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Old 01-28-2018, 12:45 AM
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We've got chlorinated city water in our neck of the woods. I have installed an under sink filter several years ago, but before the filter was installed it would help to let the water sit a bit before taking a drink.
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Old 01-28-2018, 10:22 AM
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We are on well water. It does have a lot of calcium in it. We use a under sink reverse osmosis system for the house drinking,coffee water. Only have to change filters once a year.
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Old 01-29-2018, 01:04 AM
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I hadn't considered boiling as a way to drive off the chlorine, but boiling and letting it cool would quickly end up the way the charcoal filter jug is now......there never seems to be quite enough when we need it.

If I can I will go to the plumbing supply on the way in tomorrow and see what they have. On the plus side I get a discount which helps.

The city is to get chlorine from March. Lot of people won't be happy about that as the water is currently of very high quality. They are saying it will be for 12 months, but the cost of repairing pipes will always be too high and the chlorine will be seen as cheap and easy.

Lets not even get started on making the ones who are polluting the water change their ways.....
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Keep in mind, boiling will kill bacteria and most viruses, but, will also concentrate minerals and random petroleum contaminants. Flavor may improve slightly , mostly from the aeration that occurs when transferring the cooled water from the pot to a storage container. stand time will allow the solids, left over dead bacteria and mineral solids, to gravity select out. Pouring thru a common paper coffee filter will help with clarity issues as well.

I carry portable, personal, RO systems when I go afield, just for the event that I burn thru the water I carry with me, or break down in a remote area. (we have lots of water here in South West Floriduh, just not a lot of it is potable)

I've had a couple of long walks, in the dark, (I know what fish and gators do in swamp water, so I like to filter out the chunklets, before drinking it...

Not much help for the home system, but I need to keep my head in the game.

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I was thinking of this system. I have a 30 liter/day one that I picked up at the dump fully functional.

You would have lots of water, it does not boil but heats and condenses steam, and I think the house would have a chlorine smell when it was working.

We used it when one of our kids decided he did not like the taste of our water. Now it is a plant stand.
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Old 01-29-2018, 11:16 AM
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Yea Gerry, one of my friends put that exact model in his hunting cabin, out in the boonies. It worked OK, he added a holding tank, so there was always 200 gallons or so of sweet water on hand. It's now in it's own little building, with the 25 K diesel generator. (the local opinion is that he has way more money than common sense, but we all go to his "weekend in the woods" parties, they are, after all, legendary)

Another friend uses one of those countertop gravity ceramic units, Kinda like a real RO without the pumps and such. It's slow, 12-14 gallons a day, but this summer, the plan is to rig a holding cistern and an auto fill, float valve and some kind of auto backwash system. (that could take several cases of good beer, some good scotch, and a new blanket for the poker table...but it sure beats hauling' them square 5 gal. bottles.

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