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#1 VolFan

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 11:48 AM

Any recs?

 

We have pretty good city water (comes from a creek) but a Brita pitcher makes it taste better. We drink a lot of water so I'd just rather install one and use the soap dispenser hole as a drinking water faucet. 


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#2 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 12:21 PM

I got the one from Lowes. Works fine, but the tank is quite big because it's pressurized with an air bladder. I had to cut part of the floor of my cabinet out and set the tank on the slab.

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 12:26 PM

So easy to just get a 20x4.5 housing and carbon filter for the whole house. $120 for the housing, fittings, and filter and then $50 per year after that.
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Posted 05 July 2020 - 12:28 PM


No special faucets and all the water in the house tastes good. Everything but the outside hose bibs goes through mine.

Just make sure you flush for 20 minutes or so when replacing the filter.
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Posted 05 July 2020 - 12:44 PM

I have a crawl space and would rather just do the kitchen sink.

 

This one reviews well on other sites as well as amazon. Doesn't remove TDS and thats fine but the filter last 50K gallons or 5 years. 

 

https://smile.amazon...e-garden&sr=1-4


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 12:46 PM

No special faucets and all the water in the house tastes good. Everything but the outside hose bibs goes through mine.

Just make sure you flush for 20 minutes or so when replacing the filter.

I have carbon filter at the front of the stream, too. It protects the softener media bed from chlorine.  He's talking about a  reverse osmosis filter for drinking water, I presume.


I have a crawl space and would rather just do the kitchen sink.

 

This one reviews well on other sites as well as amazon. Doesn't remove TDS and thats fine but the filter last 50K gallons or 5 years. 

 

https://smile.amazon...e-garden&sr=1-4

What is your goal and how hard is your water?  Do you have a whole-house sodium softener already?



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Posted 05 July 2020 - 12:56 PM

No whole house softener. I don’t need RO just something to clean the water up a tad. It’d be nice to rid of the chlorine plus any other impurities.


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 12:58 PM

Here's a water report. I never brewed at this house so no Ward Lab report. 

 

http://www.cityofnorris.com/id165.html


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 01:04 PM

No whole house softener. I don’t need RO just something to clean the water up a tad. It’d be nice to rid of the chlorine plus any other impurities.

Ok, so just do what dondewey said.



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Posted 05 July 2020 - 01:31 PM

I have a crawl space and would rather just do the kitchen sink.

This one reviews well on other sites as well as amazon. Doesn't remove TDS and thats fine but the filter last 50K gallons or 5 years.

https://smile.amazon...e-garden&sr=1-4


That should work fine. Looks like you just install it on the sink cold water line. So basically nothing else needed; maybe a bracket? I wouldn't bother with a separate faucet.
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Posted 05 July 2020 - 01:35 PM

I won’t fool with a faucet if I get that one. It’s big enough to stand upright on its own too. The customer pics on the reviews does a better job illustrating how big it is.
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Posted 05 July 2020 - 01:37 PM

Looks perfect and easy to install. Wonder what the CuZn thing is all about?
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Posted 05 July 2020 - 02:11 PM


 Doesn't remove TDS and thats fine but the filter last 50K gallons or 5 years. 

 

 

No filter in the world can get rid of that kind of crazy. :P


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 02:30 PM

I blame our ikea sink for making kitchen water taste bad. Bathroom sink doesn’t have the same off flavors.

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 06:55 PM

I blame our ikea sink for making kitchen water taste bad. Bathroom sink doesn’t have the same off flavors.

Change your supply lines. At my old house someone used toilet supply lines instead of kitchen ones. They were not food grade and the water tasted bad.
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