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    Default Re: Whats a good water filter (that removes fluoride)

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    Ive been looking around for a while and see that reverse osmosis filters do the job . The problem i have is that i live in a truck so dont have mains pressure and power is an issue .
    Ive also been looking at distilling water then adding minerals afterwards . There doesnt seem to be any stove top (non electric) distillers around though . There are a few plans for diy stills which is an option but i thought i would ask on here to see if anyone has a solution .
    Any help would be much appreciated

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    Phone your water company you may find you don't even have fluoride added, I was surprised to find my water did not have fluoride and I am in Herefordshire,,,

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    Default Re: Whats a good water filter (that removes fluoride)

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    Robert,

    Your post clearly identified KDF as the fluoride reduction agent...

    What is the rated capacity for activated alumina...probably a couple hundred gallons?
    The flouride filter is in addition to the KDF filter. Sorry I wasn't clear. That was a direct cut and paste from Berkey Tech sheet.

    To be clear... the water is prefiltered through the KDF and then through the flouride filters that are Activated Alumina. Berkey claims 1000 gallons which may be less if higher than "optimal" levels are filtered.

    Be safe, R2

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    If that is Berkey's statement; they should be more careful to not make misleading statements.
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    Quote Posted by 13th Warrior (here)
    If that is Berkey's statement; they should be more careful to not make misleading statements.
    Not sure how it's misleading, seemed pretty clear to me but here's a link on the tech.

    http://www.berkeyfilters.com/berkey-.../fluoride.html

    Be safe, R2

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    Default Re: Whats a good water filter (that removes fluoride)

    Robert,

    Berkey is claiming fluoride reduction by KDF media.

    You say Berkley uses activated alumina; I followed the link and there is no mention of alumina...

    Something is rotten in Denmark...

    Berkley shows two K series filter housings; I know of no such media available, in the quantity that a K series body can hold that would be remotely close to being able to reduce fluoride at a capacity of 1000 gal.

    ...a KDF/GAC for chlorine reduction, YES....no way for fluoride.

    Also, correct me if i'm wrong but, I don't see any third party verification for their test results.
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    Quote Posted by 13th Warrior (here)
    Robert,

    Berkey is claiming fluoride reduction by KDF media.

    You say Berkley uses activated alumina; I followed the link and there is no mention of alumina...

    Something is rotten in Denmark...

    Berkley shows two K series filter housings; I know of no such media available, in the quantity that a K series body can hold that would be remotely close to being able to reduce fluoride at a capacity of 1000 gal.

    ...a KDF/GAC for chlorine reduction, YES....no way for fluoride.

    Also, correct me if i'm wrong but, I don't see any third party verification for their test results.
    I'm sure if you read through the Berkey information or even contacted them, they would be more than happy to verify what I have already stated since I have repeated their product information.

    http://www.berkeyfilters.com/about-berkey/contact/

    And I agree with you 100% that KDF will not filter flouride.

    I don't think the K series body would hold 1000 gallons either. That would pretty big. I think I said (per Berkey) that the filters would treat 1000 gallons. When you stated "What is the rated capacity for activated alumina...probably a couple hundred gallons?", I assumed you meant how many gallons the filter would effectively treat, not what the housing would store. As far as I know, they don't have a housing that will hold a couple hundred gallons either.

    Another tech sheet that is more specific...

    http://www.berkeyfilters.com/pf2fluoride.pdf

    3. The media used within the PF-2 water filter elements contained high grade activated alumina
    oxide, which currently is the most efficient media available for extracting fluoride from the water.


    As far as third party verification, I would like to see this as well now that you mention it. I think I may use the contact link and ask them or maybe even the 800 number. Ahhhh... just noticed a live chat button... Let's both ask them so they know we are serious in our inquiries about getting the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

    Be safe, R2

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    Robert,

    I know who manufactures the filter cartridges that Berkey is using. I personally have conversed with representatives of both the filter company and the manufacture of the KDF material; I used to work in this industry.
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    Default Re: Whats a good water filter (that removes fluoride)

    Quote Posted by 13th Warrior (here)
    Robert,

    I know who manufactures the filter cartridges that Berkey is using. I personally have conversed with representatives of both the filter company and the manufacture of the KDF material; I used to work in this industry.
    Do they manufacture activated alumina medium as well? That's actually what we are discussing... right? I have agreed and still agree that KDF will not filter flouride. It's essentially the first stage in the filter then the activated alumina filter is the second. Two different filters. A KDF and a activated alumina. Per Berkey, of course.

    I'm assuming my last tech link was acceptable?

    Be safe, R2

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    I'm not questioning the filter manufacturer; they make quality filters.

    It's Berkey's claims that i find suspect.

    It's all about the media bed and contact time...so, if the cartridges contained 100% alumina; they could only reduce fluoride for a couple hundred gallons.
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    Default Re: Whats a good water filter (that removes fluoride)

    I did email them and ask if they had an independant testing lab confirm results. If they get back with me, I'll post their reply.

    If they used a projection instead of an actual flow test, I would be highly suspect of the results as well. Now that I'm thinking about it... how would you know when the filter was loaded up? Reduction of flow???

    Be safe, R2

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    Default Re: Whats a good water filter (that removes fluoride)

    According to the Daily Mail the plan is to fluoridate the rest of the UK. I must object to our Government while there is still a chance they do not make it law.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...ide-plans.html

    I have a distiller I will distill my water if I have to. I bet they drink bottled spring water with nothing added in the Houses of Parliament

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    Default Re: Whats a good water filter (that removes fluoride)

    The cheapest and fastest, easiest, safest way to do this was to buy a couple de-humidifiers and a Katadyne water pump to extract the water into my jugs for the fridge or whatever I wish to use it for. Using it for tea and such I never add the minerals I just eat extras of things that would contain those. For the coming times you all should have one of these anyways and its the best. It can filter 12,000 to 14,000 gallons of water before the ceramic filter goes bad in these and they really do work. I have used mine to get drinking water from puddles, holes I dug near water like lakes, ponds, or rivers and then let that little puddle depression fill up. It pumps clear clean water. Great item. Description reads: The classic. This robust water filter made of heavy duty materials is ideal for long lasting continuous use even under extreme circumstances. The silver impregnated ceramic element is effective against bacteria and protozoa. The Katadyn Pocket is the only water filter with a 20 year warranty. Includes: Prefilter, bottle clip and carry bag

    Article number: 2010000

    The one I have is the Katadyne Pocket. Look it up on Amazon. I've drank and used water this way for us and the pets for years. I never bothered to look for reasons not to and if the container to collect bothers you on a dehumidifier you can simply fix the machine so the safety preventing the things from working if the original is not in there. Just use Gorilla tape to keep it depressed and collect the water in an approved of container. That is what we do actually. We bought similar size approved of drinking containers from Emergency Essentials

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