Ideally I'm looking for a stainless steel water filter. It must be countertop because our plumbing is weird below the sink and 3 plumbers earlier couldn't put in my below the sink UV water filter. Thanks in advance!
asked byLady_Arwen (6244)
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on March 19, 2012
at 05:23 PM
You might want to consider, say, a Berkey filtration system. It isn't attached to the sink at all -- it works through gravity -- and it allows for superior filtration. However, there will still be mineral loss. There doesn't seem to be a way to avoid that, unless your filter includes a re-mineralization section. Instead, I'd use things like stock and mineral baths, etc., to help fill in the gaps.
on April 06, 2012
at 02:32 AM
I owned a Berkey filter with the carbon and fluoride filter and I was disappointed with it. It is a very expensive filter and they do not tell you the, but mold developed in my lower chamber where the filtered water was stored and it also appears that white dots are also on my carbon filters which may be mold also. I scrubbed and scrubbed the carbon filter with a wire scrubby but the white dots did not disappear. I contacted Berkey and they said that they never had this problem before. Also I tightened the fluoride filter too much that I broke the membrane and alumina particles were floating in my filtered water. I was told by Berkey that it may be toxic and that I should discard the water and order new fluoride filters. After discussing this with my husband, we decided not to get any more filters, but we cannot return the filter and get our money back, it has passed 30 days. So please save your money and get something else. We have learned an expensive lesson.
on June 28, 2013
at 04:20 PM
I found this great place in nyc that has a lot of different filters to choose from. I was also very interested in the Berkey filter but a few close friends had bought it and said they had several problems - including the mold and just filtering very slow! But I was browsing around and came across this store called Molecule Water Store in east village New York. They have RO systems and other high quality systems ... Not that expensive either. I also thought it was cool that they have this mission for sustainability - you can purchase a reusable bottle or bring your own and fill up at the store with "8 stage" ultra filtered water . Its time to stop this incessant plastic waste cycle !!! Check out this place for filtration ! It's like filter heaven. The website I found was themoleculeproject.com . But I found them offering many more products in store.
on April 06, 2012
at 02:56 AM
The most effective technologies for removing fluoride are distillation and reverse osmosis, which also remove everything else. Thing is, that everything else can be anything from beneficial minerals to pollutants. Our household water is rainwater off the roof, but we run our drinking water through reverse osmosis because it removes any mercury pollution the rain picked up from the atmosphere. We then use a mineral cartridge to put minerals back in. Personally, I like having complete control over what's in my drinking water.