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By tc3driver
Posts:  519
Joined:  Tue May 25, 2010 2:39 am
I was tired of lugging bottles all over the place, and only being able to fill three gallons per hour of water.

Pics coming soon, it is storming something crazy outside right now.

As some of you know I purchased a RODI system last year, and installed it in the house. There are two negatives to this situation: 1 having to lug water about the house, and 2 the water wasted in the production of the RODI water.

I was cruising around the home depot gardening department, and they had rain buckets (each holds 57 gallons of water), so I thought that would be a good container of water for my RODI water, and I wouldn't have to lug the water around any more. As an added bonus the waste water could also be captured for use in watering the rest of the plants and lawns around the house.

So here is what I started with:
1 RODI System
2 Rain Barrels
1 Hose Splitter ( garden hose size )
1 Garden hose to 1/4" adapter
2 water pumps
2 6 ft garden hose
1 50 ft garden hose
2 12 ft garden hose
1 25 ft 1/4" tubing

I am still waiting on the pumps to arrive. So it is not 100% complete.

With this set up I am able to water the rest of the plants around the house with the discarded water, thus not wasting any water, and water my CPs with the rodi water.

Pictures soon.

There is my super secret project of awesomeness.
By victor
Posts:  2028
Joined:  Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:42 am
Nice but as daniel said it's no secret anymore. :lol:

Can't wait for the pics!!!

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