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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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Why isn't my dishwasher cleaning dishes effectively?

The drain impeller is pretty easy to access on most models. Look yours up on YouTube and get a look. My model has a flimsy steel coil spring securing the drain chopper that rusts through in a year or ...
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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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Filtering the byproducts of iron removal after chlorine injection

I have a drinking water well that is loaded with iron. The pump feeds into a chlorine injection valve as you've described. The chlorine reacts with the iron in the water. The next step in the water ...
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How do I zero out or remove the water filter count, other than changing the filter?

According to GE manual Push and hold the water button for 3 seconds untill you hear a sound that indicates it was reset. Page 17 GE Manual
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Why is there a hole in my sink tailpipe and can I replace it?

I'm sure that if you searched the internet for instructions <brand> <model> for the old water filter system, you'd find that it has, for whatever reason, a drain line. This drain line was ...
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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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Why is a MERV-16 filter not recommended for residential furnace use? Urban myth?

More static pressure = Blower motor dies sooner If it's worth it to you to replace your blower motor every few years then go ahead and do as you please. The tech just doesn't want to be at fault due ...
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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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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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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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Inline whole house filters and their effective filtration performance

No. If a filter allows a particle size to pass, more filters of the same porosity will pass the same particles down the line. As the first filter clogs, it may stop finer particles, but it will also ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do you know what this "connector piece" is called and where to buy it?

1/4" quick connect fitting available all good plumbing and hardware stores, just make sure you cut the tube square and it is pushed in all the way.
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EMI / RFI filters for reducing dimmer-switch noise (what is available, where to install)

High levels of Radio/High Frequency noise are produced by many LED bulbs. Those tiny switched mode power supplies do often miss appropriate filters. The working frequencies are often above the hearing ...
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Anything wrong with moving from a washable mesh HVAC filter to disposable?

You may have the issue of a reduced flow rate as the system has been designed so that all the components “match”. This could cause poor performance or even overheating as the motor works harder. You ...
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