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  • Water quality...what have I done ???

    Hi folks,

    Apologies for the long post...

    I had been happily using a 3M HF15-MS high flow filter for both kettle and coffee machine duties for about nine months. Water and coffee tasted great and no scale developed on kettle (glass type/no exposed element, so eay to keep a check on things)

    About 6 weeks ago I replaced the 15-MS with a higher rated 3M P-124BN high flow filter, which carried on the good work of its predecessor. These filters fed water from under the sink to a bench top tap.

    About 3 weeks ago, I got my plumber to set up the filter so that water came in through  a one way tap, then a pressure reducer, to filter, then split ino one line going back to the original bench top tap, and one going into my (ready to be ) plumbed in machine. All lines were in new copper pipe.

    Sinc then, water tastes metallic, kettle scums up (brownish ring where element would be under concealed bottom) and boiled water goes very cloudy and then full of sh!t (after a few re-boils) Water is clear before boiling, and unfiltered tap water does not turn to poo like the filtered water.

    Its very disappointing, as I cant use my coffee machine until I sort the water problem out. Ive spoken with plumber and he cant explain it. I havent bothered to ring Bombora, as the filter was perfect before the plumbing change.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.











  • #2
    Re: Water quality...what have I done ???

    Originally posted by 3D2A39395F0 link=1323467658/0#0 date=1323467658
    Sinc then, water tastes metallic, kettle scums up (brownish ring where element would be under concealed bottom) and boiled water goes very cloudy and then full of sh!t (after a few re-boils) Water is clear before boiling, and unfiltered tap water does not turn to poo like the filtered water.

    Its very disappointing, as I cant use my coffee machine until I sort the water problem out. Ive spoken with plumber and he cant explain it
    Im surprised the plumber cant explain it. Im neither a plumber or a water expert, but know that new copper pipe use to carry water is renowned for imparting a metallic taste to your water supply. It can also give your water a nice blue/green tinge and if the pipes have been soldered, excess flux may also taint the water.

    If my supposition above is correct, while thats not good news, it should go away in time. Speaking to Bombora might still be a good idea.

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    • #3
      Re: Water quality...what have I done ???

      I can only hope you havent paid the plumber.
      Its his responsibility to sort it.

      Greg

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      • #4
        Re: Water quality...what have I done ???

        You could use an inexpensive Britta filter jug until things sort out.

        They are designed to fit snugly inside the fridge door.

        Thats what I use.

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        • #5
          Re: Water quality...what have I done ???

          Originally posted by 506C656D62656A040 link=1323467658/3#3 date=1325412483
          You could use an inexpensive Britta filter jug until things sort out.

          Just remember that they only soften the water for about the first two jug fulls, so if you live in a hard water area you will need to descale on a regular basis

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          • #6
            Re: Water quality...what have I done ???

            Originally posted by 01202B2B2C36450 link=1323467658/1#1 date=1323474610
            Speaking to Bombora might still be a good idea.

            I agree, they may have some useful advice for you, you never know maybe the filter has failed...

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