Which brand RO water purifier will you prefer? Considering maintenance cost as well.
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People using bore water please help.

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rohan8397

I am currently shifting to a flat which has water supply of bore water. Previously, where I stayed had municipal water supply.
I checked TDS of bore water and it came 745. I would have to buy RO for drinking water.

I have the below doubts:
1. Is it good to use this water for brushing, bathing, washing dishes etc.? Any problems with it?

2. Will any problem occur with washing machine if using this water?

3. Which type water purifier will be good for drinking water?

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Don’t use RO its injurious for health if you don’t believe do little research

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I live in a area with similar TDS levels.

1. Is it good to use this water for brushing, bathing, washing dishes etc.? Any problems with it?

No issue as such. All is well.

2. Will any problem occur with washing machine if using this water?

Again not observed any. It may depend on one’s maintenance/usage type/pattern. A technician visited for installing a washing machine stand, and he is surprised looking at my 3 year old machine.

3. Which type water purifier will be good for drinking water?

You need one with RO. I would say not to go with branded ones as they may not let you take control over TDS at the output. There are couple of local branded ones on amazon.flipkart if you do not want to take hassle of going around in your locality for assembled ones. With local ones you will have control over TDS adjustment, and keep ir around 150-250 based on your preferences.

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Baaap wrote:

Don’t use RO its injurious for health if you don’t believe do little research

It depends on the TDS levels. Refer to my earlier comment or do a little more reseach on safe levels of TDS for drinking purpose.

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Baaap wrote:

Don’t use RO its injurious for health if you don’t believe do little research

Thats true, but no practical option in cases of high tds

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andromeda wrote:

I live in a area with similar TDS levels.

1. Is it good to use this water for brushing, bathing, washing dishes etc.? Any problems with it?

No issue as such. All is well.

2. Will any problem occur with washing machine if using this water?

Again not observed any. It may depend on one’s maintenance/usage type/pattern. A technician visited for installing a washing machine stand, and he is surprised looking at my 3 year old machine.

3. Which type water purifier will be good for drinking water?

You need one with RO. I would say not to go with branded ones as they may not let you take control over TDS at the output. There are couple of local branded ones on amazon.flipkart if you do not want to take hassle of going around in your locality for assembled ones. With local ones you will have control over TDS adjustment, and keep ir around 150-250 based on your preferences.

Ok thanks . How much is tds level at your place?

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Baaap wrote:

Don’t use RO its injurious for health if you don’t believe do little research

Yes drinking RO water is not beneficial but also we should not drink water with high TDS na which is more harmful…

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We have Kent RO and I suggest not to go with Kent as too much maintenance charges. Check out MI Water purifier. Very simplistic device.

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I don’t have much idea about this but I’ve spoken to the team head of all 3 major brands before purchasing ours (Kent’s Grand Plus or whatever), Eureka Forbes, HUL and Kent, and all of them advised us to go for RO. However, earlier to this a young lad from Aqua Guard came and checked our TDS at 550 (bore water) and suggested that a plain UV is enough. But that didn’t impress me much as I was looking to purchase the best one (back then best meant spending high for me) and decided to go with RO (and UV and UF came additionally with it). Using the same RO machine from 2014 and there has been many problems with the machine’s electrical equipments (wiring, PCB changed several times) but not much problem with actual filters, bit funny.

Therefore, I won’t recommend Kent. All these water purifiers and their filters are the same across all brands by the way, so you should go with the one which offers better quality control, and better after sales to your concerned area. I would say go with Aqua Guard. Even though their business model has been unethical of late, Dr. Auqa Guard is the now flagship brand thus justifying exorbitant pricing. Many unnecessary features are being offered but haven’t heard any electrical equipment going crap reports like we are having with our Kent.

I will not suggest going for locally assembled products, their filter quality is highly doubtful. I am also not sure how branded companies do not offer proper TDS control but local ones do!

