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sidh25
23rd January 2012, 23:50
Hey everyone,

My brother just had a baby and I've been meaning to get a water purifier system for some time now but always been putting it off for lack of research. Tried to do some googling around and came across this: -

http://www.waterfiltercomparisons.com.au/compare-filter-technologies/

As with most other avalonians fluoride removal is a big priority for me so was wondering if anyone here who knows more about water purifiers be willing to shed some more light on this subject for me? Regards,

sidh

scotusa
24th January 2012, 00:23
Hey everyone,

My brother just had a baby and I've been meaning to get a water purifier system for some time now but always been putting it off for lack of research. Tried to do some googling around and came across this: -

http://www.waterfiltercomparisons.com.au/compare-filter-technologies/

As with most other avalonians fluoride removal is a big priority for me so was wondering if anyone here who knows more about water purifiers be willing to shed some more light on this subject for me? Regards,

sidh

I have found the Aquasana products to be real good and they work in NC and Ontario.
http://www.aquasana.com/

Scotusa

Laurel
24th January 2012, 00:46
I am so glad you asked this question. A couple months ago I bought a really nice refrigerator with a water and ice dispenser. It has a filter, but after doing a little research, the filter only removes the taste and odor. It doesn't filter any toxins. I do not understand why the filter manufacturers only offer such a sub-par product for refrigerators. The same manufacturers, such as Brita, do make good filters that screw onto your tap or water jug.

Does anyone know of any toxin-removing refrigerator filters or solutions that don't include installing an entire expensive water filtration system?

Kimberley
24th January 2012, 01:17
Here is my recommendation... I have one...

The berkey water filter...

http://www.americanfreedomradio.com/berkey.html

sidh25
24th January 2012, 01:21
Hey everyone,

My brother just had a baby and I've been meaning to get a water purifier system for some time now but always been putting it off for lack of research. Tried to do some googling around and came across this: -

http://www.waterfiltercomparisons.com.au/compare-filter-technologies/

As with most other avalonians fluoride removal is a big priority for me so was wondering if anyone here who knows more about water purifiers be willing to shed some more light on this subject for me? Regards,

sidh

I have found the Aquasana products to be real good and they work in NC and Ontario.
http://www.aquasana.com/

Scotusa

hey scotusa had a look at that link and it doesn't look like they filter out fluoride. they only mentioned chloride, lead and mercury. not sure if something i missed. thanks for suggestion though.

BMJ
24th January 2012, 01:23
Hi Mate,
I use the berkley filter system, it removes fluoride & all other matter.

Link:
http://durand.com.au/berkefeld.html

sidh25
24th January 2012, 01:28
Here is my recommendation... I have one...

The berkey water filter...

http://www.americanfreedomradio.com/berkey.html

hmmm not bad... gotta love their size haha..

JohnBlues
24th January 2012, 01:33
I opted for the stand alone units that you need to manually fill up, I got the ProPur BiG -https://propurusa.com/Products.html

Stores about 5 Litres at a time, I've had it for 3 months now and I can definately recommend it. The water is odourless, crystal clear and tastes ALOT better than unfiltered IMHO.

I see you're in Australia, well for me it cost $90 AUD shipped to Sydney. I got the ProPur Special for $335 (RRP $395).

The filter themselves have a usage of 3000 Gallons which is ~ 11,000 Litres. That should last even a 4 - 6 person family quite a long time, to give you a rough estimate, for my 2 person household we use about 10 - 20 litres of drinking water a week, let's just say 20L for good measure, so 20L x 52 weeks =
1040L per year, so it should theoretically last 10 years or so before needing to replace the filters for my personal usage. Even if you triple that for a 6 person household that's 3 years or so.

Mind you that's the first level of filter which gets pretty much all the nasties your worried about EXCEPT fluoride, the fluoride filters that you add are $60 per pair, and should be replaced every 6 months (the site recommends this, it doesn't have a gallon or Litre usage amount listed).

Anyway, I'm going to buy several more standard filters and a dozen fluoride filters in one go and save on shipping, but more so to have enough to last in extended survival situations where you can't get good safe drinking water, e.g. infrastructure goes down and there's no running water to your house. In this case you'd have to source possibly unsafe drinking water such as from your rainwater tank or a nearby body of water such as a lake or pond.

Hoep this helps!

