Water filter Question

Greetings,
I've been lookig at the big box store's two stage under sink water filters- the GE GXSV65F and the Whirlpool WHED20.
What I'm wondering, since I really want to mount the filters in the basement under the kitchen, and tee the icemaker into the filtered water line to the sink, is can I do the same filtering job using standard filter housings and cartridges, and maybe get a little longer between cartridge changes, and not be tied to GE or Whirlpool replacement cartridges?
Thanks, DP
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Sure. I have mine in the basement too for the same reason. Easier to change also. IMO, under sink is the last resort if you have another spot easier to access.
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OK, I guess I didn't ask the real question- what type housings and cartridges will qive me equivalent performance to the ones I mentioned? From what I've been able to see in the catalogs (Grainger), it looks like a 5 micron and a .5 micron carbon block would be equivalnet, but I'm really just guessing based on reading what the above units calim to reduce, and what the cartridges claim to reduce.
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Any housing that takes the standard 10" cartridge will work the same. I've been using the GE carbon filters because they are readily available but others will work also.
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