Yes, similar to the Mr. Clean approach except they no longer produce the filters for Mr. Clean so you have to pay an arm and a leg for them on eBay.
Hooked it up in 20 minutes. I've got a little leakage around the connections when its on which I will try and use plumber tape to elimitinate (but a bucket under it works fine right now). I am using it with a Turbo-wash nozzle at the end of my hose (http://www.turbowash.com/).
Since they discontinued the Mr. Clean products and I can't seem to find anything quite like it, I just use touch free car wash systems. I try to find gas stations, convenience stores or independent car washes who use the systems from Ryko.com. When I can't find these I also like the Express Lane Drive-Thru Systems made by MacNeilWash.com. One of the best car washes I have used was at a local gas station, Sunrise shell in Miami, Florida, while travelling last summer.
Great idea, been thinking about a 'spotless' water filter just for washing my cars. Has anyone tried it yet? Will it work as well as the more expensive water filtering gadgets advertised? Thanks for the post.
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The house I'm renting has a spigot in the garage that is hooked up after the water softener and water heater, so I can get warm, soft water for washing. It is a thing of beauty. On top of that, the water heater is a heat exchanger, so any heat that goes into the water gets pulled out of the air in the garage, dehumidifying it in the process!
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I tried the Mr. Clean system years ago and was less than impressed. I've seen the commercial de-ionizers before but I believe they were around $300. This looks like a reasonable alternative although I doubt my filter would last 2 years. Too many minerals in my water supply.