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bob213

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Posted: 02/13/22 08:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone used one of these? How do they compare to the "Blue" filter? The Blue one filters at 100 microns and this one filters down to 1 micron. Does it reduce water flow?
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I use the Clear2O filters and do not see any significant reduction in water flow. I appreciate knowing I am getting superior filtration with a solid carbon block filter.


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Posted: 02/13/22 09:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Keep in mind, particulate filtering (ie: micron size) and carbon filtering are two separate steps and work differently.

The standard blue one is 20micron not 100.

Particulate filtering is typically more aesthetic in nature.


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Neither of these so called RV water filters is dong much other than eventually restricting the volume of water to your RV... Spend a few bucks a buy a better dual stage water filter that will perform 100 percent better than the camco blue

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Posted: 02/14/22 07:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ChuckSteed wrote:

Neither of these so called RV water filters is dong much other than eventually restricting the volume of water to your RV... Spend a few bucks a buy a better dual stage water filter that will perform 100 percent better than the camco blue

https://www.amazon.com/Beech-Lane-Extern........=9029579&hvtargid=pla-589335525091&psc=1


They do pretty much the same thing. Only advantage to your option is at least in theory, the larger filters don't have to be replaced as often.

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What exactly is it you are trying to filter out? I would disagree slightly with other opinions in that these do nothing. Particulate filters and carbon block filters can remove Chlorine and large debris which can cause deposits in your system. That said, I would agree they don't do much. To really reduce particles you probably want a larger, 2 stage filtration system with catalytic carbon. While carbon block will reduce chlorine, catalytic carbon reduces chlorine and chloramine - the latter is now becoming more commonly used in water treatment. If you are concerned about drinking water, in order to have truly clean water, you would need to look at an under the sink RO. But the 2 suggestions I offered are expensive. As is with most things, you get what you pay for.

I have looked into table top RO units, but ultimately we just take 2, 5 gallon water jugs of RO water from the house for drinking.


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IMO 1 Micron is entry-level and I use those for whole building filters to make a significant reduction in particulate and conductivity. Then I use half micron/activated carbon for icemakers coffee machines etc. craig

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bob213 wrote:

Has anyone used one of these? How do they compare to the "Blue" filter? The Blue one filters at 100 microns and this one filters down to 1 micron. Does it reduce water flow?
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Not a good idea. Here's a quote from the Clear2O website:

Due to our superior one micron filtration solid carbon block some areas with high sediment and particulates may require a pre-filter to prevent low flow rates and clogging.

While 1 micron filtration is great, you typically put a sediment filter in front of a carbon filter so that the carbon filter doesn't get clogged.


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Image of Camco Blue filter versus a two stage filter I use ... The blue filter is no comparison... Want to have less water volume... Use the Camco.. You cant see what the filter is or isnt doing versus a two stage filter with a sediment filter that is twice the size of the entire camco unit...

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I understand that some of you camp at private campgrounds all over the U.S. that are using untested /untreated well water. Around here in MN or Northern Iowa all public water supplies are tested and regulated good. No need to filter that water again.

To each their own.

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