Best replacement water filters according to redditors

We found 309 Reddit comments discussing the best replacement water filters. We ranked the 137 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Replacement Water Filters:

u/ew73 · 21 pointsr/bestoflegaladvice

Almost all the "bad" tasting water is caused by extra metals or minerals, and almost always is harmless. Most of the time it's from water that is sourced from underground aquifers that tastes "bad". You're right: A brita (activated charcoal) can remove most of the nasty taste.

If you really, really want to make clean, use a reverse osmosis filtering system (that one seems a bit over-the-top).

RO filters are tl;dr'd as: Use a pump to force water through a series of filters / membranes and reject the stuff that doesn't make it through.

u/glitch1985 · 19 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Allow me to save you a bunch of money.

Buy two of THESE
and something like THIS and THIS
Along with $15 worth of fittings from home depot you'll have many years of spare filters. If you're interested I can go take a picture of my setup. I have these two filters before my water softener.

u/Crusader_1096 · 14 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

Look into distillation systems. They do a pretty good job of getting most shit out of water, last a long time, and often cost less than filtration systems: I personally like the concept of small countertop distillers:

u/turtles_are_weird · 11 pointsr/tea

Hi! If you want to get into tea, I would reccomend starting by watching Alton Brow's episode on tea here. It's a good background on everything involving tea and tea brewing.

If you have a Peet's Coffee near you, you can go and order mugs of tea (brewed with loose leaf). They will give you free hot water refills so you can drink as much as you can handle. You can find a tea you like without having to commit to a huge container.

I prepare my tea in the morning in a tea pot (I have this one, but I don't like it because it's hard to clean) and pour it into a travel mug.

They make travel mugs that are similar to a frech press (here) where you put the leaves and hot water in and just push down a stopper to stop brewing. I'm really picky about the lids on my travel mugs, so I don't own one.

For resusable tea bags, the most popular style is a [tea ball] ( (although the one I linked is a little too small to allow the tea to fully unfold). They are cheap and fairly easy to clean, but you have to be careful where you store them so they don't get bent up.

They also make tea bags for loose leaf tea. These would be easy to pop into your travel mug. You can also find bags made of muslin that can be washed out, but I don't know where you would do that.

u/boyrahett · 10 pointsr/Plumbing

Looks like a Moen Positemp to me. Make sure you use genuine Moen parts, not knockoffs. Remove the cartridge, clean up the inside of the valve body, I use a fitting brush, flush the valve out into the tub, I just use the stop tube, apply silicone grease to the rubber seals and O rings on the outside of the cartridge, put it back together and test. If you're getting sand and grit in the valve try using a spindown filter on the water service / well tank line.

u/TheRealFender · 10 pointsr/Homebrewing


Item | Cost
utility tub | $26
faucet | $20
water filter | $40
GFI w/ housing | $23
drinking water safe hoses 2x | $14
wye valve | $6
expanded metal grate 2x | $40
caster wheels 4x | $23
15' 14 gauge extension cord | $16
various other fittings | $30
total (give or take) | $238

Items from HD and HF don't have tax included, so the total should be a little (~7%?) higher.

This was my wife's idea. I sketched it out and my father-in-law saw the sketch and decided to make it for me. He was a welder/fabricater before he retired. The frame is made from old bed frames.

I need to figure out a way to pay him back for making this. He's not a big beer drinker anymore.

u/aziraphale87 · 10 pointsr/NewOrleans

I installed a water filter in my kitchen and bathroom on the cold water. It definitely improves the taste and it's rated for lead (if there is any, my understanding is this is much more dependent on pipes on your property and any nearby road work than the citywide system).

The filters are $30-40 and last 3-6 months unless there's a boil water advisory (which is guaranteed to happen right after you change them).

u/SamCarterX206 · 9 pointsr/Whatisthis

Sink strainer. We use them in the kitchen sink (which otherwise is pretty much just a hole in the sink) to catch food particles from food prep or washing dishes to prevent them from going down into the pipes and potentially causing clogs.

u/0110010001100010 · 9 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I suppose I should have done that initially, lol.

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Then just whatever copper/PVC/PEX fittings you need to make it happen. I guess a bit over $100 but the filters drive that cost up a little and last ~3 months each so each pack is a half years worth.

I plumbed mine with a bypass too so I could bypass the filters for maintenance or if I had problems of if I'm doing a lot of outside watering (power washing).

EDIT: Pic here

u/echo711 · 7 pointsr/pittsburgh

Run the water on cold for a minute before you use it for cooking or to fill up a brita(or any container so you're not waiting a minute for a glass). The lead gets into the water after it sits in your pipes. Overall water quality from the treatment plants is good otherwise.

If you get bad lead test results or are just worried, consider installing an undersink lead filter

u/panda5303 · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Wow I had no idea these existed! Thanks @JumbleGumby

@hazeldazeI here you go SmarterFresh Drinking Fountain Faucet for Sink, Water Faucet Attachment for Bathroom, Kitchen, Tap

u/ayakokiyomizu · 4 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Oh, that sounds awful and nasty! Shame on your landlord too as well as the previous tenant.

