I want to:
1) Try to cut plastic out of my life, at least in coming into contact with beverages I consume.
2) Get my own coffeemaker for my house that doesn't have plastic.
3) Find a solution for drinking water that a) doesn't come in plastic or b) is filtered properly. My city has elevated levels of hexavalent chromium (or chromium 6, the stuff from Erin Brockovich) and Pur faucet filters or even Brita pitchers can't filter that out. [more inside]
posted by AppleTurnover
on Mar 1, 2014 -
Does black carbon silt coming from the filter in my ZeroWater pitcher contain any of the stuff it filtered out? [more inside]
posted by vash
on Nov 22, 2013 -
We were kinda-sorta thinking about getting an undersink RO system, but now it has escalated, not to "urgent", but to "let's get this thing done". [more inside]
posted by vignettist
on Jun 21, 2013 -
I am totally overwhelmed trying to figure out what water (tap, bottled, filter, RO, etc.) to drink at home at this point. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by semacd
on Mar 12, 2013 -
1. How exactly does Starbucks treat their water? I've seen references to "famous triple-filtered" and "reverse osmosis" but nothing definitive or comprehensive.
2. Can this process be duplicated at home? If so, how?
3. Objectively, how is water that has gone through that process different from tap water or bottled water?
4. Subjectively, how would you describe the taste and mouthfeel if you wanted to say that I want water that is.... To me it feels both cleaner and more minerally, somehow fuller, maybe more alkaline? [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy
on Oct 9, 2012 -
Need to change an Everpure H-300-HSD filter cartridge. The model number on the cartridge is 9720-75. How important is this number? Ordering direct from the Everpure site seems to get me a generic 300-HSD filter, and I'm finding -74 and -76 and -72 and so on models with a price difference of twenty+ dollars on other sites such as Amazon. If I'm off a number is that likely to not work at all?
posted by curious nu
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Do you own a good countertop reverse osmosis water filter? Help me get one that's not made of pvc. [more inside]
posted by bobbyno
on Feb 7, 2012 -
Why does my fridge's filtered water taste ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE but only at certain times of day? [more inside]
posted by Nattie
on Dec 8, 2011 -
Assuming an island with its own supply of power via generator and/or solar power, how much electricity is consumed to turn N liters of sea water into potable drinking water? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus
on Jul 27, 2011 -
So, I'm thinking about getting a reverse osmosis water filter for my kitchen sink but have some questions. Is revese osmosis the appropriate technology to address my concerns? Is demineralized water safe, especially for children? Can you recommend a particular filter or brand? [more inside]
posted by nequalsone
on Jun 9, 2011 -
Plumbing puzzle: my neighbor has what looks like find sand which collects in her *hot water* eventually clogging metal screens on faucets, etc. The obvious answer is that this is some sort of mineral precipitate as the system has been flushed several times and a filter installed on the water coming into the house. What is causing this precipitate in the hot water and why doesn't this happen with my hot water which is the same town water on the same street (same pipes) that is going into her house? [more inside]
posted by ennui.bz
on Oct 11, 2010 -
Calling water purification gurus! Help me with an off-the-grid water recyclin' shower! [more inside]
posted by cr_joe
on May 7, 2010 -
There is fine iron sediment in my well water. My hot tub has a water circulating system that cannot tolerate filter blockage. [more inside]
posted by Raybun
on Mar 9, 2009 -
My workplace has a reverse osmosis water filter that produces a beverage tasting nothing short of pure evil. Why might this be? [more inside]
posted by springbound
on Dec 16, 2008 -
Water filterFilter: I'm looking at purchasing a Berkey Light Water filter. This would be intended for both daily use and also to have on hand in case a hurricane or some other disaster knocks out the municipal water supply and we need to scoop drinking water out of a stream. Does anyone have experience with the Berkey filters? How is the taste compared to mainstream filters like Pur or Brita? Do they look odd in your kitchen or are they an attractive fixture? Any other thoughts or brand suggestions, random or otherwise, on this are welcome.
posted by Burhanistan
on Apr 23, 2008 -
Are there water filtration systems with no plastic anywhere in the water's path?
posted by Skorgu
on Apr 20, 2008 -
Here's another question about Brita Water Filters. Presumably the efficiciency of the cartridges is affected by the amount of water they filter as well as the length of time they are in place? In which case, how many litres would one cartridge safely cope with? And is there really a maximum time required before changing it?
posted by ikp
on Sep 30, 2007 -
We got a new under the sink water filter and are trying to decide where to put it. Our stainless steel sink is set into the granite, so no free holes to sneak the faucet into - we'll have to drill a hole in the granite. Where on the granite do we install it? [more inside]
posted by steve.wdc
on Jul 19, 2007 -
Should I believe my refrigerator? I have a refrigerator with a water tap and ice maker. It has a filter that costs about $50 to replace. The filter directions say to do so at least every six months. And a light saying it's time to replace it comes on in about six months. [more inside]
posted by rabbus
on Sep 9, 2006 -
WaterFilter: I'm looking into water purification devices. I'm mostly trying to understand what might help with various kinds of contamination threats: What would I buy to safely drink from a mountain stream? Is there anything that can help with chemically poisoned waters if one were, say, trapped in New Orleans by Katrina? Radioactive fallout contamination? [more inside]
posted by namespan
on Nov 24, 2005 -
How do they work? There is much information about the fact that you need to keep the filter (partially comprised of activated charcoal, from what I can gather) in contact with water at all times. How does activated charcoal actually filter impurities? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by fionab
on Apr 18, 2004 -