Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN




Go Back   Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN > Agriculture & DIY Forums > Home Improvement Projects, Appliance upgrades, Misc Household items Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-24-2017, 04:37 PM
bczoom bczoom is offline
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 16,428
Thanks: 1,025
Thanked 1,576 Times in 760 Posts
bczoom will become famous soon enoughbczoom will become famous soon enough
Style: T66
Default Drinking water pitcher/filter/setup

Our city water has a chlorine taste.
Our well water needs a mammoth system to make it tolerable for drinking.

Would like to generally use the city water for drinking but thinking about a filter.

Anyone have any thoughts on the filtered pitchers from companies like ZeroWater, Berkey or Pur?

I got price shock when I saw the cost of replacement filters.
__________________
If you didn't hear it with your own ears or see it with your own eyes, don't invent it with your small mind and share it with your big mouth.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-24-2017, 08:04 PM
waybomb's Avatar
waybomb waybomb is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: South of the North Pole
Posts: 6,647
Thanks: 588
Thanked 1,780 Times in 760 Posts
waybomb will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Drinking water pitcher/filter/setup

Chlorine or Chloramine?

Chlorine you can make your filter - buy a housing and get a non-brand name charcoal block cartridge.

Chloramine NH2CL is Ammonia NH3 and Chlorine CL bonded together. Most municipalities now use Chloramine since it is more stable in water and does not dissipate easily. A very large oversize carbon block may remove most of it, but the carbon will quickly lose its effectiveness.
There are chemicals you can add to the water to make it dissipate (not very safe) or you can put in a small reverse osmosis system on one faucet. A real RO system is not cheap either, but it works.
__________________
Thanks Fred
NASA says I am not warming the globe, 24 cylinders at a time.
http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/waybomb/

I'd rather be burning gas up at an alarming rate in Plain Vanilla.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-25-2017, 08:43 AM
road squawker's Avatar
road squawker road squawker is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,354
Thanks: 1,102
Thanked 1,790 Times in 794 Posts
road squawker is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Drinking water pitcher/filter/setup

the chloramine "outgasses" when used in a shower, then you breathe in the fumes,... not good.


filters and/or RO systems are not cheap.

https://www.ewswater.com/product/ess...s-three-stage/

https://www.ewswater.com/product/ess...smosis-system/


be prepared for sticker shock.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-25-2017, 09:32 AM
bczoom bczoom is offline
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 16,428
Thanks: 1,025
Thanked 1,576 Times in 760 Posts
bczoom will become famous soon enoughbczoom will become famous soon enough
Style: T66
Default Re: Drinking water pitcher/filter/setup

Thanks guys.
I have a good whole-house filtration system. I only use it when on well water but I guess it's time to turn it on for city water as well. It probably needs a tune up (particularly change out the charcoal tank) so I'll get that going.
__________________
If you didn't hear it with your own ears or see it with your own eyes, don't invent it with your small mind and share it with your big mouth.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-25-2017, 07:59 PM
waybomb's Avatar
waybomb waybomb is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: South of the North Pole
Posts: 6,647
Thanks: 588
Thanked 1,780 Times in 760 Posts
waybomb will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Drinking water pitcher/filter/setup

Just collect the shower water and drink it.............
__________________
Thanks Fred
NASA says I am not warming the globe, 24 cylinders at a time.
http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/waybomb/

I'd rather be burning gas up at an alarming rate in Plain Vanilla.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
89 SW48 filter #s vintagemotorsports Snowcat Repairs, Parts & Problems Forum 2 12-22-2015 06:25 PM
Imp oil filter jo5 Snowcat Repairs, Parts & Problems Forum 4 07-20-2014 10:48 PM
Tokyo Gov't advises Infants stop drinking tap water grizzer Open Forum 0 03-23-2011 02:46 AM
It is interesting how a pitcher reacts thcri Sports & Sporting Goods Forum 1 04-08-2010 12:40 AM
Purified Urine To Be Astronauts Drinking Water pirate_girl Open Forum 10 11-15-2008 12:06 AM





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2002 - 2018 www.ForumsForums.com