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Old 05-11-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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Well water whole house filter

I'm about to ask the Rainsoft and Raindance folks to come out to do an assesment/test on our water. We use a filter on the fridge water for drinking, and that works fine. But on the rest of the house water, it smells of sulfur and it doesn't feel that soft at all. I've only been in this new house for about 8 months, and I can begin to see deposits on the shower heads.

Any recommendations for a brand? Or any recommendations for my discussions with either of the 2 reps that'll come to my house?

Tell me please of your experience if you've had any with well water and whole house filtratation.
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My grandparents have well water, it is the best water by far that I have ever tasted. I am assuming this about drinking water not tank water. What is the hardness of your tap? You might be best served by a softener to remove the'sulfer'. IMHO all houses that have city water should have an inline water filter....My grandparents that have well water have a whole house filter but have it bypassed for some reason, the water taste fine. I think it has to do with where you are from.

My parents have city water. My dad has a whole house filter just after the water meter.

So my opinion....get a RO unit your family and fish will love you.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:26 PM   #3
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Yeah, I want to do a few things.

1) have better tasting and smelling water in the bathrooms
2) soften the water to make soaps and detergents go MUCH further
3) get the hard minerals out - you shuld see the spots it leaves on the cars when washing.

I got my first vendor coming tonight. I'll see if RO might be the only thing we need. Not even thinking about fish right now since I have no tank set up.

Thanks fer yer input!
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I live on an acreage too and we had very hard water for the first few years since we didnt have a water softener hooked up (we have been renovating the whole house). Pretty much all the same evidence as you stated above. My dad finally got most of the plumbing done and hooked up a large water holding tank (we also had very poor pressure throughout the house)
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a pump to fix the pressure problem
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a large water softener
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and our original water heater
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we also have the ro/di unit hooked up in this room

The water is now a lot better...it is tinted yellow though. The original house is very old so i dont know if its old rust in the pipes or if we stirred up the heater when we took it down and hooked it back up? who knows, it is pretty annoying when trying to keep white clothes white though
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We also hooked the ro/di unit to our fridge even though it has a filter of its own. My dad likes the ro/di water much better so we have a small pressure tank to pump the ro/di water upstairs to the fridge
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Impressive!! Thanks.
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