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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

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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Attaching a coupling to a copper pipe

I am trying to install a standing bottle-less water filter in my house and the hoses beneath my sink are incompatible with the adapters that come with my filter. My fridge does not have a water ...
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2 Air Filters in Air Conditioning Unit

My air conditioning system has a 2-layered (each 1") filter holder, definitely made for two filters. My idea, to improve the filter life and have the least air flow restriction, is to have the initial ...
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How do I buy raw filters that are the same kind as used in dryers?

Do you know the kind of filter net in your dryer filters? The filter material is dense enough to block any lint from passing through, but airy enough to not block any of the air pressure. I'd like ...
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How can I fix this furnace filter slot to prevent filters bending?

I noticed a problem with my furnace filter. In the vertical slot where it gets installed, there is a channel along the bottom but not along the top. As a result, the top corner of the filter ...
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No Water from Reverse Osmosis water system

I recently replaced my filters and membrane in my Reverse Osmosis water system and now there is no water coming out of the filtration system to the tank. The tank is at the correct pressure, and is ...
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Inline whole house filters and their effective filtration performance

I would like to build a fairly aggressive whole house water filter system. However, the 1 micron filters that I see are low flow and are for point-of-use (under the counter for a drinking spigot) and ...
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What is the max MERV or MPR air filter that a 13 SEER HVAC can handle?

I want to determine the maximum MPR (or MERV) rating that our HVAC/furnace can safely handle. We have allergic rhinitis that worsened after moving to this high-pollution, dusty city. There is ...
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Ok to hook up water filters to a regular kitchen faucet?

So we have this beautiful Grohe Minta (sort of upside down 7-shaped) kitchen faucet. We want to add a drinking water faucet next to it, but cannot find any filtered water faucet that goes with the ...
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Why did the water stop a few hours after my Culligan reverse osmosis filter change?

How do I change the Aqua-Cleer Culligan reverse osmosis filters (the sediment and the carbon ones, the leftmost two of the four)? Why did the water stop few hours after my change?
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Not able to find Lennox ML193UH furnace filter

I have a Lennox Merit series gas furnace ML193UH in my attic. The furnace turns on, but no air blows out of it. So i figured the filter needs to be changed. But I'm not able to find it. The pictures ...
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water filter for shower boiler

In a shared garden, I have access to a pipe where the water comes from a well. the water is already pre-filtered but still contains (small amount) particles. I would like to install a shower, the few ...