"Fitted this easily and didn't expect much considering how cheap the price was but was totally amazed with the difference in taste of the water. Checked the filter after only 24 hours use and was shocked by the amount of dirt that had been filtered. Filter cartridge is easily changed with the spanner supplied. Would recommend this just for the peace of mind that my grandchildren will no longer be drinking contaminated water."
"I used the supplied 3/4" NPT nipple on the inlet side. To which I attached a 3/4" to 15mm flexible hose with integrated shut valve (part no. 67794). This made the fitment to the 15mm copper supply pipe simple & efficient. On the outlet I fitted a 3/4" to 15mm male coupler (part no. 82086) into the head, using PTFE tape (part no. 76841). And my 15mm tap connector attached directly to this. It has absolutely made a difference - water now has no odour or discernible taste. A stark difference to the quality of the water supply, prior to fitment of this kit."
"Have fitted quite a few of the dearer models. Came across this one on Plumbfix. Does exactly the same. People cannot believe the difference in smell and taste. And at less than half the price, you can't ask for better. Even the replacement filter is half the price and they fit the dearer models. A definite yes to this item. Cheers, Stephen."
"I have fitted loads of these. If you use a JG tap connector (3/4 to 15mm), just reduce the stub with a file by a few millimetres, chamfer a bit and job done. Plumb Centre have a brass fitting that will go straight into the filter and provide 15mm Comp connection. Too much fuss being made about the NPT. There are loads of suitable fittings available. SHAME A SUITABLE ONE ISN'T SUPPLIED. (Hence 3 stars for features) Regarding filters, I live in a soft water area and change my filter when the taste of the water changes, usually 12 months, however, hard water areas will likely see a MUCH MORE rapid change required. All in all a very good buy"
"didnt realise the incoming water was so dirty until i fitted the filter.no scummy build up in shower cubicle and no limescale in the toilet now.Washing smells a whole lot better too. easy to install."
"installation was very easy when using the js speed fit 15mm also taking tips from other reviews made this a breeze the wife's statement after a week was I can`t believe how soft my skin is since the water filter was installed also fantastic value"
"Needed a filter to get rid of chemical taste of mains water. This filter works really well. Easy to fit and not too bulky so cupboard under sink remains useful. Cannot yet comment on the life expectancy of the filter, but these are not expensive and are easy to fit."
"I've used one of these before and was very happy with it so when I moved house I decided to fit one in the new place.
The last one I installed was a problem to install because of the location and the 3/4" NPT fittings, however, one of the reviews on the site recommended using 3/4" tap connectors and this works a treat!
My second install, using the 3/4" flexi tap connectors (with ball valves fitted, makes changing the filter a drier occupation) went in a dream.
The only thing I would add to Voodooking's review is that if you use tap connectors use 3/4" x 22 mm so that the valve doesn't restrict the flow too much. You can get back down to 15 mm using copper fitting converters (Part number 61906)"
"Bought this on price alone after much searching on the web - housing AND cartridge cheaper here than housings alone from other places - (although cartridge is made in taiwan). Placed it inline on the supply to my electric shower and used 10mm bore flexible connections - no noticeable pressure drop - and the water is noticably better. Smell of chlorides is now gone & eyes don't itch anymore! Worth noting - the connections are 3/4 NPT which is different to 3/4 BSP. NPT thread is tapered - BSP is NOT so PFTE tape must be used to ensure a seal. 3/4 BSP male will NOT go into this filter housing - I used the connections that came with the filter (3/4 NPT) - and attached 3/4 BSP female flex hose tap connectors. Straight fit - no leaks. Would recommend this to anyone - professionals AND DIY'ers alike."
"I have installed many of these,very easy to install. (have one in my house) and after a month you notice the results.The water is clearer, softer and odourless to drink.Once you have been drinking water for a while from it , you will notice the difference in taste should you drink tap water...I find ice cubes are more clearer. The filter must be changed every six months.Cheaper than buying bottled water.Different types of filters avalable, to remove the smallest of sediment,chlorine odours,etc,see manufacturers web page.."
"Appears to be good quality. The use of 3/4 taper fittings is its only fault due to the limited availability of adaptors for this size in the UK. Attached is a picture of my install between a 15mm system to a 1/4 inch drinking tap.
On the output side I had to use 3/4 to 1/2 steel adaptor, a 1/2 to 1/2 brass nipple and a 1/2 to 1/4 pushfit. On he input side I used the same 3/4 to 1/2 adaptor and then used a radiator lockshield valve (as I already had one) and finally a 15mm compression to 1/2 hose connected to the usual 1/2 washing machine valve."
"Straightforward installation, the product provides basic water filtration similar to the usual jug type filters but which is more convenient to use. The manufacture provides a service to remind you when the filter needs changing."
"Our water supply suffers from occasional bouts of bad taste and smell if used for hot drinks. Bought this filter based on the good reviews and advise contained within. I used JG speed fit 3/4 to 15mm hand tight flexy's (80442) that worked a treat. Most importantly the taste and smell of the water has improved and drinking Tea is now the pleasure it should be."
"The installation was not as straight forward as I hoped. The inlet and outlet are NPT fittings which are American, you will find it very hard to get the correct fittings (UK 3/4 are BSP which will not seal against NPT). The solution is to use 3/4 Tap fittings, the rubber washer provides the seal. ( Credit to thevoodoking )
Other than that it was an easy fit.
We hoped that this would help reduce scale but it doesn't. (Note that the description doesn't mention scale, but the similar ones from the same maufacturer do, so we hoped.)
I'd recommend this product if your needing a basic water filter. If you are wanting to reduce scale, look at other options."