Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 3
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BlueRunner Highly Rated Filter - Some Things to Note if Using with an Existing Faucet
I had an existing faucet from another brand of water filter that I planned to use, even though the AquaPure AP-DWS1000 kit I bought came with a new faucet. I downloaded the documentation about the AquaPure filter before I bought it, and the problem is that it doesn't specify that the quarter-inch plastic tubing it uses is an OUTER diameter vs. an INNER diameter - it just says "1/4-inch tubing." My existing faucet uses quarter-inch INNER diameter tubing. The result was I had to go to a hardware store and find a connector that could take my existing, larger tubing and connect it to the smaller AquaPure-provided tubing (about $4 apiece). Not a huge deal, but it would have been nice to know ahead of time as my installation location required adding extra plastic tubing to reach it, and I'd already bought 1/4" inner-diameter tubing! The AquaPure manuals could be improved by specifying that 1/4" tubing is OUTER diameter vs. INNER diameter! Otherwise, the filter is working fine - connected with no leaks on the first try. The only complaint I have about the installation of the main filter bracket is that the holes for mounting are placed such that the mounting screws cannot be accessed with a screwdriver "straight on" as some of the elbows/tubing already on the bracket are in the way. I found that I had to install the wood screws to hold the main assembly by themselves first, leaving a gap between the heads and the wood (wall) just the thickness of the mounting bracket. Once I had this step done, I slid the bracket over the screws and pulled down to make sure it was secure. It would probably be easier if the bracket was designed such that the screws could be tightened or loosed with a screwdriver and not have to be installed before the bracket can be attached.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by FamilyMan Awesome filter!
Easy install with everything needed included. The filtered water from this water filter is better than most bottled water. Just to see how good it works I had people try bottled, tap, and the filtered water. Everyone picked the filtered water not knowing it was the filtered. They thought it was bottled. Glad consumer reports got this one right because I went on their recommendation.
January 20, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by nickname cannot seem to replaced filters without a leak
OK, have had this for several years and like the filtered water but now have had system leaks with silly "quick connect" adapters when i replace the filters every time.
December 14, 2011