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    Default What domestic water filters can take away chlorine taste?

    - and where can you buy them? I presume that this is rather a tricky task being on the molecular level of filtration. Are there chemical solutions to this problem? I'm pretty sure that a 5 micron filter from Noel Leemings won't cut it. Anyone know of anything to suggest?

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    Default Re: What domestic water filters can take away chlorine taste?

    I installed a filter from these guys http://www.purewater.co.nz/ and at the time I remember I was given a choice of filters and one of them could get rid of chlorine taste. I dont have that problem so didnt need to go to that extra expense.

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    Default Re: What domestic water filters can take away chlorine taste?

    To remove chlorine other than with a RO unit...I use a GE unit with activated charcoal.

    Check out the one I use here (BTW: They have accreditation in Canada, so I imagine NZ will accept them too): http://www.geappliances.com/smartwat...fs.htm?GX1S50F


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    Default Re: What domestic water filters can take away chlorine taste?

    Thanks Sam, I emailed them to see what options they offer to suit us.

    Thanks SurferJoe too, I found one of those secondhand listed on Craigs list for $55 which is a reasonable price. Not sure who would stock them near here, but perhaps the company Sam suggested will have something similar. By the way, why is it not allowed to be sold in California? Is it to do with the association of cancer with carbon perhaps?

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    Default Re: What domestic water filters can take away chlorine taste?

    You could always try a water distiller. You can pick one up either off trademe or Mitre10. They normally do about 4 litres at a time (which takes about 5 hours). Not quite as convenient as turning on a tap but you can be guaranteed 99.9% pure water.

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    Default Re: What domestic water filters can take away chlorine taste?

    Whiskey or Gin. What's wrong with adding Whiskey or Gin to your water? That will certainly remove the chlorine taste I should think. And if it does not, you won't care anyway.
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    Talking Re: What domestic water filters can take away chlorine taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Whiskey or Gin. What's wrong with adding Whiskey or Gin to your water? That will certainly remove the chlorine taste I should think. And if it does not, you won't care anyway.
    If it doesn't remove the chlorine taste at first attempt, just add more whiskey or gin (please, only add whiskey to whiskey and gin to gin). Repeat until the chlorine taste cannot be detected...

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    Default Re: What domestic water filters can take away chlorine taste?

    Putting water in whiskey? Any whiskey that is improved with watering down is probably best used in a fire extinguisher.

    Water is still good as an extinguishing medium with a high chlorine content, but I suppose for goldfish it is better they not swim in bleach.
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    Default Re: What domestic water filters can take away chlorine taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Putting water in whiskey? Any whiskey that is improved with watering down is probably best used in a fire extinguisher.

    Water is still good as an extinguishing medium with a high chlorine content, but I suppose for goldfish it is better they not swim in bleach.
    Depends on whether it's whiskey or whisky....

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    Default Re: What domestic water filters can take away chlorine taste?

    A trip to the water filter shop is in order here.
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