We've been back on the updated city water line for a few weeks now, and noticing some decrease in our water pressure. We knew that there would be some sediment in the lines post construction, and figured our filter was done for. We never tasted or saw any sediment in our water, so the filter had done it's job perfectly thus far.
The water didn't look too bad as I started emptying out the filter chamber, but eventually I could see there was quite a bit of sediment closer to the bottom that didn't make it out with the initial dumping. I'm so glad this goop was on the "right" side of the filter.
Thank You filter, and keep up the good work!
Our Paleo path has naturally inspired and influenced many choices over the last few months. The most recent bringing some pretty simple replacements for dishwasher detergent and rinse.
Following a recipe for household cleaners at the David Suzuki site, we really only needed two ingredients for the detergent, and vinegar for the rinse. We had picked up some Borax previously, but didn't have any Washing Soda. A quick online search revealed it was pretty easy to make at home; thanks to a post @ Nature's Nurture Blog.
The detergent recipe was pretty simple; equal portions of Borax and Washing Soda that we mixed in a old plastic container. And Washing Soda was nothing more than Baking Soda that had been baked @ 400F for 30 minutes in one of our Pyrex dishes.
That was easy!
We had decided before Christmas that we wanted to install a water filter that would help reduce/eliminate the heavy chlorine that would often be in our water. The thought process started with a simple shower-head chlorine filter; but it wasn't too hard to think of other water to filter... so the whole-house filter was the cheaper and biggest bang option.
The entire project cost was under $215 (not counting my dads consumables like flux, solder, etc...):
||The After (1 of 2):
||The After (2 of 2):
I certainly won't miss the chlorine smell, and I'm really looking forward too chemical free water for showers/baths, cooking, boiling water for tea, etc...
Special thanks to my dad for supplying the majority of the know-how, tools, training, and labour!