Pur water filters


As everyone knows softened water makes really bad tasteing coffee. Will a Pur , Brita or similar faucet mounted water filter or the pitcher make a difference or should I stick to bottled water for coffee? Anyone tried this? Thanks for any help...
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benick wrote:

Get one of the $150 or so under sink RO filter units and feed it with water from before the softener so you don't waste filter life removing softener salts.
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Using the water BEFORE the filter/softener is not an option. VERY rusty and lots sediments. Removing the salt won't be a waste of a filter if it will save me from buying 5 gallons of bottled water a week for coffee and having to return said gallon containers to the redemtion center ....LOL. So I assume by your post that Pur filters WILL remove the salt? If so I'm getting one the next trip into town....
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benick wrote:

Add an additional $20 5 micron sediment filter before the RO unit and feed if pre-softener. The $2 (buy them by the case at a plumbing supply store) sediment filters will take care of rust and sediment and still be a lot cheaper than wasting RO filter life.
I have no idea what the Pur filters will remove. As far as I know they are simple particulate and charcoal filters, far below the filtering capacity of an RO filter.
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IMO a Brita or similar 'filter' is a toy when compared to real filters.
Millions of Americans don't agree that softened water makes bad coffee.
All ROs come with prefiltering requirements and should be installed after a softener. An RO has no problem removing the added sodium or potassium from a softener. But they do have a problem with hardness, iron, managnese etc..
Gary Slusser Quality Water Associates
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