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Old 11-12-2015, 03:13 PM   #1
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Hi,
I find myself changing our whole house filter 5 micron- every 2 months or less. If I don't the water pressure really decreases. When taking out the filter , it us orange and sludge - like.

We also have a reverse osmosis system under our kitchen sink it has 2 charcoal and 1 sediment 5 micron that I change every 4 months.

Anyways, anyone know of any good places online to buy from in bulk?

I just Baught 2 sediment filters from home depot for 10$.
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:03 PM   #2
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This is the filter system I have
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.w...1.html?redir=s
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https://www.buydirectwaterfilters.co...ediment-filter

$3.80 a piece $50.00 or more on order free shipping USA
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I know there are a lot of experienced plumbers and posters who ewal with well small water works.

Can anyone suggest another filter system of reasonable value keeping in mind the frequency of me having to change filters..... do they make reusable filters? Mine end up with an orange sludge and aren't reusable
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A lot of orange sludge isn't "normal" (for most areas of the country). Are you on city water or well water? Have you had the water tested?
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And something that won't compromise pressure
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Well water......it's only after 2 months
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:17 AM   #8
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Water quality?
what size micron are you using?
size of filter?
2x10 or 4x10?
number of people in the house?
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We are 4 people 2 adults and two toddlers

We are using 5 micron single filter 10 inch in size
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2" or 4" ?

Water Quality?

on average you most likely using about 180 gallons per day +/-
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Results were taken from samples in 2014

Hardness

0 grains after softener,

28 grains before

Iron

0.15 mg/l after softener,

1.8 mg/l before

Sulphur
No sulphur smell seeping through (rotten eggs)

PH
7.6

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750 ppm after softener,

700 ppm before softener

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2" filter
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Have you tried it with out the filter?
If the filter was not in place would the softener still work?
Comp hardness at 36???
Raw 1.8
After softener .15
And what is it between the filter and the softener?
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No I haven't. ...the softener would still work I am sure.
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Have you tried it with out the filter?
If the filter was not in place would the softener still work?
Comp hardness at 36???
Raw 1.8
After softener .15
And what is it between the filter and the softener?
What do you suggest.... what do you think of the test results?
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