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Old 15-02-2008, 06:19   #1
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water filter

I would like to install a frsh water filter to supply the galley tap good tasting water and eliminate the need to buy bottled water. I do not mind drinkin the water straight from the tap, but some of our guests are no used to it.

Any recommendations or suggestions??
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Old 15-02-2008, 08:17   #2
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I installed a Seagull water filter at the galley sink and am pleased with it's performance. That said, you can buy a LOT of bottled water for $500.

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I used a simple GE water filter from Home Depot ($50) and it worked fine. Water tasted great.
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Old 15-02-2008, 09:45   #4
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I installed a Seagull IV filter on mine. Since it filters out everything, including bacteria, cysts, etc., you can drink the water you take on wherever you are cruising without worrying about diseases. Plus, I got really tired of lugging gallon water bottles. I even use one here at home on Nevis, since we collect our water on the roof and store it in a cistern.
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I would just go buy a non-marine grade water filter that you can get at any Home Depot. I don't drink from my water tank because of the rubber/plastic hose taste. I prefer bringing aboard my own bottled water although I can see how that would make no sense for long distance cruisers.
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We standard install a shurflo water filter for the taste and havea Osram UV water purifying lamp in each tank to keep the bacteria out.
works well , switched to a timer 1 hour per day
If you puchase a filter make sure it can stand freezing temperatures and 4 bar pressure the Jabsco filters cannot take the 4 bar pressure and burst.
It has happened to me twice and it is messy
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we have used the standard Home Depot filter for many years and never had anyone complain. If you are only doing this to pacify the occasional guest you might go this route instead of a very fancy and expensive filtering system.
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Old 15-02-2008, 11:19   #8
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We also use the Home depot filter , I run 2 in seres one chrcoal and the other membrane . I attach this to the house before fillin the tanks , ten on the galley sink we have a pur filter that cleans it up even more , works great and is cheap
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I've got an aquasana, it was one of the few I could find that would operate at 45 to 55 psi. Seems to work well, we drink it
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RV sites can be a great source: I use a high tech compact light weight plastic unit that holds a solid carbon block filter. great for marine application.
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