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    Union plumber/pipefitter-self employed Garydaplummer's Avatar
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    Default Under sink filter

    Have a customer looking for an under sink filter to remove chlorine taste at the kitchen faucet cold water. Most of what I'm finding are whole house size filters or filters with dedicated faucets. My customer does not care for that idea. Only one I found close was a Whirlpool at the big box with a quarter-turn quick disconnect filter. I had a question for Whirlpool on whether you could bypass it or not. When I called their "tech support" (term used loosely) I was told they don't make that filter, here's another number. After being on hold 20 minutes for the next available assistant, I got put into "Charles' voicemail". All the time no company name was referenced. So I ran like I do from Whirlpool water heaters. Does anyone know of a compact under counter filter that will work in this application?

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    Usually Home Depot will have displays in thier store with about 4 different ones to accomodate your clients needs (Under sink mount)

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    Here's a link to Everpure's wide selection of point of use filters.
    http://residential.everpure.com/contaminantchart.aspx

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    As a plumber you should offer Everpure. With a stainless housing you don't have to worry about it splitting and causing a flood. A bit more pricy but worth it. I have the H-300 installed in my house.

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    It really is a waste to filter chlorine out of all the water you might use at a kitchen sink to wash the dishes, etc. A separate point of use valve is much more efficient. The average activated charcoal filter has the undesireable side effect of providing a good place for nasty things to grow in it and should be flushed by running a few gallons through it after it has been sitting say overnight prior to using it for anything. In addition to filtering (absorbing) the chlorine, in the process it acts like a dense screen to stop any organic stuff that may be in the water. After some of that accumulates and the chlorine is removed, it isn't hard to get it contaminated and start growing things.
    Jim DeBruycker
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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

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    When changing an old filter cartridge, it's a good idea to run unfiltered water through an empty filter tank and dispenser for a few minutes. Taking a bleach soaked cotton swab to the dispenser tip every so often is also advised.

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