I've had to get creative with my shower stall drain, because most hair-catching products just weren't satisfactory. I finally went and got a large one of these, took out my drain plate's screws, turned the strainer upside down over it, and forced the screws through the mesh. Works like a charm. (Didn't want to use it right-side up, instead of the drain plate, because it seemed like a stumbling hazard to have a hole in the floor like that.)

u/ChickenLegs281 · 4 pointsr/HaircareScience

I know this is going to sound crazy, but you need a whole house water filter. The small shower filters don't have enough contact time with the water to do anything.

First thing is to find out if your city uses chlorine or chloramines.

Then, if you have the space in your shower get this beast:


Filter: Chloramine / Chlorine

Not enough space and want to mount on the wall:


Filter: Chloramine / Chlorine


Shower hose


Fittings: Reducers x2 / 1/2" Nipple

It will look a little hood rat and ridiculous but it actually works.

It also seems expensive, but these filters will last a longgg time.

Edit: it will look something like this

u/Bigfamei · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

My water is regularly in the 200's ppm and its fine. The extra minerals are good for the plant.

The main reason to buy a filter is if your city is using chlormines to treat their water vs chlorine. Especially if you grow organic. Chlorine can kill the microbes. Which cause issues in teh soil with ph and nute uptake issues. If they use chlormines then get a filter. My WOW guildy who grows recommended this to me that includes a sediment filter. Even though I think your ppm is fine. It can help bring it down as well.


u/ST0NETEAR · 3 pointsr/The_Donald

There's a lot of things the LifeStraw won't catch (any dissolved chemicals, fluoride chloroform etc.), but it is a very good start.

Reverse osmosis is about as pure water as you can get without distilling. One of these under the kitchen sink would be great if you can swing it (water that you cook with is always overlooked):

And get one of these for your shower:

u/Uma_Purrman · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Okay so I know you said under $5 but this is just a few cents over. I hope this can count. It's a garlic masher. Who DOESN'T want one of those?! Keep all the stinky off your hands and get a perfect mince for cooking?! It's like, heaven. I hate chopping garlic.

Also, my father is a huge griller and he swears by perfection with a meat thermometer. Getting the perfect cook every time, keep your family and friends happy :) and only $3.60.

I have a silicone basting brush at home and I LOVE IT. And it's only $2.00.

Some people don't have one of these but I love having it in my sink because it keeps all the nasty food from clogging up my drains. Into the garbage where you belong!

I noticed you had a cocktail shaker on there. Great for people who want shaken, but how about stirred drinks? Do it with something fun!

Also, make the perfect drinks with perfect pours. Jiggers make it easy if you're not an experienced bartender.

I've found some cool things for myself as well! Everyone benefits :)

u/sismit · 3 pointsr/AskCulinary

Why not try a spice bag?

u/yanman · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use this 5 stage filter with my crappy tap water. Works great and is going on a year on its second set of filters without any sign of slowing down.

Whatever you do, I recommend getting a cheap chlorine test kit and TDS meter to spot check the performance of your filter over time.

u/salty-maven · 3 pointsr/Tucson

I have the same problem with the low humidity: asthma, allergies, nose bleeds. We don't have a whole house humidifier so I use a combination of a Honeywell console humidifier and a Mabis Steam Inhaler. I keep them in whatever room I'm in.

They will go bad quickly with tap water so I bought a tabletop distiller. I put the water through a Brita filter first, then I distill it, and I use that in the humidifiers.

I use a little EVOO in my nostrils, especially at night.

Some of us just don't do well with low humidity. It's an ongoing battle.

u/NominalFlow · 3 pointsr/worldnews

You could probably add a Reverse Osmosis filter with a tank under your sink, with a Deionizing stage for even more pure water, and then add an alkalizing stage at the end of line for taste and minerals being put back in the water. Something like this

As you can see, there are lots and lots of versions and sellers, and are basically all the same setups just with different cartridge combinations/costs, but they all take the same filter cartridges, so brand doesn't matter much in the end.

One disadvantage is that it sends 3 gallons of waste down the drain for every gallon of pure water you get, on average, but if your municipality doesn't suck that water isn't really "wasted," but it can get expensive if you pay a lot for water. Can't beat RODI water for purity, though

u/MidwestJackalope · 3 pointsr/myog

This episode of the Survival Podcast will tell you more about home distillation than you'd hope to know. In my state Everclear is darn cheap and much more pure than what you can do at home. Then again, we're the DIY types, aren't we.

That said, hands down the easiest way to distill at home is with a counter-top electric still. I suppose you could hypothetically start with a cheap vodka and go from there, but nothing says you couldn't start from scratch with any scrap starch, sugar or corn and make a fuel mash in a 5 gallon bucket. Not economical, but certainly a useful skill.

EDIT: They mention it in the podcast, but I should add it's perfectly legal to make your own fuel at home. You can get a free permit from the treasury department. On the scale you're talking about, however, I don't think it would matter.

u/BloaterPaste · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

Sounds like chlorophenols to me. Don't use a garden hose for the water. If you're using tap water, either run it through an active charcoal filter (like this one) or add a half a campden tablet to the water.

u/cbeater · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

been using this water distiller for 4 months.

