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Old 02-04-2012, 03:08 AM   #1
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I left my RO on last night and forgot about it I had about 30+ gallons of water soak into my carpet. I have been washing and drying towels all day and rotating them. I also ran a box-fan and a dehumidifier. I also used my wet/dry vac. Some of my sheet rock even got wet. I used an anti mildew and fungus spray on the carpet and wet wall and studs too. It has been a really long day.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:16 AM   #2
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oh man that sucks dude... what a pain. I have come very close to overflowing my storage container in the past and I am always paranoid about that.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:19 AM   #3
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oh man that sucks dude... what a pain. I have come very close to overflowing my storage container in the past and I am always paranoid about that.
Yah I am probably going to invest in a float valve now lol
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A worthy investment indeed...I should probably get one too!
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:26 AM   #5
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That's alot of water. A week ago, I spilled 5 gallon of RO water as well, It siphoned out and luckily my house is ceramic tiles or else I would of been mad! I had to used 6 X large bath towels to soak it all up then spray some febreze so it doesn't smell.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:29 AM   #6
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I did that in the office at my shop lol, except it was a 55 gallon barrel I age water in
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:40 AM   #7
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if you continue to have issues with dampness bc water got into the wall you could invest in a bag of those moisture absorbing silicate gel things you find in new electronics and clothes and stuff. i saw a 50lb bag at home depot a while back
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:51 AM   #8
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You should have seen my mothers face when I spilled 20g....

RO's are indeed a good investment. I am sad I sold mine now.
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i just recently moved a 40b from my apt to my mothers house and while i was hooking one of the canisters back up i forgot to put the output double tap back together. it took me a good 3-5 mins to figure out why there was nothing coming out of the spray bar. totally soaked a huge area of carpet in back of my tank that i could barely reach.
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There are still wet areas today around my carpet. Not enough to shop vac but still wet. The area that has gotten wet has a faint ring around it. Once everything dries up I might get the carpet cleaner vacuum out and run over the area to see if the ring will go away.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:09 AM   #11
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You MUST pull your carpet up and replace the pad underneath or you WILL have mold issues.
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I left my RO on last night and forgot about it I had about 30+ gallons of water soak into my carpet. I have been washing and drying towels all day and rotating them. I also ran a box-fan and a dehumidifier. I also used my wet/dry vac. Some of my sheet rock even got wet. I used an anti mildew and fungus spray on the carpet and wet wall and studs too. It has been a really long day.
Here's the answer; my RO runs every day: no problem!

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...ml#post1692376
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:10 AM   #13
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You MUST pull your carpet up and replace the pad underneath or you WILL have mold issues.
I am watching it right now. We might be moving in about a year so we where planning on replacing the carpet anyway since it is old. I have been putting down an anti mold and mildew powder and grinding it into the carpet as well as running fans and dehumidifiers. I am hoping that I can get it dry enough so it does not form any mold. but if it does we are going to re-carpet any.
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I use a float valve fed into a 30 gal rubbermade trash can. http://www.airwaterice.com/product/F...oat-Valve.html Worth every penny
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