D-Day
24th January 2012, 01:36
Hey everyone,

My brother just had a baby and I've been meaning to get a water purifier system for some time now but always been putting it off for lack of research. Tried to do some googling around and came across this: -

http://www.waterfiltercomparisons.com.au/compare-filter-technologies/

As with most other avalonians fluoride removal is a big priority for me so was wondering if anyone here who knows more about water purifiers be willing to shed some more light on this subject for me? Regards,

sidh

Hi sidh25,

You may want to take a look at the Hexagon 8 Stage Water Purifier, which at AUD $198 I think is pretty good value for money.

Here's a link to a website where you can purchase the product online (it had the cheepest price I could find on the net):

http://www.ecoswayaus.com/ecosway/au/ProductList_au.jsp?categoryRefNo=300054

As you'll see from teh abovfe link, the replacement filters are AUD $125 each, which isn't cheap, but they do last for around 12 months I believe so I guess it's not that expensive when you consider all the health benefits.

Also, heere's a link to a website that has some more detailed information about the product itself:

http://www.enllivenherbalaustralia.com/products/hexagon_8stages/

Hope this was helpful.

sidh25
24th January 2012, 01:38
Hi Mate,
I use the berkley filter system, it removes fluoride & all other matter.

Link:
http://durand.com.au/berkefeld.html

thanks mate. thats 2 points for berkley

JohnBlues
24th January 2012, 02:01
The ProPur is just a "Berky" type filter but by another manufacturer, regardless of which "Berky" type system you get, you can use other manufacturer' filters, so you can get the ProPur filters that fit traditional filter enclosures, ultimately it's really important mainly about which filters you use and not really about the enclosure, it's just when you by a filter system they combine their own enclosure with generally their own filters, I recommend you read this comparison (it's from ProPur so not completely neutral, but you can see the specs and doesn't appear to be too biased) - https://propurusa.com/ProPur_vs_Competition.html

Anyway, whichever system you go for will be good! :)

sidh25
24th January 2012, 02:03
Hey everyone,

My brother just had a baby and I've been meaning to get a water purifier system for some time now but always been putting it off for lack of research. Tried to do some googling around and came across this: -

http://www.waterfiltercomparisons.com.au/compare-filter-technologies/

As with most other avalonians fluoride removal is a big priority for me so was wondering if anyone here who knows more about water purifiers be willing to shed some more light on this subject for me? Regards,

sidh

Hi sidh25,

You may want to take a look at the Hexagon 8 Stage Water Purifier, which at AUD $198 I think is pretty good value for money.

Here's a link to a website where you can purchase the product online (it had the cheepest price I could find on the net):

http://www.ecoswayaus.com/ecosway/au/ProductList_au.jsp?categoryRefNo=300054

As you'll see from teh abovfe link, the replacement filters are AUD $125 each, which isn't cheap, but they do last for around 12 months I believe so I guess it's not that expensive when you consider all the health benefits.

Also, heere's a link to a website that has some more detailed information about the product itself:

http://www.enllivenherbalaustralia.com/products/hexagon_8stages/

Hope this was helpful.

that actually looks pretty good. especially with how it uses magnetism and frequencies to attenuate and cleanse the water. do u know if it treats fluoride as well? :( didn't say anything on the links

D-Day
24th January 2012, 02:19
Hey everyone,

My brother just had a baby and I've been meaning to get a water purifier system for some time now but always been putting it off for lack of research. Tried to do some googling around and came across this: -

http://www.waterfiltercomparisons.com.au/compare-filter-technologies/

As with most other avalonians fluoride removal is a big priority for me so was wondering if anyone here who knows more about water purifiers be willing to shed some more light on this subject for me? Regards,

sidh

Hi sidh25,

You may want to take a look at the Hexagon 8 Stage Water Purifier, which at AUD $198 I think is pretty good value for money.

Here's a link to a website where you can purchase the product online (it had the cheepest price I could find on the net):

http://www.ecoswayaus.com/ecosway/au/ProductList_au.jsp?categoryRefNo=300054

As you'll see from teh abovfe link, the replacement filters are AUD $125 each, which isn't cheap, but they do last for around 12 months I believe so I guess it's not that expensive when you consider all the health benefits.

