Hi all !
Tested the watermaker today:
- Bought 20 l of mineral water in the store
- Replaced both pre-filters (20 and 5 micro)
- Left the old membrane in place (it’s actually about 10 years old…)
- Filled up the existing “cleaning tank” (10 l), this tank was installed for pickling purposes I suppose
- Made sure all valves were set up correctly
- Turned on watermaker
Everything seemed to work, except I did not read any pressure on the manometer…
By the way: my watermaker has an automatic “switch” which determines if the water is good enough to go to the tanks or to guide it overboard
. It’s called “automatic salinometer”. I have no idea if this switch still works and/or what made it decide to let all the water go overboard
(as it did).
Any ideas why I had no pressure reading ? And would a test with salt water
have any different results ? Unfortunately I’ll only be able to test again in a few months
Summary: My watermaker had no pressure on the high pressure pump and it decided to guide a lot of FRESH water overboard instead of to the tanks. . . (This water had 134 ppm TDS reading)
Thank for the help again guys.