Whole House Water Filter?


R

Randy

I am thinking about putting a cheap whole house water filter in at my
home. I live in the courntry and have a water pump.

I just want one that will filter out any sand and iron to keep the
faucets, ice maker etc clean.

Will the water filter cut water pressure to the house?

A friend of mine put one in and he likes it alot, but it is as cheap as
they come.
 
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C

Chas Hurst

Randy said:
I am thinking about putting a cheap whole house water filter in at my
home. I live in the courntry and have a water pump.

I just want one that will filter out any sand and iron to keep the
faucets, ice maker etc clean.

Will the water filter cut water pressure to the house?

A friend of mine put one in and he likes it alot, but it is as cheap as
they come.
I have an inexpensive filter to remove sediment. It works well, and the
filter inserts are available at my local Ace hardware store.
Certainly a more expensive unit would work as well, but I doubt better.
 
L

Lawrence

Randy said:
I am thinking about putting a cheap whole house water filter in at my
home. I live in the courntry and have a water pump.

I just want one that will filter out any sand and iron to keep the
faucets, ice maker etc clean.

Will the water filter cut water pressure to the house?

A friend of mine put one in and he likes it alot, but it is as cheap as
they come.
I installed a GE brand from Home Despot and it was easy to install and
cheap enough. What adds up is the cost of the filters. They come in
different sizes and this relates to cost not only of the filter itself
but also time between replacements. The better the filter removes
smaller particles but is more expensive and it also has to be replaced
more often, perhaps each month. I was using the expensive one but did
end up having a problem with decreased pressure after a short time. A
better filter becomes clogged more easily because it catches more
particles. When using the less expensive filter, I have had no
problems. I do not think you need the most expensive filter unless you
have a special situation. The water is clear and I replace the filter
about every 3 months. I like my filter and would recommend it for
anyone with sediment. I also use a water softener.
 
B

Bill

FWIW, I have 4 filters. Two in series, that run parallel to the other two.
First filter on each side has a clear spin-off holder for the filter, and I
use the string type filter there. Pump pulled sand once, and saw it write
away. Second filter is a carbon type filter. Set up like this I do not see
any reduction in pressure. I have a cutoff on each side, so I can change the
set of filters, and still have water to the house.
Maybe a waste, but it works for me.

Also, my well was installed by an old timer, kinda guy. He recommended
putting bleach directly down the well once a year to clean it up. Have a 3"
tee on top of the well that has a 90 that adapts to a garden hose. The
output from the pump has a spigot that put's the water back in the well to
cycle the bleach.
 
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B

Bill

Good links..
I use 1/2 gallon in a 115' deep well.
One link has 3 gallons.
All have good info. Thanks.
 

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