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  • #46
    Originally posted by ekephart View Post
    We drink well water that has been tripple filtered. We use a water softener to remove the iron, a reverse osmosis unit to remove the salt and a pitcher filter (Brita or Zero Water) to remove any remaining minerals. I used the r/o method even when we had city water because if I wanted to drink chlorine, I have bleach in the laundry room. Our water tastes like nothing (as water should). Buying bottled water is just too expensive and most is filtered tap water anyway.--eak
    There are 5 stages to a reverse osmosis system: 1) sediment, 2) first carbon block, 3) second carbon block , 4) membrane, and 5) fine carbon.

    The 5th stage is the same type of filter as your Brita pitcher filter. You don't need two of the same filter.

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    • #47
      Reverse osmosis is pure water at the lowest cost and best for the environment. You can add a mineral stage to a reverse osmosis filter to get your FIJI-like taste at a fraction of the cost without polluting landfills with plastic bottles. You just have to maintain the filter replacement schedule.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by August West View Post
        Reverse osmosis is pure water at the lowest cost and best for the environment. You can add a mineral stage to a reverse osmosis filter to get your FIJI-like taste at a fraction of the cost without polluting landfills with plastic bottles. You just have to maintain the filter replacement schedule.
        This is interesting, when I move I'm going to get something like that
        C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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        • #49
          I drink normal mineral water instead of bottled water

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          • #50
            Drink NYS reservoir water; the best.

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            • #51
              I'm trying to living a healthy life and because of that I take adequate amount of mineral water daily and avoid alcohol and soft drinks.

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              • #52
                vitamin water or mineral water

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                • #53
                  I have a filter on my faucet, then I filter that in Brita pitcher.

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                  • #54
                    Straight from the tap.

                    Hashtag nofilter
                    complete t6. injured skiing nov 2017.

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                    • #55
                      Earlier I had posted about having problems with drinking too much reverse osmosis water. I want to clear that up. RO water is great. Drink plenty!

                      There was a problem with the filters. It appeared that there were 4 filters when there were actually 5. One was hidden out of sight. This hidden filter was not changed for a couple years. The filter being unchanged was the last one in line. Chlorine was removed by the other filters before it reached the last filter. Hence, there was nothing to kill the bacteria in the last filter.

                      Don't be alarmed. Going a few months past the expiration date of the filter shouldn't be a problem. This filter hadn't been changed for a couple years. That explains why drinking more water was making me feel worse, increasing UTIs, and muscle spasms.

                      Keep those filters fresh and drink plenty of water!

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                      • #56
                        Thanks for the update, that's an interesting story.

                        The best water I ever had was at a Whole Foods many years back. It wasn't just reverse osmosis, it used a lot of different types of filtration. This machine was the size of a refrigerator though, not really for home use.

                        For me I like to drink a lot of water but too much is a bit of a hassle because all the cathing.

                        Originally posted by August West View Post
                        Earlier I had posted about having problems with drinking too much reverse osmosis water. I want to clear that up. RO water is great. Drink plenty!

                        There was a problem with the filters. It appeared that there were 4 filters when there were actually 5. One was hidden out of sight. This hidden filter was not changed for a couple years. The filter being unchanged was the last one in line. Chlorine was removed by the other filters before it reached the last filter. Hence, there was nothing to kill the bacteria in the last filter.

                        Don't be alarmed. Going a few months past the expiration date of the filter shouldn't be a problem. This filter hadn't been changed for a couple years. That explains why drinking more water was making me feel worse, increasing UTIs, and muscle spasms.

                        Keep those filters fresh and drink plenty of water!

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                        • #57
                          I'm planning to get the RO system one day as well.
                          C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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                          • #58
                            Many of us have low citrate in our urine. I consistently do as demonstrated by annual 24 hour urine tests. Citrate is important to prevent certain types of kidney stones. One can add citrate by keeping a pitcher full of water in the fridge that has been spiced up with lemon extract. Make it tangy but not overly strong.

                            I recently started doing this the last few months and will be curious to see if it has helped.

                            It is certainly better than having to take some type of supplement to accomplish the same.

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