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General Category => General => Topic started by: Niloc on November 04, 2019, 07:17:17 PM

Title: Faucet water-filter recommendations?
Post by: Niloc on November 04, 2019, 07:17:17 PM
So I've got this ice maker;

https://www.amazon.com/Opal-Countertop-Nugget-Ice-Maker/dp/B0751KDVTP/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=nugget+ice+maker&qid=1572912684&sr=8-3

And it's pretty good overall, but it says to only use bottled, distilled water in it. That's expensive and impractical. I use tap water. I've got hard water though, full of minerals - generally doesn't bother me, but the ice maker doesn't like it. It gets clogged up over time, and the cleaning process is a pain in the ass, and it's getting more and more frequent.

So I'm looking at water filters for my kitchen sink; one that will easily just attach to the existing faucet.

"PUR" and Brita seem to be the main 2 brands, both appear to use the razor-handle & blades model though - the main unit is fairly cheap, the filters get pricey fast.
The Brita mentions that each filter is good for 100 gallons - but on a kitchen sink that's what, a month, tops?

Any recommendations for a filter? Different brands, etc. It needs to filter out the mineral crud.

Maybe something I can easily switch on or off? So that I only filter the water for the ice maker and it lasts longer? Day-to-day my tap water is fine for most other things; doesn't have that over-chlorinated taste that a lot of places suffer from.
Title: Re: Faucet water-filter recommendations?
Post by: k7 on November 04, 2019, 08:57:44 PM
i use a pur screw-on filter on our bar sink. it gets very little use as far as filtered water...flip a knob, straight city water:

(http://www.trinketsinbloom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/pur-water-filter-4.jpg)

...we refill a 5 gallon zepherhills 5 gallon water cooler at publix, cost $1.25 a refill for that. for the pur filters, online will be @ 25% of the cost of them in a brick&mortar. good luck.
Title: Re: Faucet water-filter recommendations?
Post by: FUNWIZ on November 04, 2019, 09:07:23 PM
I use something like this next to my pumps, but larger.

eBay-Whole House Water Filtration System 2 Stage Under Sink Counter Top Home Filter. $40
Title: Re: Faucet water-filter recommendations?
Post by: Niloc on November 04, 2019, 09:33:47 PM
i use a pur screw-on filter on our bar sink. it gets very little use as far as filtered water...flip a knob, straight city water:

That's great, thanks. Exactly the sort of thing I was looking for - an easy way to switch it on or off to make the filter last (without having to remove the whole thing).
My tap water is really fine as-is for most things, just need it filtered for the ice maker and maybe a few other uses.