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fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 12, 2017 04:46PM
they have skyrocketed in $.

$43 for 2 in 2015, $54 for 2 in 2016, now $42 for 1.
unless you buy the chinese knock offs.
not a fan of anything food like from china



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 12, 2017 04:49PM
How long do they last? I replace my Brita pitcher filter once a month, about $50/year.
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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 12, 2017 04:58PM
6 months. we had a brita for years, but convenience rules cost in this case.
just annoying.



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 12, 2017 05:12PM
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space-time
How long do they last? I replace my Brita pitcher filter once a month, about $50/year.

Varies on your local water too. City of Seattle water supply is low sediment, and low in dissolved solids and contaminants. I get 2 months or so per Brita filter. You can taste the difference in coffee and tea made with Brita filtered water. It strips out the chlorine which messes with the tanins in tea, and something or other in coffee beans.
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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 12, 2017 05:45PM
Does your water taste that bad, does the filter help?

Ive never noticed a difference, so I havent changed ours in 5 years.



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: modelamac
Date: August 12, 2017 05:52PM
Sounds like it is cheaper to buy Distilled water by the gallon.



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: billb
Date: August 12, 2017 05:54PM
If you're not going to change a filter at least bypass it.
They can become a petri dish collecting both the bacteria and the food it thrives on.
Not changing a water filter is like storing your toothbrush up your bunghole.
Or never washing your genitals because, "hey, they still function".
Use your head.



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 12, 2017 06:08PM
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billb
If you're not going to change a filter at least bypass it.
They can become a petri dish collecting both the bacteria and the food it thrives on.
Not changing a water filter is like storing your toothbrush up your bunghole.
Or never washing your genitals because, "hey, they still function".
Use your head.

When the darkroom at work went unused for a while, there was an appalling amount of algae living in the filters. It then broke free when we started running film again, and the debris became embedded in the emulsions. Lesson learned.
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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 12, 2017 06:47PM
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billb
If you're not going to change a filter at least bypass it.
They can become a petri dish collecting both the bacteria and the food it thrives on.
Not changing a water filter is like storing your toothbrush up your bunghole.
Or never washing your genitals because, "hey, they still function".
Use your head.

That makes absolutely no sense at all, whatsoever, zero.



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: richorlin
Date: August 12, 2017 08:20PM
I have a Samsung refrigerator/freezer and the Samsung filters are $47 each. I buy a three-pack from Amazon for about $20 and change the filter every six months. They don't say where they are made, but they're only charcoal filters. It's not like a food product that could be adulterated.



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 12, 2017 08:40PM
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jdc
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billb
If you're not going to change a filter at least bypass it.
They can become a petri dish collecting both the bacteria and the food it thrives on.
Not changing a water filter is like storing your toothbrush up your bunghole.
Or never washing your genitals because, "hey, they still function".
Use your head.

That makes absolutely no sense at all, whatsoever, zero.

I think it does make sense.
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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 12, 2017 09:08PM
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richorlin
I have a Samsung refrigerator/freezer and the Samsung filters are $47 each. I buy a three-pack from Amazon for about $20 and change the filter every six months. They don't say where they are made, but they're only charcoal filters. It's not like a food product that could be adulterated.

Um, what did they "burn" to make the charcoal? Old melamine Ikea shelves? Prisoner's bones? THAT'S the kind of crap I associate with much Chinese stuff these days. It IS slowly getting better though.
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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 12, 2017 10:46PM
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I think it does make sense.

Then y'all going to have to explain it to me. Whatever was "in" the filter is now gone. So now the water just runs thru it.

How can there be anything in it to be come "bacteria"?

Thats an easy answer... there isnt.



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 12, 2017 11:23PM
You are assuming that the water ENTERING the filter is bacteria free. All it takes is one boy and one girl bacteria doing the nasty in your filter media, and BOOM! bacteria circus!

well, not really, but you get the idea.



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: JoeH
Date: August 12, 2017 11:42PM
Exactly. Domestic water supplies are not sterile water, just water that has bacterial and other counts below set minimums when it enters the system. Once the chlorine or other antibacterial agent is gone, those organisms can start multiplying again.. The activated carbon in the filter can actually speed up the process when there is no flow by removing what chlorine remains in the stagnant water in the filter.
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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: Carm
Date: August 13, 2017 01:13AM
It's important to wash your brita filters tank every once in a while. It can get nasty in there.
Amazon bulk filters too. Someone here suggested a local company that did filters a while back. To tired to search.
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Posted by: space-time
Date: August 13, 2017 07:40AM
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It's important to wash your brita filters tank every once in a while. It can get nasty in there.
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every single time I change the filter.
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Posted by: billb
Date: August 13, 2017 08:24AM
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space-time
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jdc
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billb
If you're not going to change a filter at least bypass it.
They can become a petri dish collecting both the bacteria and the food it thrives on.
Not changing a water filter is like storing your toothbrush up your bunghole.
Or never washing your genitals because, "hey, they still function".
Use your head.

