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604reefer
04-23-2017, 07:33 AM
I finally got an inline TDS meter a couple weeks ago... the highest it's ever read on the IN is 6ppm, and it's always been 0 on OUT. Seems awfully low, I know we have great water but is that what most people are seeing? I'm in North Van.

Wheelman76
04-23-2017, 07:44 AM
Where is the inline installed? , my 75gpd BRS 5 stage has a built in TDS , and always reads 1 or 2 for the IN , and 0 for the out. Pretty sure where the TDS meter is installed , it's reading the IN ,after all the filters and membrane , and the out is reading after the DI resin. So I know with mine , it doesn't tell me what the water TDS from the tap is.

Wheelman76
04-23-2017, 07:48 AM
I'm in north Vancouver as well , I also have a hand held TDS meter , maybe I'll go measure the tap water to see.

604reefer
04-23-2017, 08:33 AM
I'm running a 4 stage vertex puratek with my IN reading directly out of the wall and OUT into the bucket :)

After what I read about other places in Canada and US it's good to know yours is the same, now I don't have to wonder. Most people seem lucky to get 6 after DI!

Where is the inline installed? , my 75gpd BRS 5 stage has a built in TDS , and always reads 1 or 2 for the IN , and 0 for the out. Pretty sure where the TDS meter is installed , it's reading the IN ,after all the filters and membrane , and the out is reading after the DI resin. So I know with mine , it doesn't tell me what the water TDS from the tap is.

Bblinks
04-23-2017, 08:35 AM
I am Coquitlam and tds is 11 in and usually 0 or 1 when the resin expires. Consider us lucky.

Galizio
04-23-2017, 02:55 PM
I'm in Surrey and got 14 of the tap, also use 6 stages filter and came out to 0... but I can tell for sure that Surrey put chlorine in the water can totally smell it.
Us with city water are very lucky.


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Plainswalker
04-25-2017, 06:03 AM
Richmond here. I measure TDS with a handheld meter and it averages 12 TDS in (0 out of course). Some people in the US especially are flabbergasted when I tell them that.

I suspect the closer you are to the source (North Shore mountains), the lower the TDS IN is.

kyl
04-25-2017, 07:48 AM
The other worthwhile note is there are no Metro Vancouver cities using chloramine for disinfection.

patpare
04-26-2017, 12:09 AM
Wow is wish my TDS out of the tap would be that low.
I'm in Regina and my hand held meter reads a wopping 485 and coming out I'm at 0.03.

straightrazorguy
04-26-2017, 12:25 AM
1-2 in New West. Yes, our tap[ water has extremely low TDS.

gregzz4
04-26-2017, 01:43 AM
I'm in central burnaby south of brentwood mall. I think our water throughout most of the lower mainland is fairly equal regardless of how far we are from the watersheds.
I usually get between 5 and 10 in, and 0 out after just an RO membrane - no DI required here. Same membrane for 2 years now. I flush it well before each use until the output is 0 before filling my drum.

Potatohead
04-26-2017, 02:14 AM
I'm in Cloverdale, my tap is 14, usually 0-1 after membrane but I use DI anyway. Waste water is 22 and I use it for my cichlid tank.