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Where is the filter for my furnace located?

Your filter is in the return vent in the wall. Look at photo #5 in your post and you’ll see the markings of a 12x12x1” filter. Flip out the two tabs at the bottom and the grill should swing out to ...
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Is there any filter or material that let only water through not dirt

You can get "drain tile sock" or drain tiles with "sock" installed at just about any place that sells building materials. These are used where you want to allow the water to pass ...
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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?

You don't clean it. You replace it. There are some metal filters designed to be cleaned. But the type of filter you have is designed to be replaced. These are standard items, available at any hardware ...
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What is the purpose of Solenoid Valve in Reverse Osmosis? Can I do away with it?

Despite the fact that Amazon is no doubt delighted that you think they are the only place to order stuff online, they are not. I would suggest expanding your online vendor search considerably. And ...
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Can I reuse lightly used oil when I change an oil filter?

This is more of an opinion based question rather than a "how do I do this" question. Opinion based questions are discouraged here. But I'm going to answer anyway and this is just my ...
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What type of water filter cartridge is right for drinking water in NYC

...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 ...
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Can I build a 3 stage whole house water filter myself?

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 ...
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Water filter setup - 1 1/4 inch pipe to 3/4

You are (and may not realize if you did not pay attention in geometry class) talking about a nearly 2/3 reduction in pipe size (area/cross section) when you go from 1-1/4" to 3/4". Area of a ...
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Vent filter for floor intake grille?

Look for cut to fit foam filter for a window air conditioner. It's roughly 1/4" thick very lightweight foam so it doesn't reduce airflow very much, but it'll catch most pet fur.
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Where is the filter for my furnace located?

I do not see a filter and would not expect it to be in the attic. I don’t like filters in restricted access spaces so in the case like yours. I will put a 14x20 on the intake(s) that fits between ...
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Am I missing accessories to properly mount filter in my Carrier Infinity gas furnace?

The 1" thick filters used until now have just been placed loosely in the bottom of the air box Right, have you seen the price of a 3.5" filter? Something is better than nothing for sure. ...
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Am I missing accessories to properly mount filter in my Carrier Infinity gas furnace?

According to the owner's manual for that model (pg. 7-8), you can use either the 1" (16 x 25 x 3/4") or what might be sold as a 4 or 5" (16 x 25 x 4 5/16") filter. Internet search ...
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Can I cut a water sediment filter in half and how?

Is it okay to cut one of these in half to use inside a 10" filter housing? No clue. How do I cut this so that it has a clean edge/surface on the cut part? What is "wood saw"? If you'...
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How long should I run my pool filter per day?

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 ...
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How long should I run my pool filter per day?

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,...
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What are the differences between Single Stage, Dual Stage and Reverse Osmosis Under Sink Water Filters?

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 ...
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My lennox furnace has no filter

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 ...
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Would it be a bad idea to use two air filters?

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 ...
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Does my furnace's air filter do anything at all?

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 ...
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Water filter not filtering ice

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 ...
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How can I remove iron from water?

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 ...
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MWF GE smartfilter refrigerator water filter needs to be replaced monthly? (instead of 6 months)

Clearly, something is plugging up your filter, as replacing the filter (temporarily) fixes the problem. And, just as clearly, it isn't something unusual about the specific filter. Almost certainly, ...
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How do I clean the intake filter for my washing mashine?

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 ...
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Changing furnace filter

Your furnace definitely has a filter. To access the filter compartment remove the lower of the two metal panels on the front. The filter location is horizontal at the very bottom in the plane of the ...
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Replace inlet screen with washer screen on washing machine?

I'm not familiar with cleaning these, just installing new stufff. If this filter behaves as a washer does, I'm suggesting that you install another one at the valve end of the ( stainless mesh wrapped) ...
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Do you really need a pipe out for potential harmful gas for pump

Do you really need a pipe out for potential harmful gas for pump? Not in an otherwise properly plumbed system, but you should consider adding a stand pipe to help protect yourself from an overflow ...
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Ok to hook up water filters to a regular kitchen faucet?

Good idea. There's really no problem with that approach aside from the stagnant water that will accumulate in the faucet's hot water stub, which could be a health concern (or just gross). Instead, ...
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How do I buy raw filters that are the same kind as used in dryers?

My dryer its just a metal screen. Wire mesh also would be a name to ask for.
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Attaching a coupling to a copper pipe

I am not quite sure just what you are trying to do but from the picture you posted, the fitting on the top is a standard fitting for utilizing 1/4" OD plastic tubing and the bottom fitting is a ...
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