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You are correct regarding the dust filters... in fact the "caking" particles can sometimes improve filtration... so the cartridges only need to be replaced when damaged, soiled or when they unacceptably obstruct breathing. As for chemical filters... this depends a great deal on the chemicals being dealt with, as each will have different properties. Each ...


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You're going to need to get a 3/8" x 3/8" x 1/4" brass tee, like this one from Home Depot. Then you'll simply screw the tee onto the male end of the shutoff valve (where the cold water supply line should currently be attached). Attach the supply line (that you removed from the shutoff valve) to the male end of the tee. Finish the installation by attaching ...


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My refrigerator also has as a through the door water dispenser like yours. Inside the refrigerator behind the bottom produce drawer there is a large coil of plastic tubing that is designed to pre-cool the water that is delivered to the door spigot. You should check your refrigerator to see if it also has this same tubing arrangement. It is entirely ...


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What you call a pressure tank is actually a storage tank. RO filters always produce a very low flow which gets stored in the storage tank to supply the user. You probably need to depressurize your storage tank below your water supply pressure so that the storage tank will accept the water from the filter.


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This won't work because the valve at the bottom is what controls the water delivery. If you plumb in after that valve then the water will run continuously. You have to plumb in before the valve.


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Perhaps you could make a filter for your pool. Lowes has a couple of products that should do the trick. This would be used in conjunction with the iron precipitating additives that DaveNay suggested. Whirlpool Sediment Filter I like the clear housing so you can easily see how dirty the filter is. Submersible Fountain Pump


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I have this exact same problem. The only option I have found is to use a chemical additive to precipitate out the the iron and then do lots of filter cartridge changes. Luckily, the cartridges don't seem to be deteriorated by the orange stuff, and you can just swap two of them every 12 hours and wash them off with the garden hose. If you have a full size ...


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I've installed many filter systems this way, it's very common. (random from web; not my install) Installing the filters themselves is pretty straight-forward, with a couple things to note: Some people (including this picture above) install a bypass to the filters, but I'd actually not recommend that. It's too easy to accidentally open and have mostly ...


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...you have some of the best tap water in the country. Either remove it completely, or possibly use a carbon filter cartridge if there's enough chlorine to bother you. If the filter looks off, the filter housing probably needs a good cleaning/sanitizing. Which one (or how many) of the bottled water companies is just bottled NYC tap water?


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You could use an adapter to attach the garden hose to an inside faucet.


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I don't know if this is really an answer, but I've had a Coleman 6 person spa in service for about 25 years. Yes, 25 years! I have never had the same problems you are experiencing. We learned early on that any clothing (bathing suits etc) must be very clean and rinsed extremely well before going into the spa. Clothes cleaning detergents left in the fabrics ...


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The first question to ask is what you want to filter out and why. From the wording of your question, it appears that you think your drinking water is unclean. As far as I know, public drinking water is safe everywhere in the United States, so I'll assume that you have well water. If so, you need to start by having the water tested. Use a local or semi-local ...


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I would venture a guess that @Tester101's suspicion about your floaties coming from your glass (unrinsed soap, dust, etc.) may be heading down the right path. I would try rinsing a glass, scrubbing it with a new sponge or clean washcloth, wiping it dry with a clean towel (not paper towel, as this may leave pieces of paper behind), and then refilling it. @...


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Link to Kenmore fridge 10653552200 EDIT: I'd just put in a new filter and run the RO in at the normal inlet (thanks to both BMitch and longneck for sussing valving aspect). It seems likely the external line is for the icemaker and thus after the filter. The water filter is #29 on the lower diagram.


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My experience with pressure gauges is that yours is broken and unrepairable. The odds of an obstruction causing your issue is a long shot at best. You may be able to replace it with off the shelf parts. If you can connect a "T" fitting to the mounting hole install a gauge on one side and maybe an automotive radiator petcock to the other side. This will give ...


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You can choose to backwash and replace the DE in the filter with new material any time you want. The increasing pressure readings occur because the DE filter material fills up with dirt sucked in from the pool. There are a series of tradeoffs that you have to evaluate when deciding to back flush or not. 1) Increased pressure to pull pool water through the ...


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It sounds as if the slot is OK at least on one side of the bend, or perhaps both. If so you can make a shaper out of a piece of wood whose thickness is cut to the width of the slot. Insert the wood in the good section of the slot and force it through the bent section. You may even be able to tap it sideways with a hammer. If the wood is too soft to bent ...


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Better quality filters generally will be directional. This is due to the filter containing a coarse and fine media or one side being reinforced with wire or mesh to support the filter against the flow of air. It may also be designed to flow air better in one direction. If you can feel or see a density difference between sides the least dense side should face ...


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The Calculations which I have done (metric conversion) indicate that your water flows through your filter about 1.8 times per hour. but i will address that later. Firstly. the reason(s) why your pump needs to run for certain durations will be dependant on a few factors - which need to be managed/considered before you do your calculations Water filtration ...


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This is more of a comment but too long... I was a pool boy through college. I have also owned 3 pools. What you are doing has too many variables. You have temperature, environment, chlorine levels, quality of original water, amount of swimmers, pump size, plumbing size, pool depth, almost anything around the pool is a variable. So as a kid I would clean ...


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Single versus dual stage is easy; dual stage is essentially two single-stage filters in succession. Bulkier, more expensive. Better removal of contaminants. Installation is the same. Reverse osmosis is an entirely different technology. It generally has a prefilter because RO doesn't deal with particulates, only dissolved chemicals. It does handle those ...


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You want to get an activated carbon filter (see this answer for an overview of how it works). You'll probably want to look at a standard 10" filter housing and a matching carbon filter, both of which are readily available online and in retail everywhere, including the big box stores. This can go under your sink or elsewhere upstream. There are clear ...


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After enough research and talking with a few different companies, this is what I have found out. Water Softener - this is good for removing Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, etc out of the water. It mainly used for getting a small degree of minerals out of the water. Using it primarily for high iron removal will decrease the life of the softener. Chlorination - ...


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I have a Lennox too and I hate the filter situation with a fury of 1000 suns: It's just sitting in the furnace against the return duct - previous owner left a VERY dirty one taped with aluminum tape that took me a long time to peel. I've been using masking tape. One of these days I'll find time to fabricate a filter box to sit between the return duct and ...


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In my area most duct systems are too restrictive as it is. Adding an extra filter would make them more so unless the other filter was removed and the new one was less restrictive. Problems could include AC icing and furnace overheating. As always you can try it and see.


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the air filter is designed to clean the air flow prior to passing through the fan or the heat exchanger. its a common misconception that the air filter cleans the air for us humans. its there to keep the air clean for the machinery. its a secondary benefit that the air is cleaner for us. if you get a buildup of dust inside the fan, you get overheating of ...


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The white stuff is probably calcium (99% of the time)... so your water is "hard". When the water is cooled, the calcium aggregates and precipitates (white stuff). A filter will not remove dissolved ions (like calcium). A water softener will replace calcium with sodium. That should solve the the white precipitate issue. However, before spending money, have ...


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That's brass, not copper, and it looks to me like a typical hose fitting with a pressed-in rubber washer. Try grasping the washer with a needle-nose pliers and pulling it out. My guess is that the screen will follow. If the washer is damaged or worn it can probably be replaced with an inexpensive part from a hardware or garden store.


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