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Old 21-10-2010, 13:44   #31
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I don't know why anyone would spend thousands of dollars on a 6 GPH watermaker, when you can build a 22 gph watermaker for far less. It takes a lot longer to make enough water to flush a 6GPM pump out properly, which is why they have more problems. It also involves running your engine for much longer.
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Old 30-03-2012, 08:11   #32
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Re: Watermaker - 12vdc, 220vac, or Engine-Driven

I wonder what type of water maker you ended up with? I sent my 12 volt Katadyn back to the factory after one month. Piece of junk started leaking alot around the pump seal. They told me I would have to replace the pump seal every month! Will not help out any at all with the shipping back and forth from the Caribbean. Will not answer any questions about there warrenty. They can keep it. RS
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We have an Ech2o tech 260 12 volt system. We like it. The out put is 14 gal per hour. The filters are easily purchased from a hardware store.
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Re: Watermaker - 12vdc, 220vac, or Engine-Driven

Hi Riskyray - after viewing all the options I deferrred the purchase until I am 3 months away from leaving for around the world. I will however not purchase a unit driven from the engine or an AC unit - should be ready to leave in about 18 month from now - so hopefully technology advances , prices drop and I purchase something thet is 12V DC produces 10 galloin an hour and is simple to maintain !!
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