Others, please redirect me to a worthy report saying RO is bad for health. Because last time I read RO still was the best filtration procedure. What’s bad (terrible actually) is setting a typically low TDS (below 100) and imagine that’s proportionate to purity of water. Measuring TDS alone isn’t even a major factor in deciding which purifier to get, one should test the water through a laboratory but who has time for that nowadays eh?

It’s been 7+ years we are using ours but every now and then it botheres the hell outta me thinking whether we are drinking right quality water.

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shraaj wrote:

Watch this video, This is what you are looking for! @rohan8397

I had seen this. Good video. But what about using this high tds water for daily routine work like brushing teeth, bathing, etc. Will it harm in long run?

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ithehappy wrote:

I don’t have much idea about this but I’ve spoken to the team head of all 3 major brands before purchasing ours (Kent’s Grand Plus or whatever), Eureka Forbes, HUL and Kent, and all of them advised us to go for RO. However, earlier to this a young lad from Aqua Guard came and checked our TDS at 550 (bore water) and suggested that a plain UV is enough. But that didn’t impress me much as I was looking to purchase the best one (back then best meant spending high for me) and decided to go with RO (and UV and UF came additionally with it). Using the same RO machine from 2014 and there has been many problems with the machine’s electrical equipments (wiring, PCB changed several times) but not much problem with actual filters, bit funny.

Therefore, I won’t recommend Kent. All these water purifiers and their filters are the same across all brands by the way, so you should go with the one which offers better quality control, and better after sales to your concerned area. I would say go with Aqua Guard. Even though their business model has been unethical of late, Dr. Auqa Guard is the now flagship brand thus justifying exorbitant pricing. Many unnecessary features are being offered but haven’t heard any electrical equipment going crap reports like we are having with our Kent.

I will not suggest going for locally assembled products, their filter quality is highly doubtful. I am also not sure how branded companies do not offer proper TDS control but local ones do!

Others, please redirect me to a worthy report saying RO is bad for health. Because last time I read RO still was the best filtration procedure. What’s bad (terrible actually) is setting a typically low TDS (below 100) and imagine that’s proportionate to purity of water. Measuring TDS alone isn’t even a major factor in deciding which purifier to get, one should test the water through a laboratory but who has time for that nowadays eh?

It’s been 7+ years we are using ours but every now and then it botheres the hell outta me thinking whether we are drinking right quality water.

what about using the high tds water for daily routine work like brushing teeth, bathing, etc. Will it harm in long run?
cc: @androgame @andromeda @bikidas2060

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rohan8397 wrote:

what about using the high tds water for daily routine work like brushing teeth, bathing, etc. Will it harm in long run?
cc: @androgame @andromeda @bikidas2060

Effects of high TDS on daily routine:

Due to increased amount of salts in water, it can result in scalings/deposits on bathroom fittings, water pipes, or geyser coil gathering calcium deposits.

When it comes to brushing, bath, the harmful effects are minimal unless it is ingested, which is not the case.

There is a good chance for increased hairfall due to high TDS. But hey, there are other reasons like stress, poor diet habits, and over-thinking/ writing like this wink

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ithehappy wrote:

All these water purifiers and their filters are the same across all brands by the way, so you should go with the one which offers better quality control, and better after sales to your concerned area.
I will not suggest going for locally assembled products, their filter quality is highly doubtful.

You notice the little contradiction here?

Branded or local mostly uses the same filters. Or atleast there will be one OEM, and every other brand be it local or national puts their sticker on it.

Iam also not sure how branded companies do not offer proper TDS control but local ones do!

They do not offer because of the lobby system in place. The less the TDS, more the filters work, resulting in increased filter consumption/sales etc.

Others, please redirect me to a worthy report saying RO is bad for health. Because last time I read RO still was the best filtration procedure. What’s bad (terrible actually) is setting a typically low TDS (below 100) and imagine that’s proportionate to purity of water. Measuring TDS alone isn’t even a major factor in deciding which purifier to get, one should test the water through a laboratory but who has time for that nowadays eh?

