I’m currently using a distiller to purify water for my Grobo but this is a bit of a pain in the neck. I’m considering reverse osmosis and I have a Samsung fridge with a built-in replaceable filter. Will this sufficiently purify the water for my Grobo? I’ve checked out some of the expensive reverse osmosis systems and they would all require me to drill into my stainless steel sink. I’d like to avoid that if possible. TIA.
Do you have a TDS meter? If the RO water ppm is below 50 (lower the ppm the better the RO filter is), you should be fine. A good way to check is to test your current water PPM and see how much % substance of removal the RO filter you are looking at provides (they normally list as removes 98% of substance from water), then you can do some math to get an idea of the end result of your RO water
[ppm - % removed from RO filter]
I just ordered one. The more I think about it The more I Believe that the refrigerator water filter will actually be fine. It is for filtering drinking water. If it’s good enough for me to drink I suppose it’s good enough for my plant. We’ll see once I get the tester though. Thanks very much for the help and the very quick response.
The only way to tell is to use a TDS meter. I live by the ocean and my fridge filter barely does anything to clean up the water, my ppm is 350 from the fridge before installing my RO filter system which is now down to 12 ppm
Let us know how it goes. I live in a city with the hardest drinking water in the world and its high in calcium and fluoride so i buy mine unfortunately
That seems to be the way to go. I’ll test it tomorrow and go from there. Thank you very much for your help. This community is a godsend.
So I received my TDS analyzer and it turns out that my refrigerator filtered water is at 110 ppm and tapwater is 112 ppm. Distilled water of course was at one PPM. So it looks like I’m gonna have to go with the reverse osmosis system. Is there one particular system that people tend to use here? There are so many options out there available. TIA
It really depends on the space you have. I use an under sink RO water system by Apec and it brought my tap PPM from 500 to 12. You can use this system for your sink and fridge at the same time. Make sure you stay away from Alkaline or Reintroduce Mineral RO systems.
Got it. Thanks for the info.