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  1. Regular direct RO wastes 1:4. RO with aso and tank due to tank increasing pressure wastes 1:6. RO with permeat pump and tank wastes, (however permeat pump membrane is fragile) – 1:3. RO with booster pump, aso and tank wastes 1:4. direct RO with booster pump wastes 1:3. direct ro with booster pump and two membranes in serial connection wastes 1:1.5

    increased waste with tank is because of back pressure, it the reason for waste.
    aso reduces tank capacity to 60%, leading to less waste, but also less tank capacity.
    permeate pump links pressure of waste water to clean water, increasing throughput against pressure of tank; however its membrane is fragile, and its useless if there is no backpressure (direct flow)
    booster/membrane pump increases total pressure, decreasing waste.
    booster/membrane pump can provide enough pressure for using several membranes in consequent/serial connection, halving the waste at double output.

    in worst case, RO can waste 1/20 – this is when tank is used, but no ASO, which is NEVER the case.
    in worst case, RO wastes 1/6, which can be fixed by adding permeate system; or replacing membrane with nano-membrane and removing the tank; or upgrading to booster pump.

    the linx system uses ion-exchangers which are easily clogged, 1-year best-before and do not even close have filtering power of RO. linx system is much worse than RO.

  2. Blame on the government that don't put pressure on water company's to produce decent water to be safe and healthy to drink or use on our aquariums.water companies only concentrated in make profit  continue to produce rubbish water….

  3. Wanna talk about water waste?? The average house pumps 1200-2400 gallons of water out the sprinkler system per week. Yeah RO uses a lot of water but not really, we are talking about a small bit of waste compared to the big picture. To ensure we are not drinking or showering in toxic radioactive chemicals, it’s worth the “waste”

  4. If you read my comment and see how I crunched these numbers you'll see why this LINX system is complete waste of money (and electricity)

    If you use an auto shut off valve (when the pressure reaches a certain PSI the system shuts off) then you eliminate constant water running. I measured what I get out of a full RO tank (about 2.9 gallons) and put the RO waste hose into a large plastic container (probably around 20 gallons) and it appeared there was approximately 6 gallons of water for the 2.9 gallons of drinkable RO water. What I will say is my home has relatively low water pressure not ridiculously low but not really high like some places so I'm not sure if that has something to do with it. Plus my water bill was always around $30 a month and didn't see but maybe 1 or 2 dollar a month water bill increase since it went from about $28 to $30 using the crap out of the RO system to cook, drink etc..

    So with that logic I've seen a $24 a year increase in my water bill and bought a 2 year supply of RO filters & membranes for around $100 so I use around $50 a year in filters and so if the water bill increase for the whole year is $24 the $24+$50=$74 is about the approximate cost of maintenance for using my RO system. I seriously doubt this LINX system could beat that in cost. When I used to buy gallons of water refilled at the local water machine I'd spend about $200 a year just filling reusable water jugs… lol. Watering a lawn is a far bigger deal as far as water waste IMO… I mean think about it you're spraying water over a species of grass that is usually not native to your region to make it look ridiculously green. As far as what to do with the RO waste water, the truth is if you own a home drill a hole in the wall behind the sink and run the waste line outside and use it to fill a giant 200 gallon rainwater tank (or whatever size a 55 gallon drum will do) which you can then pipe in the RO rejection waste water to the outdoor tank to then water the plants/garden/grass. Some people get nifty and hook up a tank to their washing machine so that the water doesn't really go to waste.

    So the LINX system uses around 250 watts per gallon. That's 250 watts produced probably burning coal from a power plant so that's not helping the environment… If your electric bills are an average of $0.11 a kwh its around $0.03 per gallon. If you use 4 gallons a day its around 11 cents a day x 30 days in a month its about $3.30 dollars a month. If you have a 2:1 RO system it's going to be around $75 a year give or take the cost of water in your area. Plus the fact that you can go online buy a 2 years supply of RO filters for $100 ($50 dollars a year in RO filters and membranes per year) you can just buy a a ready to set up RO kit on ebay for $105 and for me I had observed a $1-2 a month water bill increase using an RO system has cost me around $75 a year in routine maintenance for the 2:1 RO system.

    There is just no way LINX can justify charging $600+ for a water filter unit and $200 for filters which need to be changed about twice a year unless you virtually never use the system. Between the $400 in filters annually and about $40 a year in electricity and the $10 for actual water usage you are spending about $450 a year to maintain this LINX system which more than the water usage plus the cost of the entire RO system and 2 years supply of RO filters… I mean really what a joke. When you crunch the numbers you realize how much of a scam this whole thing is. I mean seriously I could buy water from a water machine for 50 cents a gallon and based on my family's usage it's around $200 a year to buy water at the store or I can pay $75 a year to run my RO system and waste a few gallons or put in my washing machine/garden via a storage tank. What an idiotic sales pitch.

  5. Once you run it through the pre-filters , you can chain link it through 3 RO filters like this- RO mebrane (brackish) waste water goes to the next inlet of the ROfilter and that wast water goes to the next RO filter you have.
    Use setvalve (TAP opened slightly) to keep the pressure high in the last brakish water out. So you have 1 feed line (council water) and 3 RO filtered water going to storage and 1 waste water of limited water.

    RO systems need pre-filters to remove sand and iron they can not deal with solids.
    Or and this is no problem at all for a RO filter you have a tap on 1 RO filter on the brackish water and every 50liters you use you open the waste water and flush the waste out. <<< So that would be 2lt (or less) of waste waster to 50lt of RO filtered water …. as long as you have the pre-filters the RO sytem will cope with that just like these high wast systems.
    Both those systems produce clean under 10ppm ROwater and my filters are about 4 years old on the first example.
    and 2 years on second example.
    More than 1 way to skin a cat.
    PS didnt watch the video and will probably thumb down with out looking at it.

