Non-Electric Permeate Pump Kit With Tubing, add on to Non-Pump R.O. System
Non-Electric Permeate Pump Kit With Tubing, add on to Non-Pump R.O. System is rated out of 5 by 9.
For filling tank faster and saving waste water,
helpful in low pressure areas.
Minimum input pressure = 30 psi.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DIYGuy22 from Permeate Pump Add-On Kit So far so good. I notice a difference in the performance, output and recovery of my RO system after adding this pump to it. Not sure why all their RO systems don't offer this as a standard. I'm new to owning and understanding RO systems. Water pressure out of the faucet and ice maker are higher. It was so slow after I initially connected the RO system. This pump improved pressure output to almost pre-RO installation. The time it takes to refill the storage tank has shortened, which is an improvement over my system before installing the pump. Overall it's been an improvement. It was easy to install. Delivery was quick. Overall it's been a good experience and product.
Date published: 2022-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Josh from Have an RO? You need this! Increased efficiency History prior to purchase.On city water in Indianapolis, IN. I did not have an issue with low water pressure. After purchasing the RO HI model I noticed a significant increase in water usage on my utility report. Curious as the only change was adding the RO system. I THOUGHT they wasted water around 3:1 or 4:1 ratio. What I found was that when I shut the water off to the system and pulled 1 gallon of permeate water then disconnected the waste reject line to measure and turn the water back on it was taking 9 gallons of waste to replace the 1 gallon I used. Not happy with this I contacted Apec. Was told I was testing wrong and that I needed to disconnect the permeate water line going to the holding tank as well as having the waste line disconnected. In all fairness when I did this the system ran at 3:1 (3 gallon reject to 1 gallon permeate). Now NO ONE buys a system that isn't connected to the reserve holding tank. That's not how the system is designed to operate. It's also not how instructions say to have the system fully connected and able to operate. (Plan and simple). You cannot tell me otherwise. The tank holds your water and is what provides the pressure to your drinking faucet. When connected in normal operation the system is fighting back pressure from the storage tank and reducing my efficiency, hence my 9:1 ratio with normal use. I wanted better efficiency. Purchased the Aquatec permeate pump ERP 1000 and installed it per directions. (This replaced my aso automatic shut off valve and I have read I may experience TDS creep and will keep an eye on that in the future if some changes need to be made). Prior to installing the permeate pump my RO HI system stored about 2.5 gallons in the storage tank. After installing the permeate pump my reserve tank capacity increased a half gallon to 3 gallons. The waste water ratio improved from 9:1 (real world numbers) to 4:1. To summarize this permeate pump increased my tank storage by 20% & also increased my systems efficiency by 56% wasting less water. This permeate pump connects inline to the system and utilizes no electricity. I also noticed increased water pressure coming out of the drinking faucet. I believe this is due to more water being in the reserve tank and the air under the diaphragm in the tank compressing more putting additional pressure in-line to faucet. The perm pump does have a audible clicking sound when it's operating. This sound stops when the tank is full. I was aware of this prior to purchase. Suggestions I would make to Apec. I read a review from a year prior stating the red hose was a bit short. A year later and it's still short. Although it fits the hose and connection is under some stress. I am not 100% on having a solid long term connection with no leak. I would like to have seen at least 1 more inch on the total length for the red hose. Secondly the instructions say to mount the pump seperate above the filtering system. The kit comes with 4 screws although only two would be needed. I would suggest replacing two of those wood screws with two self drilling #10 x 5/8 IN hex screws if someone would want to mount the perm pump onto the filter bracket itself. (Another option for Apec would be to pre drill and maybe tap two mounting holes on all the system brackets during the manufacturing process for anyone who wants to add this feature later on). Overall happy with the purchase and based on my personal testing at home would recommend it for anyone with an RO that wants to improve their system. I just bought my system a month ago and Apec just released a ROES 100 model that supposedly has a 1:1 ratio. Interested to read reviews or see videos posted on this unit. I would also be curious if adding a permeate pump to that particular system would increase the efficiency as well. Hope this info helps in your research/buying decision.
Date published: 2022-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eric R. from This works great! We have low water pressure coming into our filter, so we purchased this pump- it has made a huge difference in the functioning of our RO system- our son can't believe how fast his water bottles are filling up at the faucet, and our ice maker is functioning better. Yes, it does make a clicking sound (kind of a water drop sound) when working, but that's usually only for a few minutes at a time. Installation is easy if you follow the directions!
Date published: 2019-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rad from Saves water! And no fluoride! After realizing how much water RO systems waste, I bought this to alleviate my concerns. It clicks over every 5 seconds when filling tank. I hope that is how it supposed to work? But to make sure no waste water goes into filling up my septic tank, I turn off the needle valve or cold water valve after my tank is filled, then when it becomes empty again, I reroute the waste line and fill up buckets of water to use for the garden or mopping. then just turn off the cold water again til next time tank is empty so system is not constantly running. … would be nice if came with bracket to mount on RO system instead of being separately mounted but I won’t de-star you …also is it possible to get the electrical pump to work in conjunction with the perm pump? My water pressure at the hose is 30psi
Date published: 2021-08-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by Don Jon from Not worth it I bought this after speaking with an Apec sales person awhile back because I liked the idea of saving water rather than it getting excessively wasted down the drain. Well, it did not come with instructions, but I managed to research and find diagrams and how to install it properly.I give 2-stars because of instead of saving water, the pump operated constantly, continuously dumping large amounts of water into the drain at high pressure. My water runs off of a well, so this was causing my well to run non-stop. The clicking from the pump was extremely loud while vibrating the cabinet. At one point, I would point to the pressure, the drain tube popped out of the drain port and sprayed water all over underneath the sink.This one is a big no for me. I have read that these pumps are good for low water pressure homes, so perhaps that is part of my problem. I have a strong well pump. So now I am stuck with this thing. Oh well.
Date published: 2020-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cevin from Problem Solved We had been struggling with low water pressure. We replaced the pressure tank six weeks prior, and though our system was back up and running. Then our pressure slow deteriorated, and I call support once more. After considering a new non-electric permeate pump, we were up and running within minutes after we allowed the system to pressurize.
Date published: 2021-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alfredo from Perfomance increased This thing really increased the performance of my R.O. system. The instructions for the modification are enough and also the materials. The only negative issue is the large of the red hose, in my experience is 1 inch short, so, very easy leave a Leake.
Date published: 2022-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by waterbob from Necessary Addition to your RO system Before this addition i could not fill all the tanks in my system. After the install my entire 26 gallons was filled within an hour and a half. More than doubled my outflow rate. I cannot recommend this enough
Date published: 2022-07-31