[Homeroast] Distilled H2O vs RO

Seth Grandeau grandeau at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 08:30:12 CDT 2013


Under sink ROs are very reasonably priced and can produce enough drinking
water for a family.  I used to help my dad, when he sold in-house
filtration systems (ROs, water softeners, UV systems, etc).  I want to say
the model we had was in the $400 to $500 range.


On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 8:44 AM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com>wrote:

> A very fast Google search pulled up basic RO systems ranging from $149 to
> $499.  Seems most make 10-15 gallons a day.  I had a heavy duty one about
> 10 years ago.  It was about $800.  The water was high enough in salt that
> distillation was not recommended due to the heavy wear on it (2000 ppm
> NaCl).
>
> Raybob, how does your distiller work?  Do you have to set up a cool water
> condenser?  Does it turn off automatically?  How do you decide when to
> start collecting the water?
>
>
> At 01:54 AM 6/20/2013, you wrote:
>
>> Thanks Steve, for the info, but how affordable is a RO system for home
>> use?  You can find a used water still for around $200 on eBay that makes a
>> gallon of distilled water in about 3 hours.  Last I checked, I couldn't
>> even dream of affording any type of RO system for home use.
>>
>> Raybob
>> On 6/18/2013 10:00 AM, homeroast-request at lists.**sweetmariascoffee.com<homeroast-request at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Message: 8
>>> Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:37:57 -0500
>>> From: Steve Hamm<steve.hamm at gmail.com>
>>>
>>> Please, folks, go read the wikipedia article on reverse osmosis. You
>>> can desalinate water, you can remove water from maple sap (concentrating
>>> the sugar), cut dissolved minerals, etc. etc. etc. Very flexible
>>> technology. "RO filters" aren't like coffee filters or colanders.
>>>
>>> ...
>>>
>>> --Steve
>>>
>>
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