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Old 04-29-2015, 08:22 AM   #1
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Brita faucet filter

Has anybody tried, or using one of these on their kitchen water faucet?
Brita On Tap Faucet Water Filter System, White - Walmart.com

I bought one and planned on using it in the kitchen. Mainly for drinking water. I don't like the taste of the water coming out of those pex lines.

My concern is, the kitchen faucet sure doesn't seem to be very strong, and I'm wondering if will be able to handle the extra weight and stress caused by that filter system hanging on there.

If I can use it while we are setup, that is all I would want. Then I would take it off before moving the trailer.
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:34 PM   #2
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I would be curious too. I have been looking when I see them and just haven't seen one in the right color. They also make several pitchers which would serve the purpose and could be placed in the fridge.
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I wouldn't. We had one at home and it was quite hefty, especially when filled with water. Plus, you would just be creating one more thing to stow when moving. I would instead, cut your cold water pex tube under the sink, and plumb this in: Shop Culligan Under Sink Complete Filtration System at Lowes.com=
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Lloyd the brita pitcher will filter a lot more than chlorine and sediment. It is also portable.
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I wouldn't. We had one at home and it was quite hefty, especially when filled with water. Plus, you would just be creating one more thing to stow when moving. I would instead, cut your cold water pex tube under the sink, and plumb this in: Shop Culligan Under Sink Complete Filtration System at Lowes.com=
I thought about going that route, but there isn't much room under the sink in our camper. Plus I don't like working under there. Also I see it as just another potential water leak problem.
Thanks for the thoughts tho.



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Lloyd the brita pitcher will filter a lot more than chlorine and sediment. It is also portable.
Al: I looked at the pitchers. Almost went that route also.
This morning Barb and I decided we were getting along OK without either.
We always carry plenty of drinking water from home when we go. So I think I will just quit trying to make extra work for myself.
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Updated post..found better pricing...


Yes, the Brita system is too heavy for the faucets on most trailers.

As an option, I built an external two stage system with a filter system from Walmart and a couple brass fittings from Lowes. It connects between your source and the trailer outside.

The cartridges are a couple bucks compared to the more expensive Brita systems.

It does wonders to filter out the rust in the "City" water. We stayed at a couple local campgrounds and the water was turning our shower stall orange. This setup did the trick in addition to great tasting filtered water.


I use a spun filter here..very important to use since it prevents your carbon filter from getting gummed up and make it through a whole camping season.
Amazon.com: Culligan P5-D Level 4 5 Micron Sediment Filtration 2 Pack Replacement Cartridges: Kitchen & Bath Fixtures

And a carbon filter here:
Amazon.com: Filtrete 3WH-STDCW-F02 Standard Capacity Whole House Carbon Wrap Replacement Filter, 2-Pack: Home Improvement

The filter housings I used were around $10 x2. plus the fittings
http://www.amazon.com/OMNIFilter-OB1-S-S06-Standard-Whole-Filter/dp/B007X7OXQA/ref=sr_1_64?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1430405326&sr =1-64&keywords=whole+house+water+filter+housing

The filters last a season if I air them out between uses.

I use two stands like this and it sits next to the post.
http://www.amazon.com/Camco-40772-Wa...v+water+filter


All in all, you get a residential quality two stage filter system for about
$20, few bucks for the fittings to adapt to your hose and filters run less than $10 a season. Add the stands for another $26.

Oh Yeah, if you don't have an extra hose you will need a second short run hose. They're like 6 bucks
http://www.amazon.com/Camco-22763-Ta...ing+water+hose



Water silky smooth and tastes better than the bottled stuff. Plus, your hot hassling with the under counter and worrying about leaks.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:11 AM   #7
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I have that setup in the house.
I carry a whole house filter system with the camper. Along with and array of three different levels of filters I can use depending on how suspicious I am of the water.
Most of the time we are never hooked to city water when we camp.
It's usually boon docking.
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We purchased the Camco inline water filter. We attach it at the outside spigot.
http://www.amazon.com/Camco-40043-Ta...v+water+filter

Seems to work well.
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Yeah, the Camco rv stuff is super convenient but I found I couldn't dry it out between uses and had the residual water in the filter start to get musty on those weekend trips, especially when well water was the source. Also, it gets expensive to buy those inlines.

This isn't my setup, but kinda close..

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Old 04-30-2015, 05:22 PM   #10
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I've been using a Brita pitcher at home for years. I found a slim one for the camper that fits in the refrigerator door. I always use them to filter the water for my coffee maker because they keep the buildup from forming when using tap water.
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