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Old 01-30-2016, 02:48 PM   #1
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I'm looking to put a water filter on my kitchen faucet and am overwhelmed at at the different ones available. Have any of you had experiences with them? I don't want it to be ugly so I'm looking at under the counter and I want the replacement filters to be reasonable in price. I also want it to do a good job of filtering. Any suggestions?
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why do you need to filter the water? did you have it tested? taste?
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We had a whole house filter on two houses, one with city water and one with well water. We used combination sediment and carbon cartridges. We noticed the pressure drop off as the cartridge neared replacement and the chlorine come through when the carbon gave up the ghost at about three month intervals, which is the accepted filter replacement interval.

The bigger the cartridge the longer it lasts. The more water sent through, the less it lasts. Hence whole house filters are generally larger than under sink units. Cartridges are rated by micron particle size and chemical. Particles are filtered, chemicals like chlorine require carbon. The labels generally provide all the info needed. Look for specific numbers, not descriptions.

I put one in my mother-in-laws house. I asked if she changed it in the last three months. Upon hearing "I don't use that much water", I immediately regretted that favor. The three month interval is to prevent a situation that can create an environment for bacteria.

With our well water, I eventually got tired of dealing with the filter change and got rid of the filter housing. About a year later my wife caught through conversation only.
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We used combination sediment and carbon cartridges.

The bigger the cartridge the longer it lasts. Cartridges are rated by micron particle size and chemical. Particles are filtered, chemicals like chlorine require carbon. The labels generally provide all the info needed. Look for specific numbers, not descriptions.

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What numbers am I looking at.... particle size? water volume?number of cartridges?
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What numbers am I looking at.... particle size? water volume?number of cartridges?
You would need your water tested first to determine the type of filter

look into light commercial ice maker filters they have cheaper filters but the actual unit is butt uggly.

this link has a lot of info about different types of filters and what they do.
warning large pdf.
http://media.wattswater.com/C-WQ-PureWater.pdf
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You would need your water tested first to determine the type of filter

look into light commercial ice maker filters they have cheaper filters but the actual unit is butt uggly.

this link has a lot of info about different types of filters and what they do.
warning large pdf.
http://media.wattswater.com/C-WQ-PureWater.pdf
Thanks for the info
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aqua-pure..have very nice units..under the counter and whole house..
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I just use lead filter all the time. GE used to have it, but no more I think, couldn't find it-amazon or homedepot. I bought Culligan from amazon with its own spout.
I used Pure faucet filter also, but the connections leak quickly and the filter seems to clog quickly also in a low pressure house.
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