That makes absolutely no sense at all, whatsoever, zero.

I think it does make sense.

Microbiological contamination is a hard concept for some.



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 13, 2017 09:49AM
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billb
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jdc
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billb
If you're not going to change a filter at least bypass it.
They can become a petri dish collecting both the bacteria and the food it thrives on.
Not changing a water filter is like storing your toothbrush up your bunghole.
Or never washing your genitals because, "hey, they still function".
Use your head.

That makes absolutely no sense at all, whatsoever, zero.

I think it does make sense.

Microbiological contamination is a hard concept for some.

Because they don't see it, it doesn't exist!
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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: Mr645
Date: August 13, 2017 10:13AM
I changed the filter in my Samsung fridge. The Samsung was $32 for one, the Chinese generic was $32 for two. The Samsung brand was also made in China
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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: August 13, 2017 10:38AM
I bought these for our Frigidaire. I didn't know they were going to be made in China but they had the best
reviews that I've ever seen on Amazon so I took a chance. Locally one is up $50. ea. These were 2/$35.

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BTW: They showed up yesterday afternoon, shipped out of KY via Ground Select so I suspect they were
shipped earlier than Amazon let it be known. Ground Select is not going to go from KY to our home overnight.



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: DP
Date: August 13, 2017 11:04AM
We have an Electrolux that used to be sold thru Sears. I had bought filters at Sears a while ago but then they stopped selling the Electrolux brand of filters. The last time I bought one was at Sears' web site but it was unbranded and when I installed it the "replace filter" warning didn't shut off. Took it out and reseated it, making sure it clicked (as instructed) but it's still showing the warning. Will replace in a couple of months using the past replacement dates as my guideline...



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 13, 2017 12:43PM
Yeah, you are all over thinking it?

Whats the difference from getting water out of the tap vs getting water from the fridge then?

The only differnce is that the water in the fridge now passes thru a filter thats done. An empty plastic piece.

meh.



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 13, 2017 12:52PM
An empty plastic piece.

A carbon filter loaded with whatever chemicals it once removed and possible bacteria growing inside it not an empty plastic piece. Look at where this started, he said to by pass it. That would be "an empty plastic piece."
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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: neophyte
Date: August 13, 2017 01:05PM
Don't most freezer filter units have a built-in bypass to allow water flow once the filter is clogged? If so, then of course you will be getting all the rust, other particles, and bacteria present in the water to begin with, as well as the bacteria sloughing off the upstream side of the clogged filter.

As mentioned above, drinking water is not sterile. The EPA prohibits only coliform bacteria (E coli is one genus) from public drinking water supplies. Non-coliforms are not prohibited, and are present in most water systems. I find them when I test new and existing water line samples in my lab. Chlorine does not kill them in the time frame between chlorine addition to the water and the time I take the sample.

Interestingly, private well samples often come up devoid bacteria in my tests. Private well water is not regulated by the EPA.
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Posted by: jdc
Date: August 13, 2017 01:37PM
How does bacteria automagically start growing inside it.

Using that logic, then if you dont change your filter the minute it stops working, or the minute after the carbon is "full" then you are risking bacteria growth too...

Looks like i can get one for $13, maybe its time.



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: neophyte
Date: August 13, 2017 03:48PM
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jdc
How does bacteria automagically start growing inside it.

Using that logic, then if you dont change your filter the minute it stops working, or the minute after the carbon is "full" then you are risking bacteria growth too...

It's not "automagical"; the bacteria are present in the source water. See chemolithotrophs. Your logic is correct but stops short of the actual condition: the bacteria will grow (albeit slowly) wherever they have sufficient nutrients, and when trapped in the filter they accumulate there. As some die, they release nutrients for use by nearby, trapped bacteria, enhancing the latter's growth. Once the by-pass opens, the bacterial "mat" can break off and join the water flow. Melt some ice from your water-line fed freezer and smell it.

These bacteria are not pathogenic to healthy humans.
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Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 14, 2017 07:22AM
How did we all survive drinking from the garden hose as kids?



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Re: fridge water filter cartridges
Posted by: JoeH
Date: August 14, 2017 08:51AM
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How did we all survive drinking from the garden hose as kids?

We may have, but some kids did get sick or worse. There are lots of things we may have survived, but you can find many examples where that did not hold for all.
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