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Shepherd88
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Water Filtration system

Looking for some opinions on a water filtration system. Not necessarily looking for the whole home but if that’s what really makes sense then I’m all ears.

I’d prefer something to just hook up underneath the kitchen faucet without having a new faucet to go with it (don’t care to drill through our quartz).

Our water is awful here and we’re currently using water from the fridges filter but it’s slow as hell to fill up the coffee pot and other larger items.


fightin tigers
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I have a reverse osmosis system that sits under my sink. Been happy with it.

Has been a few years, so there could be better systems available.

amazon

It has a new faucet, but drilling isn't much of an issue. Volume is going to be one of your biggest issues unless you just go with a simple pass through filter.
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fightin tigers
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Shepherd88
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Thanks, I had looked at that one hard I just wanted to try and find another option without installing a new faucet.
This will go in the kitchen on the main island so it doesn’t need to be an eye sore either.

Can I install that one on the existing faucet and not use the one that it comes with?


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lsurulzes88
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Outside of an RO, it really depends what the quality issue is caused by. Have you had any testing done?


Shepherd88
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I haven’t personally, maybe I should. We are on the cities water system but live out in the county. They test it about once a year and send us the report but I don’t know much of what I’m looking at.

I do know, they hit a main line about once or twice a month doing construction and the water coming to us is filled with mud bc of that. Bath tub water looks like coffee!

The water also constantly has air in the lines and makes the water come out white (if there’s not mud in it) until it settles.


Clames
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Get the water tested, then get an inexpensive total dissolved solids meter to test for yourself periodically. A RO filter system is about the only system that will significantly impact TDS in your drinking water, I have a 2-stage filter system and while it significantly helps with taste it makes maybe only a 20 point difference in TDS compared to plain tap water. I fill up pet bowls and pots so higher volume is more important to me anyway.


rodnreel
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I have this one an like it. I change filters twice a year.

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Hopeful Doc
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Have you seen 1-hole sinks with drinking water taps like this?


ETA, if you have the room for RO or a multi stage filter, consider a water chiller for a dedicated drinking faucet.


But if you just want plug and play, same sink but better tasting (maybe) water, a Waterdrop filter connects to the high flow line with relatively minimal (but certainly noticeable) pressure drop. They make larger filters for the same housing. I use a 17 (this is a 10)
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Whodattigah
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Anyone have any experience with the Berkey water filters?


willynilly
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Yes! A Berkey is awesome. We have both the black and fluoride filters installed, water is great and it’s easy to use.


baseballmind1212
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Working on installing a 3 filter ispring with pre filter for sediment so far.

Got a quote for 3k. Said screw it and did it myself. About 800 total all including tools.


meeple
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quote:

Got a quote for 3k. Said screw it and did it myself. About 800 total all including tools.


Did you drill a hole in your countertop for a faucet? If so, what kind of countertop and how did it go?


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10tiger
Member since Jan 2021
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Use the berkey and love it. Wish I would have sprung for a bigger one but wasn’t sure how I would like it and didn’t want to commit.


Cajun367
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Got whole home and under sink reverse osmosis.

It made the wife (no pics) happy, so win.

Honestly though, it has helped with hard water problems and the kids don't have to bathe in yellow water, which seemed to happen at random.

We were also able to cancel our Kentwood deliveries, so all in all, it wasn't that big of a financial change.
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NotYourDaddy
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Anyone have any experience with the Berkey water filters?


We've had a Big Berkey for about 5 or 6 years and really like it. We also have an Aquasana whole-house water filter too. We like it too!


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Tigerholic
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Get this if you want to use your current faucet and not have to drill holes put in a .5gpm faucet

LINK - high flow kitchen faucet filter


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