TGI Water Filter Review
The Water of Life
Yes! The Water of Life! And what do I mean? Have you ever had a drink of tap water and after a bit of time came up with "heart burn"? Have you ever taken a bath and looked at the water and noticed that the water is blue green in color? Well, water is clear looking in its natural state. If you don't think so, take a look at flowing water in a river or small stream — after the spring run off, of course. Its clear! When you drink it, it tastes good. Your body likes it too.
One reason for an upset stomach is because of all the chemicals that are added to the water. Some 100 different chemicals or more are added so that it can qualify as "pure". Chemicals such as fluoride, which might be good for teeth enamel but hell on the body in general. In fact it's poisonous!
Add all the chemicals from "pure" water with all the chemicals from processed food and the result could be devastating for a body's health.
So! What to do? We did a few different things and they both had to do with obtaining water filters. One for drinking purposes and one for showering purposes.
Let's talk about a water filter for drinking purposes, something to turn "pure" water more in the direction of, ah, pure water. Weird huh? One has to filter water to get all or most of the chemicals out of the so-called pure water. That's so my wife and I don't end up with permanently burned esophagi. (Burnt throats due to the stomach acids traveling up and into the throat.) Drinking "pure" tap water has its definite drawbacks, especially here in Los Angeles.
Review of our TGI Water Filter Machine
So, we purchased a water filter at the hefty price of $545.00 from a company that sells them for a company called TGI, which doesn't sell its machines directly to consumers. It’s a five-step reverse osmosis filtering system that we hook onto our faucet.
The TGI water filter sequence is:
- A sediment filter
- A carbon filter
- A membrane — the reverse osmosis filter
- A second carbon filter, and
- A UV lamp — that kills bugs
Well, let me tell you, the water from our TGI water filter is much better and much cleaner tasting than our awful Los Angeles tap water, but it's also better than any bottled water we've had and the water from our water distiller.
(Mind you, the water distiller which we'd previously recommended worked fine. But it took approximately 6-8 hours to distill just one gallon of water, made a lot of noise, had to be used outside because it emitted air with nasty stuff like chlorine in it, added hundreds of dollars to our electricity bill per month, and then, every so often and after boiling vinegar in the open container for hours, you had the pleasure of scraping the hard-baked sediment from a very hot distiller!)
Contrast that with our TGI water filter machine, which cranks out a gallon of nice, clean, filtered water in less than 30 minutes, sits nicely on our counter, has a clear container with a spigot, and cut our electricity back down by hundreds of extra dollars per month. We're happy campers now. Though it wasn't cheap, we figure that the cost of our higher-end TGI water filter was covered by the drop in our electricity costs in just a month or two.
Now, I don't recommend the reseller company from which we originally purchased our TGI water filter machine because their service is atrocious. First of all, they sent a different TGI machine than we ordered, which we didn't find out about until we tried to buy replacement filters from them — for those, they took our money and sent us the wrong filters and we couldn't get them to give us the correct filters. And good luck getting to talk to them at all.
However, we did find a good company to obtain our filters from by surfing the Net. It's called E.S.P. Ltd., which stands for:
Environmental Safety Products Limited
93873 Crystal Creek Road
P.O. Box 348
Sixes, Oregon 97476
Phone # 541 332-8202
Ask for Doug Edison
Doug knows this stuff cold and can fit you with any filter or part that you could possibly need for your portable or non-portable water filter. In fact, the picture above of the water filters is one taken by my wife to send to him by email — more useful than describing something over the phone.
And when it came time to purchase another set of water filters (things wear out you know), we continued going to ESP because they are so helpful. We can then continue to drink well-filtered water using the latest technology.
Being able to have clean, filtered water at any time has had a very definite impact on our health.
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