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The first picture is straight out of the pond on my property . The picture of the glass shows how clear no smell tastes good . excellent for 29$ filter .5 micron
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I need to order of of these (what I can afford) but haven't yet.

Thanks for the review and reminder!


How do you plan on storing this?
I was thinking of drilling the holes, covering the spout hole with duct tape, and putting the pieces in the top one with the lid on. ykwim

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Thanks, xm193. I saw these filters in the catalog that arrived today. $29. ain't cheap but it's cheaper than the $50. everyone else wants. I was wondering if they were any good and here's your post! I noted that the ad says "doesn't kill viruses". Is this true also for the name brand filters? I have a Katadyn Gravitron. The ad also said you can wash their filters up to 100 times. Is that true also for the name brand? I quit using my filter for daily use because at almost $200.00 (including shipping & handling) I just couldn't keep replacing those filters every 3 months.

Thank you so much for sharing your research with us.
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I believe that's this filter:

http://www.monolithic.com/stories/a-...g-water-filter

It costs only $23.50 direct, plus shipping:

http://shop.monolithic.com/products/...ic-drip-filter


I personally won't buy from Cheaper than Dirt after their gouging activities in 2009 during the Obama scare.
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Thanks, xm193. I saw these filters in the catalog that arrived today. $29. ain't cheap but it's cheaper than the $50. everyone else wants. I was wondering if they were any good and here's your post! I noted that the ad says "doesn't kill viruses". Is this true also for the name brand filters? I have a Katadyn Gravitron. The ad also said you can wash their filters up to 100 times. Is that true also for the name brand? I quit using my filter for daily use because at almost $200.00 (including shipping & handling) I just couldn't keep replacing those filters every 3 months.

Thank you so much for sharing your research with us.
a teaspoon of unscented bleach in the water 5 gallons for about a half hour will kill pretty much anything if concerned about virus?
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a teaspoon of unscented bleach in the water 5 gallons for about a half hour will kill pretty much anything if concerned about virus?
That is true. Personally I am more concerned with chemicals, pesticides, and toxins.
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So how does a .5 micron filter remove those?
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Thanks for the review.
I've been eyeballin' this rig for a couple of weeks but, couldn't make my mind up whether to buy it or not.
I think I'll take the plunge.
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I would go no higher than .1 micron or 100 nanometer filter.

Check the cool chart with the slider on the bottom.

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/conte...n/cells/scale/
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Viruses can be as small as .02-.05 microns so the .5 micron size wouldn't eliminate the viruses. Adding 1 drop of bleach per pint (500ml) would take care of that problem for you. Double to 2 drops if the water is cloudy.

Bleach (4-6% strength)required to kill viruses
(Double if water cloudy)

1 Pint (500ml) 1 drop
1 Quart (1000ml or 1 L) 2 drops
1 Gallon (4 liters) 8 drops
5 Gallons (20 Liters) 40 drops or 1/2 tsp

Make sure to use unscented bleach that is 4-6% in strength - most bottles of laundry bleach are in this range.
If it is 7-10% then cut required doses in half.
If it is 1% then use 10 drops per quart and adjust measurements accordingly.

Add bleach
Mix thoroughly
Let stand for 30 minutes before use
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My understanding is that there are almost no virus' indigenous to North American Waters.
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I bought one a while back but haven't put it together yet. Good to know it works. Thanks man!!!
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My understanding is that there are almost no virus' indigenous to North American Waters.
Since you understand so much, try drinking from a one of our springs then....
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My understanding is that there are almost no virus' indigenous to North American Waters.
Almost is the key word.

Almost only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and lawn darts. Not water filtration.
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a teaspoon of unscented bleach in the water 5 gallons for about a half hour will kill pretty much anything if concerned about virus?
That works out to 24 drops per gallon. The recommended treatment rate is 8 drops per gallon for clear water and 16 drops per gallon for cloudy or suspect water. Also, bleach doesn't have a long shelf life so it gets weaker with age. Calcium hypochlorite (pool shock) has a much longer shelf life. There's a big thread on how to use it that's always in the first page or two of this forum.
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I personally won't buy from Cheaper than Dirt after their gouging activities in 2009 during the Obama scare.
Ditto, I've never heard good word about their customer service either
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Since you understand so much, try drinking from a one of our springs then....
I'm sure you have a host of bad critters in your spring but I doubt any of them
are viruses.
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I would go no higher than .1 micron or 100 nanometer filter.

Check the cool chart with the slider on the bottom.

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/conte...n/cells/scale/
That is a cool chart.
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If I ordered that filter from CTD, it would cost me 46.57, including shipping and sales tax (TX). Seems a bit steep.
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it cost me 29$ plus 8 for shipping im in WA, your in Texas sales tax they have to collect in tx. 37 dollars or 46 for clean water its worth it for me at least.
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