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Old 07-29-2015, 07:47 AM   #1
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Dual sediment filters (in-line)


Can someone explain, to me, why I would have a second sediment filter inline with the first? I could understand putting two in parallel as to prevent pressure drop and extend the time between changes, but when we had our UV light installed 3 years ago, they added a second filter in series. It just seems like that would be creating more of a pressure drop.

I am slowly changing out the lines because the line from the well is 1" and it was stepped down to 1/2" for the main trunk. I want to make the trunk 3/4" and keep all the legs at 1/2" and during this process, I want to change the filter setup and put them in parallel.
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How come you don't just call, "they", the ones who put it in?
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How come you don't just call, "they", the ones who put it in?
Because there's a mixed bag of experts on here, and I would rather hear their opinions on this setup.
Thanks.
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Just a guess. The filters probably had different characteristics when they were first installed.

The first one got the big stuff then the second got the small stuff.
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Just a guess. The filters probably had different characteristics when they were first installed.

The first one got the big stuff then the second got the small stuff.
The first one has been installed since the beginning. The second installed 3 years ago. Both use the same cartridge filters. Sorry I should have clarified that first.
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That doesn't make sense. Does the second filter get dirty?
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Good, so it's not just me.

It does get dirty, though.
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Because there's a mixed bag of experts on here, and I would rather hear their opinions on this setup.
Thanks.
They don't know what type of filters are installed.
They don't know what the entire setup constitutes.
They don't know what kind of filters are inside the filter units.
But somehow they will know more then the people who put it in.
I think the preferred scenario is:
The people who put it in tell you the why's and wherefores and then:
You come here to see if it makes sense.
Or
There will be post after post after post guessing, "What's Waldo."
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