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New HVAC install, wrong size media filter?

The 20x20inch media filter doesn't seem to be the right size between the return plenum and the blower box. I am worried I am not getting the optimal airflow from return to supply. If its not would be ...
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Where is the filter for my washing machine?

I've got a Candy integrated washing drying machine. If I unscrew the filter at the bottom of the machine, only the cap comes off and I don't seem to be able to remove anything else. I'm attaching a ...
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Isn't it a little excessive for an RO system to take 24 hours to purge before its water is safe for consumption?

I have the Whirlpool WHAROS5 RO system. Its manual says I must let water drain for 24 hours to purge the system. This sounds a little excessive, and much precious water will be wasted this way. Do you ...
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Can a water filter be mounted on the tank of a gravity fed system?

I live in a house with a gravity fed system. The tank in the loft feeds both the cold water and the boiler for the hot water. I know there are water filters that are placed right before the faucet, ...
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Refrigerator water filter change

Water into the house goes through: whole house water filter water softner RO system then to the refrigerator. Is there a need to replace the refrigerator water filter when unit indicates to? Thanks.
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How much water do I need to drain after I replace Whirlpool RO Membrane and Filters?

How much water do I need to drain after I replace my Whirlpool RO system cartridges? Do I need to drain the entire tank before I swap out the cartridges? There doesn't seem to have instructions on ...
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What is this outdoor electric component called and used for?

This box was previously linked to an outdoor artificial pond filter, as far as I can see. However, now nothing in the system works. The outlet next to the unit also doesn't work. Does anyone know ...
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Several furnace vent returns, but only one filter?

I have a 1980's construction house. It has a heating furnace in the attic that uses ducts to distribute the hot air to each room in the house. Recently, I bought air purifiers and I noticed that when ...
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How can I keep a coupling nut aligned with its bolt?

F25\F20 Westwood oil furnace filter housing. This should come from the factory with that nut very tight on the lower bolt. To replace the filter element you remove upper bolt, remove the can, change ...
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Why is there a hole in my sink tailpipe and can I replace it?

I'm replacing my water filtration system. The old one used a dedicated drinking faucet. The new one connects directly to the main faucet. In removing the old drinking faucet, I found 3 lines: input, ...
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Water from fridge tastes bad and now fridge smells

My daughter called and sad the water from the fridge tasted bad and now the fridge smells as well. Could this be because we need to change the filter? I spoke to one repairman and he said yes. If I ...
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My HVAC filter seems to lack sealing. Do I need to do anything about it?

I recently got a new heat pump installed. I realized that the filter is just slid in without any door or sealing, see here: I find this a bit odd because everything else (the ductwork incl the return ...
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I have a Carrier HVAC unit that came with a washable filter. Can I replace that filter with a disposable one and if so is there and specific type?

I have a Carrier model FB4CNP036 HVAC unit. I would like to replace the washable filter it came with, with a disposable filter. Is that possible and if so other than matching the size is there a ...
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Replaced water filter now very low pressure

Recently replaced my Samsung water filter with new filter. Water was coming out at regular speed before. Now it is extremely slow. Here is what I have tried: check if water coming into refrigerator ...
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Can I keep the baffle filter outside of septic tank

My builder has made a mistake , he didn't install Baffle filter either for septic tank inlet or outlet and he didn't make any provision for soak pit or cess pit Builder has kept both inlet pipes and ...
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Whole-house water filter

I have a common type of cylinder filter, about 4x10", that amasses a caramel colored, loose, smooth gunk on the bottom of filter case, as well as coating the outside of the filter itself. We ...
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How might I clear out my pool’s filter system pump of debris?

I found the pool's filter cup dislodged and floating around the inlet tube, letting debris run straight into the pump system. Since then the outflow rate has been reduced severely. How may I be able ...
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Is 9.5 x 3 a standard whole-house water filter cartridge size?

A while ago we had a whole house water filter installed, and I've let it go a bit too long before replacing the cartridge. Now I want to, but there are no markings on the filter housing to help me ...
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Why is there black residue in my whole house filter?

I recently opened up an old whole house water filter in my basement. The inside walls of the filter are black, but there is no bad smell and the water seems clean (I haven't noticed any problems). Is ...
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I need help with my ac unit 30hx5 240

I moved to this condominium about a year ago and never really new where the filter would have to be place. The ac unit is above me right when I enter the home but there’s no filter there just some ...
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Are front load washers expected to filter out lint and pet hair? [closed]

I've had my LG VC4 for a couple of years already, and never had issues with its functioning. However, about a year or so ago we noticed the exit pipe in the wall got clogged, since the washer started ...
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What type of filter system is this, and what type of replacement should I look for?

