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Old 11-03-2021, 10:25 PM   #15
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My understanding is the filters that you describe have very low gpm flows
I think what you need to do it use your filter system to fill your tank
Then use your pump system for normal usage
That way your getting clean filtered water and adequate pressure/flow

I suspect you’d need enormous filters to get the flows you expect
This sounds like the best idea for you in my opinion; you get filtered water and good pressure.
But I drink unfiltered water out of the tap at home, use a simple carbon block filter on the MH and very rarely drink store bought water. That's just me, and not a recommendation for others.
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Since I started this thread I thought I would jump back in. My comments here refer to me only and how you want to deal with Safe Water is your own business.

I would Never use unfiltered water for anything. Even just washing or brushing your teeth is enough to be of concern to eyes, ears, nose and mouth. So if you think I'm being cautious, you're right. I would rather be cautious than sick. Most of the "Camping Filters" will keep out sand and pebbles but not much else. A lot of them are small in size (for a hose) and around 100 microns with charcoal granuals that let the water pass right through and around, as in why they don't cut down on water pressure... or clean anything either.

I designed to have a 5-10 micron sediment filter to get the big stuff, at least a 1-5 micron charcoal block (solid) to get the crud causing bad taste and color out of the water. Actually if the carbon block goes down to 1-2 microns it will also get most bacteria. If you want to get rid of viruses you have to go smaller... around .1-.2 microns. If you use a larger canister type housing with 2.5"x10" filters there is more surface area for the water to pass through and not nearly as much pressure drop as with the small hose filters.

Again, as an engineer and with a long army career (Central America water) I felt the need to keep my wife, dog and myself as safe as possible. I installed the new system with a 5 micron sediment & rust filter, .5 micron carbon block filter and a .2 micron virus guard. I also use a 1 micron carbon block in the Tiffin water bay as a final filter for the storage tank water.

Am I an over the top nut... maybe, but do I feel much safer... Definitely!

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I don't blame you, if you do research on Americas water supply you may be shocked. Whatever filter system you go with I would run all drinking water through a Berkey counter top filter, even bottled water.
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I don't blame you, if you do research on Americas water supply you may be shocked. Whatever filter system you go with I would run all drinking water through a Berkey counter top filter, even bottled water.
I'm considering installing the "On-The-Go" water softener in our Phaeton. I realize there is a difference between filtering, purifying and softening and also understand quality of the water source has a lot to do with how well any in-line system will work. I'm a retired GEEK, not a chemical or environmental engineer but water safety is a concern for me so I'm interested in any thoughts on such a system. Reviews appear very good and installation relatively simple considering the size of the wet bay.

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Interesting that the Clearsource 3-filter system also uses a coconut shell carbon block filter similar to the Berkey. Hopefully does the job.
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I'm considering installing the "On-The-Go" water softener in our Phaeton. I realize there is a difference between filtering, purifying and softening and also understand quality of the water source has a lot to do with how well any in-line system will work. I'm a retired GEEK, not a chemical or environmental engineer but water safety is a concern for me so I'm interested in any thoughts on such a system. Reviews appear very good and installation relatively simple considering the size of the wet bay.

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I also have the Double size "On-the-Go" water softener. Works well and my wife swears by it. Washes her hair and it come out "like the beauty shop". Happy wife is happy camping!
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