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almost didn’t get it, but so far so good
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since i do not believe most of the negative reviews are fair for this particular product, i thought it best to give my opinion. the u25 filter was already in place when i bought my home three years ago, and i’ve never had an issue with the filter until now. like many others have mentioned my filter also formed a (even less than) hair-line crack that began spraying a very fine mist of water. also i must add that when i bought my house, there was another u25 filter in a box in the utility room that i THOUGHT was an extra, however finally looking closely at this one, i noticed that IN THE EXACT SAME SPOT, the previous owners had tried to epoxy a crack, so obviously (and as many others have noted) there was indeed a design flaw in these u25 filters. so now you must be asking why on earth did i give this 4 stars??? because the company changed the design and quality of this filter. yes, it has the same name and it does look VERY similar, however having both of them in your hands i could see and feel that the newer one was much better. i was concerned that the width may not be the same and would not fit in where the previous owners cut out the copper piping, but it fit PERFECTLY and i have NEVER done anything with plumbing in my life and i had the old one taken out and the new one in place within 15 minutes. changing the filter would take less than 5 minutes. no offense to the raters that keep saying the filter leaks (when not cracked of course). sometimes the o-ring is finicky or not lubricated enough and sometimes the bottom container is not screwed on tight enough (gotta use the supplied “wrench”) but do not over-tighten. i keep checking the filter several times a day and so far so good. i will of course update this review if anything changes.
Excellent Filter, Well Designed and Built
This was a replacement for a much older model by same manufacturer. A huge improvement over the older model. Required minor piping mods but well worth it.
LOVE THIS WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTER AND WANT OTHERS TO KNOW ABOUT IT TOO
LOVE , LOVE , LOVE this , could not live without it , The filter needed changing recently and I could not drink the water until it was changed , this is how good this is , and is easy to install , just run this through the water pipes under the house and the entire house can be filtered , but we don’t filter the entire house , no need to , just the drinking water and the kitchen along with the dish washer .
You WILL be satisfied
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This is the second Omni filter I have purchased. Believe it or not this is the same model # as the last one I bought but is much better quality and design. The weak area that caused the first filter to eventually fail was much improved on this new filter (the housing where the pipe connects). I would actually give this 5 stars but you probably would have lost my review in the other reviews. I am one who believes sauvy shoppers put more credence in the 3 and 4 star ratings. Again, I would actually give this 5 stars. We use this at work for our coffee machine and it gets a lot of use for an office with 100 people. I change it about every 3 months and use the carbon filters. They make a big difference in the taste quality. You will want to put a bucket under it when changing the filter. There is a bypass feature but that doesn’t empty the globe so you will leak several ounces of water when you change it. Its best to have a second person to hold the bucket. You should use one hand to turn the globe and the other to secure the plumbing to reduce torque which is what cause our first one to fail. Some people don’t understand simple mechanics like that and these are the same people that should not be allowed to change the filter nor be allowed to play with sharp objects. Don’t over tighten the globe or it will leak. There is a wrench included and it does not require a lot of strength to properly seat the globe.
Look out when replacing.
This works good just like my previous model but did not fit as a replacement part. Looks sort of the same in the picture but is a different size and configuration and difficult to tell from description and model #. Ordered one to see if just the clear housing would fit the existing top. No match. Since I use several in a series it was obvious that the whole setup would need change. After some plumbing and piping adjustments, it is working just fine. I’m happy with the system. It filters out much of the SoCal water “stuff” that the aquarium fish and humans don’t like.
One person found this helpful.
love it!! Easy to put on and off and being clear makes it simple to know when you need to change it.
Great product (not so great installation hardware)
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This filter is great and with the clear housing you can see how well its working. I would have given it 5 stars if the installation “hardware” had been better (I couldn’t stop the leaks)… I simply went to my local plumbing supply and bought “shark bites” (be sure to take the fitting with you to get the right part)…using the “shark bites” (a little pricy but, so worth it) installation is easy and takes very little time.