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  • mechth
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    Looking for undersink water filter

    Recently I noticed that there is some smell in the city water. After doing some research online, I feel it's necessary to install an undersink water filter. However I have no clue which brand and model is better (everyone claim they are the best). any recommendations?

    My concern about the water is the odor and lead in the water - heard the City still got a lot of old lead pipes (or pipes contains lead) to replace.

    Thanks.

  • Western Reserve
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    The WP-2 is not, I think, a true reverse-osmosis system. It is a two-stage filter, with a 5-micron and a 1-micron filter cartridge. Without adding a pressure tank, you'll get a 1/2 gallon per minute flow, at 60 PSI pressure.

    Having said that, I would strongly suggest you take the advice of a previous poster and put the burden of water quality back on your water district. You're paying for the water, yet it isn't up to standards, right?

    Please, though, if you do consider reverse osmosis, also consider this:

    1) The process dumps several gallons of water down the drain for each gallon of treated water. Water that has already BEEN treated by your water district.

    2) Good, healthy minerals are removed from your drinking water. Take a look at the store. See those green bottles of expensive European water? Yep. MINERAL water.

    3) Herbicides and pesticides are NOT removed by reverse osmosis.

    4) Unless the filters are changed per schedule, and used regularly, you pose the risk of bacteria contamination and system failure.

    Think of it this way. You buy gasoline from a service station, but it has dirt in it, fouling your engine. Who is responsible for that drop in product quality, and who should do a better job at filtration?

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  • mechth
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    I saw an undersink water filter WP-2 made by WATTS at HomeDepot. The price is good, abut $150.00. Is it a good filter? Anyone has experience with it?

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  • JERRYMAC
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    I GO WITH A MULTI-PURE UNIT


    http://www.multipureco.com/

    THE WORLDS BEST FILTER SYSTEMS

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  • rich34232
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    I think I will stick with what the heart doctor recommends health wise is more important than replensing a ro system in a shorter time period.I doubted the heart specialist until I discovered Sarasota is ranked tenth in the world for heart specialists.

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    Ise

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  • NoeEttica
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    Everpure is Da Bomb ! I Run a standard taste and odor to Supply the Kitchen Cold It is outside the house (standard Cartradge) Then run the h-300 to an ISE Dual tap(long q-tip levers ) one side 190 Degree steaming tap, other side thuough an under counter Chiller .... Gotta love being a plumber !!!

    Originally posted by rich34232 View Post
    I have the everpure H300 that uses coconut carbon.I have it installed at my bar and kitchen.You do need a seperate glass filler for this type filter and you will need a seperate glass filler for the ro system.It does not deliver enough water to install with a traditional kitchen faucet.

    Keep in mind with an ro system there is only a gallon and half or 2 gallon tank. If you have family or installed with the refer water and ice you may run out of water and must wait 24 hours for it to replenish.

    I am not a fan of ro systems due to how acidic it is.That is why they use plastic water lines and the glass filler should be lined with plastic. A whole house ro system must be maintained if not you are asking for trouble.

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  • wookie
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    Here in So. Cal we have a safe water supply its just tastes like ####. Reverse Osmosis is the best option for TASTE, although its not a perfect solution. I install 24 gallon per day units with 2.5 gallon storage tank. When I install the unit in a garage I'll install a permeate pump with the R.O. its reduces waste water by @ half. it makes a little clicking sound so some customers find it annoying in the kitchen.

    Biggest issue I have is people don't maintain them, they figure if water comes out of the spigot its working

    Everpure is a good filter but way over priced. You can put together the same type of filter system using generic 10" cannisters including the coconut carbon which I agree is top shelf, I incorporate them in my R.O. systems.

    Got to mention I installed a zero waste water system that the customer provided from costco. I was skeptical but have done 1 yearly service so far and was performing great. We'll see this summer when I do the second year service. It pumps the waste water back into hot water line Install and unit is little more than usual but seems to be working. If its still performing good on the next service I'll incorporate the technology into the units I install.

    wookie

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  • James P
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    Originally posted by rich34232 View Post
    I have the everpure H300 that uses coconut carbon.I have it installed at my bar and kitchen.You do need a seperate glass filler for this type filter and you will need a seperate glass filler for the ro system.It does not deliver enough water to install with a traditional kitchen faucet.

    Keep in mind with an ro system there is only a gallon and half or 2 gallon tank. If you have family or installed with the refer water and ice you may run out of water and must wait 24 hours for it to replenish.

    I am not a fan of ro systems due to how acidic it is.That is why they use plastic water lines and the glass filler should be lined with plastic. A whole house ro system must be maintained if not you are asking for trouble.
    My tank refills in less than 1/2hr.

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  • rich34232
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    Originally posted by mechth View Post
    I saw a lot of brands such as GE/Watts at Home Depot, whirlpool at Lowes. Possibly there are many other brands on the market. Do you know which brand and model is good? I have never used any water filter before.

    I have the everpure H300 that uses coconut carbon.I have it installed at my bar and kitchen.You do need a seperate glass filler for this type filter and you will need a seperate glass filler for the ro system.It does not deliver enough water to install with a traditional kitchen faucet.

    Keep in mind with an ro system there is only a gallon and half or 2 gallon tank. If you have family or installed with the refer water and ice you may run out of water and must wait 24 hours for it to replenish.

    I am not a fan of ro systems due to how acidic it is.That is why they use plastic water lines and the glass filler should be lined with plastic. A whole house ro system must be maintained if not you are asking for trouble.

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  • speedbump
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    I absolutely hate cartridge in line filters usually called Whole House Filters. Yes you can buy them in gangs of two three and even four if you like. Problem is, they won't remove anything that's bad for you except possibly chlorine (with a carbon filter).

    One of the problems you may have is the lack of chlorine. You may be getting the odor from bacteria. I have friends that live in a community that is obviously the last place in line with the county water main. Their water stinks all the time. Let it run for a while, the smell goes away. That's bacteria. My Dad's a snowbird, here six months, up north six months. We have to go down and chlorinate his well and plumbing each year before he comes back. The water stinks until we do. Then it's good for the duration until the place is closed up again and no water is run. The bacteria grows into large colonies and starts the stinking all over again.

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  • James P
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    Originally posted by mechth View Post
    Is it a reverse osmosis filter? I'm thinking a 2-stage (fine filter + activated carbon) non-RO shall be good enough for me.

    Yes, it is.

    James

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  • plumb4life
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    Working for a school district, I have to maintain at least 20 R.O. systems twice a year. If you stick with the models that use a universal style cartridge, you can buy them anywhere at the best price. The models that only use a special size filter that only one manufacture sells will be much more expensive to replace and buying them from only a few available outlets.

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  • mechth
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    Originally posted by rich34232 View Post
    Look for a coconut carbon filter cartridge system.Coconut carbon is heated to a point that has very small openings and will remove bacteria,chlorine,and most pharmaceuticals.

    RO Systems throw away four gallons to make one and is acidic.Heart patients,high blood pressure patients shouold not drink this. PS I have both of these issues and this came from the heart specialist.
    I saw a lot of brands such as GE/Watts at Home Depot, whirlpool at Lowes. Possibly there are many other brands on the market. Do you know which brand and model is good? I have never used any water filter before.

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  • rich34232
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    Re: Looking for undersink water filter

    Look for a coconut carbon filter cartridge system.Coconut carbon is heated to a point that has very small openings and will remove bacteria,chlorine,and most pharmaceuticals.

    RO Systems throw away four gallons to make one and is acidic.Heart patients,high blood pressure patients shouold not drink this. PS I have both of these issues and this came from the heart specialist.

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