Filter Canister Parts - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: MI
Posts: 43
Rewards Points: 47

filter canister parts

Here' something that you may or may not be able to help me with, but I thought I'd give it a try. I have a standard 20" cartridge filter canister just upstream of the softener that was installed by Kinetico when they put the softener in back in '94. The head of the canister has an 'on/off' handle on the top if it that you turn 180 degrees when changing out the filter. Water weeps out from around the red button underneath the handle, and also (I think) from around the valve stem. Not a major problem, as the leak eventually (after a day or so) heals itself, but I would like to address it. I contacted Kinetico and they told me that the canister is not their brand, and that they don't install that type any more. The Kinetico service guy told me that I could have them come and install another 'new and improved' filter housing for only $279. What a deal! They wouldn't even sell me one so I could install it myself. So, I called another more helpful Kinetico dealer. They used to sell a rebuild kit for it which consisted mainly of some O-rings, a small metal plate, and some screws, for $7.95, but they were out of stock. The gal I spoke with made a call to their supplier and found out that they no longer carry it. Unfortunately, I did not get a part number. The only markings on the entire canister are 'Made in USA' (on the head), IN and OUT (at the inlet/outlet connections), and ON/OFF (on the top ends of the valve handle) . There is a paper label over the screw that attaches the handle to the valve stem. That label says PATENT #4731____. There are 3 or 4 numbers missing that have been worn off over time. The canister and head are black. Can you direct me to where I might find the rebuild kit for this head? Thank you for your time and consideration.. Rob


killermrob83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
Master Plumber
Javiles's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Miami Florida
Posts: 1,604
Rewards Points: 996

I usually discourage folks from using those things , they tend to be breeding ground for bacteria. city or well water?



Experience is Knowing what to do next, Skill is knowing how to do it
Javiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,726
Rewards Points: 2,210

Cant you just fab the new parts? Sounds pretty simple. O ring kits are not very expensive. All that red button is is a flat washer, a rubber washer and a spring, no?
" Most people would rather die than think, and most do " Bertrand Russell

jagans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 08:12 PM   #4
Water Treatment
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Alaska
Posts: 936
Rewards Points: 902

You are going to need to change it out with a filter housing and head that does NOT have the handle in the head.. as you have found the weak point in them.
I never use them because of what has happened to yours.
A ball valve before and after the filter housing with a pressure release button is the best way if you are going to use one, and with a Kinetico it is Best to use a pre filter because of the valve design.

A photo if possible of the housing in question.
Akpsdvan is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Filter rack question for new furnace install rvmeush HVAC 3 09-14-2012 08:38 PM
Furnace Filter Question turtlegrrl HVAC 8 08-04-2012 07:04 PM
furnace filter fit?? Doug7852 HVAC 4 04-01-2011 10:45 AM
furnace filter? busybear HVAC 2 03-23-2011 06:10 PM
Putting a filter in my cold air trunk? BowDown HVAC 8 09-18-2009 11:16 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1