramatically slows it down. As mentioned, pressure pump or auto shutoff float valve is your only options.
That’s the filter I have. It works, I just need to keep an eye on it.
Yeah, my source water is pretty clean. 130ppm out the tap.
Adding more pressure to your RO system can lead to a catastrophic failure.
If you really hate waiting then just build a holding tank (with a float valve of course).
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that thing looks sweet but I already bought the 7 stage ispring
This sounds like your best option …
I think I’m just gonna be more attentive. Solutions seem to cost more than the problem.
@EugeneDebs420, if you already have a container to hold a quantity of water, all you need to buy is a few feet of 1/4" water line (the same your RO system probably uses), a “T” connector for the water lines and a float valve like this:
That float valve is about $8 at Home Depot. You can get the water line and T connector for a couple of bucks. Seriously, you’ll never regret spending so little on something that you’ll utilize constantly.
I have a pressure booster on mine but the RO system is heavy duty with stainless steel membrane canisters. Not the home depot set-ups. You can actually build a set-up yourself. As long as you’re not doing recycling or multi-stage RO, it’s not complicated to build a system. The most expensive items are the membranes and the booster motor.
It make a huge difference being able to produce around 5 gallons in less than 10 minutes. Add larger membranes or membranes in parallel and the time drops, as well.