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Culligan Fm-15ra Faucet Filter Replacement Cartridge
CULLIGAN" FILTER CARTRIDGE FM-15 *Replacement for FM-15 Ace# 4120671 *Reduces lead 99%, Cryptosporidium and giardia cysts 99.95%, chlorine, sediment and unpleasant taste and odors *Effective life up to 2 mo./200 gal.
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Reduces lead 99%
Cryptosporidium and giardia cysts 99.95%, chlorine, sediment and unpleasant taste and odors
Effective life up to 2 mo./200 gal
Replacement for FM-15 Ace# 4120671
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122 of 122 found the following review helpful:
Great filter if you follow this little bit of advice...Sep 28, 2009
By Jonathan Birge
At first, I did experience what a few of the other reviewers mentioned: after a short while the filter didn't appear to have any affect on the taste of the water.
The problem, I discovered, is that if you run the water through the filter too quickly (by opening up the tap all the way) the charcoal filter just can't do its job. As a rule of thumb, only allow enough flow through the filter so that it takes about 10-15 seconds to fill up a glass of water, and you'll have great tasting water. So, if you have high water pressure, make sure you don't open of the faucet all the way when filling a glass. There's just no way a filter as small as this can do its job properly at the max flow rate of most faucets. You really need a large in-line filter for that.
Note that this only applies to the filter's odor and taste removal properties, because this involves a chemical reaction of sorts where activated charcoal pulls chlorine (and other chemical) out of the water by binding to them. This is a completely different mechanism than what you normally associate with filtering, such as particles being caught in a mesh (which is essentially how the rest of the filter works in these, and so it's really only the odor and taste that is affected by the rate at which you let water through the Cullgan).
77 of 78 found the following review helpful:
A Water Faucet Filter That Actually Works!Nov 08, 2009
By M. Schnitzer
The Brita faucet filter does an excellent job of filtering out impurities from tap water -- that is, when it manages to stay attached to the faucet. However, in my experience with it (two years and two different models), a tremendous amount of my valuable time was wasted trying to reattach the filter after it would repeatedly fall off. Although I have no direct experience with the Pur faucet filter, my understanding (drawn from other reviews) is that it suffers from the same problem.
Happily, after purchasing the CULLIGAN Faucet Filter several months ago, I can now report with confidence that it is plagued by no such similar defect. In other words, once attached, it remains firmly in place, and works every bit as effectively as rival brands. So for anyone who has tried those other brands and encountered endless frustration in endeavoring to keep them attached to the faucet, my advice is: Don't give up just yet! Try the Culligan model. It's solidly built, competitively priced, and replacement cartridges are readily available from Amazon. For me, at least, the Culligan at last put an end to the gratuitous, time-wasting burden of having to continually reattach a recalcitrant water filter.
78 of 79 found the following review helpful:
Do Not Buy More Than One At A TimeAug 13, 2010
By Richard Pabst
Buy one at a time, and not too far in advance. Filter works well, but Culligan only warrants for 30 days from date of purchase. If you buy several (as I did) and one is defective (spurting water all over kitchen!), no real way to obtain a replacement.
27 of 28 found the following review helpful:
Better than britaMar 11, 2005
By Wanda Sparkman
I love the culligan water systems. The base that the cartridge goes into is made better than britas,With brita I was buying a new base with almost every cartridge change and culligan is superior in price ,quality and every other aspect.And I think the water also taste better than water that is filtered using brita.Try it and see for yourself
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Good deal, but do not over-tightenDec 11, 2010
These filters are a b**ch to get out of the casing (maybe I'm tightening them too much, so be careful not to do that), but other than that I'm happy with Culligan. And, the new option to have it auto-shipped regularly is handy, especially because the Culligan filter doesn't have a fancy replacement indicator light.
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