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    Hey guys,

    I just purchased a digi pure 9000s counter top filter off eBay.

    Unfortunately the water tastes like crap through the system, it's better to just drink from the tap.

    The taste I am getting is a metallic kind of taste (which lingers for quite some time), this system came with a KDF 55 filter and after a quick look around it seems like this is only for use on water with heavy metal issues? I could be very wrong.

    Should I just get a different type of filter? what recommendations for water that is pretty much fine just wanting some filtration?

    Btw: After lots of google'ing and looking at packaging/manuals I still can't find out who actually manufactures these, makes me a bit worried.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugh View Post
    Hey guys,

    I just purchased a digi pure 9000s counter top filter off eBay.

    Unfortunately the water tastes like crap through the system, it's better to just drink from the tap.

    The taste I am getting is a metallic kind of taste (which lingers for quite some time), this system came with a KDF 55 filter and after a quick look around it seems like this is only for use on water with heavy metal issues? I could be very wrong.

    Should I just get a different type of filter? what recommendations for water that is pretty much fine just wanting some filtration?

    Btw: After lots of google'ing and looking at packaging/manuals I still can't find out who actually manufactures these, makes me a bit worried.

    Thanks!
    The metallic taste probably comes from the bituminous carbon used with the KDF 55 Cartridge (iron contamination of the source carbon) ...this is a pretty common flaw of low-cost bituminous carbon blocks.

    KDF material has nothing to do with the taste , IMO .

    You better equip your Digipure with a Matrikx PB1 or Omnipure OMB934 0,5 mic with lead reduction or Pentek CBR2-10 cartridge.These cartridges are all top quality ...

    Digipure are made in Taiwan , by Savant Electronics Inc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billsid View Post
    The metallic taste probably comes from the bituminous carbon used with the KDF 55 Cartridge (iron contamination of the source carbon) ...this is a pretty common flaw of low-cost bituminous carbon blocks.

    KDF material has nothing to do with the taste , IMO .

    You better equip your Digipure with a Matrikx PB1 or Omnipure OMB934 0,5 mic with lead reduction or Pentek CBR2-10 cartridge.These cartridges are all top quality ...

    Digipure are made in Taiwan , by Savant Electronics Inc
    Thanks for the responseBillsid,

    When you say contamination... should I be ceasing all drinking from this cartridge right away?

    After my OP I found that if I turned the tap right down so a weak little flow comes out of the filter it tastes fairly good, but this is a huge pain in the ass (especially when I'm dying of thirst lol)

    I'll order one of your suggested filters right away, do I need to check size specifications or will those pop straight in?

    Many thanks!

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    Hi,

    Just buy the 9,75'' x 2,5'' versions of a/m cartridges and they will fit into Digipure.

    My personal favorite is this one :
    http://www.filtersfast.com/KX-Matrik...975-Filter.asp

    You can set the digital meter of the Digipure 9000 at 2.500 GPD

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    I would also recommend using the 06-250-125-975 which will remove chlorine and lead among other contaminants that carbon naturally removes.

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