Questions tagged [water-filtration]

Removing impurities by lowering contamination of water using a fine physical barrier, a chemical process, or a biological process.

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Connecting water system drain line to sewer

I’m replacing my water filtering and softener system. The only drain we have in the basement is connected to the sewer pipe. The drain line for the old system are T’ed together and connected to the ...
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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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Installing a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system under sink, should the feed connection go after or before the dishwasher connection?

Not sure if it matters, but do I connect the RO systems feed water connection before or after the dishwasher feed water connection. Also, where’s the best place to put the drain saddle?
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Why do objects go through dishwasher filters?

I have a brand new, top of the line dishwasher - a Bosch SHV89PW73N. On a regular basis it errors out, failing to drain... So we open up the mesh drain cover, take out the VERY fine mesh filter ...
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Adding reverse osmosis air gap faucet without drilling hole

I have a marble countertop with a single hole for a faucet. I'd like to install a reverse osmosis system. what options do I have to avoid having to drill a new hole in the marble for the RO air-gap ...
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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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Installing a whole house water filtration

I am planning to install a Whole House Water Filtration/Softening system. I was able to locate the manifold and find the main line coming into my house. A plumber provided me a loop using 3/4 inch PEX....
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Warm/Hot Water Sediment Housing and filters

I need a sediment filter after the water heater. There is a clear one made of Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. I read in wiki this can get up to 80 degree Celsius. But I learnt there are separate ...
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Reverse osmosis for desalination?

I know that you can use a reverse osmosis process to desalinate water, and I know that there are many reverse osmosis water filtration systems marketed to individuals. In general, do some/all/none of ...
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Choosing a well filter for household use

I need help with selecting the appropriate equipment to filter well water in the US for rural household use. Current situation: Greensand iron and hydrogen sulfide filter that has failed. Installed ...
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Will low well water pH cause plumbing damage or health problems?

Our well has been having some bacteria issues so we are installing a UV filter system. The installer also recommended a system to correct the acidic quality of our water which is PH 6.0. He said it ...
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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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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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Installing drain saddle for Reverse Osmosis (RO) system in brass metal pipes

I am trying to install a reverse osmosis RO system under the kitchen sink. The pipes are all metal (brass, I suppose but not sure). where can I install the drain saddle? The instructions with the RO ...
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Well water sanitizing and ph balancing questions

The water in our well is fairly acidic (PH 5.6). The only filtration that it has is one of those generic single stage water filter systems. We also have had occasional problems with heavy rain ...
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Can I use an air gap faucet as a standard faucet?

I recently replaced my RO filter system with a simpler water filter system. I did not get a new faucet since I figured that I could just use the existing one that was installed with my RO system. Once ...
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Does this water filter look clogged?

My refrigerator uses EveryDrop water filters like these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VBP8QPO/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The refrigerator is brand new, and I am already ...
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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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Why does my water leave this pink film?

I have noticed that my water will leave a slimy pink film on certain surfaces like a sink drain, bath toys, or dog water bowl. What would cause this and how can I fix it?
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Why is this Whole House Filter Black?

I bought this whole house filter and after being installed for only one month it looks like the image below! Is this normal for a house on well water? I just recently moved into this house and was ...
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Radon in water mitigation

I need to install a Radon in water mitigation system. Is there a Do It Yourself way to do this with a simple aeration or filter system. I already have a pH adjustment system in my basement ( Calcium ...
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Add valve to water filter supply line

I have a PureBlue H20 Reverse osmosis water filter system and want to add a water valve for it. Not sure which type of valve and size I should get and whether to put the valve on the main valve itself ...
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Does the orientation of the 'Y' in the wye strainer matter?

My wye strainer is clearly marked with a direction of flow, so how to orientate it with retaliation to that is not in question. However, the directions are unclear if I can mount so that the 'Y' ...
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Can I install water filters in parallel to abate pressure loss?

I'm considering adding a whole house filtration system. I know these have flow limits and cost pressure. If I installed two in parallel would that abate the pressure and flow drops?
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Why does a new KDF/GAC filter cause a rotten egg smell/taste?

I installed a KDF GAC(4:6 by weight) filter (counter-top) to reduce possible heavy metals and chlorine in the water. (our water tastes generally good, except slightly chlorine) However, after running ...
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My RO water filter system has three filters. What is the fourth filter?

I have a Cuno SQC3 reverse osmosis system. The three obvious filters for replacement on the left are the: prefilter - 47-55706G2 RO membrane - 66-4703G2 postfilter - 47-55710G2 However, in this ...
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Connecting push fit to a 3/8in supply faucet line: NPTF to compression threads?

