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How can I clean this kind of filter? Is it the reason why very little air is coming from the vents and the house is not getting cooler?

When we turn on the air conditioning, very little air is coming through the vents. It has not been cooling the house at all. It still will get up to about 80° on the hot days. Battery of the ...
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No water dispensing after replacing Kenmore refrig filter

After replacing the water filter on my side by side refrig (Kenmore model 106.51793 412) water dispenser will not work. I removed and replaced it several times to make sure it was pushed in fully, ...
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Am I missing accessories to properly mount filter in my Carrier Infinity gas furnace?

Our Carrier Infinity gas furnace (model 59MN7A080V) was installed more than 10 years ago. I have only recently taken over as "manager" of the furnace and have no clue how to properly install ...
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water softener or filter before hot water heater

I installed a hot water heater in my house about 6 months ago. I recently had to replace a burnt out heating element and thermostat for an unrelated issue. When I replaced the heating element, I ...
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Would there be a problem running a whole house water filter in line like this?

I am in the process of changing the 50 year old copper plumbing in my house to PEX. I wanted to install a filter and scale inhibition system in line right after the valve and meter coming in from ...
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wet-vac advice for removing flaking paint from a mortar wall in the basement

Not asking for "brand" suggestions but advice on selecting the type/size of tool. This isn't a "shopping" question even though I am shopping. 30 years ago asbestos pipe insulation ...
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Plumbing Garbage Disposal, Water Filter, Dishwasher and P-Trap

I'm doing a new install for a garbage disposal and water filter. Old plumbing didn't line up to new disposal. In total, I have a dishwasher out line (going through the disposal), a waste water line ...
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Is there any filter or material that let only water through not dirt

I need a filter or some kind of cloth material which only lets water through and not the dirt this way I can get filtered water and I can soak it through french drain or dry well. I just couldn't find ...
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When changing your air filter, what is important to check?

I'm defenitely way past the point where I have to replace my filter. The size and shape of the filter is, obviously, something that needs to be the same as the old filter, but except that, is there ...
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Two filters in furnace

My recently-bought house has a Rheem Criterion II gas furnace (model RGPH-15EARJR). Here is the manual: https://www.questargas.com/ForEmployees/qgcOperationsTraining/Furnaces/Ruud_GPH_GPJ_GLH_GLJ.pdf ...
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Mechanical Ventilation filters: DIY with bulk material

My home has a mechanical ventilation / heat recovery system (this one) with two filters that have to be changed at least every six months. I've seen that they quickly become dirty and clogged with ...
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Use hour meter on well pump to calculate total gallons per time period?

I want to more precisely (but economically) understand my "whole house" filters' efficiency through time and therefore want to measure how many gallons go across them. It seems that ...
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Will one 3/4" fitting cause any flow or pressure issues in a 1" line?

Well water with a pressure tank, the outlet is 1 1/4 but has a short reducing piece that is 3/4". The 3/4 line is about 2 inches long and then goes into a 1" line to the water filter system. ...
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Looking for advice / critique on my residential well water filtration system

I'm looking for some feedback on my planned well water filtration system. I tried to be as detailed as possible without writing a wall of text. Any feedback is highly appreciated! House: 4 bedroom / ...
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Faucet Water Filter Hose Coupling Question

I am currently trying to install a water filter but am having difficulty connecting the filter outlet hose to the faucet hose seen on the right side. I purchased a Danco set and found that brass ...
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Black specks from RO faucet after 24h purge

I'm concerned about black specks coming out of the reverse osmosis system faucet. I also noticed an unusual noise coming from the membranes unit which I have never heard before. I have just installed ...
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Whole house vs localized water filtering?

My house uses city water. For the most part it is clean and tastes fine, but I can see mineral build up in toilets and elsewhere. I started to research whole house systems with 1-6 types of filters. I ...
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can you combine a regular return filter if you have a electrostatic hvac filter system

can you combine a regular return filter if you have a electrostatic hvac filter system as the house? we moved into a house that has this system but my kids have allergies and i understand that the ...
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How to identify a whole house water filter type?

I am trying to identify the type of filter used here, so that it can be replaced. I don't think it has been...ever.
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Low water pressure for water filter cartridges

Will these filters still work on Low Water Pressure? These are the standard 10 inch filters. I know that overpressure can render the filters useless. but how about low pressure? will it still work? ...
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If I have a Zoned HVAC system, should there be more than one filter to change?

In a house now for 6 months, just learned today I should have changed my filter twice already, whoops. I have a zoned system - two furnaces, one in the finished attic on its side, one in the basement. ...
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T tap with valve for pex?

This picture is of a 1/4 inch PEX line from a reverse osmosis filter. This section is right before a remineralization cartridge. The water before that cartridge is fairly close to being distilled ...
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Where is the filter for my furnace located?

In an addition in my house before I moved in, a second furnace was installed way up on crawl space. The furnace is a Carrier Weathermaker 9200 and it was installed sideways (really 90 degrees ...
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Samsung Ice maker stopped working [closed]

Ice maker stopped working. I replaced the filter, ran 4 gallons water through filter, Rest filter, pushed reset button on ice maker. Waited 2 days, no ice. I unplugged the refrigerator for 5 ...
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My filter system is leaking, should replacing fix it or I need a plumber?

