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    I would get a T and run this just for the filter. Or ideally get a PRV and use that with a T.

    Sorry, missed the taps in the pic!

    Cheers

    EDIT - just saw the pic above, yes seems you are correct. A bit weird having this plastic bit inline with the main tap feed but looks like that is what is it for?

    You should easily blow from the mains to the sink tap labelled ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artman View Post
    I would get a T and run this just for the filter. Or ideally get a PRV and use that with a T.

    Sorry, missed the taps in the pic!

    Cheers

    EDIT - just saw the pic above, yes seems you are correct. A bit weird having this plastic bit inline with the main tap feed but looks like that is what is it for?

    You should easily blow from the mains to the sink tap labelled ends.
    Thanks for your help artman. I hope it doesn't reduce the pressure out of the kitchen sink tap.
    Jenny :-)

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    If it is setup correctly it should give full flow to the sink and reduce it to the filter outlet.

    Cheers
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    Anyone tried the brita aquagusto? Bought one to try as it sounds too good to be true

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    Result of water test strip is below. What do I set the thing to?

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    System is installed and bypass set to 70%. Flow through filter tap is ok at first but reduces to a trickle within a few seconds. Did this happen to anyone else? Any clues as to how to fix it?

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    My strips are less yellow and I have left at factory setting. I also use an in tank softener cartridge in the tank on the suction hose. never had issues with scale and the kettle looks great.

    The flow isnt that great through the filter. I will time how long it takes to fill glass and let you know.

    cheers
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    12 seconds to fill 330ml.

    Cheers
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    Thanks artman. Changed the setting to 10 and its flowing fast now. Don't know if that setting is correct though.

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    Hi all,

    Now having some health issues, I need quality drinking water at home. I am located inner city Perth and believe our water is better quality than the suburbs.

    I am looking for a under sink filter solution and need to cover these requirements:
    1. Maximum removal of chlorine, pesticides, other chemicals & impurities for drinking water.
    2. Make drinking water more alkaline.
    3. Provide quality water for my HX machine.

    I am not sure if a Brita C150 finest will meet my requirements as depending on the bypass setting, it bypasses filtering and thus won't meet number 1.
    I know it will easily meet number 3.

    I currently use bottled spring water in my HX which is a pain. Water filter suppliers can supply filters to meet 1 & 2.
    Any suggestions what I should do? Cost not an issue, but convenience is.

    Peter.

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    Call Bombora and talk through your options.
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    So with the Brita C150 can the filter simply be installed in-line with an existing cold water tap? I'm intending to stick one in the laundry sink cold water line, it rarely gets used so I figure I'd get the full 12 months out of the cartridge

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    You'd need to install a pressure limiting valve in series with the filter though, preferably downstream of an isolating valve.

    Mal.

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    Been looking on eBay and there are triple cartridge kits (sediment, carbon hardness) there with taps for under $150 (there's a 10% off deal). These are not junk. I have a dual cartridge version and it's been fine for 6 years. Just make sure it has a ceramic valve tap (I think they all might be now). These use a standard size 10" cartridge which can be very cheap, particularly if you buy them in bulk. The Brita only filters down to 10 micron. You can get cartridges down to 0.5 micron.

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    I just grabbed a Brita C150 with a PLV included. $200 I think packaged up with a machine. RRP is steep though I agree.

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    Hi K Bean, I have just taken your advice and grabbed the purity set from your store. Need to get away fro the hassle of filtering bottled water so I am looking forward to it arriving. cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by SideBuRn View Post
    Hi K Bean, I have just taken your advice and grabbed the purity set from your store. Need to get away fro the hassle of filtering bottled water so I am looking forward to it arriving. cheers
    Thanks for the order Allen.
    I'm glad you're moving away from all of those bottles. So is the planet
    Cheers, Paul
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    Its a good move. I am at least using the 15l Neverfail bottles that you return and they refill, but it is an expensive PITA buying them and then running them through the Brita Maxtra filter jug
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Quote Originally Posted by SideBuRn View Post
    ....I am at least using the 15l Neverfail bottles that you return and they refill, ....
    Good to know. I was picturing this

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