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    Unhappy Left my ro unit on all night..

    big mess on my floor lol it overfilled my garbage can.. and poured down the floor drain near furnace..

    i must have wasted a crap load of water lol..

    wifes gonna kill me..

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    You may want to install this to avoid future mess:
    http://aquariacanada.com/osCommerce/...roducts_id=354

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    Sorry to hear about that Fisherman.. I think we all had this issue in the past he he he.. I for one had it more then once.
    hope you dont have much/no damage.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    i don't think there is any damage on a concrete floor.. lol.. but it was next to the furnace and probably added some rust to the underneith lol.. then hit the drain.. im more pissed at myself for forgetting to turn it off.. and the waste of $$$ its gonna cost me for the water lol..

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    Luckily, on the water lost front, you probably only lost a couple showers or a bath's worth of water.

    It is unfortunate that your RO unit went to 100% wastewater and that you've used up a fraction of your filter's life, but, overall, there are many worse leaks to have had.

    Ask Volitan about a dishwasher for example.
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    Ya pretty crappy still lol..

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    Well, here are some suggestions for improvement ...
    Install an overflow on the garbage can, nothing special, just a hole near the top with a hose running to the drain.

    Then, if this becomes a habit, make a floatswitch alarm.

    Then, upgrade and get the auto system from Tang_Man (or similar).

    Personally, I use the bone dumb approach. I put a 5 gal pail in the sink. When / if it overflows the sink gets wet. But, with a 5 gal pail, it doesn't take long enough for me to forget often.
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    I had the same problem. If you watch the damn things, it takes hours to fill a jug. Leave the house/goto bed however, and the overflow in 10 mins.

    My solution? Cheap 1hr timer with a loud buzzer Reminds me to check the jug every hour
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    true.. lol..

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    Been there.., done that... more than once!!!

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