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Old 10-20-2016, 08:49 AM   #1
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Water filtration?


We have very bad well water.

Hardness and Iron are off the charts of the home test from Lowes and thats after a charcoal whole house filter.

We are considering a pre-filter, carbon filter going into a Model # WHELJ1 water filter from Lowes and then having that feed into another carbon filter.

What are your thoughts and opinions? Also, we will be replacing our pressure tank with a 80+ gallon one.
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I am unclear from your post what you are trying to achieve. Charcoal (carbon) filters are designed to remove a limited number of contaminants, iron and hardness are not on the list. Iron removal is sometimes done with manganese, harness is removed using a water softener. Your description sounds like you are thinking of adding one or more charcoal filters, which will not have any effect on the iron and hardness.

I suggest you get a professional water test at a laboratory, you can send a sample through the mail and get results in a couple of weeks. When you have a complete list of contaminants, you can discuss the options with a water filtration company to see what they recommend to remove the contaminants you want to get rid of. There is no one filter removes everything, water chemistry is pretty complicated, and you are not likely to get effective advice from a big box store. In any case, you need a chemical test to start the process, and a home done kit may not provide the best results.
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I am unclear from your post what you are trying to achieve. Charcoal (carbon) filters are designed to remove a limited number of contaminants, iron and hardness are not on the list. Iron removal is sometimes done with manganese, harness is removed using a water softener. Your description sounds like you are thinking of adding one or more charcoal filters, which will not have any effect on the iron and hardness.

I suggest you get a professional water test at a laboratory, you can send a sample through the mail and get results in a couple of weeks. When you have a complete list of contaminants, you can discuss the options with a water filtration company to see what they recommend to remove the contaminants you want to get rid of. There is no one filter removes everything, water chemistry is pretty complicated, and you are not likely to get effective advice from a big box store. In any case, you need a chemical test to start the process, and a home done kit may not provide the best results.
Will will do. Our town does water testing locally for $50. I will take them a sample.
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