RO Water Waste Solution?

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Let me start by saying, I am not handy at all. I have yet to use RO water, partly due to the wasted water, partly due to afraid of strain on plumbing. I was thinking about some crazy idea:

1. Get two 55 gallon drums of water and place them next to eachother, with an ehiem pump in each.

2. Drum 1 will pump the water into the RO system, the access water will go into Drum 2.

3. Drum 2 will pump the waste water into Drum 1, which will then go into back into the RO unit - etc. etc.
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You'll probably spend mire money replacing filters than the cost of wasted water...
Better idea would be to use the waste water for clothes washer or for plants.

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I researched something similar a while back. It doesn't work because the waste water has 30% or so more tds. The water will eventually get really dirty
 

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Russ

I have the air water and ice typhoon 150gpd. That pump says it is good up to 120gpd. I never get the full 150 because of pressure so could I still use this?
 

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or if you have a booster on your RODI you can feed the waste line into a second membrane and have 2 clean lines and 1 waste.
 

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Thanks for all the great replies. Am I just paranoid or does a RO system put a lot of strain on the plumbing/pipes due to the back pressure.
 
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