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We recommend two of the 1 micron universal carbon blocks for best coverage of chloramines in the water. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The Universal Carbon Block will fit all of our 10" canisters just fine. Most of our RO systems however use 1/4" ports which may be something to watch out for. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
With the pressure drop from where it typically is. This is the easiest way. You can also test the water coming out of the carbon block with a chlorine test strip to ensure it is removing the chlorine.
Great question! The lower the micron the smaller the particulates it will capture. A 1 micron filter will capture smaller particulates than a 5 micron filter. :-)
Overall for best chloramines coverage you will want to use two 1 micron Universal Carbon Blocks. We have created a video on this exact topic included below! Overall the extra carbon block will not double the life however will ensure the RO membrane has better protection and it will have a small increase on time spent. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
New: BRS Universal Carbon Blocks were developed to be the best industry solution for chloramines, chlorine and well water to help make filter selection easier for everyone. The new block represents the latest in carbon technology by increasing surface area, volume of carbon and catalytic sites within the carbons pore network.
BRS Universal Carbon Blocks are manufactured using high performance catalytic active carbon combined with a new binder system technology which maximizes the availability of the critical catalytic sites. The combination of advanced carbon technology, increased volume of carbon contained in each filter and proprietary manufacturing processes delivers exceptionally high chloramine, chlorine, VOC and general chemical performance.
- Compatible with all BRS systems as well as all competitor systems which use a standard 10” filter.
- Specifically formulated for superior Chloramine reduction 1 µm (micron) Nominal Filtration*
- Chlorine 35,000 @ 1 GPM**
- Chloramines 3,500 @ 0.5 GPM***
- High chemical adsorption
- 30% more carbon than standard blocks****
*Nominal Micron rating for all above - 1 micron
**2ppm free chlorine >90% reduction
***3ppm monochloramine >85% reduction
****Manufacturer's internal test data
Works OK By Bill on 11/18/2016Bill wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI tried converting to this new dual BRS carbon block instead of the original loose carbon/pentek carbon chloramine block stages hat came with my BRS Chloramine RO/DI system. They clogged significantly faster, as in max 2-3 months even with ROSave 1micron pre filter. I went back to the loose carbon/pentek carbon stages and only have to replace them every 6 months. And not because of pressure drop or tds.
BRS UNIVERSAL CARBON BLOCK FILTER are the BOMB!! By FLSharkvictim on 11/17/2016FLSharkvictim would recommend this product to a friendI will only buy the Universal Carbon Block along with the Chlorine & VOC Carbon Block Filter
for my 2nd & 3rd stages since i have a 5 stage RODI system... They last a lot longer then the cheap ones.. HIGHLY recommended!
just get a pentek for the same money By JoeNY on 10/27/2016JoeNY wouldn't recommend this product to a friendthis brs cbf seems too light weight and fast flowing to be a 1 micron solid baked block like the pentek chlorplus 10 it replaced, which just confirms brs is great at marketing, but not much else. water tastes and tests better while it's new, but my confidence it low it will keep to spec long term.
Great By Brofish on 9/3/2016Brofish would recommend this product to a friendClearly a superior filter
1 micron carbon block before TFC membrane is bad advice By JointheRevolution on 5/8/2016JointheRevolution wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAlways go with a .6 micron or less in before the TFC membrane, if you do not, it will melt your membrane- especially if you live in a high TDS area. Been there done that. Stick with the BRS .6 micron carbon block or other similar manufacturers in that range or lower.
Great Filter Great Price By R. on 5/8/2016R. would recommend this product to a friendAs many are dealing with chloramines, two of these back to back are the way to go, as I said great filter great price.
Overpriced and Clog Quickly By Jeremy on 4/17/2016Jeremy wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMy water supply coming in is around 400ppm and 60psi, and my city uses chlorine. I use a 1 micron ROsave filter before two of these, and these filters still clogged up on me within four months and well under 1000 gallons of water filtered. I saw a 20psi drop in pressure across the sediment filter and two carbon block filters.
Great product By George on 4/1/2016George would recommend this product to a friendI've been using this filter for years and no complaints. I will continue to use for years to come
Great By Brett on 3/6/2016Brett would recommend this product to a friendI've been using a BRS RO/DI system with this filter for the last 6 months. Absolutely amazing product. Couldn't be happier.
Great filter By George on 2/1/2016George would recommend this product to a friendAll in all a great filter to use
Low Cost, Great Product! By Sean on 1/14/2016Sean would recommend this product to a friendAs always, BRS equipment is fairly priced and does the same thing as the high priced competitor products
Best carbon filters around By MandM on 1/3/2016MandM would recommend this product to a friendGoing with the BRS recommended products has always been a good choice.