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Old 10-02-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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My sister in law just closed on a home in Waxhaw. She had someone come to the house and try and sell her a whole house water purification system for 7000. Anyone heard of this?
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Wherever it is, I am sure it is cosmopolitan
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LOL oh geez, what a scam. For 2 days in high school I worked as a telemarketer for one of these places. RainSoft, I think was the product. Anyway, I called locals and tried to set up a "FREE water test." It was a way for us to make water change colors in an vial at the kitchen table, scare the people into spending thousands on a system, and laugh all the way to the bank.

Even as a 17-year-old kid I smelled a scam and quit.
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:34 PM
 
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You mean something like this-http://waterlilli.com/

That system is only I think $1000-$3000.

I am also a cynic,skeptic,whatever. But I'm also intelligent enough to do my own research. Shame most people don't have that time/motivation.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:05 PM
 
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I don't believe in whole house filtration. You only need drinking water filtration IMO. Besides, that price was way over the top for whole house filtration.
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:13 PM
 
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Brita: $20 at Target!
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I've heard some NC folks need filtration due to a high mineral content of their water causing premature aging of plumbing, hot water heaters, washing machines, ice makers and such. I guess for the same reason auto manufacturers do not recommend using tap water in their cooling systems. Some tap water will also damage sinks, bath tubs, shower enclosures and clothes over time in addition to poor taste and smell.

If you think you may have a problem, I would first have your water tested at an independent lab at your own expense to determine if there's anything unusual and then go from there. If you do decide to use filtration, deal with a reputable local company that has a track record and that services their sales. You'll need routine maintenance for it to work properly.

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Old 10-03-2007, 07:25 AM
 
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I don't believe in whole house filtration. You only need drinking water filtration IMO. Besides, that price was way over the top for whole house filtration.
$7000 sounded about right. The $1000 one I was talking about was just for drinking water!
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:29 PM
 
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Default UC Water has high arsenic levels

Union County water has the highest amount of Arsenic levels in the state. Has been that way for a bunch of years.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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I believe that was related to well water.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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We have a Reverse Osmosis system in the house, expensive im sure and ummm South I do beleive your right from all the homework I did before moving here..I also think Marvinnative posted soemthing about this recently...it is from Lawyers rd and somewhere over there
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