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Old 10-30-2014, 01:11 PM   #1
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WHAT is this for???? (photo attached...)

What's the purpose of the tank on the left, and could it be OEM?

Also, does anybody see a black tank washout port?
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:14 PM   #2
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The tank is commonly used for water storage in reserve osmosis systems. It Has a rubber bladder in it for the water, and the blue cap nipple on the side is to charge the tank with air for pressure to push the stored water out. There should be between 15 and 25 pounds of air pressure.
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Looks like the accumulator tank for a reverse osmosis system. Maybe not OEM
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A little Google got me up to speed on reverse osmosis. I like the concept.

Does anybody have these, and what do you think of them, and how tough to make the install?

P.S. nice MGB-GT in your sig picture
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You may already know this (and I know you didn't ask), but that's not a fresh water hose either. While it looks like it is used for fresh water intake, fresh water hoses are white.
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You may already know this (and I know you didn't ask), but that's not a fresh water hose either. While it looks like it is used for fresh water intake, fresh water hoses are white.
Knowing what hoses can be used for around an RV, keeping FW hoses the right color makes sense. I do admit to using a shortie green hose from time to time, but also have a spray bottle with Clorox/water that I spray onto spigots, and onto both ends of any color hose I connect to.
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The picture doesn't show all of the bay. Right side of pict. may be where black washout is.
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The tank is commonly used for water storage in reserve osmosis systems. It Has a rubber bladder in it for the water, and the blue cap nipple on the side is to charge the tank with air for pressure to push the stored water out. There should be between 15 and 25 pounds of air pressure.
Partially correct: Just changed our filters the other day and the correct way to fill the tank is to drain the air out- drain All of the water out too. Then and only then add 7-10lbs of Air (while the tank is empty) then hook back up to water and let it fill with the system. Ask me how I know ! Well I made that mistake and lost water pressure at the faucet.
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On the right

If the coiled hose is city water inlet, then it appears just to the right of the soap dispenser (I think is what it is) there is a water inlet connection with the black cover hanging down. Is that not it?

By the way...nice clean bay!
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A little Google got me up to speed on reverse osmosis. I like the concept.

Does anybody have these, and what do you think of them, and how tough to make the install?

P.S. nice MGB-GT in your sig picture
I have an RO unit in the S&B. It takes about 8 gallons of water to make 1 gallon of RO water. That would be a big waste of carried water and holding tank.

Thanks for the compliment. It has been to many places and is always fun.
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Shop Krystal Pure KR10 Reverse Osmosis Under Sink Water Filtration System at Lowes.com

Probably aftermarket.
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Knowing what hoses can be used for around an RV, keeping FW hoses the right color makes sense. I do admit to using a shortie green hose from time to time, but also have a spray bottle with Clorox/water that I spray onto spigots, and onto both ends of any color hose I connect to.
The water hose needs to be made for drinking water use, and only the white and some gray ones are. So you have a plain garden hose in the rig where it shouldn't be used. But then we all drank from the garden hoses years ago and we're still here (or at least some of us are!).
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i just purchased a blue cameo hose. The 50' water hose is made of drinking-water-safe material that will not leave behind any aftertaste. It is CSA low-lead-content certified and complies with all California AB1953 and Vermont Act 193 Low Lead Laws. yea for blue
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i just purchased a blue cameo hose. The 50' water hose is made of drinking-water-safe material that will not leave behind any aftertaste. It is CSA low-lead-content certified and complies with all California AB1953 and Vermont Act 193 Low Lead Laws. yea for blue

I know this is off-topic for the OP but will just mention this in passing. As spanuts, we too use the blue Camco hose (click). Nowadays, it seems that "drinking water safe" hoses are coming in a variety of colors and not just limited to white and gray anymore.

A neighbor in the last campground we were at used a Gatorhyde hose. The come in both a green (click) and brown (click). They are drinking water safe and also BPA free and AB1953 compliant. I'm not selling these nor is he but he gave me this link to a video on the hose as he is sold on them.



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