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Do you filter your drinking water? The old filter housing cracked, it's not available anymore. Who filters, who doesn't, what do you use? Inline or external? Additives to the tank? Before I installed a cartridge, the water still tested clean. Would you just replace the filter with straight pipe? Thanks.

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I have an inline point of use filter for my galley. It helps with the varying taste of water from different locations. A buddy of mine filters the water as he fills his tanks. Last season I only used the onboard water for washing dishes and other stuff and used bottled for drinking.
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... The old filter cartridge cracked, it's not available anymore. ...
Did the housing crack, or the internal cartridge? As I recall, that shop in Ft. Lauderdale where we got your last cartridge had quite a few of them last year. I think they also had containers with the same form factor. (albeit not the vintage pea green style you have now)

I'm pretty certain we got it at Sailorman New & Used Marine.

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... Who filters, who doesn't, what do you use?
We bought a Seagull filter years ago. It is expensive, but turns "skanky" tasting tank water into very good tasting water. Besides the taste, the filter is fine enough to remove even some viruses. Still, a chlorine "shock" once in a while is a good idea for a water tank.

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We've been using a Sears in line kitchen type filter. Probably cheaper than any Marine variety (not cheap anyway). Happy with its impact on galley water taste and smell. However, if you let any water sit for weeks in the tank . . .

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...0070921x00003a
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Did the housing crack, or the internal cartridge? As I recall, that shop in Ft. Lauderdale where we got your last cartridge had quite a few of them last year. I think they also had containers with the same form factor. (albeit not the vintage pea green style you have now)

I'm pretty certain we got it at Sailorman New & Used Marine.

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Tom, thanks, we did get it there. Of course you are right, it was the housing that cracked, at the top. I need to replace it, or at least put in more line. I'm thinking of a foot pump too.
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Sent you a PM with a link to a housing that I think has the same form factor as your current filter. Since you already have a filter inline with the water systems I would prefer keeping it. The housing for your filter is less than $20, so you won't be out much if it doesn't work.

As for the foot pump, probably a good idea and cheaper than a dentist bill.

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As for the foot pump, probably a good idea and cheaper than a dentist bill.

Tom.
LMAO. What? I know better than to use my teeth....
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LMAO. What? I know better than to use my teeth....
I was referring to the loose morals of your galley spigot and the need to manually prime the hand pump by sucking on it to draw the water. Big risk of chipping teeth doing that out at sea.
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I got it, I was just making an obscene reference to what we called the procedure of pump priming.
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