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    De-Ionized Water

    Ah, remember those days. Day long debates on CR spotless, Mytees, Duprays, the works. Where did all the hubba talk go. Did it hit a plateau. Did we all buy our toys and have withered off and gone fishing.

    Time for a throwback discussion. Yesterday, I was washing the cars, got called off to attend to something else. Sometime in between then, I got consumed and never did get a chance to dry the car. Anyhow, well you know what happens. It`s all good. Years ago I did have a CR spotless - the big one. It just wasn`t for me - just the setup , the connections to *my setup*, etc. Ended up selling it....

    Anyhow, I think maybe it`s time I circle back on my deionized water setup that will fit me needs. Time to put the thinking cap on.......so I can remember what was the pros/cons on the CR that led me to see it so I don`t end up in the same boat again

    Time to dig up superbees old posts. I know it had some good breakdown options as well

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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    Wow, SuperBee...forgot about him. I gave up on my CR and had soft water from inside piped to my driveway faucet (since I already had a softener). Not as good as DI, but a lot less trouble, and good enough (for me).

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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    Ah yes...Superbee364! Hope he`s OK.

    I seldom use my CRS except in the Winter, when I use it all the time to rinse, often via pressure washer, between regular washes. Otherwise I get my with just filtered/softened water.

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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    I love my CR spotless. I have the large system. I actually use it the entire wash cycle. I have an inline filter from spa depot that I use for my hot tub. They are pretty cheap and my well water is extremely hard. I then run that into the CR spotless and run that to my Ryobi pressure washer. It works great and really helps me when I`m washing dark colored paints in the sun. Unfortunately I can`t always wash in the shade and this helps me tremendously. Using it before I had the pressure washer was not as convenient and I didn`t use it as much.

    Someone posted about how to improve on the CRspotless resin system here not too long ago. Supposedly you can get like 10x more gallons from it.
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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    audicoupj- Ah, sounds like you really get some use of your CRS! How long does your resin last?!? I`m awfully spoiled on that account as our water doesn`t seem to degrade it quickly at all.

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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    I`ve been thinking about buying this system.
    https://www.portablewaterdi.com/shop...l?SKU=OTG2-DDI
    With the water in my area I can get almost triple the amount of gallons of a cr spotless and the refills are also cheaper. I know we had a thread a while back on this and one of the members has this system.

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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    Quote Originally Posted by PearTree View Post
    I`ve been thinking about buying this system.
    https://www.portablewaterdi.com/shop...l?SKU=OTG2-DDI
    With the water in my area I can get almost triple the amount of gallons of a cr spotless and the refills are also cheaper. I know we had a thread a while back on this and one of the members has this system.

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    Griot`s also sells one. It`s a one-tank system.

    One of these is on my short list for next spring.
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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    Quote Originally Posted by PearTree View Post
    I`ve been thinking about buying this system.
    https://www.portablewaterdi.com/shop...l?SKU=OTG2-DDI
    With the water in my area I can get almost triple the amount of gallons of a cr spotless and the refills are also cheaper. I know we had a thread a while back on this and one of the members has this system.

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    I`ve got that setup - works great. When first installed I was getting 0 ppm, after 2 summers of use I`m up to 10 ppm. Will likely get new resin this winter. No leaks at the fittings, but I did switch to standard hose QD`s so I can easily disconnect and use regular water if needed. Might put together some permanent hard line/valve system this winter. I use it with the little Ryobi electric PW


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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    audicoupj- Ah, sounds like you really get some use of your CRS! How long does your resin last?!? I`m awfully spoiled on that account as our water doesn`t seem to degrade it quickly at all.
    I only get around a season with the amount I use it. But I use it for the entire wash cycle. I`m probably going to try the upgrade for next season and see how it compares. It`s worth the cost to me as it saves me time. Long run it would probably be smarter to add a water softener system to use with it and improve my house water but It`s not looking like I will live here long enough to justify the cost.
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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    Any thoughts on the CR Spotless Water Deionization Systems vs. the On The Go Dual Bed Standard Deionizer #OTG2-DDI ?
    Pros/Cons Thoughts/Review ?

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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    audicoupj- Ah, OK, thanks for explaining. IMO that`s not all *that* bad for resin consumption the way you`re using it...easy for me to say since you`re paying for it though

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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    i do own this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    it is quite pricey but it does a very good job with keeping the particles in the water low.
    I do not use it all the time I usually run it and store the water for my rinsless mix
    I have tested it to rinse the car after a nornal 2 bucket wash and let it dry and indeed there are no water spots.

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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    Quote Originally Posted by jatleson View Post
    I`ve got that setup - works great. When first installed I was getting 0 ppm, after 2 summers of use I`m up to 10 ppm. Will likely get new resin this winter. No leaks at the fittings, but I did switch to standard hose QD`s so I can easily disconnect and use regular water if needed. Might put together some permanent hard line/valve system this winter. I use it with the little Ryobi electric PW
    I have the same system
    I have pretty much identical results
    I think 10 PPM is still quite good.
    Resin is a bit pricey but i agree every 2-3 years is reasonable.
    my before DI ppm is like close to 200 ppm so it does make a difference.
    by the way water out is does smell a bit like fish

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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    Aside from the water coming out, if you don`t use said units frequently , do you guys do a 3 gallon water purge (aka, stagnent water).

    Bad analogy, but any you know how like any water in ANY container will get a *invisable brown film*, that if you were to wipe the interior, it exists...yuck. Now that I type this, I`m off to google this.

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    Re: De-Ionized Water

    Quote Originally Posted by mobiledynamics View Post
    Aside from the water coming out, if you don`t use said units frequently , do you guys do a 3 gallon water purge (aka, stagnent water)...
    No, I never purge mine and it`s never been an issue even though it sits unused for months at a time.

 

 
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