Built in Water Filters?

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  1. Cocoro

    Cocoro Read Only Funster

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    Anybody have experience of fitting a water filter to their van? I'm looking for a plumbed in affair with decent pressure/flow. Asking too much?

    I have a sureflow water pump which seems quite powerful. Well, better than the ones that dangle inside the water tank anyhow.

    I tend to carry around masses of volvic which is ok as it makes the tank last longer but it's the shopping for them that hurts. Both the cost and the lugging it around if you can't park near enough to the shops.

    Any thoughts? Are they worth it?
     
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    I have had a nature pure water filter in my last two vans. Have a separate tap (facet) connected so I only use the filtered for drinking/ cooking.

    Worth very penny in my opinion even if just for the convenience.
     
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    Same here, bought with funster discount direct.
     
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    Hi,

    Which Nature Pure system did you buy? and how is the pressure?
     
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    I went for the QC version just for ease of removing during winter drain down. The previous van had the one canopus has linked.

    You couldn't have a shower under it, but its sufficient to fill a kettle or jug to put in the fridge. Its down to the pump in your van but it could pulse, but I never found this a problem with our old van. You could probably add an accumulator to take up the slack should this be an issue.
     
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    Another vote for Nature Pure.. :thumb:

    best and the first accessory you should buy
     
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    I dont understand why you would want to filter shower water. If the filter is any good at filtering nasties out, then its expensive to replace so why would you want to risk clogging an expensive filter whilst having a shower.
    Just my thoughts, maybe there is some other reason but I only filter drinking water through my nature pure and I never drink the stuff anyway unless it has caffeine in it.
     
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    Who mentioned a shower - read again Dave its says S L O W E R
    :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    It reads SHOWER to me too:RollEyes:
     
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    I just used a filter jug last year and filled it from the tap, the water tasted fine, I changed the filter twice during the season.

    Dave
     
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    Legionella.. ? :Laughing:

    can't be too careful Dave :Wink:
     
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    I must be missing something here. Why would you want to use a water filter? I've never had a problem with drinking water out of my tank where-ever I filled it from. Do I have an iron constitution or have I just been lucky?
    Roy
     
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    depends where you get your water from Roy.

    in desperation, have you ever filled from rivers, lakes, ditch's , puddles, horse troughs etc......you can with a General ecology (nature pure) water filter.
     
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    I hadn't thought about that Pappajohn. I've never needed to fill from anything other than standpipes.
    Roy:thumb:
     
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    and hopefully you will never have to do otherwise :thumb:
     
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    Pure water supply?

    Not sure where I heard /saw/read about it,but I recollect something about cowboys,explorers useing silver coins in their water bottles to purify it.Dont know for sure just a suspicion? Barry.
     
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    i fitted one of these in the line just to the sink tap. if you shop about youll get one and push fit fitting for about £45.
    took an hour to fit and most of that was moving panels to get at the plastic pipe to the sink.

    no taste or smells on water we drink.:thumb:
     

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    Your absolutely correct.. water from standpipes in Europe will always be potable .. no need to filter.. not so the case in Morocco where we were very glad we had it as we had to on occasion fill from a well..

    however, in addition to what John said, there is always the possibility of introducing bacteria from the van's tank or pipework.. a small risk.. plus, after filtering it tastes so much nicer.. the filter removes chlorine.. important for making a great cup of coffee.. no need to ever buy bottled water again.. it will soon pay for itself..

    Cartridges are quite expensive, IIRC about £50 .. but it will last several seasons.. provided it's not in the shower :Laughing:
     
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    I'm sure it does that, .. but does it also remove cysts, Protozoa, Bacteria, Viruses, Organic compounds and Chlorine. etc ?
     
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