Also, heere's a link to a website that has some more detailed information about the product itself:

http://www.enllivenherbalaustralia.com/products/hexagon_8stages/

Hope this was helpful.

that actually looks pretty good. especially with how it uses magnetism and frequencies to attenuate and cleanse the water. do u know if it treats fluoride as well? :( didn't say anything on the links

Excellent question, I was under the impression that it did... but I just found this:

http://www.greendemon.com.au/hexagon8stagewaterpurifierreplacementcartridgenonf loride-p-702.html

POST EDIT:

Hm,,, I'm getting some conflicting information... just found this:

http://www.hotfrog.com.au/Companies/Natural-Health-Care-Products/Hexagon-8-Stage-Water-Purifier-and-Filter-removes-fluoride-46395

I'm also in the market for a new water filtration system and was going to purchase one of these as I thought It removed fluoride.

But now I'm not so sure.

Think I might contact the manufactureer and find out for certain whether it does or doesn't.

This also says it removes fluoride:

http://www.microwebserver.net/purifier.html

Definitely gonna have to call the manufacturer.

If this one does indded remove fluoride then I personally think it would be a much better option due to its various other capabilities.

I'll post something on this thread once I've confirmed for sure with the manufacturer......

POST EDIT:

For anyone who's interested...

I just confirmed with the manufacturer/distriubtor that this product does in fact reomve fluoride.

Apparently there are two version of the product, the original model and a new and improved model.

According to the person I just spoke to, the originial model didn't remove fluoride but the new one does.

Knowing that, I feel this product is a very good option.

Alan
24th January 2012, 02:59
I also have the Berkey system and like it very much.

Jonathon
24th January 2012, 03:04
I've posted this before and am not certain whether delivery to the AU is possible, however after much toiling I decided to go with a counter-top unit from www.purewatersystems.com. This particular system removes absolutely everything and it is verifiable with a TDS meter. The service is quite good as well.

There is always the conversation regarding mineral removal in the water, which I personally think is wasted breath due to the extremely small beneficial amounts usually mixed in with some not so beneficial amounts (you take in massive amounts from solid food content - whether your diet is good or marginal. It's like the Gatorade argument - the need for electrolytes. You can nibble a couple of cacao pellets and get 10x the amount of useful minerals you would get from a "sports drink". If you want mineralized water, mineralize it yourself from your own trusted source (Celtic Sea Salt for example).

Anyway, with this system, I have some means of verification. Any system that leaves something in the water is also leaving something you don't want in all likelihood.

From the site:

Our water filters provide complete removal of all contaminants from drinking water including:

Radioactive Particles, Arsenic, Fluoride, Hexavalent Chromium, Lead, Mercury,
and all other heavy metals
Drug & Pharmaceutical by-products
Nitrates & Nitrites
Industrial chemicals and solvents like TCE, MTBE, VOC's, etc.
Herbicides and pesticides
Bacteria, cyst, virus

sidh25
24th January 2012, 03:33
http://www.microwebserver.net/purifier.html
this product does in fact reomve fluoride.


Is that the product you're talking about D-Day?

D-Day
24th January 2012, 03:35
http://www.microwebserver.net/purifier.html
this product does in fact reomve fluoride.


Is that the product you're talking about D-Day?

Yep, sure is.

POST EDIT:

Here's a nice little FAQ link for you too :)

http://www.ecosway.com/ecosway/en_US/hexagon_08_faq.jsp

ghostrider
24th January 2012, 03:40
the way to purify water, is have it running over rocks. stones have a way of removing bacteria from water and leaving the good stuff. my Indian ancestors would drink from a stream as long as the water is moving and flowing over rocks.... if it doesn't move , you don't drink.

D-Day
24th January 2012, 04:47
Hi all,

I just came across the following [very interesting] website on my travels and thought I'd post a link so others could check it out:

http://ntphealthproducts.com.au/cart/TC-Energy-Design-glassware/

According to the website, their glassware products are hand made and specificlaly designed to alter and improve the molecular structure of drinking water, supposedly making it much healthier for human consumption.

Here's a short blurb from the website for those who are interested....


The uniqueness of TC Energy Design glassware lies in its revitalising effect on water. The shape and form of the glassware generates an energising resonance pattern that restores the water within - and improves the surrounding environment - with subtle waves of harmonic resonance. These vibrations have a healing effect on water molecules that have been damaged by pollution or high water pressure, restructuring the water molecules and returning them to the original integrity that they have in nature.

Structured water has a beneficial effect on people, animals and plants including better taste, increased vitality and energy, vigorous plant growth, and more.

