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Advice Anyone use a water filter?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Burden666, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Burden666

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    If so..
    Fancy highlighting the good, bad & ugly?

    Looking into it but, as with everything, reviews vary wildly..

    Ideally I'd start with a decent, cheaper, one to see how it goes before jumping into bigger bucks
     
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    I use two very similar ones bud ... my kidneys :D
    On a serious note though, I looked at them a few years ago and did some blind tastings at two friends and couldn't tell the difference between filtered and straight from the tap. Didn't take it any further because of this plus there are no cost benefits. Only time I could see a system of use would be for the prevention of heavy limescale in hard water areas and then it would have to filter at the mains entry feed, so could imagine the cost would be even greater.
     
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    My mom uses a brita jug filter thing. Couple of years ago for some reason the water started to taste different from the tap - it made cup of tea taste like it had been made with swimming pool water. She changed kettle to see if it was that and eventually realised it was water supply, tried few filters and the brita one has made a difference.
     
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    Use one all the time, you should see the amount of crap in the filter when it’s time to change :eek:.
    As an aside, i was in ITU for a couple of days over Christmas and the taste diffence between water from the cooler and water from the “kitchen “ was incredible. Basically a form of blind tasting as i was just given water. Cooler stuff seemed almost carbonated
     
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    We use a brita as we have very hard water. I don't drink a lot of water neat so can't really comment on the taste. Has made the kettle last a lot longer though.

    Years ago we had an inline one in our guest house. During routine testing it was found to be harbouring more bad things than the tap.

    Dave
     
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    We use the Brita filter too (my wife won't drink water straight from the tap) and it is very good. If you want a plumbed in device try Screwfix for the fit-through-the-counter-top model with replaceable cartridges. Mother-in-law has one and my criticism would be the slow flow rate but with the jug system you have remember to top up the hopper each time you use it as the filtration rate is reasonably slow too.
     
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    We live in a hard water area and you can really tell the difference. I suppose it depends if your tap water tastes okay.
     
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    We have a plumbed in filter tap. Our water is reasonably soft, we only get a small amount of limescale in the kettle. You can definitely taste the difference and even see the difference in a cup of tea. The filter cartridge sits under the sink and lasts 6 months.
     
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    I've had water filters at work and at home and they help improve the taste of tap water. They use replaceable carbon filter elements which need to be changed once a year with average use. The tap water in Ipswich made tea taste horrible and had scum floating on the surface, filter solved that.
     
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    Have used them for many years - from filter jugs to in-line systems and even a reverse osmosis system (for fish tanks).

    They make a huge difference as far as I'm concerned; contaminants, taste, clarity etc. If I can't use a filter, then I'll buy spring water.

    As far as I'm concerned, the Petro-Chemical industry is saving billions every year by force-feeding fluoride, chlorine and aluminium etc. to the populace rather than disposing of it properly. :p
     
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    Thanks guys.. being in Mid-Suffolk our water is like liquid concrete.. had a GH and KH test for the fishtank water and our water was off the scale (used RO for that but have since sold the setup)
    Swmbo occasionally bins her cuppa because it tastes like bleach and sometimes I can smell the chlorine when the tap is running. Last time I checked Anglia Water don't add chloramines but we get the usual fluoride and chlorine etc..
    I drink a couple of litres of plain water a day and don't have milk in tea or coffee.. not sure I'll be able to taste the difference though.

    I'll give a Brita a go for now.. although distilling is interesting, going to need to look into that (wouldn't RO give the same result?? Lots of waste though.. and can be very slow).
     
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    Burden666 - We live in East Suffolk in the countryside so low flow in the main supply = highly chlorinated.
    Our water is virtually undrinkable out of the tap and we have used a Brita jug for years, just watch the cost of cartridges, much cheaper online but you have to search hard.
    Good luck.
    Peter.
     
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    Same Same.
     
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    Burden if you have that much chlorine in the water it might be worth getting a shower filter aswell.
     
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    Agreed. I don't think people realise just how toxic this stuff is. It can get into your system very easily just by taking a long shower or bath and as for swimming in a pool. :eek:

    If you're interested, take a look at this: http://www.bioray.com/content/Chlorine.pdf
     
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    It's not all the time with the chlorine smell.. water companies are known to dose up with chlorine from time to time (back when I hadthe fish shop we used to get notifications from the water board when they were going to have at it)
     
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    Brita filter jugs used here, I had a kidney prob (eg: infection and stones) about 1 year ago, so on consultants advice, I now drink LOTS or water. :cool:
     
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    We use a Brita filter too

    Kev
     
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