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MichaelTampa
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Hey there -- I am looking into getting a whole house chlorine filter. We already have something to filter drinking and shower water, but really are looking for something to help our copper pipes last longer.

We had our home repiped a few years ago, and I am hearing now that the chlorine in the water can really eat at the pipes, causing eventual leaks. So we are looking to head off or delay future problems of that nature.

Does anyone have such a filter that can provide some help on making some decision?

Questions going through my mind:

- I assume they need cartridge change occasionally, or something like that?

- Are most made to be set up inside the home or outside the home? Are there options/trade-offs? We may desire ours outside because that is where the copper piping starts, but we want it to last reasonably well too, of course.

- Any good brands that do a better job, last longer, or provide better quality?

- I assume we would purchase and then just get a local plumber to install?

- I did a quick look on the web, saw one that mentioned 5 gallon per minute flow. Is that good enough, what other options might there be? Ideally it would flow fast enough that we wouldn't have need to set up another water storage tank for water that has already gone through the filter.

- Any minimum pressure I should be looking for, if that is an option?

- Any other considerations I haven't thought of

Hoping someone or a couple of you have been through this and can offer some basic info to get me started on this.

Thanks.

Michael

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Keebler
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EWG has brands they recommend within the various types. To find their work, search:

"Environmental Working Group" "water filter"
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Doesn't chlorine dissipate? I'm more worried about fluoride.

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poppy
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Chlorine dissipates when exposed to air for a while, but if you are getting this water straight out of the pipe for showers or drinking, not really enough time for dissipating. Also, some forms of chlorine do not dissipate at all.
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MichaelTampa
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My concern is getting it cleaned out of the water before it goes through the copper pipes in my home. I am wanting to remove it so the pipes last longer, for no other reason.
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Well, if you find one that eliminates fluoride, let me know.

I have a filter on my shower for the chlorine and I use a filter called Velara, but I need something better.

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We have a whole house filter, but I can't answer any of your questions. We had the same complany that installed our water softener and our reverse osmosis install it. They come out once a year and change filters, but I don't know if that one need changing. (I guess I should pay more attention, lol).

It doesn't take out the flouride, but does take out the chlorine. We have it mainly so we're not showering in chlorine. Our city water smells like a swimming pool.

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Are there any filters that leave in the minerals?
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The one I have adds minerals after it takes out all the junk.

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Like Six Goofy, we have a whole house chlorine filter as part of our water softener system. We already had a water softener but this company sold us on theirs. It would have been possible to just add the chlorine filter though.

I don't know the answer to your questions. We just called around to some water softener companies and didn't consider doing it ourselves.

Our daughter had a rash on her legs for probably 8 months that went away within days of installing it.

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MichaelTampa
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jkmom -- So you have a water softener and chlorine filter from the same company? Could you share the name of the company?
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It is a Kinetico.
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