Just got a new xero pure and was excited to try it out on a job. Got it to the job and hooked it up to water and turned the water on. Water stated to leak out of almost every connection on the thing. So I have a couple questions about how to take care of it.
First off I see that the hoses that connect the ro to the di and the wastewater hose are pretty cheap hoses. The one between the ro and di is really on the short side, it even blew off the connection in the ro side because the zip tie used to hold it to the barb on the connector wasn’t tight enough and the second I shut the water off at my pole it was to much pressure. Other than that though, the brass hose connectors used are really poor design and leak from between the two different pieces that make up each one. Looking at them I really should have known and replaced them before using them at all. The connector on top of the ro housing was bent and leaking as well, which I already replaced and everything seems okay. It must have been damaged before the unit was assembled though as the filter housing would have been damaged long before a connector like that would bend. Plus the packaging had no signs of damage either.
Anyway, I don’t see anyone else mention this so either they changed some parts they use or I simply got a bad set. There is no way the ones I have could ever be tightened enough for it not to spray some water out. I don’t see why this should happen, better hoses would not cost much more especially buying in bulk or making them like a manufacturer would. Maybe I’m just expecting to much due to the price, I don’t know.
So here is my question anyway: can these hoses be replaced with larger hoses or will that cause some issues in operation? If there won’t be a problem I can just replace them with some garden sized hose made to length and it won’t cost but a few dollars. Am I the one that is having issues with it?
Anyway, sorry such a long post I just want to figure things out so I can get the job I’m trying to do finished. Any help is appreciated, thanks.