RO/DI unit hooked up to sink

Hopestar075

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Can I do this and for long term instead of hooking it up to the house water line? (like trough the washer hook up) By just getting an adapter. Is there any pros and cons to this? :confused:
 

Entropy

Texas Reefer
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I have mine hooked to the sink as well. The only drawback is if you have it after the cold water valve on the sink, and don't have the valve open all the way. You want as much pressure on the RO unit as you can get (within reason). Most houses run pretty low pressure to go easy on the pipes. Most people don't want the 125 psi from the street running through their house. :) You might want to check the pressure at the sink to see what you have. Some people actual install a booster pump to increase production. Of course this assumes you need a lot of water. I only use 3-4 gallons a day, so there is not rush in my case.
 

parvo99

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Are you talking about using a faucet adaptor, or directly to the water line under the sink? I had mine originally hooked up with a faucet adaptor, and it was annoying when I would be making RO water, and then needed regular water to wash my hands or something.
 

Entropy

Texas Reefer
Premium Member
I was talking to the cold water line under the sink. I just replaced the vavle with a two output valve so it does not effect the sink tap. Not sure about the original post though.
 
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