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3.0 out of 5 stars Good filter arrived cracked, February 11, 2010
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I have used the CB1 filter several times to replace the more expensive CB3 and it works just fine, although Omni never suggests anywhere that this is acceptable. I guess they would rather sell more CB3 filters. But if you research the housings for Omni's different units you discover that the one that accepts the CB3 filter is the same as the one for the CB1. Granted the CB3 filter does remove more stuff from the water but my concern is primarily taste and odor and the CB1 is a carbon filter which does this well. Unfortunately when I got ready to use the filter and removed all the packaging I could see that the filter was cracked. I had no choice to install it with the crack as the old one had been discarded and I didn't want the hassle of trying to exchange it. It seems to be working OK. So my only dissatisfaction was with the condition of the filter not its performance.
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Initial post: Jun 30, 2010 5:00:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 30, 2010 5:04:30 PM PDT
DCGUY says:
The CB1 and CB3 filter models have the same dimensions, so either can fit inside the housing. The CB3 can filter more "junk" than the CB1 model (such as lead, mercury, MTBE, and VOC (volatile organic compounds)). Some municipal tap water can carry residual compounds even after treatment. If you consider your water safe from these compounds then you can use the cheaper filter. Filters should not be cracked. Yours must have been crushed during shipment. I know it is a hassle, but you should have filed a delivery damage claim. If the crack is within the carbon block, then it is possible for water to go through the filter without being filtered. Then the filter would not be doing its job.

As a side note, the CB3 filter model design was changed in 2008 which made it about 1/8 inch taller. This resulted in installation problems with people who had the older Omni filter housings. They could not close the top of the unit. The Omni rep said to remove the gaskets at the end of the filter to allow it to fit in. Not sure if this is a practical solution or not.
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