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I had a filter that wasn't clear & it was guesswork trying to figure out when to change it. Now I see it for myself. Much more convenient. I recommend 100%.
For those whose city water is pretty good but just need to remove sediment and the taste of chlorine, this housing is a pretty good deal compared to the expense of reverse osmosis systems. If you use a standard 5 micron carbon block filter, you can plumb it directly into your kitchen cold water tap as it is rated for 6000 gallons and it will flow well. If you want the extra protection of a .5 micron filter, it would be a good idea to install a small separate drinking water tap as flow will be somewhat restricted towards the end of the filter's life cycle. If your municipal water uses chloramine (chlorine + ammonia), they make a special carbon block filter for that. You don't want to drink that stuff unfiltered! Don't forget to order a few extra buna orings to have on hand in case you need them. A half dozen filters will keep you supplied for years. An installation tip: the 3/4" male pipe threads are molded deep in the housings and it is possible to bottom out your fittings before they seal. If this is the case, use 3-4 wraps of thick "pink" Teflon tape (available at good plumbing supply stores like Andrew Sheret, etc) or 20 to 30 wraps of the common thin stuff they sell at the local hardware stores.