January 23, 2020 HomeArticlesKinetico K5 Drinking Water Station Kinetico K5 Drinking Water Station By Norbert Padgett Articles, Blog 21 Comments Tags:bottled, Dean Johnson, drinking, drinking water, filter, home, Hometime, improvement, K5, K5 Drinking Water, Kinetico, Kinetico Corporate, Kinetico Headquarters, non-electric, Quality, reverse osmosis, softener, Station, system, treatment, twin tank, water, water quality, water softener, water treatment Related Posts Types of White Wine : Serving White & Red Wines Touring A Massive $188 Million California Mega Mansion | Ryan Serhant Vlog #038 Jancis Robinson: “The 24-Hour Wine Expert” | Talks at Google About Author admin 21 Comments awc222 This is a fantastic system. Many of the great features aren't even mentioned here like the high pressure tank, membrane rinse system, and longest warranty in the industry. April 9, 2008 Reply awc222 Sediment prefilter—used in well water applications to remove particulates and sediment; Carbon/Sediment prefilter—used with city water installations to remove particulates and sediment as well as chlorine; Chloramine prefilter—used with city water applications to remove chloramines, which many municipalities use in place of chlorine. April 9, 2008 Reply awc222 Volatile organic compounds (VOC) filter—used to remove VOCs (including pesticides, paints and paint strippers, cleaning supplies and building materials) Purefectaฎ Virus /Bacteria Guard—uses Purefecta technology to remove bacteria and viruses Arsenic Guard—provides extra protection against arsenic V and arsenic III April 9, 2008 Reply awc222 Perchlorate Guard—used to remove perchlorate (a by-product of rocket fuel) from water Mineral Plus—cartridge that adds magnesium and calcium into treated water GAC postfilter—removes any unwanted tastes and odors from water April 9, 2008 Reply awc222 Do you have well or city water? Pressure comes from the main house water line pressure, not a bladder as with all other ROs. If the first filter is clogged, pressure might be diminshed. April 19, 2008 Reply awc222 No problem. Does the pressure seem good now? April 23, 2008 Reply Petty John best units on the market! December 6, 2010 Reply Richard Rizzo For information about Kinetico water systems in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia for over 38 years, call on Richard "the man2no4h2o" Rizzo, CWS/CSR at [email protected] December 30, 2010 Reply kanapad using it since oct 2010. fantastic!!!!!!!! but not cheap 🙁 January 26, 2011 Reply Kinetico Water Systems @1635265 Glad you are having a good experience with your Kinetico water. Most of us at Kinetico have a K5 in our own homes. I have pretty bad well water, and my K5 has made all the difference. I also like the peace of mind of the optional PurefectaGuard microbiological filter (for virus and bacteria protection) that can be added in. Not knowing what may get down in the well, I feel a lot better about the family drinking it every day. April 6, 2011 Reply alvisc2002 does it get rid of fluoride? April 30, 2011 Reply Kinetico Water Systems Hi alvisc2002, this system is currently tested and certified for 96% fluoride reduction. My children grew up on well water where no fluoride was being added. When they were small the dentist had them on flouride tablets for a few years for the dental benefits. Beyond a certain age (can't remember specifically when), he said it was no longer necessary. Hope this helps! If you have any other questions, please ask. May 12, 2011 Reply Kinetico Water Systems Hi ecreiny, sorry you are having an issue with your new ice maker. The K5 uses your household water pressure to push water from the storage tank to the faucet and the icemaker. On well-water systems household pressure is supplied by the pressure tank, and is usually not very high, compared to city water pressure. Depending on the requirements of your ice maker, your pressure tank may not be able to supply the pressure that is needed to push the water a long distance to the ice maker. March 22, 2012 Reply Kinetico Water Systems A booser pump is a common solution for this problem. At home I have my K5 installed on the basement wall about twelve feet from the frige. The small 1/4" feed tube runs about twelve feet horizontally and then another eight or nine feet vertically to get to the level of the ice maker in the kitchen above. My pressure tank was not up to the challenge, so I was getting the same thing– small hollow cubes. In my case the booster pump was definitely the way to go. March 22, 2012 Reply Jeffrey Twitchell Most new refrigerators have filters built into them that dramatically reduce the water pressure. It is wise to confirm the unit has had the filter removed when adding an RO. We install these units on domestic well systems all the time and as long as the following is done we have no issues – confirm well pump is maintaining a minimum pressure of 40 pounds, the Kinetico recommended refrigerator kit is used, and the refrigerator filter is removed. January 29, 2013 Reply Anthony Gjolaj does anyone have opinion on RO drinking water. i hear from some its great for the body, yet many others claim that without the minerals its dangerous for the body. anyone?? January 21, 2016 Reply heather proctor I've had my Kinetico K5 installed with the VOC filter for 3 months now. We feel safe drinking the water and the taste is great. No more buying bottled water and wasting the plastic. Cheaper too! August 30, 2016 Reply Sammi Challa I'm searching your site for 30 minutes to order filters but I don't find where to order. your site sucks. December 25, 2016 Reply Margaret Salemmo I changed my filters in my K5 system and the blue line did not come up all the way after the change ,can someone tell me why September 3, 2018 Reply Katrina Moorhead This filter removal and replacement is very difficult to do. My husband complained everytime he had do this, for 6 years now!! I just finished changing these out and am on the hunt for a new system!!!! What BS, get the engineers on this. I will do everything in my sphere of influence to keep people from purchasing such a miserably designed product. I wish I could talk to your head design engineer right now and get our hard earned money back!!!!!!Very Dissatisfied X-Customer, K Moorhead September 28, 2018 Reply Deluxe When doing the yearly service to replace the filters, do I need to perform any service to the under skink storage tank for the k5? August 4, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.