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  • Softening water, under sink, direct to tap, resin based

    Ok. First, I apologize that I haven't been able to find the answer to this question. I'm sure it exists, but my search skills have failed me.

    So, I'm in Perth (inner northern suburbs) so I suspect my water will be hard.

    Looking for a cost effective, relatively simple to use solution. RO sounds great, but isn't going to work from a capital expenditure perspective. I don't want to fiddle around with a seperate tap, and jugs seem to be generally regarded as not being very good.

    So, is there an under bench system that hooks up to a regular mixer tap work braided lines. From what I can see, I'll need a resin based softener as well. I think something like this should exist, but buggered if I can find it

    (The recipient is a humble lelit Anna, so I really can't justify spending too much. Also, I've grown fond of the taste of Perth water, so I'm really only wanting to stop scale build up)

  • #2
    G'day mate...

    Have you tried contacting any of your local coffee specialist retailers, Dimattina Coffee for example?
    Otherwise you could try contacting a specialist like Fridge Filters Australia, very highly regarded...

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    • #3
      Bunnings do a mixer tap with a separate filter feed in the same tap. Comes with the Brita filter , non softening one) but you can swap for c150 cartridge, which is well regarded for filtering and softening.

      Cheers

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      • #4
        Thanks all. The Bunnings one sounds interesting. Might have to have a look next time.

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        • #5
          They keep the filter taps in the water filtration section (not with the other the taps), I got mine from them about 3 years ago, it was half the price of anything else I could find instore or online, I have it attached to a Brita C50 system, works like a charm.

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          • #6
            Maybe look at this filter head and use 3/8 lines with a reducers to the mixer or reduced from the head to 1/4 lines to the mixer.
            https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/everp...r-head-3-8-npt

            This is the filter is use but speak to the team at coffee parts to see there thoughts on what is most suitable. My understanding is that filter are made for certain flow rates so you can exceed the flow or it will reduce the effectiveness.
            https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/everp...lter-cartridge

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mb21 View Post

              This is the filter is use but speak to the team at coffee parts to see there thoughts on what is most suitable. My understanding is that filter are made for certain flow rates so you can exceed the flow or it will reduce the effectiveness.
              https://www.coffeeparts.com.au/everp...lter-cartridge
              Thanks for that. Looks like it might be what I need. The filter looks like it uses polyphosphate as a scale inhibitor, which a number of sites seem to not recommended - seems at higher temperatures it perhaps doesn't work.

              On the other hand, the ion exchange ones add Na+, which others recommend against.

              Maybe instant is an option....


              Hmmmm, maybe an Everpure Water Filter ESO-7.... Looks like it can hook up directly to the tap and allows through some water so it isn't completely mineral free
              Last edited by rodpinna73; 19 April 2019, 09:45 PM.

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              • #8
                I have all the cold kitchen sink water running through a ap117. And I have a c150 after the ap117, that runs to the fridge water/ice maker. I fill the coffee machine from the fridge water dispenser and would use that water if I was to plumb in a coffee machine. In Perth too.

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