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Old 01-05-2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default whole house filter...replacement cartridge?

got a whole house filter for christmas and was wondering what kind/where to purchase the cartridge for removing chlorine? Do they sell activated charcoal filters for these? Is a carbon filter the same thing? What do you guys use? Got this so i don't have to brew with bottled water anymore. Am i all set with this and some campden tabs?

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Old 01-05-2010, 08:31 PM   #2
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I get mine from Lowes. WalMart even has a 5 Micron charcoal.

I "think" the cartridges are pretty much universal. Lest you have a strange system.

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Old 01-05-2010, 10:26 PM   #3
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pretty sure it depends on what kind of filter you bought. RO? RO/DI? is there a pre-filter that uses carbon??

all the RO units I looked at took specific filters, mostly based on their GPD output.

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I buy my filter cartridges at Lowe's.

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I buy all my filters online. http://www.freshwatersystems.com/ or waterfilters.net

Filtrex makes a high end carbon filter that I use for pre filtering on RO system. Lowes or HD have filters but you don't get the selection and I can't get any of mine at those stores.

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This is my favorite carbon filter cartridge. It's a solid block of extruded activated carbon. Not cheap, but they last nearly forever if only used for brewing:

http://www.h2odistributors.com/matrikx+5.asp

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Online beer supply stores sell them pretty cheap - often cheaper than Lowes and the like. I get mine from Morebeer.

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Walmart is dirt cheap there. The two pack of carbon filters was $9 the last time I bought them.

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k thanks. So i figured the carbon was the same thing, but i like to be sure.
And, no this isn't a RO filter

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