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The Zero water sounded like a great way to go so I called them to ask how long one of their filters would last with a TDS of 1,500 and was disappointed when they said the filter would only last for a couple of gallons before it would be plugged and need to be replaced. I will have to check into the RO system that can be flushed.
Yep, the zero water is a relatively expensive way to filter water. It gets to zero because it has a DI layer which is something that some people get as another stage after the membrane in a RO system to get that to zero.
I don't know why the sales person would have said your membrane will get plugged if you have soft water and 1500ppm. While 1500ppm is high (EPA limit is 500ppm), quality RO membranes last for many many years with levels at and above the EPA limit, and as I mentioned, they waste a lot of water in order to carry away the TDS.
golan wrote:Do you have any recommendations?
Extraterrestrial_Zoologist wrote: We have & sometimes use a couple of cold brewers
Chelle wrote: There are those who spring out of bed at 5:30 every morning with a smile on their face and a song in their heart. They say happy things with their happy faces to anyone who will listen, and they drink their coffee outside as they sing Disney princess songs with the birds.
They're the ones who are capable of measuring the TDS of their water and roasting their own beans to perfection before making a perfect cuppa with freshly frothed cream.
And every one of those crazy sickos is married to a normal person, like me, who gets out of bed begrudgingly, gropes their way to the kitchen with both eyes still closed, and presses a single button on a contraption that will automatically make a cup of coffee in one minute or less and, hopefully, inject it straight into their veins.
I don't know why these two types of people always end up together, but it's proof that God has a sense of humor.