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    Whole house water filter with drain tap

    Is there a brand of whole house sediment filter that has a drain tap?

    Changing the cartridges on whole house water filters would be more convenient if the container had a drain tap on the bottom. For example, this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbqEqHmE2Vs shows a guy adding his own drain tap to a filter.

    I'm interested in finding a whole house sediment filter of this style that has a drain tap: https://www.amazon.com/Culligan-WH-H...13323540&psc=1 That style is transparent and I think the container is made of a different plastic than the container shown in the video.

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    The big blue series worked out great for me
    https://www.freshwatersystems.com/pr...oaAm40EALw_wcB

    This one is clear and has a drain
    https://www.wecofilters.com/ra1800733.html

    Pick up some 20" carbon filters and yuo will eliminate sediment and odors

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    We had sediment up the wazoo and changed the filters every 2 weeks. Then we had an iron filter installed. About $2500.
    We no longer use the filters, and I ran a line after the iron filter and before the softener up to the kitchen sink for drinking and plants.
    I've considered taking the softener off line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Tashiro View Post
    Is there a brand of whole house sediment filter that has a drain tap?

    Changing the cartridges on whole house water filters would be more convenient if the container had a drain tap on the bottom. For example, this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbqEqHmE2Vs shows a guy adding his own drain tap to a filter.
    That’s not a bad idea, those 20" Big Blue bulbs are super awkward to change when they’re full. If you’re just looking to capture heavier particulates, a simpler solution would be to install either a Rusco or an Atlas Filtri spin-down filter that can just be flushed out when necessary. Can always add a 20" Big Blue after that if you feel there’s still too much material getting through.

    I’d also recommend getting your water tested annually by a qualified lab if you’re on a well.

    https://www.rusco.com/products/1-spin-down-filter
    https://us.atlasfiltri.com/category/hydra
    Last edited by Peter Kelly; 06-11-2021 at 9:40 AM.

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