User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 18

Thread: Z-Pitcher 000 TDS Water Filter

  1. #1
    Californian in DC DrWurm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    DC Area
    Posts
    1,169
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Z-Pitcher 000 TDS Water Filter

    I don't want to hijack the other thread about Brita, so I'm making my own.

    I came across this the other day and thought it was pretty cool. It comes with a TDS meter too, if you're paranoid.

    http://www.zerowater.com/Main.aspx

    Now I ran the calculations on the replacement filters. If you got the pitcher (the one with a single filter) you should be able to filter 22.5 gallons before they recommend replacement (when TDS reaches 006). Filters can be bought in packs of 2, 4, or 8 for 30, 56, or 100 dollars respectively. With some highly advanced number crunching programs, I have determined the cost per gallon to be .67, .62, and .56 dollars respectively. Usually a gallon of store-bought distilled is 1 dollar (plus whatever time and gas it takes to get to the store).

    Also, while they may want you to "replace at 006 for the product to continue functioning as advertised," I bet you can push it longer until it reaches 15 or 20 (I'd still use that on my plants). Have our prayers been answered? Is there really an affordable water filter than can give us acceptable TDS readings? I'm not sure. Maybe the company will go under in a year and you'll never be able to find filters again. But I think it's worth a shot. Perhaps I'll ask for one for my birthday.

    Jason

  2. #2
    herenorthere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    almost Hartford
    Posts
    3,785
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What's the TDS of your water supply and did you factor that into the filter life? Also, filter pitchers can be remarkably slow and get slower with continued filter use.
    Bruce in CT

    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

  3. #3
    Californian in DC DrWurm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    DC Area
    Posts
    1,169
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by herenorthere View Post
    What's the TDS of your water supply and did you factor that into the filter life? Also, filter pitchers can be remarkably slow and get slower with continued filter use.
    No idea. I just picked up that bit of info poking around the website. Like I said, I don't know if it works, or if it's a potential replacement for buying distilled, but I think it's worth a look.

    From their FAQ:

    "Q. How long will the filters last?
    A. Each filter is certified to clean 22.5 gallons of water. "

    Jason

  4. #4
    Halt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Southern Caalli.
    Posts
    1,160
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Awesome!~ Ill try it out and post the results. thanks jason.

  5. #5
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you're in Westchester and getting your water from the LA DWP you can get an idea of what your average TDS from the annual water quality report:

    http://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp001965.jsp

    Of course this doesn't take what effect your local plumbing has on the quality of your water.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

  6. #6
    Zero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Dark side of the Moon
    Posts
    1,299
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Why not get a R/O filter system?
    pays for itself very fast.
    I wouldn't mess with any other type of filtration.
    SK-8 OR DIE

    growlist

  7. #7
    Californian in DC DrWurm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    DC Area
    Posts
    1,169
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Zero View Post
    Why not get a R/O filter system?
    pays for itself very fast.
    I wouldn't mess with any other type of filtration.
    Maybe if I was an 19 year old college student about to move into a tiny apartment

    I definitely intend to go RO in the future, but for those of us with small places or small collections, it'd be nice if we had something besides bottled distilled water.

    Jason

  8. #8
    Two flies one pitcher. Minus the crap eating. obregon562's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Lakewood, California, USA
    Posts
    1,253
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    why not? because most of us are cheap b*stards lol! ill get one eventually...and spread the parise of it im sure, but for now, that system looks very promising (although a little pricey no?).
    "It's easy to rip on cops, when you aren't the one needing saving"

    My Growlist

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. WAter filter~ Brita
    By Halt in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 07-17-2009, 11:54 AM
  2. Water filter dilemna
    By johnnyfrye in forum Sundews (Drosera), Byblis, Drosophyllum
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-22-2008, 06:24 AM
  3. Water filter
    By Vrad in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-29-2005, 04:48 PM
  4. Water filter
    By Sarracenia0 in forum Greenhouses, Terrariums and Bog Gardens
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-24-2004, 09:24 PM
  5. Pur water filter
    By Schoenburg in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-21-2002, 05:09 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •