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Offline Indy574

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TDS Meter
« on: November 08, 2015, 03:56:00 PM »
Can anyone recommend a TDS meter.  Didn't want to spend a bunch, but also don't want to buy twice. I just want to check some RO water I will be using.

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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2015, 04:01:11 PM »
« Last Edit: November 08, 2015, 04:07:31 PM by HoosierBrew »
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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2015, 04:09:00 PM »
I reposted a different link. The Amazon link was for a different meter, for some reason. The current link is for the one I have.
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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2015, 04:38:54 PM »
Thanks Jon. I was wondering when I looked at the Amazon link it read in different units which was going to be my next question.

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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2015, 04:41:07 PM »
I have the same meter.

The listing below is from my order history, so I imagine it's the same.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002C0A7ZY/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_AR3pwbQMTB2WF

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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2015, 04:50:15 PM »
That's the one I have also, on Hoosier's recommendation.
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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2015, 05:00:46 PM »
I have the blue one also.  :)
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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2015, 07:34:13 PM »
Remember, TDS readings are truly an inexact science. There is low probability that the reading will be accurate since it is a rough correlation with conductivity that is used to predict TDS and conductivity varies with the types of ions present and their concentrations.

Therefore, its not truly important that you obtain accurate readings. However, its important that the instrument provides reliably, repeatable measurement. I don't think that you have to spend a lot of money on a TDS meter to have a reliably repeatable instrument. I have HM Digital units, but there are plenty of others.
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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2015, 07:43:40 PM »
This one consistently gives me the same readings for each of three Glacier machines, respectively.
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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2015, 10:32:52 PM »
Bought this one http://www.amazon.com/Mudder-Digital-Temperature-Monitor-Quality/dp/B00MRLMG0M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1447021494&sr=8-4&keywords=tds+tester+meter
$10 with free Amazon Prime shipping.
I've used it for a year now with no problems.
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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2015, 11:34:25 PM »
Thanks guys I just ordered the HM Digital EZ.

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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2015, 11:39:26 PM »
Thanks guys I just ordered the HM Digital EZ.

It's read pretty consistently for me. Easy to use, too.
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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2015, 10:21:47 PM »
I have the blue one also.  :)

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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2015, 10:43:30 PM »
We should totally have a meetup for blue HM Digital EZ users at the next NHC. We can hang them from lanyards and makeup a sweet secret handshake.

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Re: TDS Meter
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2015, 11:18:34 PM »
We should totally have a meetup for blue HM Digital EZ users at the next NHC. We can hang them from lanyards and makeup a sweet secret handshake.

Hilarious, I like it. And we could print up t-shirts with a Glacier machine on the front and  ">25ppm Is A Deal Breaker" on the back.
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