  6. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

    System requires the use of a water storage tank and faucet (sold separately)
    Must be used in conjunction with a water softener
    Warranty voided if water pressure exceeds 100 psi. If water pressure exceeds 100 psi, a pressure regulator must be installed.

  7. these systems are extremely problematic in my opinion (especially with hard water), the drain solenoids and modified air gaps plug up with calcium deposits very quickly, these systems are also prone to overheating and leaking

  8. Does this unit remove 96% of floride?

    In Livonia MI water is about $5 per unit.
    A unit is 750 gallons.
    If an RO is waisting 10,000 gal a year.
    Thats 10,000g ÷ 750g = 13.3 units
    13.3 units at $5 each is only about $67 a year in waiste. Still not bad for 96% floride free water compared to the $10 a month i spend in bottled water.

  9. even with the waste water cost in a RO system without a booster pump or a permeate pump, i think the RO system would be cheaper. the LINX filters are close to $200, is that correct? i would love to save the environment but i'm more into saving money.

  10. Whereas waste water from reverse osmosis can be recirculated once before permanently removing it from the loop. When out of the loop it can be used for yard cleaning lawn maintenance etc, So little would be actually wasted. The Lynx system does not say how much electricity it consumes or what total TDS can be over its cycle. In brief it is at face value an attractive proposition. However I would like some nitty gritty detail about its cycle figures before opting out of ro

  11. No published prices = Not everyone is getting the same price.
    So everyone will have to haggle the price with a used car sales man over the phone.
    What a great way to do business! Who needs transparent pricing, let's haggle!

  12. LINX PLEASE what is the cost of this system, and why is it such a secret? after reading all the comments it definitely seems you are elusive or hiding something, which makes this dealer quite suspicious indeed. Please clear up all the questions once and for all and you will sell. I may be interested as a dealer but I need ALL the facts without wasting my time.. I support the horticultural industry and seek a good unit that greatly reduces ppms as low as RO does, at max efficiency. Can you supply this and how much even msrp for now helps.. ow I'm looking elsewhere, we are busy..

  13. So best option, while using RO is to empty entire pressure tank by filling up all the contained or what ever needs you have at once. It is little extra labor, but worth it. That will leave tank empty and filling take from ~0 to 100. That will minimize water waste at max level.

  14. Seems like a nice idea, but not even showing prices on your website smacks of bait and switch, one thing this industry is well known for. Is it 3 grand? Is it a few hundred? Is it the same price in every market? lol, probably not. Who knows, but if I give you all my info and set myself up for annoying follow up emails, sure then you will talk about it. Here we are 5 years after the video went up and still no easily found prices but still a lot of hyperbole about cost of ownership. Nah, pass.

  15. I agree w/Arne!! I am a licensed professional engineer and I object to your claims. I live in a highly mineralized, arsenic content area & I have made precise measurements for my R.O. system. Arne is correct in that approximately three gallons or less is required to produce one gallon of R.O. water. The extra two gallon loss in my system is simply routed to my vegetable garden beds so it is not wasted. Please verify your claims w/some evidence. Thank you.

  16. Wasting 13.5 (yes exactly that specific number lol) pe 1.5 gallon of RO water, not sure what planet you are on by non of my RO set ups waste anywhere near that figure, maybe with RO you could see 2/3 waste (but I´m pushing it) so imagine you drink let´s say 1 gallon of water a day/person just to make calculations simple as can be, then you waste 2.

    So let me ask you, how often do you shower and for how long, how much water do you think you waste when taking a shower? Do you have a lawn and/or maybe some fruit trees and if so how do you water them, I bet you could make a real impact as far as water is concerned if you truly wanted to but people much rather just want to feel they did good, not actually doing something that will impact reality.

    Do you hear that soft spoken lovely woman voice talking to you in a 100% non threatening/challenging way, do you hear that stupid music in the background sounding so extremely typical, yeah I bet you heard that one before? Commercials, ring a bell?

  17. If your RODI system is using 13.5 gallons of water to make 1.5 gallons there is something seriously wrong with that system. My 3-gallon system waists less than 1 gallon. A bit of research will expose this scare tactic.

  18. As I found out the hard way, ROs are not designed to filter out pharmaceuticals and if your city recycles it's water the concentrations will keep building up. I ended up with a water distiller from Amazon that cost about the same as my RO system.

  19. I agree with what you saying but that's not the case if you have a permeable pump or booster pump connected to your R O system, I sell only those – environment matters!!

  20. has anyone thaught of having the filler tube to the tank at the top of the tank as opposed to the bottom wher the water pressure is (which creates the inificiency)simople realy ,i think this add is another con just like so many others regarding water filtrs

  21. Would your system (LINX WATER) be able to produce Industrial Water i.e. the water with reduced conductivity up to 100,000 Ohms or in term of conductivity less than 10 Micro Siemens. Off course TDS and other traces like Sulfates and Chlorides should be within  their PPM limits.

  22. i was just about to buy a water filter system RO til i saw this video.  we do our best to be sustainable and this is NOT it.  need clean water but there has to be a better way.

  23. It sucks that we have to pay our water company in Vegas for water that isn't even drinkable. And you have to buy a chlorine filter to water your garden as it kills the microbes in the soil. I'm currently shopping for an RO because it's a pain to lug home cases of bottled water from the store every week (which also comes from an RO system as it says on the bottles). Yeah it wastes water, but we need pure water to live.

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