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secutanudu 01-29-2010 09:25 AM

Installing an undersink water filter
 
My parents have a 3-hole sink in their kitchen. Their current filter is attached to the faucet and is bulky and gets in the way.

I want to replace their faucet for them with something that uses the three holes in the sink for:

1. Unfiltered water (for things other than drinking)
2. Filtered water
3. Soap dispenser

Does something exist like this, or would a 4th hole need to be put in the sink?

Thanks!

arcticbouncer 01-29-2010 06:44 PM

What kind of filter RO , carbon , sediment filter , ... Yes you can get all of these filter setups that will work with most commom pre cast holes in most sinks. Should not be a big deal:thumbsup:.

NHMaster 01-29-2010 07:03 PM

Take a look at the Watts under sink filters. We have been installing quite a few lately. Very easy installation and changing cartridges is fast and easy

http://www.filtersfast.com/Watts-WQC...ter-System.asp

secutanudu 01-29-2010 11:06 PM

I was thinking all I need is a carbon filter to eliminate the chlorine taste. RO isn't really necessary. I'd like one that has a reservoir so there's some decent pressure for filling a glass of water, of such a filter exists that'd fit in a standard sink hole.

I'll check out the Watts ones, thanks.

Thurman 01-30-2010 08:50 AM

I'll say this--I put an undersink unit in my house some years back. An Omni-Filter (I think), and I did have to install a separate small faucet. We have a high chlorine content water source. Now,there is filtered water for cooking, drinking, etc., and city water for washing dishes, etc. I like my filtered water. David

Scuba_Dave 01-30-2010 09:03 AM

I put a whole house filter right after the water meter
It filters out sediment & anything else
For other water I use the fridge water

Do you have a basement ? Another good spot for an install -out of the way

secutanudu 01-30-2010 09:12 AM

Yes, there is a basement.

Does the whole-house filter reduce your pressure? Isn't it a waste to use it for washing dishes or even showering? I only really want the filtered water for cooking and drinking.

Scuba_Dave 01-30-2010 09:20 AM

I have 80 psi in this house, I was hoping it might reduce it a few psi :laughing:

I have 3/4" coming in, it used to step down but a plumber fixed that
I did not notice any drop in pressure
When our kitchen is remodeled an RO system in the basement will feed a dedicated faucet
Hopefully then my wife will stop buying bottled water in small bottles

secutanudu 01-30-2010 11:11 AM

My parents' house has 180 PSI coming in...they reduce it to 50 with a regulator...i wish they would change it to about 65 PSI...50 is a little low for me. How often do you have to change your filters, being that everything in your house is on it for now?


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