Water Filter Jug

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  1. alphaomega16

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    Ok, since the weather has picked up I have been consuming more and more water and since I am not a fan of the tap and have been getting bottles of water can anyone recommend a decent Water Filter Jug.

    Would like a sizable capacity and able to fork out up to around £30.
     
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    I have the same one. There are often deals on multi-packs of the cartridges. I ignore the display & only change it if I can taste it isn't working properly or the flow slows too much. At least I did in the early days as the display has long since died.
     
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    Tesco do their own brand filter refills that fit the Brita's :smashin:
     
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    How long is that argos one on offer for, I couldnt see.
     
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    I looked and couldn't see either, I also have an email from them regarding the sale but that said nothing.
    It is that price on amazon too if that helps :smashin:
     
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    I got ours from Tesco xl was on offer £11 we use tescos own filters .
     
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    Doesn't bottled water work out cheaper?
    A water metre + cartridge replacement can't be cheap.
    I've binned my receipt but I know the bottled stuff I buy is pretty cheap.
     
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    Not when you factor in shoe leather and the portable air con costs you would need to go the shops it wouldn't :)


     
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    Get it delivered with the rest of the shopping.That way you can stay indoors enjoying the AC :D
     
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    Wish we could afford AC, apparently a 3 bedroom home with 2 PC's, 2 TV's and sky boxes and the usual kitchen stuff uses ~17kw per day.
     
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    Go to the Brita website and they'll send you a new meter free so long as you quote the serial No on the side of the meter. That's if you can be bothered :)
     
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    Useful, which is more than meter is! ;)

    Think it's just a mechanism to get you change cartridges totally unnecessarily.
     
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    I can't remember whether I mentioned it in another thread but I have one of the same jugs that supposedly monitors water quality and actual usage as well as a water boiler with a simple 4 week count down timer. The magical meter told me to change filter exactly one day after the four weeks were up on the water boiler. I'm quite tempted to take it out and see when it tells me to change the filter with zero usage :)
     
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    The Brita "metre" is just a 30 day timer.
     
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    There are two types, one is a simple count down timer, the other has probes that detect how frequently the jug is used, although I suspect it is "mostly" a count down timer too ;)
     
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    But then you are left with loads of bottles lying about, lot easier with a filter jug and just pop it in and out the fridge.
     
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    Why would you keep the bottles?
    Just chuck them in the bin.
     
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    If it's the economy stuff for 17p for 2 litres then you could have 246 litres out of the tap for the same amount of money. The Brita filters reckon they are good for 100 litres, so lets go with 100 for the calculation.

    100 litres of cheap bottled water costs £25.50
    100 litres of filtered water costs 7p for the water and £2,66 for a maxtra cartridge (from Boots at the moment).

    So your bottled water is nearly 10 times more expensive.
     
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    Oh well, I'd stick with the jug then.
    I'm not that much of a water drinker anyway. The bottles I do buy, I put squash in and take to bed. Plus they come in handy if I get caught short :D
     
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    This comes under the heading of deliberate thread spoiling just to gain notoriety. Please cease and desist, you are slipping back into your old ways.
     
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    As long as SBT don't mix up his bottles in the middle of the night .
     
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    lol
     
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    When we had our kitchen re-fitted a few years ago, we invested in a Franke Triflow filter tap - haven't looked back..
    Bottled water has a place, but the environmental impact of all those bottle sitting on supermarket shelves, is terrifying....
     
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    Nope, it comes with everything you need.
    The self piercing clamp fixes onto your water feed with one piece of the small blue tubing going from the clamp to one end of the filter and a second piece of blue tubing from the other end of the filter to the tap.

    The hardest part for me was drilling through a German built sink to fit the tap. I broke the first self tap drill bit I used and had to buy a stronger one.
     
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    We have the official Britta one, has hot, cold and filtered water on a single tap unit, refills last a year (about £35) and filters water on demand, I think the tap costs about £125 and just replaces your current mixer tap, so no need to drill extra holes in your

    BRITA Household | Pressurised Systems
     
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    Ordered ! :smashin: Bye bye Brita :hiya:
     
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    Let me know how you get on mate.
     

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