Whole House Filter + Physics Question

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  1. Oct 8, 2018 #1

    Michael Battaglia

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    First off, I'm no plumber. I've got a question and I can't find an answer on the web so either it's a really good question or a really dumb question.

    Here's the deal. My wife wants a whole-house water filter (any tips on make/model I should look into would be appreciated). The problem is, we don't have a lot of room for one anywhere in the house (any creative ideas would be welcome).

    I see these units that have a series of canisters all in a row... and I'm thinking, what if I mounted them one-atop-the-other in order to reduce the required foot print? Is this a bad idea?
     

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    Michael Battaglia

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    By the way, I don't know if there's some physical reason why this would be a bad idea... gravity or water levels or something like that.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2018 at 12:46 AM #3

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    So long as they are in series, it will work fine. Depending on what you’re filtering for, you may need just one filter.

    The county extension agent, or possibly the health district can probably give you some guidance on what you need to filter for, and having an EPA certified lab run an assay on your water might be a good idea, just to be sure of what you need to filter for, and if you might be better off with a particle filter, and good water softener.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2018 at 3:40 PM #4

    Michael Battaglia

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    Thanks. I suspected as much, but wanted to be sure.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2018 at 11:00 PM #5

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    I don't disagree with anything that has been said, however, it never hurts to check with the manufacturer of the system.
     

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