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    Aqua Safe RO/DI Unit

    So I just got it today from Ivan and I've finally gotten around now to opening it up and reading the instructions. Well I didn't get very far before I was stumped!

    It's the very first section talking about installing the Feed Water. It's the part about needle percing the pipe. Anyways the diagram in my instructions show something I'm either (a) missing or (b) a newer part. I mean I have 2 needle percing valves but they don't look like what's in the picture. :confused- :confused-

    If anyone has this system could they send me a message.

    Cheers.

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    A lot of us here will have similiar systems.

    You received 2 needle valves ? You only need one...which will be the source water. Guess you got yourself an extra one.
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    Also, I have a diagram on how the unit is setup...it's too large to post here. Send me a PM with your email address and I will send it to you.
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    That's what I was thinking, I had a extra one. But they still differ from the instuctions, maybe there a newer version on the needle valve setup. Also
    there was a white bag in the package with for lack of description looks like little silica beeds of sorts. The instructions mention nothing about this, what is it for?
    It's a pretty big bag

    Cheers

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    These are the DI resin beads... they go in the yellow'ish canister(shown as DI in the instructions). These will change color once they have been exhausted.

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    Is one of your valves metal and one plastic and larger?? A large plastic one should be the clamp for the drain.

    I've seen semi different needle valves, but I mean a needle valve is a needle valve. If it clamps on your cold water line, and has a pointy thing to pierce the metal that should be it.

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    I got the black one also for the drain, but I have 2 needle valves also. hyeah:

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    Does one seem to fit better on your pipe than the other?

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    Nope they are identical fromn what I can tell.

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    theres usaully 2 types and one is slightly different and I think its for plastic piping in new homes. as long as you have the one that fits nicely around the copper pipe and has the little black seal/gasket around were the needle is. also, some suggest you actually go buy a compression fitting at HOME DEPOT as its better because lots of times that piercing system can leak after . not to mention if you need to relocate.

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