Whole house water filter

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Old 08-23-16, 02:45 PM
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Whole house water filter

Hi Guys,

Need your opinion on my plan.

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City Water, Chloramines
2.5 Bath
15+GPM behind the meter.

Plan.

2 x 12 x 52 Catalytic Carbon Tanks in line ( dual filtration ) - with backwash
Total 4 CU FT of media

is this overkill ? or I should be expecting great water, just trying to get rid of all the chemicals and potential stuff...

Should I add pre filter 10" or 20" ? How about post filter ? 10" or 20" or not necessary on city water ?

If yes how many micros 0.5, 1, 5 ?

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Old 08-23-16, 03:22 PM
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Welcome to the forums! We don't know where you are located since your profile is incomplete so knowing that would help us zero in on potential problems. In most instances a simple 2 1/2" x 10" double (tandem) whole house filter is quite sufficient. I have mine set up with a 5 micron primary filter for sediment, and the secondary is granulated activated carbon (GAC), which will take out taste, chlorine smell and other smaller items. Claims are that it takes out pesticides, and other smaller things. Not sure why you think you need such large tanks for your water.
 
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Old 08-23-16, 04:16 PM
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I'm located in Ancaster Ontario.

I don't think that there would be enough contact time to remove chlorine, chloramine, with little GAC filter like this.

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Old 08-23-16, 04:26 PM
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Have you had your water tested? What were the results? Was it extraordinarily high in any one particulate?
 
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Old 08-25-16, 02:29 PM
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Catalytic carbon is the wrong carbon for your application. It is more expensive and used primarily for sulfur removal. A coconut shell carbon would be to remove chlorine or chloramine. To have dual 2 CF systems is over kill.
 
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For 15+ gpm, this is not overkill. In fact, I would suggest 2 of 16x65 tanks to get the maximum flow. Add 2 of 20" big blue filters parallel with each other as a pre-filter. No post filter needed. If you're willing to invest the money, Catalytic Carbon is better than regular carbon.
 
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Old 04-10-18, 01:19 PM
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Supply: City Water

City water?

Couple of big blue filters are all you need, Well water with chlorination system is completely different animal!
 
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Ummm, old thread here guys.
 
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