Can you run RO water to ice maker?
This is a common question that many consumers of water treatment firms have. Although it may appear simple at first, there are a few things to keep in mind if you want to use your RO system with an icemaker.
Let's take a closer look at this topic and clear up some misunderstandings;
Ice Cubes from RO
To begin, it's critical to note that RO water forms superb ice cubes for drinks. Apart from a small foggy piece in the center, the ice cubes taste cleaner and appear to be quite clear. This ice cube is also a little harder than you're used to, and it melts slowly. As a result, an RO ice cube is an excellent alternative for a cooler beverage. This application further demonstrates that RO water can produce high-quality ice and that the RO purification process does not obstruct the operation in any way.
Opinions of an Ice Machine Technician
An ice machine specialist will frequently inform a customer that their RO water system will not operate with their icemaker. This is likely due to the fact that many water specialists are dispatched on a daily basis to service calls where they discover the RO system is disconnected from the icemaker. Frequently, they find that the icemaker is linked directly to the house supply, bypassing the RO system totally. If you want to generate cleaner ice, it's critical to make sure your icemaker is linked to the RO system.
Two Things to Think About When Making RO Ice
When it comes to manufacturing ice, there are two things to consider. These include the following:
When RO water is given at a sufficient pressure, it produces superb ice cubes. Before you start making your first batch of ice, there are a few things to think about. If you have a low-cost entry-level icemaker, it may not be able to use enough water to manufacture ice, and you will be unable to do so. You may compensate for this mismatch and make all the ice you need if you use a high-volume RO system.
Water Pressure: Another important factor to consider is pressure; a newer icemaker will require 30-40 psi to function properly. As the water flows across the membrane for cleaning, a typical RO system reduces the incoming water pressure by 30-35 percent. This will work perfectly if your water pressure is 70 psi or more to begin with, but if your incoming water pressure is less than 60 psi, there may be an issue.
Both of these issues are distinct; you could have enough water but not enough pressure, or vice versa. As a result, getting the proper size RO system for your home is critical, especially if you require several outlets. An entry-level RO system for a residence typically provides 25-50 gallons of water per day, which is insufficient for an icemaker. A lower temperature can also effect performance, and a local water treatment specialist can advise you on the size of RO system you'll need to meet your needs.
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