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Hughman
09-12-2006, 09:40 PM
My well water has tested positive for manganese and arsenic. :eek:
I'd like to remove these, thank you very much!

Who makes the most reliable and easily maintainable system for accomplishing this?

Kim Whitmyre
09-12-2006, 10:37 PM
Kanchan Arsenic Filter (http://web.mit.edu/watsan/worldbank_summary.htm)

Uses bricks, nails, and sand. :D :D

Meerkat
09-13-2006, 01:42 AM
The Ozzies use a big pipe standing at a 45 degree angle and full of some chelating agent in the outback. Periodically, they pull out the content of the pipe and refill it. It looks like brown limestone when it's done. It might be dichotomous earth.

pipefitter
09-13-2006, 01:43 AM
Who tested your water?Only test to trust is one from the county health department or someone they recommend to test it from the state. Don't trust the well service techs that also happen to install filtration equipment. Just a thought. Inorganics such as arsenic are best removed with reverse osmosis systems.Coliform bacteria are best removed with chlorine and the chlorine then removed with carbon. They have rev osmosis systems for the kitchen water that only treats your drinking water or icemaker so you dont have to spend as much.

Hughman
09-13-2006, 10:00 AM
Who tested your water?Only test to trust is one from the county health department or someone they recommend to test it from the state. Don't trust the well service techs that also happen to install filtration equipment. Just a thought. Inorganics such as arsenic are best removed with reverse osmosis systems.Coliform bacteria are best removed with chlorine and the chlorine then removed with carbon. They have rev osmosis systems for the kitchen water that only treats your drinking water or icemaker so you dont have to spend as much.

Tested by local water company, of which we, having a well, are not customers. They run a state sanctioned lab.

Do you have an opinion on the most useful osmosis systems? For instance, is the Home Depot stuff just as user friendly and cost effective as anything else?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
09-13-2006, 10:58 AM
My well water has tested positive for manganese and arsenic. :eek:
I'd like to remove these, thank you very much!

Who makes the most reliable and easily maintainable system for accomplishing this?

Numbers laddie, numbers - Seawater would test positive for both of those.

Hughman
09-13-2006, 09:26 PM
Numbers laddie, numbers - Seawater would test positive for both of those.

Seawater would test positive for just about everything.

Arsenic, .029 MG/L acceptable limit: .01 MG/L
Lead, .001 MG/L acceptable limit: .015 MG/L
Manganese.....(now where's the results on the manganese???)

Mrleft8
09-13-2006, 09:30 PM
Why worry? You've been doing fine for how long now? The water we've all been drinking for a million years has evil stuff in it. Yer liver isn't just for Bourbon ya know.....

crawdaddyjim50
09-13-2006, 10:44 PM
http://www.kinetico.com/kinetico/en/

The best and doesn't use electricity.

Meerkat
09-14-2006, 01:44 AM
We had an R/O system when I was a teenager. Used salt to flush the resin. Happens once a week a 0'dark thirty depending on how you set the timer and that's the only time it uses electricity.

It is absolutely amazing the amount of soap and dirt that comes out of clothes when washed with soft water and no soap. When you shower, your skin feels "slickery" because there's little or no soap residue left on your skin. You almost feel like you're still soaped up.

It's not good for watering plants though. They like the mineral content.

pipefitter
09-14-2006, 02:27 AM
I'm not likely to trust anything from home cheapo. I used to install alot of filters and such and alot of the name brand specialists,used the same filter components/timers etc installed in their own fancy wrappers which brings the price up to double.Atlantic Filters make or made alot of the tanks and components. You can try the home cheapo brands and have the water tested to see if it's feasible or even if you just make a seperate tap in the kitchen for your drinking water only. I have been out of the business a few years so you will have to do some research.I installed mostly bacterial iron and mineral iron filters/softeners and some aeration systems for sulphur water or chlorination/carbon setups. Some wells down here are so bad they almost need all the filters!

Rick Starr
09-14-2006, 05:40 AM
I've had good luck with these people...

http://www.freshwatersystems.com/c-136-water-filter-systems.aspx

While I don't have R/O, I've had good service and best prices on our uv filter sys.

Good luck

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
09-14-2006, 07:13 AM
Seawater would test positive for just about everything.

Arsenic, .029 MG/L acceptable limit: .01 MG/L
Lead, .001 MG/L acceptable limit: .015 MG/L
Manganese.....(now where's the results on the manganese???)

So, no really bad frights, the Lead (Pb) is fine, Arsenic at 29 parts per billion with an "acceptable limit" at 10 parts per billion.

Two further questions, 1 - What time of year was the sample drawn?
2 - How many sample have you had tested?