>>>Does this help...probably not...just gives you a headache like it does me????<<<
Oh yeah, I concur, ditto, backatcha, absolutely, couldn't agree more...it's a freakin' migraine!! (LOL)
Sigh, I didn't know any of that about the RO membranes when we got ours, it just had some vague instructions to "run the water for a few minutes to rinse the filters" (or something like that). I let the water run about 15 minutes, stuck my finger in the stream, licked it, and 'curled up my face' :( I said to hubby, "I have no IDEA what they make those things out of, but this baby is running for AT LEAST several hours before we drink a drop!" So now I know why I "curled up". AND I know when I replace the membranes that I'll take the new ones outside and 'jury rig 'em up' somehow to the well water/garden hose...and let it flush all day.
So even though this thread has contributed to the ole 'water migraine', I've learned quite a bit (and that's ALWAYS a good thing).