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Old 02-24-2013, 11:49 AM
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Whole house water filtration systems

I'm going to install one. What you got? Pros? Cons? Suggestions or tips?
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:36 PM
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I'm going to install one. What you got? Pros? Cons? Suggestions or tips?
I use these.

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You only really need one on the water line in the fridge.

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:36 PM
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Thanks. I have a water filter on the fridge already. I'm looking to go to a whole house system so that all the water in my home is filtered for all the sinks, showers, tubs, and the washing machine.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:59 PM
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Why whole house? Drinking water and ice filter is enough.

Cons: Cost
Pros: I cant think of any!


Here in L.A, theres enough chlorine in the water to kill small animals!!
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Why? To improve the quality of all the water I use. I don't drink water from the tap precisely because its full of chlorine and other undesirable things. Chlorine in the water is a horrible thing, not a good thing. I want clean water to brush my teeth and shave with. To shower or bathe in. To wash my clothes in. To cook with. To wash my car with. It's a quality of life item. It'll add to the value of my house when I sell it.

Water quality here where I live isn't the worst, but its far from the best. I think I know which system I like but wanted feedback from those who have a system already.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:05 PM
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You should look into a water softener system if you're going to filter the water. I mean the water softener system might be all you need I don't know anything about the water in your area, I just know that the minerals I have in our home water will dry your skin out instantly and it's terrible for washing the car, your hands, and pretty much anything let alone drink it, it's pretty awful tasting.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:57 PM
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I am actually in the same boat. Going to be building a house and have been looking into a filtration system. As i look into it more and more i will let you know if anything really stands out to me. Kinda at the bottom of my list right now though. Lol
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:14 PM
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Our water isn't hard. Water filtration and water softening are two separate things. Just need a filter.
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Been on the market for a filtration/softener system too and from what Ive been reading around water forums, kinetico is the way to go.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:07 PM
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what's the matter jeremy...dun wanna get cancer like the rest of us lowly people?

come on....drink you water with chlorine and arsenic in it.....dooooo eeeeeet
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what's the matter jeremy...dun wanna get cancer like the rest of us lowly people?

come on....drink you water with chlorine and arsenic in it.....dooooo eeeeeet
Uh, actually my chances are extremely likely that I actually will have cancer at some point due to my genetic predisposition and the fact that that every single male on both sides of my family has at some point, but thanks for bringing it up and brightening my day.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:21 AM
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I'm leaning toward this one right now. It has good reviews, relatively low cost of ownership over the long run, good warranty, fairly easy installation, and seems to do everything I need it to do for a home the size of mine. Just as an FYI for anyone else contemplating one.

Whole House Water Filtration System | PurHome X-5 Whole House Water Filter
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i installed one of these in my old house. easier now with Sharkbite connectors, put a ball valve on either side.




$20-$40 for the unit, filters vary depending on level of filtration you want. seemed to work good.
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3 Stage Whole house water filter Sediment Carbon Filter W/ 2 Dry Pressure Gauges

Depends on your water needs, I use one of these. Rather cheap to purchase and the replacement filters are not badly priced. You may want to look into larger filter units tho. I upgraded mine to much larger than they originally came and they last a lot longer.
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Originally Posted by Landshark View Post
i installed one of these in my old house. easier now with Sharkbite connectors, put a ball valve on either side.




$20-$40 for the unit, filters vary depending on level of filtration you want. seemed to work good.
I got something like this, but it is mainly for hard water. I guess we are training our guts for the zombie apocalypse.
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