I have a dedicated water filter faucet with a 3/8 female 'compression' supply line (parallel threads). I am interested in connecting a push-fit based filter system to this faucet, but I'm not sure how ...
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Replaced Water Filter in Refrigerator, Now Having Issues (Loud Noise, Increase Water Flow)

I have a Whirlpool refrigerator that has a built in ice and water dispenser, I can't remember the model number but I don't think it should matter for the issue I am having. I recently replaced the ...
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Should I fix whole house filter just after the pump?

I have a 1 HP Monobloc pump lifting water from an underground reservoir to two overhead tanks (2x 1000 ltr) which are at a height of 25-28 feet. The supply from the tank splits in 2 parts for the ...
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What kind of filter do I need if I want to reuse the shower water?

I am helping a friend with renewing a bathroom. He is looking at the possibility of storing and reusing the shower water for the garden. What kind of filter do we need to install to make this ...
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How do I connect or secure this 2.22 cm water filter pipe to my 2 cm faucet spigot?

I live in Ontario, Canada, with Home Depot, Home Hardware, and Lowe's near me. Before my family buys this water filter, I must verify that its pipe (photographed in 3 under) can be connected or ...
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Instant water heater supply filter

I have an instant tankless water heater, stibel-eltron dhc12, and want to protect the heating element from the high mineral content in my water. A simple strainer may be good enough or a filter. ...
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Best way to connect Apec RO-CTOP water filter under the sink

I recently moved from the United States to Germany, and brought my water filter with me. It's an APEC RO-CTOP model, and it's meant to sit on your water faucet, with a lever to select between pass-...
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Should undersink Reverse Osmosis be installed in a leased condominium? [closed]

Assumption 1. My aunt knows nothing of repair or maintenance or trade work. She must not change or transform the structure and interior of the condominium in Canada that she is leasing. Tap water in ...
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In layman's terms, what is reverse osmosis filtration?

The water filter installed in the kitchen advertises to work by the method of "reverse osmosis". Can someone explain this concept without using technical terms or marketing mumbo jumbo?
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Why do they use a different tap for filtered water instead of the regular tap?

I'm talking about the kitchen sink. Why not just connect the filters to the regular tap?
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Regarding detaching a tube from a valve on the top of a water storage tank

I am trying to perform the tank sanitizing operation for the reverse osmosis system. One of the procedures involves detaching the tube from the valve, as shown in the first figure. The document does ...
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Is Reverse osmosis still necessary after whole house filter

I have water softener and Whole house filter installed in the basement. Now that I am going to finish the basement, I need to plumb a line to the fridge to replace the saddle valve. Then I think that ...
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Filter water in a tank without a whole house filter

We have come to a vacation home on a remote destination for a few months. We notice that when we use the water for bathing it leaves our skin dry and feeling like there was some dust in water that's ...
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Extending longevity of ceramic water filters

With washable ceramic water filters, should they be washed regularly to improve longevity? Like this type: My thinking is that if they're not washed, contaminants could get pushed deep into the core ...
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Flint water crisis - Water filter for Hot water heater?

I checked with a couple of residents and right now the accepted solution for removing contaminants from the water is boiling, as filters are only being offered for cold water. It seems to me that ...
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Water filter effectiveness for lead removal

In light of the recent lead contamination in Flint, MI (USA) - I've been wondering which, if any, media are effective for removing lead from household tap water. I currently have a custom filter ...
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Installing a permeate pump on a manifold-style RO system

I've got a Whirlpool WHER25 RO system. Recently I added a hot water dispenser to our kitchen sink as well and would like to route the RO product to it instead of running it off of unfiltered water. ...
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Best order for water filters to go?

In my house, I have two whole house water filter housings in the basement, and then a third Point-Of-Use filter housing under each sink cabinet. Currently both basement housings contain 20-micron ...
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How can I figure out why my undersink water filter system is clogged?

enter image description hereMy 3-year-old undersink water filter system stopped working (i.e., no water comes out). I changed the filters but still no water is flowing. Any suggestions on where to ...
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Can I use a zero-waste reverse osmosis filter with a water softener?

I have a zero-waste reverse osmosis system under my kitchen sink (a Watts ZRO-4 specifically, though there are other systems to which this applies) and my house is also pre-plumbed for a softener in ...
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Can I use a single air gap for a reverse osmosis system and a dishwasher?

Is it possible to do this? Currently we have a line from the dishwasher to the air gap and from the air gap to the garbage disposal. I want to install a reverse osmosis system but we only have the one ...
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What kind of filter do I need for well water?

I live in Norway, and have well water at my cabin. In winter the water is fresh tasting and clear, while during warm periods in summer it gets more humus and its taste gets worse. I assume there may ...
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How to prevent DIY Activated carbon from throwing a layer of scum on top of water?

I cook regularly on a wood stove. Lately it occurred to me that I could also dump a sealed container into the flames to make activated carbon ... which I did. To test the carbon I dumped some iodine ...