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

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Water filtration loop and pipe diameter

I’m adding a water filtration loop to a residential home. The copper pipe coming from the street into the house is 1” in diameter. I’m going to split this main line so I can run it to the sediment ...
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Whole House Water Filter System

I'd like to purchase a whole house water filtration system. The well water has a lot of iron (1000 parts per billion or ppb) and it has lead (1 ppb). I understand 1 ppb isn't bad at all, but I'd like ...
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How does whole house water conditioner / filtration work?

Intro/Background Hi All, need help on understanding water conditioner. I had a home depot personnel to do some water testing and said our water is 12 on the level of hardness. Recommended Water ...
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Kitchen under-sink RO tank will not fill following a toilet repair

AquaTru undersink RO system in kitchen, 6 months old, was working fine until I replaced a leaking water supply shutoff valve going to a bathroom toilet. During toilet repair, I shut off main house ...
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No water from faucet after changing filters on Reverse Osmosis Filter

We were having low pressure from the filtered water spigot in out kitchen, which is fed by a Hague 3500 RO system in the basement. It is a rental, and I had never dealt with a system like this before....
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Undersink reverse osmosis system filtered water TDS increases over time

I have an undersink RO system (iSpring RCC7AK, NSF Certified 75 GPD, Alkaline 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis System, pH+ Remineralization RO Water Filter System Under Sink, Superb Taste Drinking Water Filter ...
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Water Filter System leaking in multiple places

I am trying to install this water filter under my sink in my RV. I am using this Adapt-A-Valve to split off into two lines. One to the current faucet and a new one dedicated to a drinking faucet. The ...
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Recommended location to add whole-house water filter?

I’m trying to add a spin down sediment filter and one for chlorine. Recommendation to where to break into the plumbing? I’d prefer not using filter on water that is goes out of outdoor hoses. The ...
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How do I add a always on duplex receptacle under sink on same circuit as switched garbage disposal

Garbage disposer and dishwasher each have their own breaker. Garbage disposer hardwired into a toggle switch above sink that powers it on/off. My filter and faucet needs somewhere to be plugged in and ...
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Are there any concerns about bacteria growth in dechlorinated water in a whole house filter system?

Do you have to shock your system water if going to be on vacation for a few weeks? I am just curious if there's any warning or precaution I need to be aware since my system will be designed to reduce ...
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Water Softener & Filter Water & Drain Advice

Looking at adding a water softener and water filter to my house. I've drawn up what I'm thinking in but looking for advice on some of what I show if there is a better/different way I should be doing ...
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Hard Water Filtration System

My parent's house have a city/municipal corporation supply of water. Most of the times they face no issue with water but sometimes they receive hard water or water with weird taste/smell. I'm ...
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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 fittings do I need to connect this filter to my sink waterline?

Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I have little experience in plumbing and don't want to use the wrong parts. I'm trying to plumb a European espresso machine to my under-sink faucet water line,...
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Plumbing espresso machine filter to wall water outlet meant for ice maker

I am trying to plumb my 1/8" BSPT espresso machine through a water filter with both 3/8" FNPT inlet and outlet into the water outlet behind my refrigerator. So far, I have a 1/8" BSPT ...
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Why did LG Refrigerator stop dispensing water after filter change?

I have a LG refrigerator (lfxs30766) that is not dispensing water. Story is I realized the filter was getting old, so I pulled it out to check its model so I could order a replacement. I left it out ...
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Add UV water purifier to dishwasher/disposal circuit using switch/outlet combo?

So, I've got a dishwasher and a switched garbage disposal on the same 20a circuit. I am looking to add a DC plugged UV water filter by swapping out the current handy box switch with a GFCI switch/...
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Will these measures lower my water's iron levels? [closed]

I recently had a well installed and had a professional come out and perform a water sample. It turned out that the water from the well is high in iron. This wasn’t a surprise to me since my mother, ...
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What is the half-inch pipe stub on my water filtration system? [closed]

I am in planning stages to install whole house water filtration system. It is not a salt system. The supplier (King Water Filtration) has a decent installation instructions, and it is clear how to ...
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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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Iron removal filter causing substantial reduction in flow rate

I have a drilled well which is about 80m deep with a submersible pump. Its about 10m from my basement, where I have a pressure vessel (at 4 bar) and connections to other parts of the property. All ...
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Installing Reverse Osmosis (RO) system -- nowhere to drill in drain above dishwasher?

I'm not very versed in this stuff. Recently purchased this house. I bought an RO system from the big box hardware store. Looking at installing it. Directions say to drill a hole in the drainpipe and ...
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Filter accepts 1 inch fitting supply is 3/4

I am installing a whole house filter and UV system. The connections are all 1 inch. My incoming main (city) is also 1 inch, but has been reduced to 3/4 pex (feeding a softener). I plan to put the ...
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Does my refrigerator benefit from a water filter if the water is already filtered by reverse osmosis?

The water going into my GE refrigerator, Model #:PYE22KYNFS, is already filtered by a reverse osmosis system. Do I gain anything by having a water filter on my refrigerator? Also, if I don't need it, ...
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How to replace Moen Finley faucet aerator

after dripping water from my kitchen faucet during freezing temp, my aerator blew out of it. I can’t find any info how to replace. Moen cust service did not call at my scheduled time slot and they are ...
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Does a drain saddle need to be fully above the water line?

I'm connecting up a reverse osmosis system. There isn't much pipe available to install the drain saddle. One candidate position (magenta box on the picture) is on the metal pipe coming out from the ...
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How can I add a filter to my kitchen faucet?

It seems like my faucet does not have thread either inside or outside. I tried different adapters. It's not working anyway. I was using this filter.
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Can I run a water line from my well pump to a remote spigot?

We just moved into our house and it has a well system with a pump; everything works fine. On top of the pump, there is a water spigot to bypass the filtration system. On the outside of the house on ...
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Can you run RO filtered water directly into a refrigerator?

After having the same fridge for 20 years, I need to buy a new one, and I'm looking at a model that has a water and ice dispenser. I know that this kind of fridge has a water line connection and its ...
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Water Filter System

We have a home built in 1920 with galvanized pipes. Is it okay to install a water filtration system using the galvanized pipes?
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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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Does a hot water dispenser heat water by itself?

Does such a hot water dispenser heat water by itself? https://www.grainger.com/product/IN-SINK-ERATOR-0-7-gal-Hot-Water-Dispenser-23NU44. I saw one that looks like the one in the link was installed ...
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Is there a way to make an under-sink water filter safe from massive leaks?

I'm looking at under-sink water filters on Amazon, and in the reviews, every single one of them has horror stories about the filter exploding and leaking 100's of gallons of water while the owners are ...
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Old plumbing, hard water, and salt-free water conditioner

Just moved to a new area, and the water here is much harder than at the previous location. I chatted to a plumber about installing a salt-free water conditioner like https://www.acehardware.com/...
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What is the purpose of a water line reservoir on a fridge?

I'm looking at a leaking part from the fridge that came with my house a Samsung RH25H5611SR/AA. The part that's broke is DA81-05886A a $140 part, but only the upper tank is bad. The upper cylinder (...
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I have sediment in my water and toilet - will replacing my well water filter help?

See question. We just moved in and I'm worried the filter hasn't been replaced in a while. Will replacing the filter help with sediment removal? Also, any tips on how to look up what filter to buy? ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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