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Old 02-09-2019, 03:45   #1
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Pumps & Filters

What would people recommend as best filters for drinking water??

Also what would any one recommend as best water pump? I've got a 44ft yacht wanting to supply water to two sinks and a shower through accumulator pump?

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An ordinary Shurflo diaphram pump will satify that water need, and they are cheap enough for you to carry a spare.

Filtering water? what are you trying to remove and why is it in your freshwater supply?
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Hey Kiwi,

Emily, our fav punk sailor, recently posted this:

Installing a Water Catchment System on a Sailboat – Dinghy Dreams

on installing a simple rainwater catchment system with filter. I thought it was pretty cool.

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I replace my water pump with a Johnson 3.5 gpm and very happy. Quiet quality and has unique attachments that makes working with pump easy. Bought a Johnson pump for my anchor washdown as well....... and so fat no problems. Will be replacing all pumps with this brand.
Btw I have. 43 foot boat 2 heads, electric toilets, showers Galley sink and transom shower. Plenty of power with no accumulator tank.

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40’ Hanse

We use a SHURFLO Aqua King™ II Premium (4.0 gpm) and a Pentek 3G-STANDARD-CLEAR-34-PR10 Whole House Water Filtration System (standard 10” cartridge filters). I use the 0.5 micron carbon block filters.

In response to tkeithlu’s question; we use it purely for taste and any sediment/algae, etc. that might get in from a questionable water source along the way.

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Re: Pumps & Filters

Hummmm. OK, you say that you can get green stuff to grow in your freshwater tank. That suggests treating with small amounts of chlorine bleach, while saving bottled water for your single malt scotch.

There is an advantage to a thumping pressure switch diaphram pump and no accumulator. If you have a leak, the cycling pump warns you. Our Shurflo is a bit smaller than SVR's; consider his the upper end of appropriate pumps for your job.
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I have a "regular" carbon drinking water filter I got at a hardware store that supplies a separate tap at the gallery sink for drinking water. has worked fine for 7 years
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saving bottled water for your single malt scotch.

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Hope you’re changing the filters.......
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what???????????????????

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Hummmm. OK, you say that you can get green stuff to grow in your freshwater tank...
Nope, nothing growing in our tanks.
I said... “that might get in from...”

In either case, filter & pump have been working great for a bit over 3 yrs now of 24/7/365 use.
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Ahh see this seems more conventional than the three stack filter systems you get which seem very expensive even for replacing cartridges! But to use as an extra precaution and ensuring good clean water this looks good, thanks!
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As far as pumps go I think I'm sold on the jabsco par max 4, however had heard alot of realablitly on the shurflo I must admit!
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Ahh see this seems more conventional than the three stack filter systems you get which seem very expensive even for replacing cartridges! But to use as an extra precaution and ensuring good clean water this looks good, thanks!
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I get my filter cartridges from Amazon at about $8 - $12.
http://amzn.to/2PU8r3h

You can get them a bit cheaper from some discount places, but the convenience of getting them shipped via Prime to whichever location we happen to be at is worth the extra buck or two to me.

We go through 1 per year, I have it installed in the galley and only filter the cold water for drinking you could install it further up stream and filter everything, but then you’ll need to replace more often.

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