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Water Filter Kit - £24.99 @ Wickes

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9y, 3m agoFound 9 years, 3 months ago
Sorry no image as a newbie poster - but the best value mains water filter I have found. Installed this morning in about 15 mins - does come with a carbon filter and also you are promised another filter on filling out registration form. Each filter lasts approx 6 months. Does the same as a Brita filter without the hassel of constantly refilling and does the same. Web description below.

Bottled water quality on tap convienience * Removes bad tastes and odours from domestic water supplies by reducing chlorine, pesticides, herbicides and organic particles * Easy to fit, no pipes to cut, no need to cut off water mains when installing * Complete with instructions and fitting kit * Lifetime manufacturers guarantee

Manufactures website below.

http://www.pureflow.co.uk/
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#1
Added the image, and a price and retailer name to the thread title. :) Welcome to the forums Chuffer!!!
#2
"Easy to fit, no pipes to cut, no need to cut off water mains when installing" - how does that work??

i am left puzzeled...
banned#3
Doesn't remove heavy metals though urgh think there's lead pipes where I'm moving to. 1930's house.
#4
playman
"Easy to fit, no pipes to cut, no need to cut off water mains when installing" - how does that work??

i am left puzzeled...


I fitted a filter similar to this and it is very easy. I think you do have to turn the water off at the stop cock though. Basically, you attach the fitting to the water pipe and then you use a small tool that comes with the kit to drill a hole in the pipe. You then just attach one end of the plastic pipe to the fitting on the pipe and the other to the tap unit that you've attached to the sink. I found drilling the hole in the sink unit the trickiest part.

ClashInDevon
#5
ClashinDevon, how did you manage to drill a hole in the sink? Just can't seem to find a bit for the job.
#6
realitybites
ClashinDevon, how did you manage to drill a hole in the sink? Just can't seem to find a bit for the job.

You need a step/cone drill like this....

http://www.toolstation.com/images/library/stock/webbig/89314.jpg

Obviously thats only for a metal sink ;-)
#7
Thanks for that Shengis, never heard of one before but I am now enlightened :thumbsup:
#8
No need to turn the water off - tighten the fitting - screw the tap, open the valve and hey presto water - clever.
#9
Also drilled hole in sink with a 8mm bit and widened out to 12mm using edge of drill bit
#10
You dont have to drill the sink you can put them into the worktop :thumbsup:
#11
So you have to fit a new tap to your exiting taps then?
#12
Not quite sure but was there a voucher for 20% off or was I dreaming?!!

EM1 I think, but dont shoot the messenger if I am incorrect.

Might be interested myself, as we are the closest to the main feed we filter most of the chlorine through our taps. I have to admit though " Water didn't taste this bad when I was growing up" ha ha..
#13
water where i am really is nasty - can only drink it when mixed with large amounts of cordial.

....If it were not a rented house id get one of these tap things now and be drilling away!
#14
poppy10
So you have to fit a new tap to your exiting taps then?


There is a small tap on the fitting that connects to your cold supply, you can just see it in the pic, you need to turn it off to replace the filter.

lumoruk
Doesn't remove heavy metals though urgh think there's lead pipes where I'm moving to. 1930's house.


Dont worry lead pipes scale up within months of fitting
#15
83 degrees........thats nearly boiling!
#16
How does the tube fit onto the copper water supply pipe without cutting into it? I've got a fridge with a water tap that I've not got around to hooking up with the water system, and I'm not sure how to do it.
#17
Nomak
How does the tube fit onto the copper water supply pipe without cutting into it? I've got a fridge with a water tap that I've not got around to hooking up with the water system, and I'm not sure how to do it.

cut and paste from the instructions.......

Locate tap around the back edge of the sink, ensuring the end of the tap is over the sink, see tap location diagram (right). 2. Drill a half inch hole in chosen location, install and secure tap, see diagram A.
Locate and tighten self-tapping saddle valve onto incoming mains water supply. See diagram B. DO NOT PIERCE MAINS UNTIL SYSTEM IS FULLY CONNECTED.
Locate and install filter kit on the side of the sink base unit using bracket and screw provided, see diagram C. Note filter can be mounted at any axis.
Remove dust caps from each end of the water filter and then push a grey connector to either end of water filter. Push red tube into input end of filter body and blue tube into output end of filter body. These fittings are self sealing, test by trying to pull pipe away from the fitting gently. Direction of the flow is indicated on filter label. See filter label which shows how the Pack fit connector works.
Open the tap on the sink then turn the self-tapping saddle valve clockwise as far as possible, then anticlockwise to open. (Low pressure at the tap may mean that the saddle valve is not fully open, in this case repeat the procedure). 7. Before use run tap for two minutes to de-aerate the carbon block.
#18
Just thought I would say a friend of mine has one of these, but still uses his jug water filter for filling the kettle as they are much more efficent than these fitted ones. However fine for use in general, though his does take a while to get a pint of water out of the tap.
Still good for general use for rated hot.
#19
Couple of other alternatives for you from screwfix
this at 4.99

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?cId=101259&ts=85114&id=27267

and this for the same price at 24.99
http://www.screwfix.com/sfd/i/cat/25/p1848625_x.jpg

or for high usage which I use at work on offer at 19.99

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?cId=101259&ts=85363&id=33024

hope that helps. (still voted hot )
#20
Does the same as a Brita filter

This will not remove scale from water in hard water areas, a lot of people use a brita to avoid scale and the scum caused by scale.
#21
kudos1uk
This will not remove scale from water in hard water areas, a lot of people use a brita to avoid scale and the scum caused by scale.


This will if scale is a problem in your area
http://www.screwfix.com/sfd/i/cat/31/p1719331_x.jpg

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?cId=101259&ts=99914&id=14377
Screwfix £9.49 - Don't forget though all these cartridges need replacing on a regular basis
#22
I fitted one of these about 18 months ago. The water does taste great, very easy to fit. Kids love it.
#23
How often do these cartridges need to be changed? I suppose it depends on how much you use it. Does it have an indicator?
#24
That's the problem with these, forget to replace the filter and you are probably going to get even more contaminated water coming through.
#25
cs95aam
How often do these cartridges need to be changed? I suppose it depends on how much you use it. Does it have an indicator?

It's supposed to be every 6 Months, but as already mentioned, it depends on how much you use. I change mine every four months.
They don't have an indicator. You could mark it on your Calender when it needs replacing.:thumbsup:

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