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Are there any extremely robust, leak-resistant on-faucet water purifiers?

Asked by andrew (15756 points ) April 11th, 2008

As many of you may know, I love my Maytag portable dishwasher. However, I’m tired of filtering out the rust in my tap water with a Brita filter.

I’ve tried two Pur water filters connected like faucet => filter => dishwasher, but when I connect the dishwasher to the end of the filter (using the pass-through, so the water isn’t going through the filter), the pressure of the water overwhelms the cheap plastic (valves?) and water starts leaking out through the plastic housing.

There must be a better solution!

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gooch's avatar

Try filtering at an earlier spot like under the sink filters. They are more pricy but work well

andrew's avatar

@gooch: I don’t have exposed pipes under the sink. Wall => faucet. :(

gailcalled's avatar

All plumbing issues, sooner or later, have you rushing to the hardware store or groveling to the plumber. (Unless you marry one.) You have my deepest sympathies.

jamms's avatar

try the waterpik filter system. I got mine at lowes. The filters are much less expensive and under the faucet you can unscrew the screen and put your dishwasher attachment. I only mention lowes cause thats the only place I have seen them.

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gailcalled's avatar

Andrew; my taps have fixtures w. small screens (under washers) in them. Once a month or so, I take them apart and brush the rust particles out or poke w. toothpick.

jamms's avatar

the filter i was referring to is the same as the brita or pur filters that go over the faucet. it’s less expensive than both of those and I have found it to be of pretty good quality.

you can see what I mean here: link

I have not tested it with a portable dishwasher, but I imagine that if you use sealant tape to eliminate leaks, it will work.

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