Tag Archives: RO Water

Larger RO tank has arrived

I have installed a evaporative cooler in the solarium, and attached it to my RO system (as the local water is crap).  But have found that on very hot days, the RO system cannot keep up with the water requirements … Continue reading

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pH experiments

I have been keeping track of the pH of my water.  The water comes out of the RO water system at about pH 7.2, which is basic (not acidic), and outside the range of pH that is good for orchids — … Continue reading

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Adjusting the pH of my water

 I have tested the ph of my water several times.  As it comes out of the RO system, the pH is usually between 7.0 and 7.15.  According to orchidusa.com, orchid plants cannot take in nitrogen in the pH range of … Continue reading

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Checking my water

 After all was done with our plumbing system, and the RO systems was OK, I decided to check our water quality.  Our city has poor water with over 1000 ppm dissolved solids in the water (i.e., very hard water).  The … Continue reading

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RO Water System Adventures

I installed an under-sink RO system on November 9, 2015.  This system fed a drinking water tap at the sink, and also filled my 20-gallon RO water tank in the orchid room. About a month after installation, we noticed that … Continue reading

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Watering System is now complete — and tested.

The watering system is now complete. I first had to extend the base board and move the waste collection bucket.  Since the plumbing extended further than planned, I had to move the bucket, and the only place was in the … Continue reading

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Working on the watering system in the orchid room

I am testing configurations in the orchid room for two tanks, and pump.  One tank will be the holding tank for my RO water.  The second tank will be the mixing tank, and the pump will enable me to get … Continue reading

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