Has good reviews, couple downsides (does not have power switch) but works great. Just get a power plug timer so that it does not evaporate all the water. The tap water that is left over is yellow.

u/LeifCarrotson · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Yes, especially if you're on well water you need/want a filter (not RO, just a solids filter) before the softener. The resin pellets in the softener will be destroyed by incoming silt or solids. It's cheap insurance.

Something like this:
Is all you need. Maybe a little bigger if you have many bathrooms.

u/Pink7172 · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

The filter for your shower probably isn't a softener. It's a carbon filter. If you want a point of use filter for your lav faucet this is good as you can turn off and not waste the filter when you don't need to or this for full time filtering. Would need 2 tho. One hot and one cold. Make sure the one for hot is rated for high temp. I think the best bet for your application is the first style.

u/TellEmHawk · 2 pointsr/Autoflowers

I bought this about 4 months ago. I am very pleased.
5 Stage Home Drinking Reverse Osmosis System PLUS Extra Full Set- 4 Water Filter

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/tea

Initially, I was thinking about sachet bags, so that you could see the blend of spices. Also the drawstring is pretty cute. But not entirely sure I would use these to brew tea in due to not knowing too much about this organza material. Wiki told me it can be silk but could also be polyester/nylon, and I wouldn't want to heat those materials up.

Another possibility is cotton muslin bags. Not quite as pretty but safe to heat. Also seen here.
And some adorable DIY heart bags.

Cheesecloth bags would be good as well but the price is not so great here. I'm sure more googling would result in some better prices though.
Here are some homemade cheesecloth bags. Nice but not as clean looking as the other options. But I'm sure you could sew them up however you would like.
Martha Stewart does them beautifully and this site has lovely packaging.

Overall, I would probably want to make my own cheesecloth bags the Martha Stewart way because they look great while still being entirely done by you personally (and are relatively simple). Otherwise, I think that the tea bags terribletoos linked would be a great, safe, and cheap choice and then all the craft energy can go into creating custom labels and wrappings.

These are really cute labels.

Interesting labels. And then you could always create simple little packets/envelopes for them too :)

Edit: Organza sachets would probably be fine if it were clear to your recipient that they were not to brew in those bags, rather pour the contents out and brew loose leaf style.

u/big_orange_ball · 2 pointsr/pics

You could just distill it if I'm not mistaken. THere are a ton of water distillers on amazon for under $200.

u/financiallyanal · 2 pointsr/SleepApnea

In the US - midwest. Do you have a Wal*Mart in the area? If so, that should be easy. But I've been to Kroger and other local chains without any trouble.

At $4/gallon, you'll probably come out ahead with an in-home distillation machine:

u/WillieNelsonsBraids · 2 pointsr/army

As a last resort you could buy a steam distillation set-up.

[steam distilation](Megahome Countertop Water Distiller, White, Glass Collection

u/Kegstarter · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I have one. The housing will last basically forever and consists of only a few easy to clean parts, and the filter is washable (and also cheap to replace...maybe $10 for 4, haven't had to do it before).

THAT being said, I very quickly realized that the extra effort is really not worth it for the following reasons:

  • Extra time/effort to force transfer through the filter
  • Can add oxygen to beer
  • Beer will clear on its own eventually

    I came to the decision recently that my filter would never be used again, so it is going to be converted to a DIY Randall 3.0 instead.

    One last note: You can actually build this whole thing out a little cheaper than your link if you buy the housing separately and then just add the (very few) necessary parts. It's maybe 20 minutes worth of work.
u/awayfromdesk · 2 pointsr/aquarium

There is not enough oxygen in the water. Get a bubbler or another filter that can add more oxygen to the water. thats why theyre jumping out.

remember that water temp changes (by a few degrees) is alot for fish. when im changing the temperature from 80 to 76 it takes me about 2 weeks. Its a very slow process. I would recommend getting this, and this . It makes water changes a breeze. The first is a must if you're lugging water. The second is amazing. I use it because i have extremely mineral heavy water and it really works, I've been doing water changes with these for over two years and I haven't had any issues. The advantage of the tap adapter is that you can add hot water until the water temperature reads the same as the water in the tank.

The filter eliminates 99% chlorine. There are other filters that are cheaper but i haven't found another that eliminates chlorine as well. For good measure you can still add half a dose of stress coat +.

u/sniffing_accountant · 2 pointsr/sanantonio

We had one installed at our house. Don’t have a water softener but we installed a 3M thing that that treats the water before it gets to your water heater.

Aqua-Pure AP430SS Hot Water System Protector

u/Renigami · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

My method?

I spray with a normal pressure garden hose and nozzle at a narrow setting and spraying from a top to downward direction - coupled with an RV canister graphite filter, one you can recharge the filter material inside.

Then I sponge bucket soap her down and give a spray again. Use a cordless leaf blower to blow most of the water off before wiping up with a soft cloth the rest of the spots.

