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16 people found this helpful.
When I purchased my home 22 years ago the community was new. With new plumbing etc….The water tasted like “swamp water”. I purchased 2 of the older models of the U25. I used the Carbon impregnated filters…..WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!! The reason for 2 was one to the hot water supply (cold side) and one for the entire house. They lasted 17 years without a hitch. I replaced the older one with the newer model 5 years ago, still no problems. As for leaks, INSTALL IT CORRECTLY, or have someone with a little knowledge do it for you. Use Teflon tape, use the proper tools, Install unions in the pipe for easy unit replacement, replace the “O” rings annually (that way the canister does not have to be over-torqued). The provided wrench works fine if the canister is not over-torqued, don’t use the wrench to tighten the canister, if the O-ring is fresh, hand tightening is sufficient. This is a great product, but as with anything, used incorrectly it will not function properly.
almost didn’t get it, but so far so good
7 people found this helpful.
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.
You WILL be satisfied
2 people found this helpful.
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.