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It does not, but the pump installs inline with your existing feed line so in most cases no extra tubing is necessary assuming your system is already plumbed from the water source to the RO/DI unit.
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I am installing this pump on an RO Buddie system with a float valve. The current system has a solenoid (with two inputs and two outputs) installed. The water supply runs into the solenoid and then out to the RO pre-filters. Then the RO filtered water outputs to the solenoid and out to the float switch (I could send you a diagram if necessary). Am I correct in thinking that I need to keep the solenoid in the system as well as installing the auto shut-off for the booster pump?
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Unfortunately, as the sediment filter beings to clog over time, this can create resistance to flow and may negatively impact the performance of the booster pump. For this reason we don't recommend installing the booster after the prefilters. If you have concerns with larger particulates affecting your booster pump, we do have a more open-mesh strainer device for installation prior to the booster pump, located here https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/dm-fit-filter-strainer.html.
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The pressure will depend on your incoming water parameters but 20psi would be pretty typical. No worries about going too far though, the pump itself has a pressure bypass on top that will allow you to turn it down if its too high.
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We do recommend the booster pump to increase your pressure above 50 PSI. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The Quick connect fittings can be removed once installed. This is a matter of holding the mur lock gasket with one hand and pulling and twisting the tubing out like with a finger trap. I have included a link below to instructions on removing the tubing. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
What maximum pressure can I use without worrying that something going to explode,
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Where should I connect the booster pump,the first think Or after two canisters filter before marbrane?
The Booster pump kit is all you will need to have increased pressure. Your current ASO will work great!
With that kind of pressure drop, it is more than likely one of your pre-filters has clogged. You should be able to troubleshoot the issue by removing your sediment filter, and carbon blocks one at a time and then turning the system back on to see if the pressure increases. If you pull one filter and see the pressure increase that is a good indication that it is clogged. On average most sediment filters will last a couple months up to a year depending on your specific water. The other thing you will want to check is your flush valve if you have one, and make sure that it is in the closed position for normal operation. If you are still having issues after those steps, give us a call at 763-432-9691 ext 1 and we can help go through a couple more steps of troubleshooting, but 99% of the time there is a pressure drop like that it is due to a filter or the flush valve is open.
The pressure you are getting and the issue you are describing sounds like your unit's flow restrictor/flush valve may be in the open position. The white cylinder on the waste (black) line on top will have a small black valve on it which should be closed (perpendicular) for normal operation. If it is open, you will not get proper pressure.
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With a set up such as yours we would recommend the Booster pump if possible to keep the pressure optimal for the membrane. DI resin will tend to deplete quickly in the first several gallons and slow down after that. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Currently only the 1/4" booster pump is available in kit form. We carry the 3/8" pump as a replacement pump for folks that already have a system, though you could buy a power supply and pressure switch to make your own 'kit".
The Aquatec 8800 Booster Pump Kit Includes and Features:
- Aquatec 8800 Booster Pump
- Aquatec transformer
- Aquatec PSW pressure switch
- ¼” push connect fittings
- Patented "flex-mount" base plate which significantly dampens vibrations and reduces noise
- Adjustable pump pressure
- Adjustable shut-off pressure point
Note: Aquatec 8800 Booster Pumps do require a minimum of 20 PSI to operate. Not having proper pressure feeding the booster pump will cause poor performance, and void the warranty.
Worth every penny spent By Don on 8/6/2017Don would recommend this product to a friendEven with 60 PSI coming out of the water tap this pump helps with the creation rate and rejection rate.
Installation was simple and it is quiet.
Plus it looks whoopie hanging on the wall as part of the entire system. (what can I, say I am a geek who likes toys...lol)
Better RO Water Quality By Squishy on 6/4/2017Squishy would recommend this product to a friendInstalled in 20 minutes thanks to the video and enclosed instructions. It is producing more water than without it, in the same amount of time. After installing the pump the PO4 reading went from .02 to .01. A 50% reduction. My input pressure went from 40psi to 74psi. I have not made any adjustments to the factory settings.
Works great! By Paul on 5/25/2017Paul would recommend this product to a friendInstalled a RO system for my well water. The water pressure was not enough to make ice in my refrigerator. I install this 8800 booster pump and WOW! No more ice problems. The pump is heavy and alittle noisy but sounds industrial (good quality). Would be good if you could recommend a cheap fix to silence this heavy duty pump.
