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Old 11-07-2017, 02:07 AM   #226
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:30 PM   #227
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geez didn't know the TDS is just 1 part of checking the quality of the water.

my impression is that the chlorine in the water is good enough to kill the bacteria, hence boiling is not even necessary.

my filtered water by Zerowater in fact taste quite good.

after trying Zerowater, I can't stand the taste of tap water, even boiled 1.

so wuss, thou not important, may I ask what is the TDS reading for your filtered water?

I'm not sure whether I would be disappointed with the taste after I switched to these canister filter.

Indeed there is not much bacteria in our water. This is the data that PUB would certify right up to our rooftop water storage tanks point for our HDBs.
So what is left is the short distance of pipes from the rooftop to our homes. So it will be very safe in practice, in most cases.
I know that homes that are like less than 20 metres above sea-level gets water directly from the ground pipes, but that's another story.

Water testing parameters for water storage tanks.
https://www.pub.gov.sg/compliance/wa...erstoragetanks




Small amts of bacteria present no issue. However solid carbon blocks harbour bacteria growth quite easily, followed by GAC and then other filter media. So that is why even if say you just run about 10 litres worth of water (eg 50ml per day) through the filter for about 7 months, it still is high time to change the filter despite the solid carbon block filter still having ample remaining capacity. That's the reason why Manufacturers spec between 3-6 months replacement periods.
The possible bacteria biofilm growth is really more on the exterior portions of the block. Remember that the chlorine is already vastly adsorbed and the chloramine is also quite reduced, post filter.


Not sure if you have seen the PUB water data. Tekong does seem to use monochloramine, maybe coz the waterworks and consumer point-of-use distances at the SAF camps are not large?
https://www.pub.gov.sg/Documents/WQ2016.pdf


I don't have experience with the low TDS options like nanofiltration, ion exchange resins, RO, distillers. So i am not sure what kind of taste are you after, that flat taste possibly a wee bit acidic of very low TDS water, or the normal water taste but nicely filtered with CTO solid carbon blocks. CTO stands for Chlorine, Taste, Odour.

Guess you'd just need to try things out.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:31 PM   #228
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I work in an industrial area and my water has been crazily bad. Got a kettle in my office and even after I boil it, the water is brownish. It is damn obvious. Dont know if its either lead or rust. I see already also dont dare drink. Wanted to install a tap filter but many are pricey and I dont want china ones also. Then my friend intro me this brand called Filtech, Singapore brand. Bought their tap filter for $39.90 and replacement only $14.90 per few months. Now water looks so much better and taste nicer also dont know why. Those looking for affordable filters can check them out.

filtech.com.sg
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:41 PM   #229
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I work in an industrial area and my water has been crazily bad. Got a kettle in my office and even after I boil it, the water is brownish. It is damn obvious. Dont know if its either lead or rust. I see already also dont dare drink. Wanted to install a tap filter but many are pricey and I dont want china ones also. Then my friend intro me this brand called Filtech, Singapore brand. Bought their tap filter for $39.90 and replacement only $14.90 per few months. Now water looks so much better and taste nicer also dont know why. Those looking for affordable filters can check them out.

filtech.com.sg
Why so cheap compared to those proper filtration system?
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:38 PM   #230
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Let me know if u interested. I got discount, can get both the filtration system + dispenser below 1k.
Hi, im looking for a dispenser and interested to know more. Which model is that? Thanks
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:55 PM   #231
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this 10" filter cartridge on Amazon is Amazon free ship eligible.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

This is an awesome recommendation!
I was looking at the Woder 10K gallon under sink as it can last up to 3 years! However, I'll have to find a 1/2 to 3/8 supply line and am wary that if they don't fit, I'll have to spend time running up and down to the hardware store.

I have been looking for a fluoride filter but gave up as I thought it could only be done by a RO system and am not happy with the water wastages.

Hence I'm really happy to come across your post. My concern is if the faucet adaptor will fit those in sg. Mine is a basic kitchen faucet found in our neighbourhood shop. I'm not sure how to measure the size.

Another not too important factor is I find the Home Master housing expensive. Saw the EcoSoft one for much less but there are feedbacks about rubber scent from the rubber tubing. I'm not yet comfortable buying from Taobao(can't read much chinese). If you have any suggestions, I'd be grateful if you'd share.

Also regarding it is not NSF certified. The company have this to say,
"We do not NSF certify the filters, because they are a niche product and its cost would make the filter unaffordable. However the filtration media going into them is NSF certified. Here are the listings:
The carbon in the mixed media filter http://info.nsf.org/Certified/DWTU/L...9&Standard=042
The KDF85 media in the mixed media filter http://info.nsf.org/Certified/DWTU/L...0&Standard=042
Also, our company - Perfect Water Technologies - is an NSF Listed company: http://info.nsf.org/Certified/Common...+Inc.&x=6&y=12
We can send you some test strips at no charge to use as a surrogate indicator of overall system performance.

