Discount replacement water softener and carbon filters

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Fr. John

#1: Post by Fr. John »

I'm due to tear down and clean my Vetrano thoroughly. I figure I might as well replace the softener and carbon filters I bought From Chris Coffee at the same time since it's been a year.

Anyone have any ideas where to get these discount? They are on the pricey side.

UPDATE:

I went ahead and ordered from FiltersFast.com and couldn't be happier.

I ended up with these two filters:

Pentek WS-10 $18.75, which looks identical to the original cartridge I bought from Chris. The only difference I think is that the Chris filter is 850 grains (IIRC) compared to this 750 grains.

OmniFilter T01 $6.89, this is a one year or 15,000gal. carbon 5 micron NOT 10 micron that Chris sells

The order was filled fast and the customer service rep I called was knowledgeable and courteous.

Again, these are not cheap from Chris'. I'm a fan of Chris Coffee for many reasons but these filters are $50.00 combined from him. My total with shipping on the other hand was $30.00. If the difference were a couple bucks I would prefer to buy from Chris, but for this one item, I have to defer to the $20 savings.
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#2: Post by Fr. John »

Well I spent a decent amount of time looking for 10" replacement Carbon & Softener cartridges today. No luck. Judging by the responses to this thread, no one else has had any either.

Shoot.
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MDL

#3: Post by MDL »

If you look in the forums on the La Spaziale Vivaldi site (http://www.rimpo.org/s1/) you will find a link to a vendor who sells replacement 10" cartridges for substantially less than the individual cartridges from Chris. I searched the web and also found other vendors who sold replacements for less.

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#4: Post by MDL »

To be more specific, the web links for carbon filter cartridges to replace the 10" one sold by Chris are:

http://www.waterfilters.net/SearchByBra ... ilters.htm

or

http://www.water-filters-purifiers-soft ... hopexd.asp

Chris sells 10 micron carbon filters; you can get finer ones if you wish. The second link is less expensive than the first.

For water softener cartridges in a pack of 6 for $125 is:

http://www.water-filters-purifiers-soft ... hopexd.asp

If you want to read the discussion that I found these in go to:

http://s1cafe.com/wforum/viewtopic.php?t=388

Enjoy...

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#5: Post by Fr. John »

Thanks for the leads, I'll look into it.
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Ken Fox

#6: Post by Ken Fox »

When I was using these cartridges (not anymore; I have a whole house softener now), I bought a box of the filters and a box of the softener cartridges, from Chris. He offered me a significant discount on a case purchase (which I think was 6 of each), and I'm sure he'd offer the same to you, if you asked.

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Fr. John

#7: Post by Fr. John »

Thanks to both MDL & Ken.

Well after some searching I thinks I found the softener cartridge, or one like it, that will work. Problem is, after shipping your'e only saving a couple bucks. Unless of course you get some other carts, like Carbon block, then it gets pretty good.

Here's the Softener http://www.filtersfast.com/prodView.asp?idproduct=433

And some carbon filters also, though I have no idea which one to get:

http://www.filtersfast.com/prodView.asp?idproduct=76
http://www.filtersfast.com/prodView.asp?idproduct=708
http://www.filtersfast.com/prodView.asp?idproduct=192
http://www.filtersfast.com/prodView.asp?idproduct=161

Just too many choices.
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#8: Post by Fr. John »

UPDATED: See OP.
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