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Flow of Unfiltered Water is Too Restricted to Wash Dishes
on August 18, 2017
The filter and the plastic adaptors that came with the filter did not fit the male connector on my faucet. Per instructions, I phoned Brita customer service and they sent me three metal adaptors, at no cost to me. None were an exact fit, but, I was successful in making a water proof connection to one adaptor by using epoxy resin with hardener, slightly thickened with colloidal silica. I am not deducting any stars for this because Brita can't be blamed for the lack of standardization within the faucet industry. I only mention this because you should be aware of that lack of standardization.
I am deducting two stars because the flow from the unfiltered outlet is too restricted for washing dishes, and, there is no threading on the unfiltered outlet for connecting to other things such as an aerator. That means that I have to remove the filter to wash dishes. The most practical procedure is to only occasionally connect the filter and store the filtered water in large bottles for later use.
A common mistake of organizations working on a project is that they get the easy tasks wrong while getting the difficult tasks right. In this case, the easy tasks were making an unfiltered channel with unrestricted flow and a threaded outlet. I suspect that the propensity for getting easy tasks wrong is fostered by managers surrounding themselves with "yes men" who are afraid to embarrass the managers by pointing out obvious errors.
Incidentally, I was motivated to buy a tap water filter by the $0.01/oz. tax on artificially sweetened beverages by Cook County, Illinois . As a type 2 diabetic, my life sort of depends on drinking lead free, artificially sweetened beverages because I hate the flavor of pure water. Strange how some private industries benefit from government actions at he expense of tax payers. What a coincidence! It is almost as though there was collusion between government and private industry. Too bad, there isn't a similar beverage tax in Flint Michigan, huh?