Whole house water filter

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  1. Jan 28, 2018 #1

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    I live in a condo and would like to install a whole “house” water filter. I have 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths. Problem is there is not a lot of room and what acces there is, is in the ceiling. Main issue with water is strong chlorine odor and taste but want to filter as much as possible. Water is not hard and sediment is not an issue. It is city water. I have photos of area it would have to go.

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    My two cents is there’s not enough room for a whole house multistage
     
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  3. Jan 29, 2018 #3

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    . Any alternatives?
     
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    Point of use filter for kitchen sink.
     
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    How about a R/O unit under the sink? Many will tell you the whole house filters are just pretty much a scam.
     
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    Chlorine smell is so strong can't brush teeth or drink water from bathroom sink. I won't go into all the skin problems associated with bath and shower. Have a countertop Aquasana on kitchen counter for cooking and drinking
     
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    Are you on a well or county controlled water source?
     
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    Yuck, no one likes chlorine water..
     
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    Best option would be to use a carbon based whole house filter. I personally like the 20" size housing but due to your location restrictions, you may have to go with a 10" housing system.

    Carbon based filters are meant to filter out chlorine, taste and odor and typically carry the NSF/ANSI 42 standard which means they have been certified to meet the standards for chlorine, taste and odor reduction.

    You can get the 10" whole house filter housing with 1" ports or 3/4" ports. The Big Blue filter is probably one of the most popular, which you can get in 10" or 20". You would then pick whatever kind of filter you want, but for Chlorine, Taste and Odor you would want to got with a carbon based filter.

    If in doubt, take a sample of your water to a testing lab and have it tested to see whats in it, then test it again after the filter. You can also contact your water company to see if they have a print out of what is in the city water.
     
  11. May 17, 2019 at 6:33 PM #11

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    If you want my recommendation or you think that is is worth it for you, you can either install a Royal Berkey water filter or an Apex countertop drinking water filter. I have the first one mentioned and well, it is nothing too fancy nor too expensive but it gets the job done and I have been using for five years and still not a single mechanical failure, about the other one I can't tell you that much info, I just looked up the best water filtration systems online and this one popped up, it seems to have good reviews, but I will say I am just a person and I could be wrong with my advice, just read and look up the best filters for your type of water because that affects a lot the performance of the water filtration system.

    I hope my advice was worth it, greetings! have a great day!
     
  12. May 17, 2019 at 10:49 PM #12

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    I don’t have a link but you can buy small inline chlorine filters to put on the supply hose for your sinks. They seem to work pretty good
     

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