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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2014, 12:31:35 PM »

We carry 2 5 gallon blue bottles and fill them at health food stores filtering machines. we keep 1 in the bottom of the big pantry I built in the bus. We found a battery operated pump that just fits on top. You push the button and wa la you have clean water.
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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2014, 05:21:33 PM »

We always drink bottled water when using the bus.  The reason why is because lots of arsenic contaminated water has been put through the entire water system.  One place we go every year specifically tells people not to drink the water because of arsenic.  We can't realistically haul enough clean water from another source to avoid filling up with arsenic laced water.

Years ago we bought gallon jugs of drinking water, but we found that we weren't drinking enough water because it wasn't as convenient so we started just buying bottled water in the individual bottles.  Wasteful, yes, but better than heat related illness.  I never buy bottled water for home use.  I drink tap water at home.
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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2014, 06:15:01 AM »

I'm thinking I might purchase a second tank, maybe 20 gallons or so.  Put a basic filter system on the inlet to the tank, maybe the same filter system I use now.  Then, a charcoal filter system before the water enters the tank.  Then, I'll run a line to a separate tap at the sink and use a ceramic filter just before that tap.  We will need to bottle some of the water and keep it in the fridge just to keep it cold.  But the three systems should give us adequate drinking water.

I'll try to find a tank that has a bottom drain so I can do a good flush or bleach/flush occasionally.  But so far, we have found reasonable water sources.

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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2014, 10:15:42 AM »

Hi Guy's,

Along with 1/4 cup of bleach every other tank fill, I use a commercial filtration system

that I use on ice machines and fountain systems. Everpure MC filters.

http://www.everpure.com/products/ViewProduct/Pages/default.aspx?ProductNumber=EV9275-02

This is the unit I use. It's a little overkill however, the larger unit doesn't restrict any water flow

like the smaller home types. I replace the two MC cartridges every spring. It's a sub micronic

filter down to a 1/2 micron and prevents bacteria growth.

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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2014, 05:05:46 AM »

That Everpure looks great but what can we expect to pay for it ? Looks to be very expensive especially if having to pay retail.
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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2014, 08:05:59 AM »

Hi Steve,

Yes, on the high side retailing at $590.00 and replacement cartrages are $93.30 each

If anyone here wanted this system "you know" I will pass along my cost + ship.. (30% off retail)

Although I just looked on the interweb and seen them as low as $320.00...

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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2014, 08:10:16 AM »

If one were to install something like the Everpure unit where in line would be the best location for it. Incoming water line from street, between the water tank and water pump before it gets to the hot water heater and faucets ? With the small flow rate of these units how would this affect taking a shower ? I am getting ready this spring to start my water and heating plumbing and would like to incorporate filtration but need some insite on the best location and units.
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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2014, 08:15:02 AM »

Steve,

You will have No water restriction with this unit... It's the major reason I chose this one.

I have my system installed in my water bay just after my pump. You can really install

it wherever you like, either before the pump or after. This unit also has a built in bypass

it you ever get to that point of clogging up the filters. There is also a gauge to show you

the operating PSI. This will also let you know when the filters are starting to slow.

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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2014, 08:18:12 AM »

Oh,

I also wanted to mention that they are the easiest filters to replace.

Just a 1/4 turn and they are off!
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2014, 02:05:15 PM »

I use the same make, but smaller single filter element that is available at Camping World. I change it once a year. Takes maybe as much as 2 minutes to change. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2014, 05:27:51 AM »

We installed a reverse osmosis system. Works well for us. It's plumbed into our fridge ice and water maker like


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