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Old 12-10-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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Water filter cartidge replacement

I have been using the EverPure ADC cartridges for the undersink drinking water filter. They seem to be getting very expensive, and I was wondering if anyone has found an alternative replacement cartridge to the EverPure ADC...??

We stay in a park with well water, and it has lots of rust/iron in the water, and I like to change the drinking water filter about every other month...getting to be a little pricey.....
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:38 PM   #2
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What I do is was replace the whole cartridge w/holder each time I need a new filter.....I get 3000 plus gallons per filter.....(for drinking, coffee, washing veg/fruit) the filters cost about 12 bucks each with holder. They are ice maker filters and I get them from Amazon 6 at a time....made by culligan model no is IC-EZ-1
Sometimes they have the replacement element for 9 buck a piece
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
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I used the 3M replacement at about half the price this last time, but when I tested the water with the ADC filter in and then with the 3M filter the ADC filter did a much better job. Next time I'll be back to the ADC again. We're full-timers and the ADC filter lasts about a year; I'm not sure about the 3M's life since it has been in use about three months and the readings are indicating it's almost time for a change. We also use the Hydro Life filter for the city water coming into the RV.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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Why not just use a whole house filter attached to the drinking water hose connected to the rv?
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:16 PM   #5
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Why not just use a whole house filter attached to the drinking water hose connected to the rv?
I have a "whole house" filter in the water connection bay, and it helps a bunch with the iron, but we also have the drinking water filter under the sink. It does a good job, I was looking for something a little less expensive on the drinking water side.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:44 PM   #6
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I just purchased an ADC filter from Camping World on sale for $35.99. The label states they are good for a year. Thirty-six bucks doesn't sound bad for a year's use, as long as they work as you would expect.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:56 PM   #7
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I also use the ADC and generally change it once a year but this year we only had a chance to use iit for about 7-8 weeks in Sept & Oct and have been wondering how to store it till our normal travel time starts next April. I used to be able to catch them at a special price somewhere on the Internet but so far now around $36-$39 has been the best, still pretty stiff even for once a year change.
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I use an Omnipure filter from Filtersfast.com
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:08 PM   #9
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This is the best price I've found for the Omnipure E5520 Replacement Filter Cartridge which is a cheaper substitute for the Everpure ADC.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:14 PM   #10
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You can generally store a cartridge in water, in the fridge. Make sure it doesn't freeze, but if kept near freezing, as in a fridge, the cartridge usually won't start growing a culture.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:39 AM   #11
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This is the best price I've found for the Omnipure E5520 Replacement Filter Cartridge which is a cheaper substitute for the Everpure ADC.
I called discountfilterstore.com and they listed the Omnifpure E5300 as one that will fit my QL-3 perm. head. This filter is much cheaper than the ADC, at $20.99 each.

Thanks for all the help everyone...
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To cbeirel: Chris, I assume you have the original Everpure ADC W. installed in your moho. So I take it you can use the OmniPure E5520 in the Everpure mounting with no problem? I on-line chatted with a ciberperson from OmniPure citing all the Everpure numbers on the cartridge and she said it was similar but not compatible. I think she know not what she is talking about.
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I called discountfilterstore.com and they listed the Omnifpure E5300 as one that will fit my QL-3 perm. head. This filter is much cheaper than the ADC, at $20.99 each.

Thanks for all the help everyone...
Correction....... That is the Omnipure E5320
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To cbeirel: Chris, I assume you have the original Everpure ADC W. installed in your moho. So I take it you can use the OmniPure E5520 in the Everpure mounting with no problem? I on-line chatted with a ciberperson from OmniPure citing all the Everpure numbers on the cartridge and she said it was similar but not compatible. I think she know not what she is talking about.
I haven't tried it yet, but I have some on order. The RV Water Filter Store listed it as a replacement for the ADC cartridge. I should know shortly whether it fits or not. The difference between the two seems to be that the E5520 is rated for 2500 gallons while the E5320 is rated for 1500 gallons (and costs $1 less at discountfilterstore.com).
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Thanks a ton, Chris...I've been using the CDL cartridge for years now and never even thought about looking for a substitute. This will save me a lot of money!
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found the omnipures online for $13.99, ordered 2 of them...glad I came across this thread!!
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to the person who asked about storing the filters. We put about 2 T of bleach in ours. I told the ADC rep that at a seminar and he said "good idea" I think we will also keep it in a refrig as someone else suggested. Thx for the links to the less expensive filters.
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I have the ADC filter. This is the best filter available for this application but it is expensive. Do I need the best, probably not. BTW, I'm a retired chemist with some limited water analysis experience.

Reminds me I need a new filter.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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to the person who asked about storing the filters. We put about 2 T of bleach in ours.
Putting bleach in the filter will certainly protect it from organisms.

It will also impair the filters capacity to remove chlorine when you reinstall the filter.

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Putting bleach in the filter will certainly protect it from organisms.

It will also impair the filters capacity to remove chlorine when you reinstall the filter.

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