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1sapphire

05:08AM | 12/01/04
Member Since: 11/17/04
45 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
where we are gutting every wall and re-plumbing and re-wiring the whole house now, whats the cost to add a water filtration system in a home?? and what types are there or brands...Town water isnt the best and I would love a filteration system toi use the tap water for the kids...Any info on this is appreciated. thanks

theeagle

04:20PM | 12/01/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
174 lifetime posts
is the town water treated with that nasty clorine?

then you can get simple filters with a carbon cartridge to remove taste and odor

(rain fre sh is one brand)(50 bucks)has a filter on it that looks like styrofoam.. (do not use a carbon filter on untreated water as it can grow bacteria.)

if untreated water then you can install a ultra violet light to sterilize the water coming in. (300 buck plus plumber) and put a standard filter cartridge before it to reduce sediment forming on the bulb casing. i have two filters set up in a 't' so that the water goes through both filters side by side to increase my low pressure water flow.(39 psi)

have your outside taps come off the piping before your filtration system, otherwise you will be treating garden water and plugging up your filters quicker.

there is also a one tap filter that is ceramic. but does cost to replace the filter. that is why it is it's own small tap off the kitchen sink.but is touted is stopping all bad bugs. there are three cartridge systems that go under the sink to create good, safe water.


1sapphire

05:56AM | 12/02/04
Member Since: 11/17/04
45 lifetime posts
Eagle, thanks for all that info, just what i was looking for...

any other tips would be great as well.

Gary Slusser

04:09AM | 12/03/04
Member Since: 02/17/04
112 lifetime posts
Removing chlorine on a 'whole house' basis is not a good idea. Doing so can cause bacteria and odor problems. You are much better off removing chlorine on a POU (point of use) basis like in the shower and for cooking and beverage production at the kitchen sink. And the concern should be more than just removing the taste and odor of chlorine. You should want DPB and THM removal too. That is disinfection by-products known as trihalomethanes which are serious health concerns. This type of water treatment should be learned/done through a water treatment dealer or you may feel 'safe' and actually be worse off than you were originally.

Gary

Quality Water Associates

1sapphire

09:05AM | 12/03/04
Member Since: 11/17/04
45 lifetime posts
our town water had a problem with lead and though they claim to have corrected it there are still families with children that had been affected by it...so i'm not sure its too bad on chlorine as it is on other bad stuff...is there anything else i should take into consideration??
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