How to Install Well Water Filters

well water filter
  • 4-6 hours
  • Beginner
  • 200-1,250
What You'll Need
Pipe Cutter
Pipe Wrench
Pipe Threader
Copper Pipe with Fittings
Water Filter (5 Micron)
1/2 Copper Pipe
Teflon Tape
Ultraviolet Water Purifier

While well water is sometimes the most pure of all waters, well water filters are often still necessary. These filters help get rid of contamination that may be in the water. It is something that happens usually when there is a septic field that intrudes on a well.

People who drink well water and use it to bathe will sometimes need to have a filter installed so that the water is free and clear from impurities and bacteria. Installing a well water filter is not a very difficult job, as long as you have the proper tools and follow these easy steps.

Step 1 - Water Valve

The first thing that you are going to have to do is to turn-off the main water valve. Doing so will allow you to shut-off the water to the house. The valve usually consists of a metal handle aligned to the water pipe at the point where the pipe goes into your home. You will need to use pliers in order to properly close the valve. Turn it until the valve is perpendicular to the water pipe.

Step 2 - Outlet Pipe

You are now ready to get your connecter near your outlet pipe on the actual water softener. If you are unable to see a connector on your pipe, then you will need to use the pipe wrench so that you can disconnect your outlet pipe from your water softener. If there is not a water softener, then you will simply need to disconnect your outlet pipe from the actual pressure tank.

Step 3 - Measure

You are now ready to cut, thread, and measure your copper pipe. It is something that you will need to do so that the pipe leading can be connected from the water softener or the bladder if there is no water softener. You will need to connect this to the inlet of the 5-micron water filter. Wrap the Teflon tape around the pipe threads. Make sure that you do so before tightening your copper connectors.

Step 4 - Connection

Now thread and cut the copper pipe before you can connect it to the 5-micron water filter. it will enter the inlet of the ultraviolet purifier. Once again, wrap Teflon tape around the threads of the pipe before you tighten up your connectors.

Step 5 - Finish

Thread, cut, and connect the copper pipe to the ultraviolet water purifier. Split one into the cold water and the other into the water heater. Wrap the Teflon tape around the threads before tightening. Insert the bulb into the purifier and reopen the water valve by turning it counterclockwise.