I am working in a very old house, and this tank is sitting in the basement, connected to an expansion tank. The water for the house comes from a well. The water from the well comes into the expansion ...
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Whole Home Water Filter Installation Questions

I bought a GE whole home water filter to install (GXWH35F) and am trying to figure out which one of these lines I need to install it on. I'm guessing the red pipe is hot water out of the heater. I was ...
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How can I identify a HEPA filter?

I'm looking for a HEPA filter for my vacuum. In this case a Dyson V8. There are lots of generic filters in the market place that claim to be HEPA (see here). But I understand that HEPA filters do not ...
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What is this second AC filter from duct entering the return?

AC novice question. There is a second black filter behind my AC return filter. It looks like this filters air entering the return from a second duct. However, this duct looks like it's nearly ...
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Practical filter for rain barrel used for irrigation

I bought a house with an 250+ gallon rain barrel that is exclusively used to pump water to the lawn and garden irrigation system. No human or other animal consumption, no swimming pool or hot tub, no ...
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can I swap out Pool pump switch

Need advice. My current pool timer doesn’t work and I turn on my pump manually daily. I’m going out of the county on vacation in a couple of weeks and I want know if it’s possible to replace my ...
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What is the correct location of the drain adapter?

We recently had our countertops changed, which involved disassembling our plumbing. After the reassembly by the plumber, we noticed water leaking from the air gap on the RO faucet. Upon investigation, ...
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Temporary water supply shut off to a gas oil fired furance

I have a oil fired furnace that supplies all hot water to the house (the house is on well water)including base board heat. If I shut the main supply off where it enters the house in order to install a ...
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Suggest a suitable water treatment plant for Hard water [closed]

Last year, we dug a 450-feet deep borewell at home. However, the water from the borewell turned out to be hard and caused various issues such as turbidity and the formation of white scales on kitchen ...
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Why isn't my dishwasher cleaning dishes effectively?

The model I have is Whirlpool ADG 7570. It does not wash every object in the machine as good as it should. When I start the machine it seems to be taking in water as normal, and it make normal washing,...
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Faucet for filtered water that has the filter after the valve? [closed]

On Sunday at 4:30am our water filter canister blew apart and flooded our kitchen. It occurs to me that there would be a way to totally prevent that if the filter wasn't under pressure when the water ...
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Can generic RO filters be used with an AO Smith RO unit?

I have an AO Smith 4000 reverse osmosis unit, and it is time to replace all of the filters (including the remineralizing filter). The AO Smith filters sold online seem a bit expensive so I was ...
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Whole House Filter Cartridge Centering Device

I have a whole house water filter, which takes 2.5" x 10" cartridge filters string/carbon.  Sometimes it is difficult to line up the cartridge in the housing with the water input when the ...
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How to avoid the rapid contamination of filters in a recirculation shower?

I want to build another shower in an already existing shower. The essence of this work is to be able to stay in warm water as long as possible, and not use a lot of water and energy. To use this ...
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Whirlpool fridge won't pass water through filter

Our water was dispensing from our fridge very slow, so I replaced the filter. With the new filter the water is still slow. After some troubleshooting it seems water isn't even going through the filter....
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How do I zero out or remove the water filter count, other than changing the filter? [closed]

GE fridge model # GFE28GYNGFS —-
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Whole-House Water Filter Regen Causes Hammer and Air in Lines

This has been a long journey, so I apologize up front for the walls of text. Short story is, when our whole-house (carbon) filter goes through its regen process, it will occasionally result in an ...
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Magnesium mineralizer filter cartridge?

I use a jug filter with BWT magnesium cartridges now and like the result. I'm thinking of installing an under-counter filter instead, with a at least two stages, mechanical and carbon. But I'd want to ...
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How to design my own septic tank filter

My building has septic tank on its southeast corner. I have no manhole cover, i.e, upward/eastward/westward/northward access to my septic tank, it's all covered. I can access it through south wall ...
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Why is a MERV-16 filter not recommended for residential furnace use? Urban myth?

Someone from an HVAC duct cleaning company told me today that MERV-16 charcoal filters are harder on the furnace and that the charcoal is a gimmick that just costs more. He said he went to a class ...
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Filtering the byproducts of iron removal after chlorine injection [closed]

I am using a chlorine injector to remove iron. I don't yet know how much iron I have, but assuming it is all dealt with via injection, there will be byproducts (rust?) from that reaction. Someone ...
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Why does the water not flow after replacing the filter in my Samsung fridge

I have been very frustrated with my Samsung fridge water dispenser. I replaced the filter and turned on the water. It worked for a while (a few hours) and then stopped working and I would have to go ...
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How do I clean my water well's filter and how often?

What is the procedure for periodically flushing (to clean) this filter (shown)? I open red valve for a couple seconds. But how to do I flush out the junk that I can see in the filter? Filter uses a ...
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Can I cut a water sediment filter in half and how?

I acquired some 20" sediment filters (see image) that are twice the height of the filter housing that I have. In an unrelated side project I cut a small part off the end of one of these filters. ...
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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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