Originally Posted by crazylev
...Does anyone have the TastePURE CX90, or some solution you might suggest...
yep i use that model, and also drink water from fresh tank.
it works MUCH much much better than the "blue thing"...
the ceramic element darkens (color varies with minerals) and flow slows slightly over time, depending on the water source.
because the cartridge can be removed and cleaned, full flow is quickly restored
, when the ceramic is 'white' again.
i've got about 14 months on the current cartridge without issues, LOTS of use and 1000s of gallons filtered.
with each 'cleaning' the ceramic layer thins but i've cleaned it 20-25 times and it is still as effective as new.
filling the largest fresh water tank a/s offers takes 20 minutes tops.
here are 2 other posts/threads on this issue.
i'm very satisfied with the cx90!
there are 2 thin black O rings inside the unit and they are easy to lose, which causes the case to leak.
i picked up some extra O rings at the hardware store...
the replacement inner element comes with 2 new O rings and a new scotch brite pad.
the standard green 3m scotch brites are used to clean the element and are very effective.
combined with the integrated moen carbon element, water tastes/smells clean and fresh regardless of source.
for that really nasty, rusty nitrate ladened awful water at moraine view, which i do NOT ever connect to the trailer.