water filtration

  1. M

    WEll Shock/disinfection and filtration advice.

    Hello All, I've been battling bad water for some time. Lots of rust and bacteria and high lead and arsenic levels. I bought this house about 4 years ago and some change. Copper pipes were end of life - You could squeeze them with your fingers, and they'd pinch. Luckily a pinhole leak happened...
  2. JohnSop

    Sediment/Water Filter Replacement

    We have a Kinetico water softener system with a whole-house Kinetico sediment filter at the main water pipe before the softener. I want to replace the sediment filter because Kinetico wants nearly $80 for their paper proprietary filter and it doesn't last very long. I've checked everywhere for...
  3. GIOSD

    Whole house water filtration system with water softener

    Good morning, I have been trying to read as much as I can over the last 3 weeks and am still extremely confused because there are so many options and I still have no clue what I should be looking for. I am hoping someone here can give me some recommendations to narrow my research. We recently...
  4. Graystone

    Water softener vs whole house filtration + softener?

    I'm having all of the plumbing replaced in my complete gut job remodel of my house, and I would like to treat the city district water coming in so that I have less hard water spots on glass and fixtures, and prolong the life of the PEX plumbing, etc. Before the remodel, I had an RO system under...
  5. Ashcalm

    Greensand filter help (maintaining potassium permanganate pot)

    We've lived in our home for just over two years and have yet to figure out how to maintain our greensand filter system. We did purchase potassium permanganate but have no idea how to get all the liquid that is in the pot out, what to do with it (how to dispose of it) and whether we just dump the...
  6. CuriousLiam

    Salt Water Softener Drain

    Hi everyone, I recently purchased a Fleck 5600SXT salt water softener and asked a plumber to install it. He installed it in a way that the drain of the water softener leads to our garden. I was wondering if that is gonna cause any problems for the plants? In other words, does the drainage of...
  7. Roger Smith

    Best Water Filter for Low amounts of Iron, Magnesium, and Manganese

    Hi Terry I am looking for a solution that wont cost thousands of dollars to resolve what is mostly an aesthetic issue. We have really dark, almost black, stains in the toilets and porcelain sink bowls, tan-ish staining on the shower glass doors and light brown (Calcium/Lime??) stains on the tile...
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