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So I started out wanting one of those on-faucet water filters, but it seems like there are far better solutions out there. Any ideas? Have you set up any water filtration in your house?

12/21/2014 11:38:07 PM

BobbyDigital
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the water dispenser in my fridge has a filter. That's pretty much it.

Unless you have particularly hard water that's creating other problems, why bother?

12/22/2014 10:49:24 AM

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I have a fish tank, so it'd be nice to filter the water some before adding it...also I make tea pretty often and using the fridge filter for that is a pain.

12/22/2014 2:19:56 PM

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I knew it! ha. I was going to post that my friends who have fish tanks have done various things.

I have one friend that setup a nice system underneath his kitchen sink with a bypass. Pretty handy.

12/22/2014 3:39:54 PM

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talking about going RO? or just whole-house filter? Water quality test is priority #1, then go from there to determine the necessity for other equipment

12/22/2014 4:37:05 PM

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^ RO is probably more than I want to spend. Good advice on the test!

12/22/2014 4:50:06 PM

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i've got a small RO under the sink. works fine i guess. i'm on a well. also have a whole-house system similar to a softener in the garage that serves to take the brown color out of our well water. it's all from Culligan and came with the house.

12/24/2014 11:31:07 AM

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for the last 3 years of my cichlid's life, I used water from the fridge spout with no problems

my parents bought this counter-top filtration system from walmart (a little more expensive than the Britas iirc) that comes with a water tester. water from my tap (Concord) was around 65 ppm, water from the fridge around 45 ppm, and water from the system 0 ppm.

[Edited on December 26, 2014 at 12:44 PM. Reason : ]

12/26/2014 12:42:50 PM

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I put in a sink bypass with a two stage filter. First is the big tube filter, good for ~5 years and has a high flow rate. Then it goes into a fancy filter, basically like a brita pitcher but with pressurized lines. That then feeds under the house and back up to my fridge dispenser (the fridge has never been hooked up to a water line previously).

Probably don't need the double filter setup, but I figured it'll extend the life of the fancy ($Texas) filter. Took about 3 hours to install everything, run the piping through the crawl space, drill the holes and purge the filters.

12/26/2014 5:41:18 PM

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^ got a link?

12/27/2014 10:54:29 AM

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^ Do you mind sharing model numbers of those filters? I'm on well water with a Culligan softener but the smell isn't great and color isn't great either.

I've been looking at this for awhile

http://tinyurl.com/pw4p6y9

[Edited on December 27, 2014 at 11:01 AM. Reason : ^ Our synapses are thinking alike]

12/27/2014 11:01:07 AM

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I was considering something along these lines...

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=reverse+osmosis

Anyone have any related experience?

4/23/2015 12:44:29 PM

DJ Lauren
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This thread read my mind. I'm super paranoid of drinking the tap water near camp lejune (re: mad sketchy).

First off, what's a good water quality tester? I'm not scared of doing RO, but I want some data first as far as knowing what the contents of the water are. I read this one thing that said my area is extremely low risk for dissolved solids. https://www.zerowater.com/

I want to know about chemicals, particulates, etc. If a Brita is all I need- awesome. But if it's so bad that RO is the only substantial option, then I gotta start makin' moves.

4/26/2015 7:32:18 PM

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1. get water


2. cut 1 hole in top, 1 hole in bottom of bag


3. run water through, enjoy results!

4/29/2015 12:18:04 PM

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I'm really waiting for UV-C leds to come down in price... then i'm doing a 3 stage system with a a UV disinfectant stage for that 190 %... or just 99.9% microorganism neuter.

4/30/2015 11:51:19 AM

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I've got one of the few wells left in the cary area, at least for homes in corporate limits.

I have to filter it where it comes into the house. Currently I just have a whole house filter, medium sized, but I am considering swapping it for a two stage system.

If I run the water on the outsite spigot too long, it starts pumping in the sediment and quickly clogs up the filter. A pre-filter to screen and drop the sediment could help in that regard.

5/1/2015 10:03:55 AM

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