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    Question What's the best water purifier system?

    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.co...-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

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    Quote Posted by sidh25 (here)
    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.co...-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

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    Default Re: What's the best water purifier system?

    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?

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    Here is my recommendation... I have one...

    The berkey water filter...

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

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    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.co...-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.

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    Hi Mate,
    I use the berkley filter system, it removes fluoride & all other matter.

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

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    Quote Posted by Kimberley (here)
    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..

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    Default Re: What's the best water purifier system?

    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!

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    Quote Posted by sidh25 (here)
    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.co...-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...ryRefNo=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.c...xagon_8stages/

    Hope this was helpful.
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    Quote Posted by BMJ (here)
    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

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    Default Re: What's the best water purifier system?

    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!

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    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.co...-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,

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    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...ryRefNo=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.c...xagon_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

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    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.co...-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...ryRefNo=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.c...xagon_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/hexagon...ide-p-702.html

    POST EDIT:

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

    http://www.hotfrog.com.au/Companies/...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.
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    I also have the Berkey system and like it very much.
    Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?

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    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:
    Quote 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

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    Quote Posted by D-DAY (here)
    http://www.microwebserver.net/purifier.html
    this product does in fact reomve fluoride.
    Is that the product you're talking about D-Day?

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    Quote Posted by sidh25 (here)
    Quote Posted by D-DAY (here)
    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
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    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.
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    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...ign-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....

    Quote 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...
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    Default Re: What's the best water purifier system?

    I have a full house chlorine removing filter, and an under the sink reverse osmosis fluoride removing filter.

    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) 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 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.
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