Ever tried one of the under sink water filters from lowes?

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The pipeline did some blasting and relocating of their main line. Since then our water has a kinda metal aftertaste (to me). Was wondering if those $25 filters worked or not?

-- Kenneth in N.C. (wizardsplace13@hotmail.com), August 15, 2001


We got one of those $300 filters from lowes for a similar reason. Apparently we don't have enough water pressure to make it work right.

-- Paul Wheaton (paul@javaranch.com), August 15, 2001.

Hi Paul, I don't think the problem is bad enough for the 300 dollar one. (reverse osmosis) I was thinking the $25 one that you change out the filter every three months or so.

Did not realize water pressure played a part in the filtering system.

-- Kenneth in N.C. (wizardsplace13@hotmail.com), August 15, 2001.

I have one of those 25 dollar, charcol filter things,, just hooks up to a faucet,, , works with my low pressure no problem. Dont know if it works to take out, metalic tastes,, dont have that here

-- STAN (sopal@net-port.com), August 15, 2001.

I have an RO system, love it! ok, it does take up space under the sink.

We had a distiller but the the rising costs of energy had it replaced with the RO system that is sold at Costco.

-- westbrook (westbrook_farms@yahoo.com), August 15, 2001.

Before you get any filter you need to know what to filter. Have the water tested to find out what if, any stray matter might be in your water. Then get a filter to solve that issue.

If the issue is chemical then the $25 filter isnt going to do anything but waste $25.

-- Gary (gws@redbird.net), August 16, 2001.

I am really interested in water filters too. I was wondering if anyone had a whole house system that they could talk about. Here in rural Iowa..nitrates are the biggest culprit to deal with. Thanks in advance...Sher

-- Sher in southeast Iowa (riverdobbers@webtv.net), August 16, 2001.

We put in one of those 50 dollar under sink filters from Lowes 4 years ago. It get out the dirt. But I wouldn't use a charcoal filter, I use the paper ones. I've heard if you don't change the charcoal ones often enough, it's worse than not having a filter at all. They do work well for us.

-- Cindy in KY (solidrockranch@msn.com), August 16, 2001.

Thanks for all the advice. I called the company that installed our pump. He said iron was a common problem in this rural area. Of course he has a $2,987 filtering system that can take care of all ills. I think my next step is to get a water test. As I think Gary suggested.

The wife still drinks it me and the 7 year old adds a wee bit of cool aid to make it palatable.

-- Kenneth in N.C. (wizardsplace13@hotmail.com), August 16, 2001.

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