Pure Water on Tap

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  1. Jim

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    I've just come off the phone from Harald at Purewateronline and he has said that if you identify yourselves as Funsters at Peterborough Show then he can offer a good funster discount on any new equipment. (There is no discount on replacement filter cartridges which he already has at a low show price)

    I have had one of these filters fitted for the last ten years. No more carrying water from the supermarket, no more worrying about idiots washing toilet cassettes at the fresh water tap (as we saw at Chester recently) If you have the filter fitted, then you drink pure water from your tap every time, no matter what bugs might lurk at the site tap or in your tank. They really are a good bit of kit and comes highly recommended from me and other funsters:thumb:
     
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    But where do you brush your teeth !
     
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    depends where we are, if I'm pretty sure about the provenance of the water in our tank, I'll use it normally. When we are not sure, teeth brushing and salad washing is only done through water from the filter.
     
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    One quick question Jim - how do you know when the filter cartridge needs changing?
     
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    We asked this question when we purchased our Nature Pure Filter.
    We were told that we would notice a reduction in the flow rate from the tap.

    Brisey.
     
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    A great piece of kit and I would love one but, £96 for replacement filters :Eeek:.....

    ...... I think I will stick with using my current food taster ...... nothing has killed her yet :Wink:
     
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    as Brisely said.. :thumb:

    it is purely a mechanical filter, no active components

    in use the flow gradually decreases to the point where it becomes a trickle .. .. time to change..

    the average user will get a couple of years use.. maybe more.. our's lasted about a year when we were full time.

    being a tight git, I once tried to back-flush but had little success ..
     
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    I think filters are around £50, we get about 18 month use from that:thumb:
     
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    Jim, the replacement filters were around £50 but there web site now shows them at £96 and they look like ones I buy for home at under £20. I accept they may be different inside.
     
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    He always sells them cheaper at the shows, £50 the last time I bought them. I doubt the cheaper ones are the same. Not many filters can make the claims that theirs does. I think they supply most of the worlds airlines with pure water and quite a few ships.
     
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    I know they are good & I will have another look at Peterborough to see what they are offering but there are limits.
     
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    I've just ordered one of the discontinued models, so will wait for it to arrive. Anything to stop having to fill and lug great big plastic containers.

    Another question while I think on..... Does the unit have to be mounted vertically, i.e., with the cartridge below the unit? If they can be oriented any which way, that would hopefully solve some fitting problems.
     
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    Has your supplier given any guarantee on how long replacement filters will be available for the discontinued model?
     
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    Brian, I recommend that you buy one and have it fitted in our van. I can then test it thoroughly and let you have a report on whether you should get one.
     
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    Thanks Graham that's a great idea .... you are far too generous :RollEyes:
     
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    I know. I think it's my main fault - apart from my modesty that is :Laughing:
     
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    OK ..... so I succumbed at Peterboro' and bought the later type from Harald and have to say he is a great guy.

    I needed an extended feeder tube in my m/h which he didn't have at the show, however one was in the post to me by first class mail on the Monday F.O.C ..... Many thanks Harald if you read this.

    The new type filters although rather pricey, do have a longer life than the older variety and are even easier to fit :thumb:.

    Graham (GJH), I'm sorry but I had to give yours to someone else as you were too far away.:Wink:
     
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    Right up your ally this question really ( or at least the answer is :thumb: )

    under eu regulation a company must supply any parts that are a service item on ANY product for a minimum of 10 years
    Sooo.. If it went obsolete this year ( for instance ) the filters must be available until at least 2023

    That is of course unless the manufacturer goes to the wall......... and if that happens it would not matter if your unit was a 'current' model or not ! :Sad::Wink:
     
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    Cheers for that John, probably outlast me then.

    It is of course an American thing ..... so is the USA in the EU?:Wink:
     
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    do these filter have a time limit on them there was some research done on filters for taps in the plumbing pess a while back and it showed more bugs in filtered water than tap i seem to recall they recomended no more than 6 months between changes
     
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