What a water saver By AZAlliare on 3/23/2017AZAlliare would recommend this product to a friendBefore getting the booster I could make 30 gallons of RO/DI water in 36 hours on my 35-40 psi supply. After the booster I can make 30 gallons in 7 hours. I'm now adding the second RO membrane system to get more water without wasting so much water. I'm in AZ and water is important here!
Nice pump By Flawedexistence on 2/24/2017Flawedexistence would recommend this product to a friendSince purchasing my BRS RO/DI system I've been somewhat plagued with low water pressure in the system. Usually I see about 45psig, which is pretty marginal so I purchased the booster pump. It makes a big difference! My psig shot up to 90. The pump is easily adjusted with a small hex wrench and I set mine at 80psig. Water flow is very strong now. I mounted the pump on the wall just below my RO/DI setup. Took maybe 20 minutes to install everything. Well satisfied.
Needed adjustment, but works great otherwise By J-Bird on 2/23/2017J-Bird would recommend this product to a friendThe pump itself arrived only putting out 60psi, which was practically useless for $150. The pressure switch cut off was only at 40psi as well. Thankfully I figured out how to adjust them, so now the pump puts out 90psi against the RO membrane and the pressure switch cuts out at 70psi on the tank side.
Working great so far, the power supply and pump itself is quite heavy and feels quality. Only complaint is the vibration is audible across the house, but I'm sure some anti-vibration rubber mounts will help. Also one of the brackets for the pump came broken, so it only has 3 mounting holes on mine, not 4.
Works great By Kawajetski914 on 2/14/2017Kawajetski914 would recommend this product to a friendI had a boosted pump that really didn't do the job. So I lost hope.than Aquatec 8800 was popping up all over the web.after reading the reviews, I decide to give it a try..well as you read above this pump does everything you need it to do. Save waste water pump out cleaner RO water faster and no Nosie. VERY HAPPY with this pump.
Awesome By Jason on 1/14/2017Jason would recommend this product to a friendAllows your RO/DI system to run at the recommended PSI instead of whatever your water pressure is from the city. Shutdown switch works great. Setup and mounting the pump is simple.
Aquatec Booster Pump By Brandon L. on 1/7/2017Brandon L. would recommend this product to a friendI'm kicking myself for not purchasing this before. In all my years of reefing, this has got to be one of the best additions I have ever made. Was at 45psi before and at 95 now. Water was a trickle before and it's now a nice steady stream. My unit vibrates quite a bit. It's mounted on the wall and is audible in my daughters bedroom up above my garage. Minus one star for the vibration but this thing seriously kicks butt.
Worth every Penny! By keith on 12/9/2016keith would recommend this product to a friendI bought my RO/DI unit and I was only getting 35 psi. Once I bought this booster pump, it is now reading 90 psi. It works so much faster and much better than it use to. The TDS is at 6 now and the best I was getting before was 11. If you are getting less than 50 psi, I would highly recommend this!
Super Quiet, low vibration - really works! By Jerry on 12/6/2016Jerry would recommend this product to a friendLike others here, my water pressure was down around 40psi. At that pressure, the RO unit is very inefficient and you get mostly waste water. I'm super pleased with this booster pump. I agree with the other reviewers, Even if you have "ok" water pressure, this will boost it to the optimum level for the RO unit. You'll get much more filtered water and much less waste water. It will extend the life of some of your key filter components too. I also want to mention how quiet this pump is. This pump is barely audible. All you can hear is a soft low thrum. It's also low RPM, so it has very little vibration. The vibration it does have is low frequency, and the rubberized mounting pads easily absorb it. I can set this on a table top and it doesn't budge. The power supply consists of a white module, with a fairly long power cord on each side (one running to the pump, the other to your AC outlet). The pump comes with two rubber plugs sticking out of the input/output holes. You really have to pull really hard to get these out. A note to that effect would be good in the instructions. The video doesn't mention this either. In one scene they are there, and in the next they are magically gone.
Wish I had got this sooner! By Chris on 12/6/2016Chris would recommend this product to a friendAfter many years of using RO/DI units at typical residential house pressures I finally broke down and bought this...wish I had done it sooner!
Typical pressures at the unit would run from 30-40 PSI before...now consistently run at 90 PSI. The performance boost is amazing. Not only rate of creating product water...but rejection ration and rate at which DI resin is consumed.
Seems a bit pricey until you see what it can do...would never run my RO/DI without one now!