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  • Fri, Aug 10, 2012 - 07:14pm

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    Oliveoilguy

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    Water Filter

If it we mine, I’d buy a big blue (or similar) 20″ housing for about $80.00 including the bracket and get 30 filters at about $20.00 each and maybe put a second housing with a 5/50 micron filter in front of the charcoal to keep it cleaner and changed less often. This should last you a long time. The 20″ format is very common and used by WATTS who is the premier water treatment supplier in the world.

Can’t see any need for UV.

Good luck.

  • Fri, Aug 10, 2012 - 08:56pm

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    sawyer filter

Tycer wrote:

 https://www.sawyersafetravel2.com/more.asp?pid=217

This is the one I’m buying. Million gallons guaranteed.

Check this one out carefully. Maximum pressure in is 40 psi. The lady I spoke with (Susan) said it is more of a point of use filter and not going to give enough pressure on a whole house application. She said that it allows 5000 gpd which equals 3.47 gpm. 

This is NOT a whole house filter.

  • Sat, Aug 11, 2012 - 12:19am

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    Wendy S. Delmater

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    Well I just spoke to my

Well I just spoke to my resident tech guru, and he says we are building a whole house filter with parts from Grainger. I guess I can leave that in his capable hands.

I will let you all know how that works out.

  • Wed, Aug 15, 2012 - 12:32am

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    RO also strips may minerals

RO also strips may minerals that we need out of water, so supplements may be nassasary.  Water filtration is very dependant on what is in the water in your area (part of my job is supplying water treatment plants, i know a little bit about them and I am trying to learn as much as I can from the contractors I deal with).  

We have run across a few things, crypto and glardia (sorry I’m sure the spelling is wrong, they cause beaver fever) the UV and chemicals that our WTP uses sterilizes them, which makes the water safe, but it does not remove them.  UV, in my experience works fairly well.  I can get more specific information from work is anyone would like it.  It is limited in what it can do, TDS etc still go thru.  The filters needed to that are very specialized, a near by town is looking in to some, I think by Peerless.  I can’t remember how small of particles they take out, but when we had the presentation it was impressive. The one contractor I deal with does plants across Canada and is very experienced, so once he is back in town I will pick his brain.

We have also come across some places with natural sources of arsenic in the water, green sand filters work for that.  If you have arsenic the best thing to do is send away a sample to a manufacturer and they will test and recommend what is best.  

Water softeners are very hard on other parts of your plumbing system.  Since they strip the water of metals/minerals and water natraully wants to get that back they corrode hot water tanks much faster.  Hot water tank manufacturers have actually adjuted their warranty programs because of this.  Eg, our supplier typically warranties for 5 years.  If it fails and new one is installed, the new one also has 5 years warranty.  EXCEPT when there is a softener, then only the original 5 year warranty applies, it is not extended with the nw tank.  If there are other metal products in your system, like an older house with galvanized pipe, that will a corrode much faster.

Another thing that has affected systems we supply is sulphur content and Ph, both can corrode copper and brass within 10 years depending on how extreme they are.  

Also, most municipal plants, at least where I live, do not take out herbicides and pesticides.  Not the best sysems but within government requirements.  It is something to concider as your municipal water may contain those.  

Sorry, I went a little off topic.  Hopefully it helps.

  • Tue, Jun 25, 2013 - 10:13am

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    water filters

I think this is the one of the best that i have to buy. i am glad to see this it is the best one

  • Tue, Jul 01, 2014 - 08:29am

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    Arvind Narang

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    water purifier for home

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  • Sun, Mar 29, 2015 - 01:07pm

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    Cherry2015

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    RO filters are your best choice.

Generally, you can install a cheap whole house water filter to remove sediment. However, such a whole house water filter cannot remove many other contaminants. And you can install an under sink water filter which is a RO filter to get pure water to cook and drink. You also can install a shower water filter to get clean water for a shower.

  • Thu, Aug 27, 2015 - 12:05pm

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    villadavid

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    RO filters are your best choice.

[quote=Cherry2015]

Generally, you can install a cheap whole house water filter to remove sediment. However, such a whole house water filter cannot remove many other contaminants. And you can install an under sink water filter which is a RO filter to get pure water to cook and drink. You also can install a shower water filter to get clean water for a shower.

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Yes I agree with you that RO filters are your best choice.In my view Livpure water purifiers are the best RO+UV+UF providers in India because Livpure is the India’s first Intelligent RO Water Purifier with touch technology.It offers a wide range of products.For more details visit Livpure website for comparing products.

 
  • Thu, Feb 16, 2017 - 03:51am

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    Logan Rivera

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[quote=chiku]

RO also strips may minerals that we need out of water, so supplements may be nassasary.  Water filtration is very dependant on what is in the water in your area (part of my job is supplying water treatment plants, i know a little bit about them and I am trying to learn as much as I can from the contractors I deal with).  

 

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I do agree with what you have told. Water filtration is very much dependent on the type of water in your area. If the water is very pure then the use of filters are not necessary. Even if you use the filters, normal filters are just enough for the purpose. But if the water contains impurities then it's better to use an RO filter. As quoted above, RO may remove many useful minerals that we need out of the water. By using multimedia filters, selected minerals can be retained from water and more harmful or useless minerals and chemicals can be removed. I was also in search of such filters and recently I purchased a new filter with all such facilities(http://www.bestbrandappliance.ca/en/catalog/6559-Water-Treatment/226-Water-Solutions/sc4492-Countertop-Water-Purifier).

 

 

 

 

  • Fri, Dec 07, 2018 - 07:43am

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    Alexabartel

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    You can either use

You can either use backpacking water filters which use a microfiltration system to rid the water of harmful bacteria, particles and other contaminants or camping water purifiers which use a combination of microfiltration along with chemical treatment (typically UV light) to eliminate bacteria, viruses, protozoa and other contaminants.https://iwaterpurification.com/best-ultraviolet-water-filter-reviews/

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