Picking the right sediment filter

Old 01-12-08, 12:16 PM
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Picking the right sediment filter

I have a whole house filter and our water is from a well. Our water is very good but there is a lot of sand that has to be filtered out. I have been changing the filter about 3 times a year, but the last filter I put in ( a pleated filter) did not last long at all and was causing flow problems throughout the house. When I changed the filter the water was flowing well again. My question is how to choose the right type and micron size filter cartridge to get the best flow while still filtering out the sediment. Thanks. Al.
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What size housing? 2x10 or 4x10 or 4x20 inch?
What micron filter have you been using? Do you change out each time or rinse the pleated filter once or twice before tossing?

Try www.filtersfast.com for lots of options and customer service can help you out. They have filters other than pleated that might interest you.

Have you considered two housings in a row? One with a 20 or 50 micron thence to a 5 or 10 micron right before entering your casa?
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Be sure that the housing and filter elements you are using have a sufficient flow rate so they don't negatively impact the pressure or flow rate of the fixtures and/or plumbing.

It's not uncommon, and a very good idea, to install two 4x20 big blue style filter housings in PARALLEL, not in a row. That will increase the flow rate across the filters and lengthen the service intervals of the elements.

A savvy installer would install pressure gauges before and after both filter elements so the pressure drop across the filter elements could be easily seen as an indicator of when to change the elements.

Forum rules forbid posting links to an online business so check your PM for a recommendation.

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I am interested in the same recommendation you gave tamalecks. Could you PM me the info as well?



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