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Old 10-25-04, 12:13 AM
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What home water filteration system do you recommend?

It seems like the water at in my condo has a bit of rust in it, and I'd like to use some sort of filter for drinking water.

What do you recommend? How do you like the Brita system?

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Old 10-25-04, 12:18 AM
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I like the PUR system because it fits onto the facet instead of having to wait for a pitcher to fil up, like Brita.
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What is the cost of PUR?
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are you looking for an in-line system?
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Originally posted by ChiTownAbs, Inc
What is the cost of PUR?
That's a good question. A few years ago we bought our first home, and therefore had to by a fridge (who knew the didn't come with the house?!?) so I bought one with a water and ice dispenser. So I haven't had to buy anything like PUR or Brita.

Try looking at Target's web page, I'm sure they'd have it listed. I'd do it for you but I really too lazy.
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Plan on spending about $50 for a PUR system. Brita is ok, as long as you have two pitchers so one is always full.
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if there's rust that you can see, i'd skip buying a filter system and just start ordering water like sparkletts or arrowhead.
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Originally posted by Kittydreamer
I like the PUR system because it fits onto the facet instead of having to wait for a pitcher to fil up, like Brita.
Brita is not just a pitcher system

We've had a Brita on the main faucet for awhile and you really do notice the difference. They don't cost much and you only need to replace the filters every coupla months... It was an easy choice over our tap water.

Also have a 3 gallon Brita pitcher that we bought before the faucet filter. I would recommend that also, as an easy solution.

Have never had PUR so we can't give you a compare, sorry.

Edit: first quick search Amazon's Brita faucet filter is about 30 bones.... (you can probably find them cheaper)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...019270-9015120

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Costco xarries both. I think I got my Brita pitcher for just over $20. Our tap water is pretty good. I mostly use the Brita for tea and coffee water, drink tap water directly.
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I was able to pick up a Brita pitcher at Target for $12 (on sale for $17 and a $5 instant rebate). I don't know if that is still available, though.
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Depends on what you want to spend. We have a Reverse Osmosis under our kitchen sink. Makes crappy well water very very good. It's wierd seeing ice cubes that are almost completely clear. We paid about $150 at Lowes for it. Much cheaper than buying gallon or 5 gallon water over the long run. Expect to spend a couple hours installing it. Also, if your fridge has an ice maker or water dispenser, the RO will not work (at least not the $150 model) with that. It is a seperate faucet.
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In my old townhouse, I used a Brita pitcher and liked it a lot.

My current house has well water. Ugh. I've tried the Brita here, but the water still tastes terrible. To all of you bottled water haters, I challenge you to drink some well water.
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I had a pur thing on my faucet. I got sick of it and started using the pitcher more often. It's just more convienent to me. The only way I'd put one on my faucet is if it was an under the sink or whole house type of deal.
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Originally posted by DJLinus
In my old townhouse, I used a Brita pitcher and liked it a lot.

My current house has well water. Ugh. I've tried the Brita here, but the water still tastes terrible. To all of you bottled water haters, I challenge you to drink some well water.
Try Reverse Osmosis - you'd be surprised as hell at how good it is.
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My aunt's cabin has a well on the property for water. I used to go there all the time, and I never had any problem with it. No filter at all on that setup. Tastes fine.

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You're lucky. The well water here tastes terrible.

I'd try the Reverse Osmosis, but it's not my house. It's my grandma's. She's been living here for 50+ years and thinks the water tastes just fine. She thinks all of us in the family that hate the water are crazy.

Hopefully, I'm out of here in a few months. Wherever I go, though, will have city water.
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I bought the PUR that screws onto the tap. It worked great for a day. Then the water slowed to a trickle. I aven't determined what the problem was but PUR sent me a certificate for a free pitcher filter. That ended up putting little carbon flecks in the water. I'm pretty much over PUR.
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The Brita pitcher gets those carbon flecks too. In the Brita, they are almost always in the "raw water" section at the top, not in the filtered water. I ignore them.
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With the PUR faucet filters, you're supposed to let them run for like a gallon or two when you first put the filter in. This flushes out any loose carbon specks and such. But yes, the water will slow down be much less than normal water flow. That's how it works. The pitchers filter slowly too.

Those carbon specks are perfectly safe to drink, BTW, if you don't care about them much. You get more carbon on your grilled hamburger.
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I did everything according to the instructions. What I mean is that the water slowed to a useless level. Like to the point that virtually no water came out at all. Clearly it wasn't supposed to work the way it did.
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