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Water filter?
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Mike D.    Posted 09-10-2003 at 06:01:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wondering if any of you use a whole house water filter system? What kind do you use?


Tom A    Posted 09-10-2003 at 08:35:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mike:

I installed one at the previous house that was on city water, and there was one already on the current house that has a well so I've seen it both ways. Both of my systems used a double filter.

On the city water I used a 10 micron sediment filter as a pre-filter followed by a carbon filter to take out the chlorine taste.

Here on the well, I have both sandy and irony water. I now use a 20 or 30 micron prefilter followed by a 5 micron secondary filter. I was originally using a carbon filter as a second filter, but discovered the plain well water tasted great without it, and the carbon filter would start tasting bad itself very quickly...I'm guessing it harbored bacteria after just a week or two so I just replaced it with the second, finer sediment filter.

I go about 3 months between changing filters with this setup. When I was using a 10 micron prefilter here I had to change monthly.

good luck,
tom


Ron from IL    Posted 09-10-2003 at 07:07:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mike,

We have awful water where we are--now made worse by the drought in our area. We use a double Omni filter system, a paper filter first for rust and sediment, then a carbon filter for taste and odor. The water then runs through a WaterBoss Big Boss softener, which contains a membrane filter also. For drinking water, we added a Premier 5-Stage Osmosis filter.

The two initial filters must be changed once a week (or thereabouts) or the water will start to smell of rust, sulphur and phosphorus. Hope yours isn't as bad as ours!

Ron


JDK    Posted 09-10-2003 at 06:36:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't need to folter myself,but Sears use to have a filter bank system w/various cartridges for different problems.Not to promote Sears as other systems are available,but the had a very informative pamplet that explaind everything in laymans terms.NOTE*Watch for "fly by night" water
"specialists".Apparently from a couple PBS type documentaries there are several scams being perpetrated for sale of expensive un-needed systems using scare tactics and misrepresentation of their products against the elderly and uninformed.


Red Dave    Posted 09-10-2003 at 06:29:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use a 5 micron sediment filter. Bought it at the local hardware store. Change filters every other month or so.


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