My filter system is leaking and I have switched off water supply to it for now. As a result I am not getting water in refrigerator as well. My refrigerator doesn't have filter inside it, this is the ...
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Smelly House Water

We have 2 concrete tanks 15,000 each. The first seems to catch the sediment the second I can easily see the bottom and only has a few insects at the bottom. It is at least 2.5m deep. Both tanks a full....
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Refrigerator filter dripping

Replaced water filter its dripping we are leaving and turning off water will that stop it from dripping while away for an extended period/
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Vent filter for floor intake grille?

I have an intake on the floor, it's 6x30 and I can't seem to find a vent filter for it. I know there's a filter down inside the heater but I am trying to prevent pet hair from entering the duct and I ...
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Proper MERV filter for Lennox ML193UH090XE48C-51

We moved into a house with no filters on the furnace. so I put 1" MERV11 in intake grates, and last night the furnace stopped and the tech said I can not use these filters but to use the ...
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Compatible filter for a Hiyasu HR-24LA HVAC unit?

We bought a house with the A/C installed. We found a lot of dust, and realized that the filter was entirerly missing in the indoor unit. I have found it in the Hiyasu catalog, and I found a manual for ...
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Can I reuse lightly used oil when I change an oil filter? [closed]

I recently replaced the oil on my 4 stroke lawnmower engine, but - stupidly - I did not think to change the oil filter. I've used the engine for maybe 2-4 hours subsequently. I have now drained the ...
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How Does A Refrigerator Determine When The Water Filter Needs To Be Replaced?

I have a new GE refrigerator with a water filter with a capacity of 170 gallons. I use less than 0.5 pints of water per day. At this rate, the filter should last at least 2720 days. However, after ...
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HVAC started whistling after changing filter

I recently changed my HVAC filter and followed the same airflow direction (pointed arrow direction) as was on the previous filter. Almost immediately after replacing it, I keep hearing a whistling ...
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Can 18psi water source run a 20" Big Blue Sediment filter without pump?

My water pressure is 18psi from source. It is sufficient water even for bathing in second floor. What will happen if I'd put say 1, 2 or 3 pc. 20" Big Blue sediment filter in the water line? What ...
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Wildfire smoke : old electronic air cleaner or normal pleated filter better?

The house we live in has an old electronic air cleaner attached to the furnance. It's a Honeywell F50E 1182. We have lots of wildfire smoke in the PNW right now and am wondering if using this system ...
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Water filter setup - 1 1/4 inch pipe to 3/4

My house runs on well water and the main pipe that leaves the pressure tank is 1-1/4" copper. I am looking at installing a spin down filter and regular water filter for the whole house. My ...
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Weird filter size for airconditioner

I have a weird size air-conditioner filter that is 414 x 544 mm, which is a little over 16" and a little over 21". When I go to to the hardware store here in Canada, they carry all sorts of ...
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Can a septic effluent filter be installed on a pumped system?

I have found only 4"+ and larger septic effluent filters, and they all are not rated for pressure or the flow rates of a pumped system. This leads me to believe that there are not effluent filters ...
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No water and ice in refrigerator, how to fix it when filter is not the issue?

My question is very similar to this but I have bypass filter, meaning I don't have a filter. I know filter is the most common reason when there is no water in refrigerator and hence no ice as well. ...
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What is the purpose of Solenoid Valve in Reverse Osmosis? Can I do away with it?

The SV (36v) in my RO water purifier has stopped working. Product is currently unavaiable in Amazon and with the lockdown in effect in my city, I'm not even able to get a replacement. So I was ...
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Anything wrong with moving from a washable mesh HVAC filter to disposable?

Currently my HVAC system has this inside it: https://www.discountfilters.com/air-filters/bryantcarrier-kfafk0212med-2-pack/p110138/ It's a washable mesh basically...and it doesn't seem to offer much ...
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EMI / RFI filters for reducing dimmer-switch noise (what is available, where to install)

I don't have many light-dimmers in my house right now, but I'm doing some renovation, adding recessed lights in some areas that I have temporary open access to the floor joist areas and circuit runs, ...
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Do you know what this "connector piece" is called and where to buy it?

Does anyone know what the "connector piece" mentioned in this video at 6min 11s is called: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HIOiyPKUbQ&t=6m10s And where to buy it? I could not find it Lowe's, ...
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Small part of filler in furnace is stuck. Can I still insert a new filter?

Bottom of furnace filter stuck can I still put new one in
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GE front load washing machine; emptying filter at least once a week

I have a GE 4.5cu ft front load Energy Star washing machine. I am constantly draining and cleaning the filter/pump. I’ve had this one for a year. The one I had before I had for about 8 years and never ...
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Filtered water in a glass container

So I'm tired of carrying mineral water bottles and recycling the glass. I'd like to switch to filtered tap water, but I'd like to avoid the plastic jug and the plastic container in which the filtering ...
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Single stage under counter water filter

I'll say that this may be somewhat of a physics question. On my GE Model # GX1S01R the intake hose (from the water supply) and the output hose (to sink water dispenser) are both at the top of the ...
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Air Filter size for (new to me) home HVAC

My wife and I just purchased / moved into a new house and I was going through each of the systems and found the HVAC filter, it was literally destroyed (it had filled with crap and crushed itself in ...
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What o-ring can I use for my Omnibasic water filter?

I just bought a house that has an Omnibasic water filter. I don't know when the filter cartridge was last replaced, but it's starting to drip water so I want to replace the cartridge and the o-ring. ...
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Unable to locate filter on Gas Furnace

Can not find where the filter for this furnace is. It is a gas Rheem Criterion II. Have watched YouTube videos but none look like mine. Thermostat keeps saying filter needs replacement.
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