I don't use abrasive chrome polish - which may take off material instead. Since I have my cast wheels chromed, this wash method makes the wheels much more easier to clean.

After, I apply S-100 corrosion protectant to some of the engine nooks and fork crannnies, as well as the forward foot control nooks.

Quick, easy, and gets off most if not almost all debris without more scratching. And in a more effortless manner for spotless washing. And motorcycles aren't immediately or even sometime a bit after harmed by a drenching - evident with some of my wet rainy rides.

Edit: I also sponge soap her down starting from the top of the bike to the bottom of the bike, just as I would an automobile. The reason being so that I do not accumulate more debris to add to the soap down sponging as I wash the bike as I go.

u/insaneatomicman · 2 pointsr/USF

Ooo Nice. You didn't happen to live in the ELLC last year did you?

LC as in liquid chromatography? I took organic chemistry 1 + lab during summer A and I did numerous types of chromatography. I would say for this either TLC or GC might be better for this (I found liquid chromatography to be inaccurate and annoying). Gas chromatography was very accurate and in your case would be practical because simple alcohols have relatively low boiling points. If you can get in contact with a chemist especially an organic chemist (they deal with a lot of Chromo) then you will be in luck. There are a lot of chromatography labs on the 2nd floor of NES, you may be able to find someone there. There are also a lot of friendly orgo TA's that may be able to help you.

Also if you're looking to purify your alcohol a great investment would be a distiller that I have come across. I really want to buy one haha. They are not cheap though.

u/ratZ_fatZ · 2 pointsr/cider

Question: what's the difference between jacked cider and distilling cider.

u/ccc1912 · 2 pointsr/firewater

Have a look at this and the Water Distiller that's what i've been using to make brandy.

u/AJ-Taylor · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Depending on what your water is like, you might not need something as expensive as that. I only need to filter sediment from my well and am not worried about heavy metals or pesticides, so these work fine:

u/fiddlechick · 2 pointsr/FoodPorn

You can buy these bags at gourmet cooking places

u/Independent · 2 pointsr/financialindependence

Get one of the ones that is a container that fits in your refrigerator. You manually fill them and the filter cartridges are easily replaceable. It's completely portable.

u/dongsuvious · 2 pointsr/videos
u/Workasaurus · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

What will you do without a backpack??

For me, it's a tie between the filtered water pitcher (because our water is really crappy) or the hair straightener (because the cracks in my old one are snagging/breaking my hairs).

u/pensotroppo · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles

For everyone with horrible tap, you can distill your own.

Is it as convenient as having great tap water to begin with? No. But it's an alternative to "oh well, guess I'm giving my money to Big H2O."

u/keekah · 2 pointsr/functionalprint

This is the one I purchased a few years ago. Very simple to install. Swapping filters is super simple as well.

u/Vegas99 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

this is probably the best thing i've ever given myself.

u/Ashesofthewake · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

It sounds like you need a softener. The fleck ones are popular. A softener would help with the problems you described.

You should test again though and confirm.

The first thing you posted is basically 2 big blues but way more money.

Both things you posted are housings. The second one is basically a single housing that has multiple filters where as the first one is 2 housings which would each have a filter each. Most likely 1 particulate, 1 carbon. They would both more or less do the same thing

That being said it sounds like you need the softener not the filter.

u/teskham · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

We use this but tbh we are making assumptions that it'll be adequate for a reef environment based on how well it is working for our freshwater environments.

u/oldsock · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Why not just buy one? I've been using this one for three years with no complaints.

u/GrumbleCake_ · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I wash my face in the kitchen sink because the basin is much bigger (I have face wash and foam mask on my kitchen counter like dish soap lol). I make a huge mess in the bathroom also.

I've also had this in my amazon cart forever after I saw some SA'ers talking about the same thing.

u/sharplikeginsu · 2 pointsr/PressureCooking

If you needed to distill a lot, it might be worth investing in a dedicated countertop unit.

u/sms_sas · 1 pointr/Paleo

Filtrete Maximum Under Sink Water Filtration System

$45 for 6 month use, even filters out pharmaceuticals. Replacement filters twist on no tools. Filter replacements are around $30. This is such a cheap option you could install them in the bathroom as well.

EDIT: This is a city water only option. If you're on well, go with a full reverse osmosis system, not if's and's or but's. Its the only way to ensure that you avoid the nasty shit like cryptosporidium or whatever else could be down there.

u/notmymoney · 1 pointr/occult

how do you distill it ? just with a regular distiller?

like this

This is some real shit. Would love to chat with you more re astro magick.

u/cryospam · 1 pointr/mead

OK, so yes I do filter. I am determined that brewing will be fun and easy so for filtration, I have settled on a vacuum pump setup with mostly inexpensive filters from Amazon (one of them isn't available on Amazon for reasonable money so I get it elsewhere).

