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Old 03-08-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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Hi;
I have been using a Brita pitcher filtration system for many years, and compared to tap water, it really does make the water taste a lot better.
Now that the Brita is worn out, I am in need of a new system, and was thinking of an under-the-sink instead of a pitcher.

My first question is whether an under-the-sink system is really less expensive to use. According to a chart I found online, it certainly is, but that seems to depend on where you buy replacement filters.
I have been buying the Brita pitcher filters at Costco, or BJ's for about $5 each.

Question 2. If I go with under the sink, will I get filtered water faster than it takes to drip down through the Brita?
I would assume that since the water is under pressure from the supply, it would move through the filter faster than a gravity feed system.

Question 3: Should I go with a 2 stage or just single stage filter?
My assumption is that two stages will take out more impurities than a single stage will, but it will also slow down the filtration process.

So, if there are any of you who have various types of water filtering systems, I would like to hear from you.

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I put in an undersink filter about 3 months ago and it made a huge difference. My girlfriend would only drink bottled water but now she will drink water from the sink. I got it from lowes for around 60 bucks. It just has one filter and the water flows as fast as it did before I put the filter on.

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I put in an undersink filter about 3 months ago and it made a huge difference. My girlfriend would only drink bottled water but now she will drink water from the sink. I got it from lowes for around 60 bucks. It just has one filter and the water flows as fast as it did before I put the filter on.
So yours just goes in-line with the cold supply? The ones I have been looking at tap into the supply, but have their own faucet, so you don't waste filtered water for dishes, etc.

What brand did you get?

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Yes mine is inline with the cold water. I believe it is a filtrete system, I'm not at home right now and the Lowes website doesn't show the one I got. I didn't know how well it was going to work and didn't want to spend the extra money and drill a new hole in my sink to mount a new faucet and then have it not work. Now that I now how well it works I probably would have gone with a dedicated faucet for the filtered water just to keep the lines after the filter clean and not use filtered water for dishes.
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Yes mine is inline with the cold water. I believe it is a filtrete system, I'm not at home right now and the Lowes website doesn't show the one I got. I didn't know how well it was going to work and didn't want to spend the extra money and drill a new hole in my sink to mount a new faucet and then have it not work. Now that I now how well it works I probably would have gone with a dedicated faucet for the filtered water just to keep the lines after the filter clean and not use filtered water for dishes.
I am going to use the sprayer hole in the sink for the filter faucet.
Currently, there is a soap dispenser in that hole, but only because the new Delta faucet came with it. The faucet is a pull-out, so no need for a separate spray head.

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