There's a lot more information on the website, but I didn't want to got into too much detail here for fear of derailing this thread.

That said, I'm actually quite tempted to purchase some of this glassware so if anyone has good reason to believe it's BS feel free to PM me...

Paul
24th January 2012, 05:05
I have a full house chlorine removing filter (http://www.purewaterproducts.com/5600.htm), and an under the sink reverse osmosis fluoride removing filter (http://www.purewaterproducts.com/bwro.htm).

This gets the chlorine out of all the water, including that used for showers and washing, as well as providing pure water (needs remineralization, such as with Willard water (http://drwillard.com/)) for drinking. Getting the fluoride out of all the water is overly expensive and unnecessary. Getting the chlorine out is quite desirable and reasonably affordable. So this two stage approach is quite affective and economical.

Depending on your water source (such as well water, or the kind of chlorine and/or fluoride added) different variations are useful. Pure Water Products (http://www.purewaterproducts.com/watersample.htm) will perform basic water testing for you. Disclaimer - Gene Franks, the owner of Pure Water Products, installed my system and lives near by to me.

fifi
24th January 2012, 05:18
Hi D-Day,
I went to the website (http://www.microwebserver.net/purifier.html), and they only ship to any place in Australia. Do you know of a company in USA?

Thank you,
Fifi

D-Day
24th January 2012, 05:25
Hi D-Day,
I went to the website (http://www.microwebserver.net/purifier.html), and they only ship to any place in Australia. Do you know of a company in USA?

Thank you,
Fifi

Try this site:

http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale-hot-selling-hexagon-8-stage-water/p-ff80808127033f9d01271ade08266e1a.html

jackovesk
24th January 2012, 05:34
For those of you in Australia that don't have enough $Money to buy a Water Purifier System...

I started Drinking this product on a Daily basis over 1 month ago...

Pureau - Australia's Purest Water

http://www.pureau.com.au/images/gen/sticker_detox.gifhttp://www.pureau.com.au/images/gen/bpa-free.gif


100% Guranteed (Free) of all Chlorine - Salt - Bacteria - FLUORIDE & Other Impurites..!

http://www.pureau.com.au/images/common/packshot_26_08_08.jpg

available at...

http://www.pureau.com.au/images/common/resellers.gif

http://www.pureau.com.au/

PS - Cost approx $4.69 per 5 Litre container...It's a pity the Govt. won't allow us to have this (Standard) in our Tap Water (But they will Get Their Comeuppance) soon..

I feel alot Healthier & More Alive because of it...

Be Careful it makes you more 'Aware'...

Be Well...

Rgs,

Jack

blufire
27th January 2012, 17:31
I have used a Berkey system for about 15 years. There are many things I love about the system but one of the main things is it is portable. I have moved many times and my Berkey just goes with me.

My biggest suggestion is to get at least the Big Berkey or Royal Berkey because they have the capability of four filters. I use two of the black filters that filter out virtually everything except arsenic and fluoride and then the two arsenic/fluoride filters.

The initial investment is around $320 for the Big Berkey (including additional arsenic/fluoride filters) and $340 for the Royal Berkey (inc add. filters)

I feel a water filtering system is not a luxury in this day and time but a necessity. You will save many thousands of dollars in health care alone by using clean purified water.

Alan
27th January 2012, 17:56
I have used a Berkey system for about 15 years. There are many things I love about the system but one of the main things is it is portable. I have moved many times and my Berkey just goes with me.

My biggest suggestion is to get at least the Big Berkey or Royal Berkey because they have the capability of four filters. I use two of the black filters that filter out virtually everything except arsenic and fluoride and then the two arsenic/fluoride filters.

The initial investment is around $320 for the Big Berkey (including additional arsenic/fluoride filters) and $340 for the Royal Berkey (inc add. filters)

I feel a water filtering system is not a luxury in this day and time but a necessity. You will save many thousands of dollars in health care alone by using clean purified water.

It's also cheaper than buying bottled water in the long run, and you don't have to throw away plastic bottles. It's cheap enough in the long run that my dogs are now drinking filtered water, which I'm sure they appreciate!

Paul
27th January 2012, 18:04
I have used a Berkey system for about 15 years. There are many things I love about the system but one of the main things is it is portable. I have moved many times and my Berkey just goes with me.