Also, don't use a normal pump, they're a pain in the ASS to deal with. Get a vacuum pump, the All In One Wine Pump is by far the best for the money. The Enolmatic is MUCH more expensive and no better, it does offer a re-useable filter cartridge for an additional 300...but at the cost of disposable filters and setup, you're talking like 1000 gallons of mead for a ROI on that you need to clean it and soak it in PBW after each use...for me, I just use the disposables and toss them in the garbage.

For a filter, I use 2 10" water filter housings and brass tubing and brass nipples connected to the tubing I bought with the All In One, I have 2 in line water filters, the first gets a 5 micron, and the second gets a 1 micron filter.

When I rack from primary to secondary I use these for filtration, I also use both 1 and 5 micron filtration when i go from secondary to bulk aging.

When I go from bulk aging to my bottling bucket (I don't like bottling with a vacuum system, it's way more of a pain in the ass than a bottling bucket) I first pull the mead through a 0.5 micron filter and then use a normal racking cane and tube to siphon it into a bottling bucket.

I do NOT use plate filters, they clog and are a pain in the ass. I bought a Buon Vino wine filter, and I NEVER got more than 4 gallons through it before it was so clogged it began to spray all over the counter. I had to disassemble the pump more than once because it was totally clogged up, even after running gallons of hot water through it. Super pain in the ass...don't go that route. Cartridge filters are actually less money and SOOOO much less of a pain in the ass. You will NEVER regret going a vacuum pump, although it means you need to use glass carboys. You just get a long tube, and don't even move the damn things full any more. I just suck it from one to another to move my mead (I have a 15 foot hose on my suction pump.)

The total cost for each batch filtration is $9.25. It's 1.50 each for the 2 5 micron and 2 1 micron (primary and secondary) filters and like 3.25 for the 0.5 micron filter. You can't get a better price ANYWHERE (or if you can let me know)

As far as the difference for the 0.01 micron cartridge filters and something a bit CANNOT use active carbon filters or you will KILL your brew, and a 0.5 micron filter will sweep out the last of the yeast and cloudiness after aging. Carbon filters will steal all your flavoring, and they can actually spit out some black carbon crap for the first few minutes, so you've got to fully flush them first...regardless...they're no good for brewing.

u/iRideKTM · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I feel you are overpaying for the filters and housings. Here are some Dupont housings that are substantially cheaper. Also I noticed you have a water softening filter in there, you might want to just look at installing a real water softening solution, amazon has a nice one that would do a better job than just a single softening filter, especially because that filter is only rated at 2gpm

u/potstillin · 1 pointr/firewater

z32 is talking about a system to maintain a closed loop cooling system. So you don't have to add new cool water, just remove heat from reservoir water.

My original post was about basically making a fairly flat worm and blowing air over it to condense vapor. Just an idea I found intriguing, water cooling makes much more sense for most of us. I would imagine the small air cooled distillers use some form of this setup. [distiller] ( alcohol vapor is much easier to condense than water vapor.

u/HopelessSemantic · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

For six years of my life, I was in an emotionally/verbally abusive relationship. I was able to finally break free from my ex with the help of a wonderful friend who supported me more than my ex ever had, despite being half a country away. A huge defining moment in my life was when my son and I flew across the country to meet that man in person for the first time. I knew right away that he was the one I'd been hoping to find my whole life, and the three of us became a family almost right away. Almost two years later, we are now married, and he has been a wonderful father to our son.

If I win, this would be a huge help. Our tap water is gross and our water filter won't stay on the faucet anymore. If that's too expensive though, this cheese slicer would make me happier than I'd like to admit.


Thanks for the contest!

u/DevIceMan · 1 pointr/hydro

^ Basically this.

I bought this Reverse Osmosis system:

While it may seem expensive, prices have dropped about in half in the last 5 years. It's also great for drinking-water, cooking, coffee, tea, aroma-vaporizers, water tooth-flossers, and more.

If you do purify water, beware that many nutrient formulas are designed for tap-water, which contains calcium and magnesium. So you'll probably want to either get nutrients designed for R.O. or supplement the Ca/Mg. Tap water also contains chlorine, and chloramine which is bad for the roots. Flouride is also not healthy. Or if your water-provider happens to fuck up (see: Michigan), you have an extra layer of safety.

My current hydro system is DWC, about 50 gallons capacity overall. I'd estimate I use about 16 gallons of water per week. The only down-side of my (current) R.O. system is that it fills at a rate of about 2-gallons per hour & the reservoir is 3.2 gallons. So my Saturday often has an timer every hour to refill another 2 gallons. Once I move, I intend to get more storage tanks, or possibly an additional RO system.

To make R.O. Systems more efficient and faster, you can attach a pump to the inlet side.

Anyway, highly recommend reverse-osmosis.



