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Old 06-18-2006, 10:32 AM
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Default Water conditioning

I am considering upgrading the water conditioning in our house. Currently, we are on a private well (not going to change) with a traditional salt (NaCl) softener. I also have a small R.O. unit that supplies the refridgerator/ice maker. The issues I would like to resolve:
  • I am TERRIBLE at remembering to keep the salt filled in the softener, so I'd like to get rid of it.
  • I would like to have the entire house supplied with quality water, not just the 'fridge.
  • I currently have no bacterialogical protection, so I'd like to add a UV unit.
Does anyone currently have a whole house R.O. unit with all the pre-filters and UV processing? Are you satasfied? What is the maintenance schedule like? And of course.....what are the costs involved?

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Default Re: Water conditioning

Originally Posted by DaveNay
Does anyone currently have a whole house R.O. unit with all the pre-filters and UV processing?
Dave, I can't even guess the cost, but you'd need a heck of a storage tank for the water to do something like that. And do you really need to use RO water while you shower? Or in the dishwasher? Most of the hot water used in a home is not for consumption. Perhaps you could just run the RO system to the cold water side? You'd still need a storage tank for the cold water.

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