No doubt, RO filration is the best. I vaguely remember reading this RO system was mainly designed to access safe drinking water for people out on/in the sea. So the TDS output of RO water is close to 0, meaning no salts/minerals in it. But human needs some salts/minerals to meet the daily requirements. This is where TDS adjustment will help in getting some amount of minerals as per the user preference. At the end, the water goes throughaUV chamber which kills the microbes making it safe to drink.

The safe levels of TDS is one reason why people still use the gravity based filters, or the UV+UF filters.

Circling back on the topic of branded vs local, the UV light manf system is the same irrespective of what logo we put on it. People can cheap out on the quality, but that can/will be done whethere it is branded or local one.

Drinking water with non-adjusted RO is not bad. After all we miss on some essential minerals/salts/ and other region based impurities which builds the immunity.

And finally yes I agree that one should go with lab tests, but we just take things granted.

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andromeda wrote:

Effects of high TDS on daily routine:

Due to increased amount of salts in water, it can result in scalings/deposits on bathroom fittings, water pipes, or geyser coil gathering calcium deposits.

When it comes to brushing, bath, the harmful effects are minimal unless it is ingested, which is not the case.

There is a good chance for increased hairfall due to high TDS. But hey, there are other reasons like stress, poor diet habits, and over-thinking/ writing like this wink

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rohan8397 wrote:

what about using the high tds water for daily routine work like brushing teeth, bathing, etc. Will it harm in long run?
cc: @androgame @andromeda @bikidas2060

No direct experience bro, water here is quite clean.
But most of my relatives use bore water and they are all fine (atleast from diseases which could be attributed to this).
If there’s some effect it would be very minute.

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rohan8397 wrote:

I had seen this. Good video. But what about using this high tds water for daily routine work like brushing teeth, bathing, etc. Will it harm in long run?

I don’t think, so!

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andromeda wrote:

You notice the little contradiction here?

Branded or local mostly uses the same filters. Or atleast there will be one OEM, and every other brand be it local or national puts their sticker on it.

Ha ha not really, because I meant all the the filters are same across all the branded purifiers. Didn’t mean the local ones in that instance.

Regarding same quality filter being used in branded and local purifiers, I’ve seen many cases within my family no less wherein a local filter not is not performing well and needing a replacement long before ours do. That’s how i concluded that local ones are inferior to that of the offerings from the branded ones. I’ve been checking few items on Amazon for a long while now but none of them have any good feedback and most of them are out of business after a year or two. I’ve no interest to make an idiotic brand like Kent or similar further rich, that’s the last thing I want in fact. So, if you know any trusted local company who has been making good quality filters for a while and would stand behind their products in case of a mishap then please suggest. I’d gladly switch to that product, just like I did when the kent pump motor of ours died and I had it replaced with a Lexpure branded one. The reason I was ‘just fine’ with it because I’ve been monitoring feedback for their products for a long time and they were mostly fine. No such company was found for filters.

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tds higher than 900 are not safe to drink, so u can drink and do all other stuffs (brushing,cooking ,etc), it wont harm you. Its a natural mineralized water, if you follow RO companies then they will tell you that beyond 3-400 tds its not safe.
u may need some basic filter to filter out sand as bore water tend to have some sand.
RO = dead demineralized water.
If the water is hard then u may need a softner for washing purpose.
Rest all good, its all in mind, our body is designed to digest even more tds, dont worry.

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No issues with carrying out regular stuff. Except bathing may cause hair loss to some. You will never know without going through it yourself.
If used in machines, it will cause scaling, which you have to clean once a while or else cause damage to the machines.
RO purifier with TDS control would be good for drinking water.
Living with municipal soft water is such a bliss, one only realizes when one has to live with bore water.

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