I also modified a water pitcher; which is about 2 gallons. (1) I drilled a hole in the handle to make filling easier, (2) cut off the front for pouring, (3) and another hole at the water-line because I've forgotten it several times and had water spill all over the floor.

u/juggerthunk · 1 pointr/Cooking

You can use a spice bag if the recipe has enough liquid to allow it to steep.

u/TheGremlyn · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

A whole house water filter can help a lot with the sediment, and if you use a charcoal block filter, it could be pretty decent water. The iron is a tough one if there really is a lot of iron in there. Might as well get it tested to find out, not that expensive from Ward Labs.

u/Trub_Maker · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I prefer This one for it's lower cost and has a universal sized filter that can be changed. I mount it to the wall near my faucet and run a short hose to it and out of it just for brewing (or drinking water). It also allows higher water volume so you fill kettles faster.

u/Terkala · 1 pointr/BitcoinMarkets

What are you talking about?

$200 and you're good to go. The only challenge is getting water to shower with (kind of annoying to shower with salt water).

u/revnode · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

The one I was able to find was kinda pricey, why not use something like this?

u/LiraNuna · 1 pointr/pics

Slap this baby on your water heater's cold water intake and replace the filter every 6 months and you'll never repeat those three words again.

u/IAMA_HOMO_AMA · 1 pointr/Aquariums

I would never trust tap water in a reef/SW setup. I currently don't have one because I'm out of work and also don't have an RO/DI unit at the moment, but I recently found this unit on Amazon. Pretty cheap and looks really easy to configure, and the brand has a good past.

If you keep the water currently in the setup (stored in like 5 gallon buckets or something for transfer) and only need water for top offs, you could temporarily use distilled water from a grocery store or buy the huge jugs for the RO machines they have there.

u/noobalicious · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I used to waste so much money on bottled water because my tap tasted bad. Then I got one of these and I haven't spent a dime on bottled water since.

u/eleitl · 1 pointr/Frugal

We have very clean (no chlorination or any other treatment) but also very hard water. I use Brita, which does the job for tea.

Are you sure your water is ok? Others suggested reverse osmosis, which, however, is mostly an option for labs.

An option might be a water destillation kit, which takes up electricity but would work well for just potable water. I don't know how well e.g.

works, or whether there are cheaper options around.

u/MrMajors · 1 pointr/Coffee

Have been battling hard water (TDS of 360) at a friends house for many years. I have been using one similar to this one to distill water and blend tap water down to a reasonable hardness level :

or here:

It is slow (5 hrs per gallon) but it is set and forget and easy to clean with citric acid. Store finished water in glass containers. Easier and less expensive than lugging water from the market. You can then build your own water as you see fit. Either blend distilled with tap water or try the Third Wave Water suggestion. A TDS meter is helpful when blending and they can be had from most hydroponic supply outlets for $35 US.

u/PseudoPsychosis · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Like some others have mentioned. Start by getting a quality water test or simply look at your water utility's published annual report for a close guesstimate. Most utilities are required to publish annual reports covering all the major analytes. Including heavy metals. This will allow you to select appropriate filter media.

For example, my water supplier treats the water using heavy amounts of chloramines and leaves behind lots of sediment deposits which causes extremely hard water (calcium and magnesium). So we have a water softener, sediment filter, and carbon block for the whole house.

As far as filter housings go, your best option with the most flexibility would be to pickup some "Big Blue Filters". These are standard 20" x 4.5" housings with a plethora of filter mediums available.

Stay away from companies and brands that sell proprietary systems.

Keep in mind whole house filters do not reduce TDS (Total Dissolved Solids). Whole house systems are good at stripping out the big stuff. For example my washer has less build up on the gasket, clothes are softer, dishes no longer have dried deposits on them.

I would highly suggest a point of use Reverse Osmosis system for drinking water (even if you do whole house filtration) for the most bang for your buck (will remove lead and many other common chemical contaminants).

u/realjd · 1 pointr/321

We’re on Melbourne city water here in Melbourne Beach but thankfully haven’t had the stinky water problem the folks on the mainland have. We do use a Pur water filter thing that lives in our fridge because our fridge doesn’t have a cold water dispenser (just an ice maker) - like this one It does make the water taste a bit better. I will say also that having moved here from Palm Bay within the past year, we liked Palm Bay city water way, way better than Melbourne city water.

u/chillin-and-grillin · 1 pointr/NewOrleans

I've now bought this Filtrete Ultimate cartridge filter & am planning to attach it between my water supply & my fridge. Most of the water we drink is from the fridge & we use lots of ice, so that's my first move. I'd love to get a more serious under sink filter system going but my granite countertop doesn't have a hole for the extra faucet & drilling into the granite sounds too scary for me.

u/LargeWu · 1 pointr/SCREENPRINTING

I run mine through a filter pad which catches emulsion and larger solids, then through couple of canister filters, like 25 and 10 microns or so. I have another larger filter I'm going to add in front of those because I'm getting a lot of particles that are clogging things up too often, but otherwise it works pretty well at removing solids and sludge.

u/TheLiqourCaptain · 1 pointr/ReefTank

I did, but be warned it takes me 15 minutes a gallon for RODI. RO (waste water from your RODI fills up much quicker. I use it when I need to rinse buckets and whatnot. My RODI was $125, coral12G did a video on it (YouTube) FYI they measure these things in gallons per day.