I'm sold. 85% I'll get this.
Thanks again WussRedXLi.
I said again because you contributed to my decision to purchase a Honeywell air-filter many years ago.
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:04 PM   #232
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No problem...glad that it is of help.
Though i am not concerned about fluoride concentration here. Go google green tea and some beverages, they have many times higher fluoride levels naturally.


Housing can go TB find. Some are high quality and purportedly NSF-42. Use the polypropylene ones, slightly safer than the AS material ones (the transparent ones). But seriously both can use, no biggie.
You might wanna enlist the help of some 3rd party forwarders with buyforme service ie they help yoy buy. Like for eg camilize.com which i sometimes use.

Buy the SUS304 kitchen faucet from TB...also can...will fit. Might not be truly 304 as labelled and advertised, but 301 also can. How to do that...have to do some DIY homework liao.

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Old 11-08-2017, 11:07 PM   #233
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Anyone use water filter system at home?
Those that install at the tap or in a water pitcher?

I use a water pitcher type filter for drinking.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:45 PM   #234
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Hi,

Thanks for the suggestions. I haven't visited TB for years because I couldn't read many chinese words(ashamed as I'm half chinese). However at yr recommendations, I hopped over and it's nice that Chrome has an option to translate the page! I felt cheated I got my sink faucet at $30ish dollars at my neighbourhood CK store when these better ones could be had for $10 bucks!

I used to work in a state that do not add fluoride to their water and noticed some 'well-being' differences but of course it could be due to other factors such as air quality or diet as well. Btw it's also true that I get more cavities while working there I also rarely drink anything else other than water and home brew coffee with either rice or almond milk. However it's not a must-have, I just thought might as well explore if fluoride filter makes any diff to my well-being now. If it doesn't, I can switch to less expensive 10" filters after 3 months.

However, I now face a dilemma over using a counter-top housing. Perhaps I'll list out my uses and hear if you have any suggestions.

I'm installing it at an enrichment centre for primary school children.
Estimated use 25 liters/day(generally filling up their water bottles)

I noticed the diverter valve is at the sprout. Our faucets usually could only withstand on average a year of assault due to the kids rough swinging of the sprout left and right(Sometimes we just replaced the rubber rings, gasket etc on the stem of the sprout). I'm concern that the kids will apply pressure in other directions while turning the valve on & off eg. while turning the valve to tap water, they may apply downward force pulling the whole sprout downwards and damaged the seal over time.

Are there counter-tops with the 'on/off-valve' on the filter unit itself? If it exists, I could get a double-headed faucet and attach one head to the filter unit and leave it permanently on 'on position' at the tap and control the flow from the filter'.

I searched through the counter-top housings on Amazon and couldn't find any. Went back through some of your posts and found this you posted earlier. The main picture shows an 'on/off knob' at the base of the sprout which is what I wanted but all the items selling on the page doesn't have that. Any ideas?

https://world.taobao.com/item/191741...?fromSite=main
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:33 PM   #235
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Thumbs up water purifier

Our tap water should be safe to drink. Addition of chlorine in water should killed most bacteria so boiling may not necessary. Just that nowadays people want healthier choice. So other water options such as alkaline water, hydrogen water etc has a lot of following too. I myself bought a alkaline water system and used for about 2 years. Felt good. The water taste better, and my kids fell sick less often too.
The alkaline water is from Hyflo marketing that cost about $700+, quite reasonable price i think as most other brand cost above $1000. So go check it out. Personally I feel worth it coz work out to just about 5 cents a little, much cheaper than bottled water.

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Old 11-11-2017, 05:04 PM   #236
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Anyone tried global water 5 stage filter?
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:16 PM   #237
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Just bought the philips wp3861 cartridge refill from taobao.

Installed one last year cause my kitchen tap water cloudy . we changed tap also cloudy and metallic smell after boiling water. Cause that time got ezbuy prime. Ran out of filter cartridge already.

I Haven't tried drinking from the unfiltered side to see if the problem cleared up on hdb end or the water supply pipe from hdb to my flat is the rusty one.

Also got some 10 stage shower water purifer filter thing from lazada a month ago. Can feel that my hair is softer and drop less. Some of my family members said the same thing.Now no need to use that much conditioner already.
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:40 PM   #238
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Anyone tried alkaline water filter ?
http://www.panasonic.com/my/consumer...r/tk-as45.html
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:11 PM   #239
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Any chance someone has been using this? My wife and mil have been using this for years... scared they not use to drinking “other” water so doing my research now before moving in to our new home...

Any recommendations? I saw a few posts about diy own filter system from amazon... is it better in terms of costs over time or quality?
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I kinda like this... but seriously duno anything about its functions and the diff between the 2 types lol
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