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Author: Mark Timmons

207 Posts

The Ultimate RV Water Filter

For over 15 years we have provided all type of filtration and water treatment systems to RV’s whether it be small pop-up camper or a large million dollar luxury coach… and everything in between. Actually, I installed my first RV filter system almost 40 years ago in an old Airstream…. but I digress. If you ...

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Robert Slovak – The Grandfather of Modern Day Reverse Osmosis

Almost 35 years ago, Robert Slovak taught me a great deal about Reverse Osmosis.  Without further ado, I invite you to watch and listen to what he has to say about reverse osmosis and water treatment processes.  He’s still the leading authority on drinking water.

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Preventing Scale in Tankless Water Heaters

Most tankless water heater manufacturers have a disclaimer in their warranty. One major tankless water heater manufacturer says this: “Warranty shall be void in the event of an occurrence of any of the following:…. Any damage caused by local adverse conditions including but not limited to hard water deposits, lime or mineral build-up…” has ...

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Salt Free Water Softener Deception

For the record, if you Google “Salt-Free Water Softeners” you will find quite a few companies who say they have them.  Therein lies the deception because they don’t.  Aquasana, Futura, Lifesource, NuvoH2O, Pelican and several others say that they have a salt-free water softener.  The only problem is that they don’t!  Salt free water softeners ...

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Water Treatment for Growing Marijuana

It used to be that we would get calls from customers who wanted to have good water for a “growing operation” but what they were growing was always a little sketchy.  Of course, they weren’t saying… but we pretty much knew they were growing marijuana.  However, these days as marijuana laws relax, we have many ...

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A Reverse Osmosis System That Kills Bacteria

Everyday, consumers purchase hundreds of Reverse Osmosis systems for the purpose of protecting themselves and their family from chemicals and contaminants such as arsenic, lead, chlorine, pesticides, and high TDS while mistakenly believing that their new reverse osmosis system will also eliminate bacteria – IT WON’T!  Reverse osmosis is not designed to remove bacteria.  In ...

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The Dirty Little Secret About Reverse Osmosis

OK, this is nothing salacious – I just like the headline!  Well, there is actually truth in that headline.  The dirty secret is: the inside of a residential reverse osmosis tank accumulates and breed heterotrophic bacteria over time. Heterotrophic bacteria are microorganisms that use organic carbon as food.  They are detected using Heterotrophic Plate Count ...

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A Better Disinfection Solution Than UV

Water treatment professionals have long known that ultraviolet light does not “technically” kill microorganisms.  They understand that UV damages the DNA of a bacterial cell so that it cannot replicate.  Essentially, it is rendered dead because it cannot replicate.  However, they are still in the water, even if they are “dead men walking“!  Now, we also find ...

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Rethinking Lake and Pond Water Treatment

I installed my first lake water treatment system over 40 years ago and since then we have treated hundreds of lake water systems in the traditional manner, like the system in the above photo (link is below): Not only do we use chlorination, but we also use ultraviolet for disinfection as Giardia Cysts and ...

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Reverse Osmosis Systems Waste Water

I was asked this question today: “RO systems waster water and I decry waste.  Why would I want to use an RO system?” My response is simple, because I am partial to RO:  Reverse Osmosis is the singular water treatment process that removes the largest spectrum of contaminants. Translation: If you don’t have a reverse ...

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