Aquatic Life Twist-in 100 GPD 4-Stage Ro Unit (Sediment, Carbon Block, Membrane, Deionization)

u/cowpen · 1 pointr/firewater

These distilling devices are perfectly legal in the US...

Not very practical for the purposes generally espoused in this subreddit however.

u/the_khan_lives · 1 pointr/vegas

For drinking water, my fridge has a water filter and i distill that water with a countertop water distiller i purchased from Amazon.

u/turumti · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

I meant something like this:

Water Distiller, Countertop, White Enamel, Glass Collection

I use this because the tap water I get has a weird smell that filters don't seem to remove.

This contraption yields delicious water (i.e. no taste) that is perfectly clean and costs a fraction of what buying bottled water would cost.

It is less convenient than a filter though.

u/dreiter · 1 pointr/Coffee

>We only put filtered water into the espresso machine

What kind of filtration are you using? The only way to remove 99-100% of hardness is distillation or RO, both of which have significant drawbacks. I have had luck with using the larger, single-stage filters like the Filtrete Maximum in reducing the PPM from ~80 to ~40 but I haven't tested it a high-PPM environment.

u/Peuned · 1 pointr/microgrowery

is a good priced style system to get. you can't use your softened water as you know. if you had normal tap that might be an option, but with well you'd likely benefit from cheap clean water.

u/Ctrap33 · 1 pointr/mead

I'm using one of these

I have the whole set-up, bump, filter, and container. It worked fine, but there is still noticeable amounts of dead yeast settlement

u/zombiehoffa · 1 pointr/Calgary

I doubt you will find any for sale in town. I bought this one years ago for 219

it has only gone up 10 bucks in price so it's a great deal. it makes 6 liters in about 4 hours and is really easy to use. It also has the capability to accept a carbon filter in case you want to try distilling other things (I haven't tried yet but I hear rumors it works great for moonshine). I use it for a lot of things including drinking it occasionally. The best use though is in mixing with sal suds to create cleaners for the house. It basically eliminates all my other cleaner costs.

u/a_virginian · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I heard about not using regular garden hoses for filling kettles. So, I went ahead and bought an inline water filter and the white Camco drinking water hoses, which come in 25' and 4' lengths. This setup is actually for an RV. One 5 micron filter does 250 gallons.

The whole setup (with Amazon Prime) was just under $50. They also have a ground spike/filter stand for the main unit to keep it upright if you so desire. I just sit it in a bucket.

So far, I have not noticed any off flavors or odors. The system seems promising. Also, you can get better filtration systems, but I chose this one because it connects directly to the hose spigot without need of an adapter.

One other thing I should mention is that I use well water which was the initial reason to filter my brew water. This system makes it faster and easier so far.

u/Kadin2048 · 1 pointr/pics

Looks like about $200 on Amazon though I'm not sure that's the exact same model.

u/macdaddyold · 1 pointr/CannabisExtracts

I'm using something similar to This one. It works well although it only reclaims about 50% of the everclear.

u/harshhobgoblin · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I just finished installing a reverse osmosis last night and under sink canister filter last week (different houses) so this is timely, but I can tell you $5300 is crazy unless you have some serious water issues. Do you know what contaminants you are trying to filter? A water test will determine what type filteration you need. If you just want a britta-like filter for taste, you can install a canister like this for about $40. If you have other contaminants you can install a pretty stout reverse osmosis system for <$300. Again, it's going to depend on the water test.

As for sink, it's not difficult to drill a hole for a dedicated faucet. For granite you just need a specialized tile hole bit, for a steel sink you can pick up a hardened steel hole saw for about $10 and drill with a standard battery drill.

u/endiminion · 1 pointr/sanantonio

I use a hydrologic Small Boy with a special activated carbon filter. It's supposed to remove most chlorine and chloramine.

u/aileron_ron · 1 pointr/mead

@dbreidsbmw: Saw a video year's ago about distilling and the distiller

u/doorgunner_righ · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I know this will distill. And the video when I saw the video I picked up the distiller and even today I make great brandy, I buy the cheap 1 gallon wine and let the distiller do the work.

u/pockified · 1 pointr/tea

How about a reusable teabag or even disposable tea bags? If you happen to live by a Daiso or other kind of dollar store, they sell disposable teabags for about $1.50 for a 100 pack. I think that there are also collapsable tea filters, if you don't mind a non-metal filter.

Otherwise, those are pretty small in terms of infusers (~2.5x4in) that would actually work well with tea. My last suggestion would be using a strainer like this although it's not too different from the second infuser I linked earlier (aside from maybe you could use this to scoop out the leaves). If space is the priority though, I think your teaball is already effective for your needs.

u/dieter_naturlich · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I've been making 1 gallon with a piece of aluminum foil on the jug of apple wine for about eight years and use a Water Distiller to help it taste better. Never had a problem yet

u/udder_mudder · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Get a Water Distiller remove the carbon filter and distill it. video

u/tjandearl · 1 pointr/Aquariums

I would pick one of those up for well water (shop around that one's pricey but it's an example), if you get water from the tap and see white flakes floating around then you have very calcium rich water. This stuff will harden on your tank and you will have to scrape it off with a razer blade. Filtering with a good carbon filter before the water hits the tank is important, calcium SUCKS to get off of things once the deposits build up.

