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    DIY Senior Member Fubar411's Avatar
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    Default Hooking RO filter inline

    Can I do this? I have 3/4 copper, then transition to 1/4 adapter to plastic tubing. Then into the reverse osmosis system. Then, go back to copper plumbing (existing) for white refridgerator box.

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    The treated output of an RO filter should never go into copper pipe or tube.

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    IT shouldn't but many new homes here do have a copper line from the sink to the icemaker to supply RO water to it, and have not had problems. At least so far and a lot of them are many, many years old.

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    HJ, those people running RO water through copper tubing should seriously have a copper test done on their water. Copper and the human body do not get along well at all; the body suffers.
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    Default copper

    There are too many of them to even try to do that.

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