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View Poll Results: When should I get a spare membrane?
Take spare along this year 1 100.00%
Wait till near end-of-life 0 0%
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Old 23-01-2013, 14:16   #16
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Re: Should I Get A Spare Membrane?

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Thank you Chrisjs. That is good information. Do you or anyone else know if the 2.5" diameter membrane is what I need for the Spectra Newport 400 or do I need the 4" diameter? Is the Filmtec SW30-2540 the same "40" High Rejection /High Yield Spiral Wound Reverse Osmosis Replacement Membrane - (KIT-MB-40)" sold by Spectra for $665?

Yours is 2.5"
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Old 23-01-2013, 15:15   #17
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Re: Should I Get A Spare Membrane?

Just replaced the Koch membrane that came with my Catalina 300 with a Dow Filmtec SW30-2540 purchased from Big Brand Water Filter, Inc., www.bigbrandwater.com. Their price was $218.95 + $10.05 shipping.

Unfortunately, while monkeying around with all the watermaker parts to get the pressure vessel out, I managed to damage the leads going into the stroke sensor on the Clark pump. I am eagerly awaiting a new one from Spectra.
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Old 23-01-2013, 16:53   #18
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Just replaced the Koch membrane that came with my Catalina 300 with a Dow Filmtec SW30-2540 purchased from Big Brand Water Filter, Inc., www.bigbrandwater.com. Their price was $218.95 + $10.05 shipping.

Unfortunately, while monkeying around with all the watermaker parts to get the pressure vessel out, I managed to damage the leads going into the stroke sensor on the Clark pump. I am eagerly awaiting a new one from Spectra.

Geeeeesh, no credit??
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Geeeeesh, no credit??
Oops. Sorry 'bout that Tellie. I was in a hurry to respond to Capt. Kangaroo and neglected to mention the tremendous help you provided me by telephone. Because I normally suspect changes to a system as the cause for subsequent immediate problems, I suspected the new membrane had failed. Obviously I did not understand the cause for a "System Stalled" alarm, which you so expertly pointed out was, in this case, a failed stroke sensor.

Do you have a PayPal account? I would be happy to give you some real credit above and beyond these glowing words of praise.

Seriously, you are most deserving of your reputation on this forum as The Watermaker Expert!
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Re: Should I Get A Spare Membrane?

Looking forward to our Spectra Watermaker! Great meeting you at the Miami Show.
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