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Old 11-06-2007, 01:45 PM   #1
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If you had to get a filtration system for your water which one would it be?

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Old 11-06-2007, 02:17 PM   #2
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Some friends of mine have this counter-top filter that attaches to the faucet with a small nozzle and a small hose runs to the filter - and the filter unit itself takes the big whole-house filters, which means it ought to handle a LOT of water between filter changes. The under-sink filters seem pretty nice too, I'd have one but in an apartment I can't go drilling the sink to mount the little filtered water faucet.

I think it was in the $40 price range though, are you looking for something basic or some fancy expensive unit like reverse osmosis?

 
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:36 PM   #3
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Well, I had to get a system, and I got a Pur filter that attaches to the faucet. The first filter cartridge lasted 4 months before requiring a new one- $20. It does the job just fine, and despite being attached to the faucet, never really gets in my way. I think I paid 30 bucks for the housing, which came with a filter cartridge, and installed it in 5 minutes. There may be better ways to do it, but this has worked just fine for me.
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:52 PM   #4
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Since I already have a "whole house" filter for clarifying beer, I'd just get adapters and swap in an activated charcoal filter for water.
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:54 PM   #5
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I picked up the whole house style housings at Walmart. I daisy chained them together with a nipple and run a spun sediment filter in the first one and a charcoal in the other. Incidentally, I did run mine as a whole house filter so I can get my brewing water from any faucet. However, I do have to change out the filters about every two months. There's no reason you can't put hose fittings on the input/output to use it only when brewing.
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:34 PM   #6
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I was thinking of that Bobby. Reality is that I might as well filter the whole house if I am buying the filters. Maybe then SWMBO will quit buying bottled water. I have to do something. I am buying 5 gallons of spring water (or 10g for a 10g batch) and doing the rest with tap water. At $5.50 (or $11). I hate to pay that much for water and don’t feel real good about the tap water that I do use.

 
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:44 PM   #7
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Here's a good start to your research:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=29145

EDIT: This would be stand alone not whole house.
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:49 PM   #8
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My advice, buy the BIG whole house (~$50) instead of the normal one (~$30).

The box recommends the big one for houses with 1" plumbing and the little one for 3/4" plumbing. I have the little one, and it restricts flow enough that it's noticeable when two faucets are open, and annoying low volume when 3 are open.

 
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:03 PM   #9
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Very cool post ollllo thank you!

 
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:15 PM   #10
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Yeah, my big decision for filtering the whole house is the $40 filters they sell for my fridge's icemaker water dispenser. I opened up that filter housing and gutted an old filter. Now I can replace the two whole house cartridges for less than $10.
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