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What is the correct location of the drain adapter?

The way your drain is currently set up, the P-trap for the garbage disposal is too low. The disposal water sits there in the T where the RO drain is connected. Remove the RO "T" and attach ...
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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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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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Faucet for filtered water that has the filter after the valve?

Look into excess flow valves. They are designed to shutoff flow in the event of a rupture. They automatically close when flow exceeds a pre-determined rate. Here is one available at Home Depot. https:/...
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Temporary water supply shut off to a gas oil fired furance

Should be no special effort needed. Normally the hydronic heating loop is isolated from the domestic water supply - water can be fed into it but cannot come back out of it into the source supply. The ...
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How can I identify a HEPA filter?

If it isn't labelled as a HEPA filter it almost certainly isn't one. There's no advantage to the company in not being able to label it that way if it meets the standards. Per Wikipedia, Common ...
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What type of filter system is this, and what type of replacement should I look for?

Given nothing else around this tank I'm thinking it might be marble chips (or there used to be marble chips, depending on how long it's been neglected) to neutralize acid water and keep it from eating ...
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Whole Home Water Filter Installation Questions

If you are trying to filter the whole house you need the line upsteam of where it branches to the water heater. Anything in this area would only filter hot water. It sounds to me like this is ...
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Are front load washers expected to filter out lint and pet hair?

Note that this answer is about what you should do about washing machine lint. It doesn't take care of the existing problem, which appears to be a machine-specific failure (a.k.a., it broke). Every ...
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Are front load washers expected to filter out lint and pet hair?

A "lint" filter in the pump discharge would get blocked very quickly. Something's wrong with your drain piping, or you are abusing it, if the discharge from a clothes washer can clog it up. ...
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How can I keep a coupling nut aligned with its bolt?

It seems like the split lock washer should retain the nut, but if it doesn't, thread locking compound, a.k.a. Loctite™, should do. I'd probably go with the removable variety because it's more useful ...
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can I swap out Pool pump switch

No. If you look at the specifications listed on the Amazon page, you'll see that it's only rated for 15 amps (for a resistive load, which a motor isn't) or a 1/2 hp motor. Based on the current 30 amp ...
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Several furnace vent returns, but only one filter?

What is pictured and probably the other grills with no filters are the service outlets where the heater air is blown into the room. The return duct ( where air is drawn back to the furnace. ) will be ...
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My HVAC filter seems to lack sealing. Do I need to do anything about it?

Yes that's normal. It's a perfect example of how energy codes make code implementers feel good, while leaving situations that make a reasonable person ask "wait - what??" Yes you could ...
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How might I clear out my pool’s filter system pump of debris?

That's sounds like the strainer, the actual filter is probably clogged now. follow the procedure for cleaning or replacing the filter.
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Is 9.5 x 3 a standard whole-house water filter cartridge size?

I took a chance and got the "standard" size GE basic filter and it appears to fit and work just fine. So I guess this is a standard size (or close enough).
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I need help with my ac unit 30hx5 240

Get rid of that slab of insulation and get a filter for the grill. Measure the width and length of the inside and get a filter. You're probably getting so dusty because the HVAC system is trying so ...
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What type of filter system is this, and what type of replacement should I look for?

It's a granular medium filter as evidenced by the filter vessel not opening at its full diameter (as it must for a cartridge filter). what medium is in there it's hard to say, for example it could ...
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How can I identify a HEPA filter?

An real HEPA filter has a printed indication of the filter class and the relevant norm. Either "EN 1822 HX", where X is either 13 or 14 (European norm). or "ISO 29463 XH", where X ...
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How can I identify a HEPA filter?

If you really want a Hepa filter, my suggestions are Don't buy it unless it has certification Look at the Manufacturers website to see if they have certification Also note that if the vaccuum ...
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What is this second AC filter from duct entering the return?

The blue square is reusable filter material. It supposedly can be rinsed , dried and reused. However it does have a usable life span. Replacement filters are available in large 24 to 30 inch sizes and ...
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Practical filter for rain barrel used for irrigation

Some filter setups, eg for swimming pools, let you easily "backwash" the filter, running water backward through it to flush the material it caught to a place where it won't clog things. You ...
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Practical filter for rain barrel used for irrigation

I'd want to see what could be done with something like a big sand filter (easily backwashed) on the way INTO the tank, without backing up too much and losing too much water. However.... For drip ...
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What is the correct location of the drain adapter?

It does look like bad place for the RO drain. Two options. Install a L (90 dgr) in the drain with a vertical line going above the disposal outlet than install the RO outlet on top. - no cutting ...
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Suggest a suitable water treatment plant for Hard water

https://www.uswatersystems.com/katalox-light-filtration-media.html states: for high level filtration, color and odor removal, iron, manganese, hydrogen sulfide removal, efficient reduction of arsenic,...
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Why is a MERV-16 filter not recommended for residential furnace use? Urban myth?

I am an a/c specialist who works for a large company designing and installing very complex HVAC systems. Thank you very much for supplying the specs on the filter. Having this knowledge allows me to ...
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Inline whole house filters and their effective filtration performance

Old question, but I think it still merits a response (especially since a newer comment implies the poster was not fully convinced by a prior answer). The short is no, more filters will not change the ...
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