Great System: 715 TDS In, 40 out By Dave on 8/1/13
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
Superbly designed system. Clear instructions, thoughtful installation package with lots of tubing and multiple water supply attachment options. Nothing leaks and all parts are high quality. I'd recommend the dual TDS monitor accessory. We've got crappy city water: 715 TDS. And this unit is producing 40 TDS water coming out. That's the as-advertised 95% efficiency rating.
Superbly Designed System: 715 TDS in, 49 out By Dave on 8/1/13
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
Superb system: well-designed and easy to install. BRS has really done their homework on this system; the multiple attachment options and really long pieces of tubing make installation a breeze. I'd also recommend the dual TDS monitor. We've got crappy town water: 715 TDS in and this unit is producing water at 49 TDS out. That's the as-advertised 95% efficiency for this unit.
Excellent product but plumbing instructions are goofed By Rooki3 on 6/13/13
Rooki3 would recommend this product to a friend
I would have rated this product a complete five stars but since it is being shipped with instructions that will leave a terrible taste to the water I rate it a three. (Will edit my rating if I am losing efficiency in my system due to the adjustment)
Ordered my product about three weeks ago and installed per instructions. After the pressurized tank became full I flushed then repeated about 3 times before I actually began drinking the water. It tasted great at first but then in the following days the unit began acquiring a weird taste to it. I knew there was something wrong because I own the BRS 5 stage plus system and that unit made great tasting water since day one. However, I thought that the bad taste would go away with time so I did just that give it time.
After doing research I found out that I should not be drinking water out of the pressurized tank directly. That it should be going through the POST carbon block (Omnipure).
The way I changed the installation of the system is to Tee off the tank on the side of the post carbon block that has water going in, instead of teeing the side of the pressurized tank per instructions. I am going to try to explain as best as I can without pictures at the Omnipure side it should have one line from the ASO Valve to the Tee, One line coming from the pressurized tank to the Tee, and finally one line going into the post carbon block on the third side of the Tee.
Final step is to have the water coming out of the post carbon block hook up directly to the faucet. I was excited to know that this instantly solved the terrible tasting water.
Please note that I am unsure whether additional time would have taken away the bad taste from the water but this seems to work effectively.
BRS if by any chance this information is wrong or right please let us know by responding to this review. I am sure that any information can help past, present, and future customers. Maybe someday you will allow reviewers to submit pictures when reviewing, and once approved, you can display them in the panel for additional references. Thank you and keep up the great service.
get it By tiggle snacks on 5/1/13
tiggle snacks would recommend this product to a friend
read previous review - I only have a couple of things to add: 1) you will need thread tape on screw-on connections. 2) you don't have to connect the black waste water line to the air-gap faucet. Go directly from the RO unit to the drain; Tee the blue supply line going to the tank, directly up to the air-gap faucet. Works fine. You do lose the ability to prevent a vacuum from drawing in backed up sewage into your faucet and tank potentially, but beats the noise and hassle of the air gap faucet. Keep in mind - there is a one way check valve which you can get that will also prevent the backup, should it occur. I would've purchased it had i known.
best product By sirjames on 3/11/13
sirjames would recommend this product to a friend
the quality is good and the price is just right
waste water By Steven on 2/28/13
Steven wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I didn't know there was gonna be so much waste water, and the air gap facet leaks water on my sink then drips under my sink. not happy
Runs good, easy to instal By Newbie Mike on 4/9/12
Newbie Mike would recommend this product to a friend
The whole system was very easy to install. The how to video helped out a lot. After cycling about 10 gallons through the entire system I was getting water coming out at 7ppm, and that was water coming from a broken water softener. Water tasted good, no off tastes due to pressurized tank. I bought the DI filter after the fact. Should have got the 5 stage kit in the first place.
drinking water By Raymond on 3/24/12
Raymond would recommend this product to a friend
This was an easy setup. It replaced a single canister filter. It has been working good an at about $90 to replace the old filter I thought this was a good alternative.
Much better than tap water but noisy By Stephanie on 1/22/12
Stephanie would recommend this product to a friend
So first off my plumbing skills are about a 2 or 3 on a scale of 1-10. My sink is about 50 years old and is a cast iron sink and what a job is was to drill a 1-1/8th inch whole in it. The pipe under the sink to the cold water did not fit the setting they gave me due to how old it was and I had to go to a local store and change that part. All in all it took about 4 hours to get it running. Its true it has a slight noisy hissing sound but its not that bad. The tank fills it self in about an hour. The membrane flush kit made it VERY easy to flush. My finance dad is getting one to, and I am so happy I can clearly taste the difference from my tap water. Also i dealt with two leaks but i fixed those in less than 5 mins,
Great RO system By Richard on 10/19/11
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
For those who can't decide, buy from here. They use high quality industry standard parts. You can find cheaper, but beware. You can spend more if you want to pay for "the name".
Great System, but bad faucet By Phillip on 10/13/11
Phillip would recommend this product to a friend
I recently purchased this RO Drinking water system from BRS. The system as a whole is very nice. It's easy to install, maintain and use. I like the clean taste and the use for my aquarium is a plus.
My only gripe is with the faucet. This is an "AIR-GAP" faucet. This faucet has a tiny hole in front of it that functions much like a siphon break in case of backflow and prevents drain (or clogged sink) water from backflowing into the RO system. Good idea in general, but it is VERY NOISY. I recommend if you do not require this for your building codes that you bypass the the drain connections on the faucet. This required me to buy the 1/4" saddle drain and check valve here at BRS. The stock drain valve is 3/8" for the faucet's large drain tube. The check valve provides the protection the air gap is trying to accomplish without all the noise.
I found this recommendation at the link below, and is what I am ordering from BRS to silence my RO unit.
Like I said, great overall system for a great price, but needs a little tweaking to quiet it down.
Best value By Taeyoung on 9/22/11
Taeyoung would recommend this product to a friend
I have 2 BRS RO sys for driking water and one RODI for my reef tank. This is best value you can get. Health reef and Health family.
Nice all around RO By Phil on 1/13/11
Phil would recommend this product to a friend
The customer service at BRS is excellent. Due to the shipping, my RO unit had a cracked nipple on arrival. Brandon, the customer service manager, promptly sent me two replacement parts via 2 day shipping and also explained how to install them. The system is up and runnign now and fills the 3+ gallon tank in just an hour. Excellent price and great quality. I highly recommend it.
Great price for the quality!!! By Greg S. on 10/18/10
Greg S. would recommend this product to a friend
I have had this ro system for 10 months now and I am really impressed with the build and system performance. The quality is great. I studied a lot of systems and asked a lot of questions and the response from this company is stellar!! Great experience Would buy from them again.
Good RO system By Tria on 3/3/10
Tria would recommend this product to a friend
Good RO system for the price! Was thinking about going with a different RO system that was exactly the same as this for 2X the cost! Also replacement filters are 2X cheaper here (same exact replacement filters). Video instruction was very helpful in the installation. Only thing I did not expect was a hissing sound from the water dispenser. When the reservoir is full there is no sound, but while it is being filled up there is a constant hissing sound. For the quality I can deal with the sound.