a while ago I already introduced our DIY watermaker project
(started 2009 as a 1-membrane unit with a Karcher high pressure washer): Dido's Watermaker
Meanwhile it is a 2-membrane-system with a Danfoss APP pump (AC driven).
Everyone on board has been happy ever after.
The WM has been working now since 2009 without much complaint (our toilet caused more problems than the WM
During the summer TDS-measurements went up from about 200 to some 800 ppm, so I pulled out the membranes (after 5 years being in the vessels) and found that one of the seals
was leaking, due to faulty installation
at the very beginning (my mistake, interesting enough that it did not leak earlier).
So I tried to find a replacement seal here in Europe
. If the shops here answered my inquiries at all the answer was: "Seals are not available. You rather may buy a new membrane." This is not only annoying, it is also expensive as they charge at least the double price
for membranes here, compared to the US.
My question is:
Does anyone know a supplier where I might get such a seal? May it be in Europe
or the US.
I am happy about any recommendation.
See the photo
to know what seal I am talking about.
Best regards from Vienna, Austria, Europe.
M/B DIDO, Albin 25 Pocket Trawler