My biggest suggestion is to get at least the Big Berkey or Royal Berkey because they have the capability of four filters. I use two of the black filters that filter out virtually everything except arsenic and fluoride and then the two arsenic/fluoride filters.
Using two different kinds of filters in the Berkey won't filter all the water through both filter types, but rather will filter half the water via one filter, and half the water via the other filter (if I understand the construction of the Berkey correctly.)

vortexpoint
27th January 2012, 18:59
If you're short on money you can always make your own water purifier using a funnel and active carbon granules. I've also been interested in all shorts of magnetic and vortex devices but I don't have much experience with those.

Holly Lindin
27th January 2012, 19:11
I'm surprised I haven't seen anyone talk about this yet on this thread, but have you looked into collecting your own spring water? There's a really great site (http://www.findaspring.com/) that has pushpins in the spots where springs can be found (although not ALL springs of the World are up on the site.), and collecting spring water is SUCH a beautiful experience! Daniel Vitalis talks a lot about this, so you should look up his information to see if he resonates. (I just LOVE 'im. :D) Unfortunately, I have no information on filters, but I thought I'd write to tell you about springs, if you haven't looked into that. I know, either way, you'll find something perfect for you! Lots of Love. <3

blufire
27th January 2012, 19:28
Hi Paul,

The Berkey system has two reservoirs. The two ‘black filters’ that do the major purification are attached so they are in the upper chamber where the water to be purified is poured in. The water is then filtered as it passes through these filters into the lower reservoir or chamber. The two ‘arsenic and fluoride filters’ are attached so they are in the lower reservoir where the water is further purified from fluoride and arsenic through absorption.




I have used a Berkey system for about 15 years. There are many things I love about the system but one of the main things is it is portable. I have moved many times and my Berkey just goes with me.

My biggest suggestion is to get at least the Big Berkey or Royal Berkey because they have the capability of four filters. I use two of the black filters that filter out virtually everything except arsenic and fluoride and then the two arsenic/fluoride filters.
Using two different kinds of filters in the Berkey won't filter all the water through both filter types, but rather will filter half the water via one filter, and half the water via the other filter (if I understand the construction of the Berkey correctly.)

Alan
27th January 2012, 19:35
Using two different kinds of filters in the Berkey won't filter all the water through both filter types, but rather will filter half the water via one filter, and half the water via the other filter (if I understand the construction of the Berkey correctly.)

You don't. :-) The 2 types of filters are in series with each other.

Hummingbird
27th January 2012, 19:42
I resonate with structured water.. the idea of re birthing water into its purest form, this can be done multiple different way.

this water contains more light( which is life) one of the better structuring devices I have found is this one

http://www.photonicwater.com/

blufire
27th January 2012, 19:43
Hi Holly,

This is such a wonderful suggestion and funny you would bring this up. I recently just dug a spring reservoir from several we have here in the mountains where I live now. We will insert a collecting pipe and line the hole we dug with rocks and add an overflow pipe to let the extra water pass on down the mountain where we will eventually sink a stock tank in the ground to collect that water for the dairy goats we will have in the summer.

A word of caution about spring water and even collecting rain water. I would highly suggest you have the water fully tested by a qualified company to find what containments (if any) there may be. Especially here in the part of Virginia where I live gas well drilling is everywhere and it is a common practice for them to ‘frack’ the substrata of the earth and this method of fracking will contaminant the water aquifers. Rain water as well has to pass through some really nasty stuff before it hits the ground . . . think chemtrails here.

I have sent samples of my spring water off for testing before we move forward with the little spring house construction.




I'm surprised I haven't seen anyone talk about this yet on this thread, but have you looked into collecting your own spring water? There's a really great site (http://www.findaspring.com/) that has pushpins in the spots where springs can be found (although not ALL springs of the World are up on the site.), and collecting spring water is SUCH a beautiful experience! Daniel Vitalis talks a lot about this, so you should look up his information to see if he resonates. (I just LOVE 'im. :D) Unfortunately, I have no information on filters, but I thought I'd write to tell you about springs, if you haven't looked into that. I know, either way, you'll find something perfect for you! Lots of Love. <3

Paul
27th January 2012, 19:48
The Berkey system has two reservoirs. The two ‘black filters’ that do the major purification are attached so they are in the upper chamber where the water to be purified is poured in. The water is then filtered as it passes through these filters into the lower reservoir or chamber. The two ‘arsenic and fluoride filters’ are attached so they are in the lower reservoir where the water is further purified from fluoride and arsenic through absorption. Aha - you're right. Thanks :).

