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Old 02-05-2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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Upgrading water supply plumbing...where to locate filter?

I'm upgrading my water supply plumbing after just drilling a new well. It will include a new pump house and some underground pipe re-routing.

Currently, a whole-house water filter is installed in the pump house. Is there any reason I should not put it inside the basement, before the water is distributed throughout the house? Aside from easier access for filter changes, by placing it there, water used in hose bibbs for outdoor use, which are all upstream from the house, will not be using up filter life. I get virtually no sediment from the well so I am not concerned about piping clogging up and the water is very good so potability is not at issue.

The only downside I can see is the risk of spills in the basement when I change filters but I can easily accommodate that.

Any other ideas?

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Old 02-05-2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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Water Filter!

That works for me! I like the filter close and convenient!
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:10 PM   #3
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I have our filter in the basement, we are on Town water
The main reason for our filter is to cut down on sediment that enters the house water & messes up seals on plumbing
I think a filter is good to have for this reason

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