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Old 10-05-2014, 09:51 AM   #1
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Sediment filter, U/V light, softener, filter-in that order?


What's the best order to install these?

Sediment filter
U/V light
Softener
Filtration

I'm on a well. Also the well is 1inch coming into it, then 1/2 inch going out. Will it hurt or help to make it 3/4 inch coming out and through each of these items, then 1/2 inch to the house?

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Old 10-05-2014, 01:10 PM   #2
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For start.
Water quality ?

Not sure what you are talking about with 1" coming in and 1/2 going out?
Are you talking about the pressure tank?
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1inch pipe coming into the reservoir, and half inch going out. That's not the real issue though. I just want to know the best order to install this stuff.
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Why all the filters? I've never had even one in any house I've owned. If you need that many, I'm thinking there's something wrong with your well. I have just a softener and a UV purifier, in that order. If I needed a sediment filter, it would be first in line.

Do you have bacteria issues requiring the use of a UV unit? I worked with them for many years in designing portable military water purification systems, so I put one in the house I recently built just because I wanted to.

If you can afford it, I'd skip the softener and UV and just install a quality RO system. Or just a chlorinator instead of UV.
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There was coloform (whatever it's called) in the water when we had our home inspection so the previous owners had to install the uv light. The softener should be obvious, whole house filter because- why not. Sediment filter to protect the whole home filter. I read reviews that large sediment could damage the other filter.

Seems like a lot of questions on here get answered with other questions. It's already done now. Sediment filter-uv light-softener-filter
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How is the water pressure with all that equipment and the 1/2 line?

So there was no fix for the well ? just band aids after the fact?

Was it really the well that failed or was the failure in the house and the well was labeled as the reason?
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The well never failed. ? The water pressure seems good.
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Seems like a lot of questions on here get answered with other questions. It's already done now. Sediment filter-uv light-softener-filter
Then why did you bother to ask for advice?? Confirmation that what you've obviously already done is OK? Well, it's not. As others have said (so to speak), you've polished a turd instead of checking out the well (the likely source of your problems). Oh, and in your setup, the UV is in the wrong place. In every water purification system I designed or worked on for the military, the UV was always the last stage of treatment. Or next to last if the system had a chlorinator.

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So now that the the uv light is before the softener and the filter, they're going to reinstate the bacteria? I assumed well water is the way it is. What do you mean the well could fail? The pump? Or the well itself?
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Yes, the well itself could be fail. There are a number of causes of sediment in the water. A few of the most common are that the well is filling with sand, the pump is placed too near the bottom, or the pump is simply too big and is sucking in sand.

Do you have any of the documentation from when the well was drilled? Around here, the Health Department has it. At a minimum, the name of the drilling company should be on a metal plate on the well cap or actually embossed into the cap.

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