UPC: 016145550010Finish: None
The Aqua-Pure AP-RO5500 4-stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filtration System is the ultimate in water purification. This under sink filtration system in NSF listed to reduce most common contaminants including sediment, chlorine taste and odor, lead, cysts, chromium, cadmium, copper, radium, fluoride, TDS, as well as arsenic. Includes polished chrome dedicated faucet and tubing.
This is a compact system that fits nicely under the sink and seems to filter as advertised. It however has required a lot of maintenance other than routine filter changes. Replaced nearly all parts at one time or another and finally installed a new one. I have just now replaced that one with an Apec system because the second AP-RO5500 I put in had failed. Sorry, but I wouldn't recommend.
Use for our main drinking and cooking water. We are on well water
Easy to install
I personally installed the system almost a month ago. The RO5500 is quality product with an easy install, all lines are factory marked, how easy is that. Once installed, no drips. I mounted the system in the basement and ran a line up to the kitchen. I recommend ordering extra line so you don't have to make an extra run to a store.
This is a top quality RO system and Faucetdepot had the best price. Water tastes great and the system performance is adequate to meet all our filtered water needs (drinking water, tea, coffee and cooking) for the family of three people. Installation is not too hard for a person with basic pumbing skills, however the installation manual is somewhat confusing, particularly where it instructs you to sanitize the water tank. Thanks to the other reviewer - I used 5 ml of liquid bleach injected into the tank tube before filling it with water. Another note: the water line connector that comes with the system is 1/4x1/2", so if you have a standard 3/8" water valve, you would need to get a 3/8x3/8x1/4 tee or replace your valve with 3 way 3/8x3/8x1/4.
I've installed a few of these for my customers, and plan on buying a lot more of them. It's a top quality product, and worth every penny. I won't sell my customers a cheaper RO unit because the quality suffers. Faucet Depot has a great price on this, and the product arrived on time and in perfect condition. The protective wrap they used was great.It comes with plenty of tubing for an undersink installation, but if you're doing a basement installation, don't forget to buy extra pex tubing, 3/8". You'll need it for the faucet line and probably the storage tank line. Possibly extra 1/4" too if the feed valve or drain receptacle are more than a few feet away from the manifold.The faucet it comes with is shiny stainless steel, so if you have a different finish on your regular kitchen faucet, I would buy it online now, they can be hard to find in local stores.Really helpful to pick up a John guest angle stop shut off valve 3/8" x 3/8" x 1/4". Makes the undersink installation much easier. The adapter it comes with is fine, but it doesn't have a shut off on it, so you'll need to use the existing one under your sink for filter changes, etc, and those can be a pain if they're old.
Nice product, but took a long time to install. I don't claim to be a plumber, but I'm a hands on guy with some experience, this wasn't hard to install, just confusing was the manual. Yeah, like that. The kit come with everything you need, including little addendum slips of paper that amend the manual. (no "sanitizing crystals" as outlined in the manual, simply "use an oral syringe to put 5 ml of bleach in the tank." Except you can't inject bleach in the tank because the bladder is closed!) Thankfully AquePure customer service answered my question over the phone (connect the hose, then inject bleach in the hose before connecting water supply).Nice product, not so good the documentation.
As a homeowner with basic handyman skills, the install went quickly & smoothly. I needed to buy some extra tubing because I installed this unit in the basement. The rest of the parts were all there & the directions were easy to follow. The water tastes as good or better than the bottled water we normally buy. The unit should pay for itself in less than 6 months by replacing the home delivery service we were using.
Compact, easy to install.