"The Filtrate cartridge with the red stripe and screw fittings now appears to be obsolete. The alternative is the BWT Water Filter with 1/4 inch / 6mm pipe push fittings. Simply cut off the screw fittings on the ends of the plastic pipe (use a Stanley knife for a smooth cut) and push into the end of the cartridge making sure the flow is in the right direction, it is that simple, and changing the new type of cartridge is just as simple .... as to its working efficiently for the 6 months stated is unknown at this time."
"I live in a rural location and a few years ago The water seemed to taste peculiar. I therefore fitted one of these filters to the kitchen sink. The water now tastes clean and is used for all cooking and drinking purposes. These filters are changed every six months in about 10 minutes."
"I used to suffer from sore throats quite a lot and decided to have my water filtered using jugs that are avilable from chemists which worked out quite expensive. After the initial cost of fitting the water filter kit that is less than £50, I have available to me filtered water on tap for all my cooking and drinking needs. It works out a lot cheaper in the long run. I always change my filter every 6 months as recommended. My neighbour also invested in the same after tasting the difference between filtered and unfiltered tap water. It is a must have product for every home more so ones with young children to get them into the habbit of drinking water."
"I purchased the Screwfix filter kit last year, and in that time the cartridges have changed from a screw fit to a press fit system. There's little documentation supplied with the filter that says this change has happened, only to cut 10mm from the pipe and just push it in the hole - I have to admit I was leery of doing this, expecting it to pop straight back out, flood the kitchen and bring on the apocalypse... Luckily it didn't! It seems to work slightly better than the screw fittings and *touch wood* is dry on both sides.
Just be aware if you have the old kit, you'll have to do this!"
"I fitted the filter tap 12 years ago and it improves the taste and cuts down the limescale in the kettle. I change the filter about once a year and as long as enough PTFE tape is used there is no leaks."