Why does BRS recommend this?
We spent a ton of time researching and testing to find the best carbon block available while still being reasonable when it comes to price. There are other filters that work well however do not last as long. By simply just looking down the center of the carbon block you can see why the Universal Carbon blocks are superior to the competitors. If you have a well, or city water the universal blocks will work for everyone in almost all reverse osmosis systems.
BRS Universal Carbon Blocks have been specially formulated for industry leading chloramine and chlorine reduction making it the highest performance and longest lasting carbon block in our industry. *See long description
- Chlorine 35,000 @ 1 GPM*
- Chloramines 3,500 @ 0.5 GPM*
- NSF Certified
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
GREAT By jose on 10/3/2018jose would recommend this product to a friendOVERALL TOP NOTCH
Good a must. By Lucy on 7/25/2018Lucy would recommend this product to a friendI love in a area with high chloramine, I was told I should install two, but I could only purchase one. It's running an noticed a large difference. Tested water no chloramine. I'm still going to add the second one next week. So it did work. Buy this.
works good for me. By gut on 7/23/2018gut would recommend this product to a friendworks good for me.
Junk By Vlad on 5/30/2018Vlad wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThese newer filters are TERRIBLE! They work only for the first few days, after that they stop filtering. waste of money :(
Quick fail or clog... By B on 4/20/2018B wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI decided to go with BRS filter replacements for my 5 stage RODI and within a month I was down to 1 drop per second on a 75gpd system. I've done some checking and even moved this carbon block around to check if it is blocking water flow (and it is). This filter either clogs too fast or is a bit too long and expands too much while in use. Either way, having to replace a carbon block every month is not practical or cost effective. I'll have to stick to the 5 micron or a different 1 micron
not better By Cully on 3/27/2018Cully wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe old filter with the purple rim was a lot better then this new one, it blocks my RO/DI way to fast and I have to buy A new one after making only 200 GAL of water. I wish I could still buy the old ones on this site
Best product By Merle on 3/1/2018Merle would recommend this product to a friendI will nit buy any other for my system!
Works By Hawkaholic on 12/17/2017Hawkaholic would recommend this product to a friendWorks well. Takes our hard chlorinated water down to a very respectable 6ppm saving on ro membranes.
Good quality By Mitch on 11/11/2017Mitch would recommend this product to a friendThese work great!
best value By Bruce on 7/2/2017Bruce would recommend this product to a friendI make around 35 gals a week, these last me well over 6 months without passing chlorine or plugging up. Also just replaced my RO membranes that lasted 3 & 1/2 yrs using this filter.
Good filter By George on 5/26/2017George would recommend this product to a friendIt does what it's supposed to do, I recommend it.
Better Out There By Forsaken77 on 2/17/2017Forsaken77 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI regularly use the Matrikx CTO .6 micron carbon block but decided to give this 1 micron universal a shot because the rep on the phone said it's the best. Well it's not.
I use the ROsave.Z sediment pre-filter and I only use 1 carbon block and this universal has slowed my psi rating much faster than the Matrikx .6 block does.
I also am having another issue with it. I assembled my own RO/DI system from BRS 10" canisters and fittings. I never had an issue with any other carbon block, but it seems this one is slightly too long for some reason. Water will gather in the crease between the canister and the lid, like the lid can't close tight enough.
So besides getting half the performance (a 1 micron vs a .6 micron) and then it lasting less time when it should be lasting longer, it's a no brainer to stick with the Matrikx block that's a few bucks cheaper.
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Replacing carbon blocks on rodi 6 stage should i use 2 of these or should i use one of these and a 5 micron carbon block?
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!
Who makes them and where are they made?
How long do these last?
What is the length on these units? I have a 10" RO canister with 1/2" ports (purchased from BRS) I would like to use for this filter, will it fit properly?
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!
How can I tell that it's time to replace the carbon block? By my water pressure reducing or does it start to stain? Any other way to tell?
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.
Whats the difference between a 1 micron and 5 micron carbon block?
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. :-)
I am currently using Catalytic Carbon in my stage 2 flilter, can i use these instead ? and i am using chlorplus 10 carbon block in stage 3.
I am purchasing the BRS Universal Carbon Block Filter - 1 Micron, as stage 3 of a 4-filter home system. Stage 1 and 2 are sediment filters, this carbon filter, and a ceramic final filter. Does this BRS Universal Carbon Block Filter - 1 Micron remove fluoride from the water? If not do you have any filter that will remove fluoride?
Do you need to, or is it better to use catalytic carbon ahead of these blocks for chloramine reduction or are the good on their own? They are rated for 3500 gallons so if you run a dual set up does that double your block life to 7000 gallons?
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!