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Old 22-04-2015, 05:31   #1
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Brand of water maker membrane vessels, help wanted

I have on my Grand Soleil 52 a water maker system consisting of a Clark pump, Panasonic high pressure pumps and 3 vessels for the membranes.
The system has worked and served me well for about 5 years and a crossing of the Atlantic but is now severely leaking, so I have to do something now. New membranes have been bought and are ready to be installed.

The 3 vessels were either on the boat from the start on(Italy) or the former owner has installed them in the US. The end pieces made from nylon are cracked and leaking so I need new ones. The problem is to identify where I can get such endpieces.
It has been suggested to me that the origin was Idromar, but they deny that. So can anybody help on this? That would save me money (hopefully) and a lot of
The measures of the vessels are The measures of the Tube, inside diameter 65 mm
diameter, SS cover 97 mm
Length of tube 568 mm. They fit a 2.5"*21" membrane
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Old 22-04-2015, 05:58   #2
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Re: Brand of water maker membrane vessels, help wanted

Good luck finding replacement caps. I can't help you there. But I can point you to where replacement vessels can be found:

http://americanro.com/VESSELS_-_SW_HCTI.html

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Old 22-04-2015, 10:24   #3
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Re: Brand of water maker membrane vessels, help wanted

I've played this game with lots of clients over the years and unfortunately, you will end up spending more in trying to keep those pressure vessels going than in simply buying three new off the shelf pressure vessels.
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You are probably right, but one of the issues is that new vessels are hard to get in my corner of the world. So I am still interested in spare parts if somebody can identify the vessels


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Re: Brand of water maker membrane vessels, help wanted

If all else fails pick out the best condition one of the three and take it to a CNC equipped machine shop. They can measure it up and make a working drawing, which can be used to develop a computer program that will turn or/& mill new parts. The greatest cost will be the machine set up time. After that the spindle time as it is called. or time to run the program and machine the part would probably be less than five minutes. Thus you could order nine of them. or more IF you knew someone that also needed some that you could sell them too.
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If all else fails pick out the best condition one of the three and take it to a CNC equipped machine shop. They can measure it up and make a working drawing, which can be used to develop a computer program that will turn or/& mill new parts.
From Experience and seeing things go bad...I bet I could ship in three new 21" pressure vessels using DHL for less than going the CNC Route!
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Get rid of your WM system. I did, and I suddenly had less hassles to deal with.
In fact I removed all non essential systems and now enjoy my boat a lot more.
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Get rid of your WM system. I did, and I suddenly had less hassles to deal with.
In fact I removed all non essential systems and now enjoy my boat a lot more.
So, what do you do for excess water? Buy water, carry water ?
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