Under-sink RO unit that does NOT need to be installed

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Under-sink RO unit that does NOT need to be installed

by Fishkeeper » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:46 pm

Does anyone know of an under-sink RO unit that doesn't have to be installed? By that I mean something that I can just pour the water into, instead of having to attach it to the main water line. That, or one you can just fit onto the end of the faucet. I can't meddle with the faucets in a dorm room.

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Re: Under-sink RO unit that does NOT need to be installed

by KategoricalKarnivore » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:51 pm

That’s not possible for an RO unit. The water has to be pressurized going into the filters of the unit for it to work. You can get a ZeroWater pitcher that has a built in filter. They work very well at getting water cleaned to a level acceptable for CPs.
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Re: Under-sink RO unit that does NOT need to be installed

by m80torpedo3 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:13 am

I use the Aquatic Life RO Buddie it comes with a faucet connection or you can just hook it up to the hose like I do. they sell them at aquarium stores and on amazon. filters aren't as cheap as the under sink models but it beats buying by the gallon at the store.

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Re: Under-sink RO unit that does NOT need to be installed

by SundewWolf » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:45 am

m80torpedo3 wrote:I use the Aquatic Life RO Buddie it comes with a faucet connection or you can just hook it up to the hose like I do. they sell them at aquarium stores and on amazon. filters aren't as cheap as the under sink models but it beats buying by the gallon at the store.


How often do you have to swap the filter cartridges on that unit?
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Re: Under-sink RO unit that does NOT need to be installed

by -twillyranger- » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:36 am

SundewWolf wrote:
m80torpedo3 wrote:I use the Aquatic Life RO Buddie it comes with a faucet connection or you can just hook it up to the hose like I do. they sell them at aquarium stores and on amazon. filters aren't as cheap as the under sink models but it beats buying by the gallon at the store.


How often do you have to swap the filter cartridges on that unit?


I have the same system and I’ve yet to change the filter. But I’ve only had it for about 6 months. The sediment and the carbon cartridges are rated for 1500 gallons, not sure about the membrane though.

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Re: Under-sink RO unit that does NOT need to be installed

by m80torpedo3 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:48 pm

same as twillyranger only had it since early summer. I got the 4 stage version with the ion filter since the house I was renting had a water softener and no bypass connection. So it had mostly salt in the water and it pretty much destroyed the ion filter in a few months.

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Re: Under-sink RO unit that does NOT need to be installed

by hollyhock » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:08 pm

Table top model easy to connect to a faucet. I got the adapter that is dual so I don't have to keep disconnecting it..
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Re: Under-sink RO unit that does NOT need to be installed

by Hungry Plants » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:49 pm

I have the Aquatic Life RO Buddie. I've had it about a year now and my TDS is around 8. Its 200 give or take out of the tap. I have not changed it yet. Although it would depend on how much water you make at a time. I make about 10 gallons a week in the winter and 15-20 in the summer depending on rainfall.

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Re: Under-sink RO unit that does NOT need to be installed

by Fishkeeper » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:50 pm

My dorm is a very old building, the faucets don't seem to be the kind you can screw anything onto.

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Re: Under-sink RO unit that does NOT need to be installed

by 1cashew » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:51 pm

Have you verified with a tds meter that you need some type of filtration system?

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Re: Under-sink RO unit that does NOT need to be installed

by Fishkeeper » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:49 pm

No, but I live in Central Texas. We have very hard water. There's no way it's CP-safe. It's barely even regular-aquatic-plant safe!


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