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Old 08-17-2009, 05:24 AM   #1
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Hi

I have a Seagold ER-40 desalinator but no manual or contacts for the makers. I am worried about finding replacement membranes and how to fit them.

If anyone can shed some light on this for me please do.

Cheers.....Trevor
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:44 AM   #2
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These folks might be able to help you with replacement membranes from another company if your company is out of business:

The Watermaker Store

They're in San Diego, CA

(619) 226-2622

Otherwise, I could only find the following address for your company:

4008 Myrtle Street, Burnaby, B.C. V5C 4G2, Canada

good luck
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This Company may have a replacement membrane HERE
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Hey now... you can't post that and not give a review.... How do you like your Seagold? (other than your worries about parts) How long have you had it? How many amps does it pull/hour? any other comments?
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Hey now... you can't post that and not give a review.... How do you like your Seagold? (other than your worries about parts) How long have you had it? How many amps does it pull/hour? any other comments?
Trevor is asking for help,

" I am worried about finding replacement membranes and how to fit them.

If anyone can shed some light on this for me please do."


There is no reason for him to give a 'review' at this stage.

What is required is a link to a replacement supplier and some fitting advice.
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Fair enough, fair enough...

my "hey now's" are always in good spirit, didn't mean to sound demanding or negative.
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Hey now... you can't post that and not give a review.... How do you like your Seagold? (other than your worries about parts) How long have you had it? How many amps does it pull/hour? any other comments?
A review of the unit would be nice once you've got a source for the parts.
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Does the unit work right now, TrevorT? What's the scoop on how you got the unit? New boat? swap meet? We'd love to know.

Did the address I gave you help at all? Did you contact either of the suppliers that MMNETSEA or I provided info about?

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Sea Golds are a very rare animal. You just don't see a lot of them around. A little more information would be helpful. Could you take a picture and post it? How old is the unit. Is this a unit you've owned for a long time or a used one you just picked up and want to install on your boat? I don't know if the membranes are propriatary or not on the Sea Gold. But most membrane vessels are easy enough to open up and remove the membrane. The membrane itself should have the size printed on it. If not I could tell you how to measure it and quickly figure out what replacement you would need. The fact that you are concerned about the membrane raises a lot of questions that I'd like to ask before you start spending an arm and a leg making this thing work right.
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Thanks for your help so far.

I acquired the unit when a friend cleaned out his boat shed. It is working fine now (7.5 Litres/hour @ 4 amps) but before I install it in my Yacht I would like to have spare membranes available.

But then I don't want to pull it apart without a diagram of how it fits together in case I ruin a seal or a membrane.

Will wait for a while longer to see if anyone comes up with more info before I take it apart.

Thanks

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Thanks for your help so far.

I acquired the unit when a friend cleaned out his boat shed. It is working fine now (7.5 Litres/hour @ 4 amps) but before I install it in my Yacht I would like to have spare membranes available.

But then I don't want to pull it apart without a diagram of how it fits together in case I ruin a seal or a membrane.

Will wait for a while longer to see if anyone comes up with more info before I take it apart.

Thanks

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Like I said post a picture of it and I can tell you how to remove, measure and replace the membrane. I've worked on most membrane vessels made. But if I or anybody else can't see what you have it's going to be hard to find advice. Secondly you are not going to need spare membranes. They have a shelf life of a year or so. A newly installed membrane if taken care of properly can last for 6-9 years. A spare would be useless by then. The seals are simple O-rings so no need to worry. But there are a few styles of membrane vessels that have a few tricks you need to know to put them back together so they don't leak. Also if you have not installed this unit yet and it is just sitting, you'll need to properly store it or you will ruin the membrane you currently have.
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