Considering an undercounter RO system

jcasola5March 27, 2011

Hi all. Doing a kitchen Reno and wondering if anyone has any recommendations on a good, low volume system. I went to my local water store today and they recommended either Watts or Hydrotech (5 stage). I would appreciate any assistance with this decision. thx.

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asolo

Do you know what your water quality is now?

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 4:04PM
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jcasola5

No, but I think its pretty good. It's city water and I live just outside Of Toronto, Canada.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 8:35PM
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asolo

Ok, then. You don't know.

Why is it, then, that you want to process further? Does it taste bad, for example? Are you suspicious of other stuff that may be in it? What's your motivation?

Not trying to give you grief. Just wondering what your purpose may be. They are expensive and do require maintenance. Don't yet know why you want to do this.

I know nothing about the water supply in your area. These are innocent questions.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 8:53PM
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jcasola5

Fair question. I like the taste better of RO water (we currently use bottled RO) and also, I have an espresso habit and want to prevent scale buildup in my expensive machine.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 11:05PM
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asolo

Ah....there we go. Getting it, now.

Be advised that pretty much all RO systems work exactly the same way. No variation in principal, only in product -- the actual product quality being very difficult for the average consumer to evaluate.

Basically pre-filter/membrane/storage-tank/post-filter. If you need more than that, there must be additional reason.

There have been a LOT of posts here about RO. Suggest using search function to find what's come before. Three really is a lot available. And by some very competent/experienced people.

You didn't say whether or not your "local water store" was previously known and/or trusted by you. And you didn't say whether you, yourself, are comfortable with DIY project like this or what your competence level may be....or not you want to do it or have someone else do it.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2011 at 12:08AM
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