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Whole House Filter Installation

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When a whole house filter installation is done correctly, crisp, clean, great tasting chlorine free drinking water is delivered to every tap throughout the household. When considering a whole house filter installation, the first question that comes to mind is: How difficult is installing a whole house water filter system?

Whole house water filter installations are pretty straight forward. On a scale from one to ten, the difficulty of a whole house filter installation comes in at about a five if you have the right tools on hand, time, patience, and organization., you’ll have your whole house water filter system up and running in no time.

Where to Install the Water Filter?

In preparation of the install, you’ll need to decide where your new water filter system is going to be installed. As the name implies, a whole house water filter system indicates the whole house will receive filtered water except outside faucets. You’ll want to choose a location near the water main (where the main water ffeed comes into the house). Other location factors include a location that offers easy access for maintenance and upstream of your water heater.

Residences on municipal water supplies should find a location before the softener which protects the ion exchange media from chlorine and to avoid pressure concerns. Homes that are on private wells should probably be installed after the softener to unblocked flow when backwashing the system. Well systems will also need to make sure the install location is after the pressure tank.

Should the install location be outside or inside. Generally speaking, an inside install will help protect your water system from the elements and environment. An inside install location will make system maintenace easier and more practical. However, the choice is really up to the home owner.

Having the Proper Tools is Essential

The old saying, “A man is only as good as his tools” holds true with any project. For a proper water filter system installation you’ll need a few basic tools to successfully complete the task. Here is a list of the tools you’ll need:

Tools Needed

  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill
  • Drill Bits
  • Pipe Cutter or a Hacksaw
  • Bucket or Pan
  • Teflon Tape
  • Soldering Supplies

Most households have all of the above tools on hand. If not, the required tools are not that expensive and can be purchased at any hardware store.

Plumbing Supplies that will be Needed

Without the proper parts and supplies, a proper water filter system installion impossible. Whole house water filter systems require a few basic parts and plumbing supplies to ensure a proper installation and to produce the results you desire from the water filter. Below is a list of basic supplies you’ll need to complete the installation.

Supplies Needed

  • A whole house water filtration system
  • Mounting Brackets
  • Fittings
  • Tubing
  • Shut-off Valves
  • Bypass Valves
  • ressure Gauges

The Installation

Whole house water filter system function in the same way and the process of installing one is going to work the same. With a difficulty level of five on a scale from one to 10. Most people with basic knowledge of building or fixing things will be able to complete the whole house water filtration system install within a few hours.

The video below walks you through the install process of a basic whole house water filtration system. As with most things, something can be improved on or made easier. Please check other online resources to fit your exact needs and specifications. Good luck on your install!

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