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Old 02-02-2012, 07:04 AM   #1
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Im trying to filter the water I drink and shower with. Right now I just have a external filter on the drinking water and shower water. It seems to help but in the future i might decide to put a filter in the main line.

Is there a filter you can have installed on the water meter that filters lead clorine and that you can easily change the filter

if you install a filter at the meter are the water pipes still have build up inside them?

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I install quite a few in line filters right after the meter on houses,it depends on which cartride you install as to what it filters.
Ive never had any complaints about the results from customers

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Just do not install one of those small ones it may cause a flow restrition sooner as it loads up.
The one's I've installed are about 24" tall. Make sure it comes with or buy a steel mounting bracket for it.
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As long as you keep the filter checked/changed on a regular basis it shouldnt be a problem
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Is there a filter you can have installed on the water meter that filters lead clorine and that you can easily change the filter
As with all water treatment recommendations, never suggest anything with knowing what it is you are trying to treat. "Here's a bottle of pills. Just take a few. You'll feel better, right?"

Get a water test result, post the findings and someone in the know will be able to help you. To remove chlorine, a quality carbon filter will help. The size and volume of the carbon media will determine flow rate and service life. Lead is most commonly a problem in drinking water issues. A reverse osmosis system is most effective (practical and cost wise) to remove lead.

Still, get your water test as there may be additional issues in your water that you wish to be treated.

Andy Christensen

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can you reccomend how i get my water tested
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If you have municipal water call the supplier and they can give you very extensive test results--all municipal suppliers are required to conduct extensive tests and provide the results to their customers.

If you have a well look in the yellow pages for a testing lab.

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