Originally Posted by ActiveCaptain
What am I missing?
IMHO (although I am not "H") you are missing the exponential increase in the water used between now and when you have increased capacity.
You have been stable on 20gpd with a set water usage.... Say you allow 100gpd all of a sudden you can shower
in the morning and after a long hot day shower
before dinner! That might make a total lifestyle change for you that is extreemly welcome
In years to come you might say: Remember when we only took a fresh water shower once per week?
Thats just an example as for you, persoanly 20gpd may be fine. I use about 20 gallons per WEEK
We was colthes in salt water
and rinse (twice ) in fresh. shower using 1 litre spray bottles. So a water replacement water maker aint gunna make my life much better... it needs to exponentially increase.
So, all I can advise is to pretend you are at home on land with total disregard for water, how much is used, then work out whats really going to make your life comfortable whilst being affordable.
I would LOVE a watermaker! Then I could be truly independant for months at a time... but lifechanging would be to have a propper shower whenever I like