Each hole in the panel separating the upper and lower chambers supports two filters. One filter extends upward into the upper chamber, and the other filter downward into the lower chamber. The water flows from the upper chamber into the upper filter, down through the hole into the lower filter, and out into the lower chamber. This allows for two stages of filtering.

This image shows black filters on top, white filters on bottom:

http://www.biznet1.com/waterpurifiers/BL_with_PF2%5B1%5D.jpg
Each water molecule goes from the upper chamber, into one of the black filters, down inside the white filter below that, and out into the lower chamber.

blufire
27th January 2012, 19:53
The Berkey system has two reservoirs. The two ‘black filters’ that do the major purification are attached so they are in the upper chamber where the water to be purified is poured in. The water is then filtered as it passes through these filters into the lower reservoir or chamber. The two ‘arsenic and fluoride filters’ are attached so they are in the lower reservoir where the water is further purified from fluoride and arsenic through absorption. Aha - you're right. Thanks :).

Each hole in the panel separating the upper and lower chambers supports two filters. One filter extends upward into the upper chamber, and the other filter downward into the lower chamber. The water flows from the upper chamber into the upper filter, down through the hole into the lower filter, and out into the lower chamber. This allows for two stages of filtering.

This image shows black filters on top, white filters on bottom:

http://www.biznet1.com/waterpurifiers/BL_with_PF2%5B1%5D.jpg
Each water molecule goes from the upper chamber, into one of the black filters, down inside the white filter below that, and out into the lower chamber.

You are welcome . . . . thanks for the picture . . . . says a thousand words!

Holly Lindin
27th January 2012, 22:46
Hi Holly,

This is such a wonderful suggestion and funny you would bring this up. I recently just dug a spring reservoir from several we have here in the mountains where I live now. We will insert a collecting pipe and line the hole we dug with rocks and add an overflow pipe to let the extra water pass on down the mountain where we will eventually sink a stock tank in the ground to collect that water for the dairy goats we will have in the summer.

A word of caution about spring water and even collecting rain water. I would highly suggest you have the water fully tested by a qualified company to find what containments (if any) there may be. Especially here in the part of Virginia where I live gas well drilling is everywhere and it is a common practice for them to ‘frack’ the substrata of the earth and this method of fracking will contaminant the water aquifers. Rain water as well has to pass through some really nasty stuff before it hits the ground . . . think chemtrails here.

I have sent samples of my spring water off for testing before we move forward with the little spring house construction.




I'm surprised I haven't seen anyone talk about this yet on this thread, but have you looked into collecting your own spring water? There's a really great site (http://www.findaspring.com/) that has pushpins in the spots where springs can be found (although not ALL springs of the World are up on the site.), and collecting spring water is SUCH a beautiful experience! Daniel Vitalis talks a lot about this, so you should look up his information to see if he resonates. (I just LOVE 'im. :D) Unfortunately, I have no information on filters, but I thought I'd write to tell you about springs, if you haven't looked into that. I know, either way, you'll find something perfect for you! Lots of Love. <3

That's wonderful advice, Blufire - thank you! And I'm so happy to hear you're doing that in your own homescape! I bet that's a really exciting process! <3

13th Warrior
27th January 2012, 23:08
Just a heads up for you folks; don't be to quick to believe everything that may be advertised in the water world, there's been a lot of shenanigans.

If you have a filter that say it removes fluoride, i'd like to see the data sheet. A filter will only reduce the amount of fluoride and unless it has a lot of activated alumina in the filter media(reduction rates are usually 90%) the reduction volume is quite limited; A RO membrane will remove all the fluoride as long as the membrane's integrity is intact?

I know the Berkey systems are popular but, i doubt the fluoride reduction last longer than a couple hundred gallons?

Cilka
27th January 2012, 23:39
I have just recently bought a reverse osmosis water filtration system that is extremely affordable, for just $150 you can get the whole system with 4 different filters which included the reverse osmosis filter. Check it out at this website http://www.maxwaterflow.com/
I live in an apartment so I was looking for a system that I could easily attach to a regular faucet; so, you don't have to install it underneath the sink. I warn you though, it is very slow.

