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[Amazon Canada] Water Filter - PUR PFM400H Chrome Horizontal Faucet Mount with 1 Mineral Clear Filter $44.68 ($31.19 off)

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Jun 28, 2014
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Ajax, ON

[Amazon Canada] Water Filter - PUR PFM400H Chrome Horizontal Faucet Mount with 1 Mineral Clear Filter $44.68 ($31.19 off)

Been on the look for a water filter & this seems to fit my needs. I like the way you can direct the flow. $44.68 seems a good price & has some good reviews so I ordered one.
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Jul 28, 2014
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Cambridge, ON
Just some notes on these types of filters:
  • Will not remove/do a good job at removing Chloramines which is used on most municipalities now. For chloramines you need catalytic carbon and proper contact time.
  • Will only remove a certain amount of the chlorine. 4.5" by 20" carbon block filters are rated at flow rates of 10-15gpm depending on manufacturer, so I would imagine a filter this small would be significantly less.
  • Filter could reduce/ restrict water flow in order to get better chlorine removal
  • The ion exchange media Could be cation resin for hardness and scale filtration. Could also be Anion media for tannins and nitrates.
  • DO NOT USE ON WELL WATER! will clog up with iron, hardness and sediment.
  • Potential for Bacteria Growth: Removing chlorine means that there is no longer a disinfectant in the water. So for example, if you were thawing out raw meat in the sink and splashed some water onto the aerator, you could contaminate the faucet/aerator. Normally, you would just get background coliforms (generally harmless) but there is the potential for e.coli and bacteria loves expired carbon media!
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    Sep 4, 2007
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    The filters are pretty expensive and harder to find than like Brita. You're looking at ~$50 for a 3-pack opposed to ~$20 with Brita. Both filters lasting 3 months.
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    whoa-albert wrote:
    Jan 12th, 2018 6:31 pm
    The filters are pretty expensive and harder to find than like Brita. You're looking at ~$50 for a 3-pack opposed to ~$20 with Brita. Both filters lasting 3 months.
    ~$50 for a 3 pack PUR faucet filter is cheaper than $19 for a single Brita faucet filter. Brita has slowly upped their prices over the last 5 years.
    [OP]
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    Jun 28, 2014
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    Ajax, ON
    Can anybody recommend one? I am clueless on them to be honest and just went by reviews so will be cancelling if somebody can recommend a better alternative
    Sr. Member
    Jul 21, 2006
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    reverse osmosis way better investment
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    Jun 28, 2014
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    Ajax, ON
    stratux wrote:
    Jan 12th, 2018 7:49 pm
    reverse osmosis way better investment
    I am wanting one which attaches to the faucet
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    Jul 31, 2017
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    whoa-albert wrote:
    Jan 12th, 2018 6:31 pm
    The filters are pretty expensive and harder to find than like Brita. You're looking at ~$50 for a 3-pack opposed to ~$20 with Brita. Both filters lasting 3 months.
    It says on a Brita box that it's not a water filter.
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    Nov 9, 2005
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    High River, AB
    Black and white are even cheaper!

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