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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
For those who get their drinking water from a private well, installing a well water filter is a good way to protect your family from possible contaminants. These contaminants are often found in groundwater sources. Depending on where you live and the condition of your water, you will have to purchase a whole-house water filtering system that meets your individual needs. Not all filtration systems are the same, so make sure you get the proper one to handle the types of contaminants you have in your water. Once you have your system, installing it is fairly simple.
Here are some tips on how you can install a well water filter.
Note: It is important that you follow the manufacturer's instructions. The following are only general guidelines.
The first step to installing a well water filter is to shut off the water flow to the building where the water filter will be installed. If possible, drain the piping that leads into the home or building as well.
Locating the water filter is important and you must follow the manufacturer's instructions. Some filters rely on gravity more so than others, and placing the filter at the proper height will be important for those types of filters.
If your water filter allows you to place it wherever you like, try to place it in a place that allows easy access as you will have to change out the media from time to time.
In order to connect your water filter, you will have to cut the intake water line. Place a container under the cut location (to catch any water in the pipe) and follow the manufacturer's instructions for cutting the water line. Many filters come with detailed drawings to help you accomplish this task.
Once the line is cut, install both the inlet and outlet valves. This is a simple task these days and is done by inserting the valves into the pipe and using compression fittings, which may or may not be included in your filter package.
At this point you are ready to install the water filter system to the wall. Again, make sure you locate it where you can get to it for maintenance and media replacements.
Double check your work and then turn on the water. Take your time and look for any leaks. Most leaks can be fixed with a slight tightening of the fittings. If you cannot stop a leak, turn off the water to make further adjustments.
If you have any questions about your new whole house water filter, contact the vendor and discuss them. It is important that your system function properly in order to provide the protection you want for your family.
by: Chris Tracey