13th Warrior
27th January 2012, 23:44
I have just recently bought a reverse osmosis water filtration system that is extremely affordable, for just $150 you can get the whole system with 4 different filters which included the reverse osmosis filter. Check it out at this website http://www.maxwaterflow.com/
I live in an apartment so I was looking for a system that I could easily attach to a regular faucet; so, you don't have to install it underneath the sink. I warn you though, it is very slow.

Interesting, a counter top RO; does it have a drain tube you stick into your sink drain?

Ok, I found it:

http://www.maxwaterflow.com/4-Stage-Portable-Reverse-Osmosis-Water-Filter-System-50-GPD-RO_p_355.html

The data sheet is saying 95% reduction for fluoride & 99% for sodium fluoride.

Inorganic Organic Rejection

- Adrazin >98%

- Aldrin >98%
- Aluminum >98%

- Arsenic >98%

- Barium >95%
- Benzene >98%

- Bicarbonate >99%

- Cadmium >95%

- Calcium >98%

- Calcium Cloride >99%

- Chlorine >98%

- Chloride >95%

- Chlorinated Pesticides >99%

- Chloroform >98%

- Chromium VI >98%

- Copper >98%

- Copper Sulfate CuSO4 >99%

- Criptosporidium cysts >99%

- DDT >99.9%

- Dichloromethane >98%

- DOT > 98%

- E.coli bacteria >99.9%


- Endrin >98%

- Fecal bacteria >99.9%
- Fluoranthene >98%
- Fluoride >95%

- Ferro cyanide >97%

- Giardia cysts >99%

- Glucose >98%

- Herbicides >98%

- Iron >98%

- Lead >98%

- Lindane >98%
- Magnesium >98%

- Magnesium Cloride >99%

- Manganese >98%

- Mercury II >85%

- Methoxychlor >98%
- Nickel >98

- Nickel Sulphate NiSO4 >99%

- Nitrate >90%

- PCB >98%
- Pesticides >98%
- Perchlorethylene >98%
- Phenol >98%


- Potassium >95%

- Phosphate >95%

- Selenium IV >95%

- Silicate >95%

- Silica SiO2 >98%

- Silver >98%

- Salmonella typhi >99.9%

- Sodium >95%

- Sodium Chloride NaCl >99%

- Sodium Fluoride >99%

- Sodium Nitrate NaNO3 >97%

- Strontium >98%

- Sulphate >98%

- Tannic Acids >98%

- Toluane 99.9%
- Toxaphene >98%
- Trichloroethylene >98%
- Trihalomethanes >98%
- Total Dissolved Solids 95%

- Vibrio choleriae >99.8

- V.O.C.'s >98%
- Zinc >98%

JohnBlues
28th January 2012, 02:51
The Hexagon system really looks good and at a very affordable price, I may have to invest in one on top of my Berky system, but I did find this piece of info about the filter replacements (non fluoride models) on the Greendemon.com.au site (http://www.greendemon.com.au/hexagon8stagewaterpurifierreplacementcartridgenonf loride-p-702.html)


(IMPORTANT: If you have a fluoride removal unit please contact us directly at info@greendemon.com.au as these have been discontinued due to performance issues. The above cartridge will directly replace the fluoride unit).

D-DAY - Since you're already in touch with the Hexagon people, do you mind asking if they know about this "performance" issue with the new fluoride model? Thanks :)

Astar Of David
30th January 2012, 04:40
Look into an Atmospheric Water Generator it creates pure H2O from the moisture in the air much like how an Air Conditioner drips water as it runs an AWG uses this is the same technology. Various models exist the average home model makes 25 Gallons (50-60 liters) per day. All for free, off the grid, pure, & safe all it requires is some electricity. They also sell solar kits there for these devices so they can be used in doors , out doors, while camping, or while visiting a 3rd world country where water is scarce for examples. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_water_generator It seems the best brand/models to buy are made by Ecoloblue as seen here http://www.ecoloblue.com/

TargeT
30th January 2012, 06:39
I have well water with high sedament,, so I pre filter, and water soften (salt use..) my water is probably a little "too fitered" but there are no chemicals and the PH is around 8.6

Dig a well :)

Oh,,, and my water only costs me the electricity to pump it out of the ground :)

OR try to recreate a Roman Well (those were pretty amazing IIRC)

applepie
30th January 2012, 08:50
Here is a whole house fluoride removal system

http://www.equinox-products.com/FluorideMaster.htm#How%20does%20the%20FluorideMast er%99%20system%20work?

