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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-11-2006, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Awful Smelling DI Water

I just setup a DI unit and it produces clear water, but the water smells awful - it's not pungent, but it still smells. Sort of like rotten fish.
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It's normal for new DI cartridges. Not sure what the explanation is other than it's one of the chemicals in the deionizing beads that smells this way, and it's normal.
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It's normal for new DI cartridges. Not sure what the explanation is other than it's one of the chemicals in the deionizing beads that smells this way, and it's normal.
So it's nothing harmful, or nothing to worry about?
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Did you discard the first XX gallons as the directions specified? I didn't have a smell from my first 50 gallons, but I did discard them just to be safe.
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Did you discard the first XX gallons as the directions specified? I didn't have a smell from my first 50 gallons, but I did discard them just to be safe.
No, it never specified to do so on the instructions.
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