I would bet the well water is more than likely significantly harder than your tap water, I would add some peat duckweed and driftwood to your tank to help soften it some, I am no expert on your water but 85% of wells in america are calcium rich and moderate to high hardness, Source: well water for 20 years of my life.

u/newdefinition · 1 pointr/AskScienceDiscussion

There are relatively cheap under cabinet filters that will remove lead. I've used something like this, which doesn't specifically say it removes lead, but I believe that most carbon block filters that filter down to the 5 micron or less would be effective.

They just pop into a generic filter housing like this, which is easy to plump in to a water line. I think that they flow enough that, with normal water pressure, they should be able to supply a normal faucet.

Water lead test kits are relatively cheap and should be able to confirm that the filter is working properly.

u/TwistedEnigma · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm gonna start with a little story. about 3 months ago i was up to 385 lbs, the highest I have ever been. My boss told me if i lose 50 lbs he will give me 100 dollars. ive been doing really good trying to watch what I eat. i would like this. i need to drink more water but i hate the taste of tap water. this is something i can fill up and have in the fridge and i can use to fill up a water bottle. i need all the help i can get. im 28 and being so heavy is dangerous to my health.I know this water filter isn't going to magically change my life but it is a step in the right direction. also if i win this or not , when i make it to my 50 lb goal im going to do a 20 dollar contest of a similar fashion. you never know these health contests might save a life!

u/Bingham34 · 1 pointr/Guitar

You might try something like this Pentek 158117 1/4" #10 Slim Line Clear Filter Housing Pentek

I use one with a carbon filter for removing minerals from water used in home brewing. A couple of cheap fittings and you could have it hooked up to a hose. Or even put it under your sink and your cold water could always be filtered

u/trshtehdsh · 1 pointr/funny

Get a filter. This one is $40 and works really well. Save some cash, better for the planet, yada yada bottled water is a scam.

u/itsrattlesnake · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

My wife and I lived in Shreveport (aka, the Big Sleazy) for a while and we had some foul tasting tap water up there. Ultimately, we got under sink water filters made by 3M. It was easy to install and the filter lasted for about 6 months at a time. It worked well enough that we bought a second one for the ice maker.

Of course, you can always go hardcore and get reverse osmosis.

u/xqiam · 1 pointr/askscience

This is what I use. Would that work for your situation?

u/Ninjaivxx · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I think it's roughly every 3 months, but filters are cheap. It also depends how much water you use and how dirty your water is. I think if you have well water a lot of people uses a 3 filter system. The first filter is a 10 micron then 2nd is a 5 micro the 3rd is a carbon filter.

u/3wolftshirtguy · 1 pointr/milwaukee

A permanent faucet filter such as: ( is overkill but was surprisingly easy to install and you can't put a price on piece of mind.

u/iconoclasterbate · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I'd start here:

Easy set up and while not whole house, it can get your drinking water sorted. $40, Cheap enough to put in two. Runs to a water spout on my sink and to my fridge with good flow rate. Lasts 6 months, Maximum type handles lead.

A reverse osmosis system will start you at $200 minimum, costs more with filters, but will definitely do a better job

Next...Replace that lead line. Its toxic, and not just to you and your family. Lead from that pipe is in the communal water supply and your family will be exposed everywhere else. Long run this is far cheaper than the annual cost of filters or healthcare.

Bite the bullet (pun intended) and just do it.

u/mywhiskeystache · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I just had a new system installed a week ago. Had really bad chlorine smell. Instantly was gone after these were installed!

iSpring WGB22B 2-Stage 20-Inch Big Blue Whole House Water Filter 1-Inch NPT Carbon

iSpring WSP-50 WSP-50-Reusable Spin Down Sediment Water Filter-50 Micron, 20 GPM, 1" MNPT + 3/4" FNPT, Brass

along with 2 pressure gauges

u/ale210 · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Thanks man,

I got this:

It's supposed to filter chlorine, chloramine and heavy metals. I'll give it go for a few days and see how she responds. They also sell an 'upgrade kit' which is an additional RO stage. I'm thinking I might go for it, although I'll have to get creative with the waste water line

u/D1g1talS0ul · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

The filter I used was a .1 micron filter link

Good to hear, that it'll clear up a more in time. Next beer, I plan to use gelatin because I've see good results. I had the sparkolloid sitting around because I did a wine this summer.

u/sexybobo · 1 pointr/funny

The permit is easy to get the annoying part is you have to pay taxes on every drop of alcohol you distill and a $1000 yearly fee for the license even if your making it for personal use.

Which were the exact same restrictions on home brewing up until the 1973 law was passed removing the permit and taxing on personal use.

But yeah don't distill alcohol unless you want to risk a fine.

u/JustinPA · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Pur 18 cup dispenser.

I use it, and love it.

u/PM_ME_PICS_OF_CORGIS · 0 pointsr/chicago