service2others
30th January 2012, 09:36
. I use a reverse osmosis which is guaranteed to filter fluoride out of water along with other toxins. After reading the instructions carefully I was able to install it myself. The pressurised water enters a small storage tank under the sink. Please feel free to ask any further questions. http://www.psifilters.com.au/18-reverse-osmosis

sidh25
14th February 2012, 03:15
Hey everyone,

My brother just had a baby and I've been meaning to get a water purifier system for some time now but always been putting it off for lack of research. Tried to do some googling around and came across this: -

http://www.waterfiltercomparisons.com.au/compare-filter-technologies/

As with most other avalonians fluoride removal is a big priority for me so was wondering if anyone here who knows more about water purifiers be willing to shed some more light on this subject for me? Regards,

sidh

Hi sidh25,

You may want to take a look at the Hexagon 8 Stage Water Purifier, which at AUD $198 I think is pretty good value for money.

Here's a link to a website where you can purchase the product online (it had the cheepest price I could find on the net):

http://www.ecoswayaus.com/ecosway/au/ProductList_au.jsp?categoryRefNo=300054

As you'll see from teh abovfe link, the replacement filters are AUD $125 each, which isn't cheap, but they do last for around 12 months I believe so I guess it's not that expensive when you consider all the health benefits.

Also, heere's a link to a website that has some more detailed information about the product itself:

http://www.enllivenherbalaustralia.com/products/hexagon_8stages/

Hope this was helpful.

that actually looks pretty good. especially with how it uses magnetism and frequencies to attenuate and cleanse the water. do u know if it treats fluoride as well? :( didn't say anything on the links

Excellent question, I was under the impression that it did... but I just found this:

http://www.greendemon.com.au/hexagon8stagewaterpurifierreplacementcartridgenonf loride-p-702.html

POST EDIT:

Hm,,, I'm getting some conflicting information... just found this:

http://www.hotfrog.com.au/Companies/Natural-Health-Care-Products/Hexagon-8-Stage-Water-Purifier-and-Filter-removes-fluoride-46395

I'm also in the market for a new water filtration system and was going to purchase one of these as I thought It removed fluoride.

But now I'm not so sure.

Think I might contact the manufactureer and find out for certain whether it does or doesn't.

This also says it removes fluoride:

http://www.microwebserver.net/purifier.html

Definitely gonna have to call the manufacturer.

If this one does indded remove fluoride then I personally think it would be a much better option due to its various other capabilities.

I'll post something on this thread once I've confirmed for sure with the manufacturer......

POST EDIT:

For anyone who's interested...

I just confirmed with the manufacturer/distriubtor that this product does in fact reomve fluoride.

Apparently there are two version of the product, the original model and a new and improved model.

According to the person I just spoke to, the originial model didn't remove fluoride but the new one does.

Knowing that, I feel this product is a very good option.

Hey D-Day,

http://www.ecoswayaus.com/ecosway/au...ryRefNo=300054

Does this sell the original or the new and improved model? Any way to find out? so i don't get ripped off lol. cheers.

D-Day
14th February 2012, 04:24
Hi sid,

Sorry mate, but I'm at work at the moment and and a little pressed for time.

This might help you though:

http://www.ecosinfo.com/aust/en_au/contact_us_au.html

Perhaps you could give them a call and ask the question.

Let us know what you find out, if anything........

sidh25
23rd February 2012, 23:21
ok their sales rep told me it's not designed for fluoride removal so whatever it does remove would be very minimal :( sigh.. just when i thought i had it pinned down. will have to go for berkley or something. if only i had more time to research >_<

MorningFox
7th January 2013, 22:55
Can anyone please recommend a filtration system that removes fluoride and chlorine that's available to me here in the UK?

Earth Angel
7th January 2013, 23:03
what about a distiller?? have you checked out Andrew Norton Webber's site?? this water is 100 % pure........we have been drinking reverse osmosis water for years but now just distill our hard tap water, the result is amazing. A $175 megahome distiller is what we are using, very easy, and cheap , removes everything. Hope this helps

http://bestwaterdistiller.com/megahome-mh943tws-countertop-water-distiller-review/

http://www.aquariusthewaterbearer.com/

https://www.facebook.com/andrew.n.webber?ref=ts&fref=ts

Generous
7th January 2013, 23:16
I use the berkey filter system myself with 4 filters attached for faster filtration.

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the Berkey has an attachment to remove fluoride.