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Old 01-25-2020, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default Counter Top Water Dispenser?

Looking for suggestions for a counter top drinking water dispenser.

Weekend adventure van...I have a fully plumbed sink and water system but want a simple counter top water dispenser (that is something more than just a plastic jug) for quick drink, brushing teeth. and such.

Not a germaphobe, but a bit of stickler about standing and stagnant water so want something more than just a separate filter on the main tank or even under counter fresh tank that I can just give a quick rinse and fill before departing for a trip....just a gallon or so.

Anyone got any cool lower profile solutions? Galley counter is pretty small.
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Old 01-26-2020, 01:56 AM   #2
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Default Re: Counter Top Water Dispenser?

My current plan is to use a kitchen side faucet... so i can control water easier when 12v pump is triggered.
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use one of the manual foot pumps so no 12v pump is needed.
I'm doing a hose to wash bikes on the back so since I already will be using a pump I'm sure I will do the side faucet. Since they pull out of counter it allows a lot of flexibility and just like a hose you trigger when you actually want water.
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:37 AM   #3
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Default Re: Counter Top Water Dispenser?

I use the Aquasana AQ-5300 three stage filter which comes with a small water tap. I combine all that with a Remco 3200 water pump. All our water goes through this tap. Nothing fancy but it works for doing dishes, washing hands, brushing teeth and giving our dogs clean water.

The pump and filter are housed in a toolbox with holes drilled into the sides for water in and out lines.

We also carry a case of bottled water with us in case we run out or if something doesn't work properly when we're traveling.
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:55 AM   #4
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Default Re: Counter Top Water Dispenser?

For our 5 gallon dedicated drinking water tank we used this faucet but leave the valve in open position because we have small pump controlled by a momentary push button switch. Works like a drinking fountain. We use a small sawyer inline filter.

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Old 01-26-2020, 03:21 AM   #5
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Does the Sawyer allow enough flow to work for a sink? I have used these for backpacking
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Old 01-26-2020, 04:20 PM   #6
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Does the Sawyer allow enough flow to work for a sink? I have used these for backpacking
I honestly don't know. The pump we use for the drinking water is low flow. Suppose you could put a couple filters in parallel.

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Old 01-27-2020, 05:10 PM   #7
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For our 5 gallon dedicated drinking water tank we used this faucet but leave the valve in open position because we have small pump controlled by a momentary push button switch. Works like a drinking fountain. We use a small sawyer inline filter.

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Does that filter actually do a decent job? Iím so use to spending so much money for a water filtration system.
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Old 01-27-2020, 05:57 PM   #8
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Default Re: Counter Top Water Dispenser?

I'm a germaphobe and work in water treatment.

I have a hand-pump installed in my galley and 2.5 gal jug of water in the cabinet.

Everytime I fill my water jug, I add about a cap of bleach and let it sit for a few hours, then rinse and re-fill with chlorinated city water. No issues at all.

Bacteria really don't have a lot to "eat" in that situation. There aren't many organics in tap water (in my case) for them to chow on, so stagnant water doesn't really grow much dangerous bacteria. Just be extra careful not to touch and plumbing that goes into your water tank or piping. If it sits for more than a few days, add a drop of bleach, pump on your pump a few times to get the bleach into the fixture, and you are good to go.

By the way, filters are VERY common sources of bacterial contamination. Lots of surface area for them to grow. Most hospitals are removing filters from ice machines and water dispensers for this reason. Unless you have a 0.2 micron or smaller, you are doing more harm than good.
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For a weekender and drinking water, my vote goes to bottled water.

If you want a dispenser, consider to use one of the 2 gallon versions with a dispenser built in.
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Old 01-28-2020, 06:23 AM   #10
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Germs??
You should be a RN.

They tried to work us to death, guess I missed 1 day in 25 years of service.

Then I walked the Pacific Crest Trail from the border to Yosemite after riding my motorcycle to Tierra del Fuego and back and then around the world thru Russia and Mongolia plus the Eastern block to Germany.

Germs.

Back on the trail the know not's used filters, there was lots of desert.

The lines were long for filtering at the waterholes but we filled our bladders without filtering and walked on.

We had household bleach in little Murine eye drop bottles.

Two drops per liter for moving water, three for still water.

No one got sick, the water tasted good and the cowboy coffee was to kill for.

BTW that is the Clorox website recommendation, wait 15 minutes before drinking.

Save the worry for mountain lions, bears and frikkin rattlesnakes.

Clorox kills the AIDS virus and no doubt the Corona virus.



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