1/29/2018 - Questions Answered

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1/29/2018 - Questions Answered

Q.  "After testing our well water it is showing Nitrate-N at 11.62. The County limit is 10. What type of filter would you suggest?"
A.  I would recommend a reverse osmosis drinking water system, like this:  https://www.uswatersystems.com/aquapurion-plus-5-stage-reverse-osmosis-system.html 
Q.  Can the Pulsar Intercepter pre-filter + Pulsar Disruptor sub-micron filter work together as a standalone system?
A.  They can, but the water should be pretty clean (Free of iron, sulfur and manganese along with low levels of silica).
Q.  I use spring water to feed my refrigerator. Will its filter system eliminate the minerals, etc. in this water that are good for us?

A.  A refrigertor filter will not remove minerals, but if you want to benefit from the minerals in the water, be sure to drink a bathtub full of water a day.  That way you can at least get 5% to 10% of the minerals your body needs a day.  I am being sarcastic - water is not a significant source of minerals so even if your fridge took out the minerals, it would not matter.
Q.  Can the water softener removing the scale from old copper pipes cause a leak?

A.  I guess it could if a hole was already there and the softener dissolved the scale, but that would seem unlikely.
Q.  Greyish water - washing machine doesn't clean well with this water. I want to filter it but don't know what to use. I have a whole house 5 micron filter already. 

A.  Most likely it is harness and/or manganese, but the very first thing you should do is get a detailed water analysis, like this:
https://www.uswatersystems.com/us-water-lab-water-test.html Once we know what is in the water, we can recommend an appropriate solution and GUARANTEE the results.
Q.  Hi! I am searching for a great "compact" water softener that I can install in a bathroom, is something I can find?

A.  Yes, we happen to have a very "great" one right here:  https://www.uswatersystems.com/us-water-laser-mini-metered-water-softener.html
Q.  What would be the best system to remove arsenic? My water test 2.5 times the recommended limit. Also when the tap was turned on I could smell the iron.
A.  There are several ways to do this, but we also need to know what other "competing contaminants" are in the water.  We need to see a test like this:  https://www.uswatersystems.com/us-water-lab-water-test.html Q.  What is a good control valve to buy? I had a 4800 Ge system but it broke in less than 4 years. I have salt tank and large canister. Im trying to decide if its worth buying a good quality control valve and using the older tank with new resin. Any thoughts ? A.  There are a number of good valves on the market, but GE has a PROPRIATORY tank that generally does not fit other systems.  I would not use the GE... PERIOD!
January 29, 2018