How to Choose the Right Water Filter | Ask This Old House

How to Choose the Right Water Filter | Ask This Old House



Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how to choose the right water filter for different water quality issues.
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Time: at least 1 hour

Cost: $20-$1000

Skill Level: Beginner

Shopping List:
Water quality test kit
Water filter

Steps:
1. Purchase a water quality home test kit.
2. Follow the instructions on the kit and wait for results on water quality issues.
3. Based on the results of the test, choose a filter that will treat the water quality issue.

Resources:
All the filters Richard demonstrated, including the granular activated carbon filters, sink mounted filters, sediment filters, and water softeners can be purchased at a home center or plumbing supply store.

Expert assistance for this segment was provided by Morris Merchants (

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PENTAIR EVERPURE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS INSTALLED

PENTAIR EVERPURE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS INSTALLED



We install and pipe two separate water filter systems for soda machines and ice makers in a movie theater renovation.

Every day plumbing repairs and installs featured all while my two sons CB2 and Angelo learn the plumbing trade.
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5 Problems With Reverse Osmosis Water Filters

5 Problems With Reverse Osmosis Water Filters



Our water nerds get a ton of questions about reverse osmosis systems because things like lead, chromium 6, and GenX contamination are gaining attention in national press. While some RO systems can be good options (like this one: we hear a lot from people who regret buying one because they weren’t prepared for the downsides and ended up replacing it with a Hydroviv filter soon after. This video goes over the five things we hear over and over from customers who regret buying a reverse osmosis water filter.

For those who decide to get an RO system, we recommend this one:

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Water Filter Installation

Water Filter Installation



Water Filter Installation. A few tricks and tips to make your bathroom installation a whole lot easier. See how to connect the pipes and fittings to the kitchen sink, sink, toilet water lines using PEX water lines and PEX fittings. How to install a drain system, different ways to configure it for your own situation.This is the BEST plumbing solution for beginner DIY plumbers. In this bathroom training video you will learn how to use PEX and copper water lines and fittings to quickly and easily plumb your new bathroom! Bathroom Plumbing is simple to do if you have the right instructions to follow. Watch this diy bathroom plumbing video and learn a few Pro secrets for getting your sink water lines installed right the first time.

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How to Install a Whole-House Water Filter | Ask This Old House

How to Install a Whole-House Water Filter | Ask This Old House



Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey improves the taste and odor of municipal drinking water with a whole house filtration system that includes a sediment filter and a granulated activated carbon filter.
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Time: 2-3 hours

Cost: $1,000

Skill Level: Moderate

Tools List:
Tubing Cutter
Fitting Brush/Pipe Cleaner
Torch

Shopping List:
Whole House Filtration System
Copper Pipe and Fittings
3 Copper Ball Valves
Adapter Fittings to Connect Filters
Flux
Solder
Thread Sealing Tape

Steps:
1. Turn off the main plumbing supply to the house and drain as much water as possible from the pipes by opening all faucets and fixtures and then opening a drawoff valve near the main.
2. Determine the location of the prefilter. If necessary, attach a piece of plywood for attaching the filter bracket.
3. Use a tubing cutter to cut in to the main water supply pipe.
4. Clean, apply flux, and solder the adapter fittings to transition into the filter housing on a workbench to keep the heat away from the filter. Once cool, connect the adapter fittings to the filter housing, using thread sealing tape on threaded connections.
5. Clean, flux, and then dryfit the remaining connections. Include “T” fittings that allow water into and out of the filter, but also connect to a shutoff valve that serves as a bypass. Include a shutoff valve for water entering the filter and a shutoff valve for water leaving the filter.
6. In normal operation, the bypass valve remains in the closed position and the two filter valves are in the open position. If the filter requires service, those valves should be reversed, allowing untreated water into the building temporarily.
7. Once all connections have been made, turn water pressure back on to the building and check for leaks.
8. Follow manufacturer instructions to properly activate the carbon filter.

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How to Install a Water Filter Under the Sink | Ask This Old House

How to Install a Water Filter Under the Sink | Ask This Old House



Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Los Angeles to update a water filter to preserve the look of a retro faucet.
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Time: 1 hour

Cost: $250

Skill Level: Beginner

Tools List for Installing a Water Filter:
Wrench [
Bucket [

Shopping List:
Water filtration system

Steps:
1. Start by shutting off the cold water line underneath the kitchen sink. The cold should always be to the right.
2. Open the faucet to release any cold water that’s in the line upstream of the shutoff valve.
3. Place a small bucket or tray underneath the cold water line underneath the sink to catch any extra water that might fall out. Then, break the water connection using a wrench.
4. Connect the adapter that comes with the kit to the hose.
5. Push the black tubing that also comes with the kit into the adapter on one end and the filter on the other. The back of the filter has images that indicate which pipe should receive which tube.
6. Connect the second adapter to the water shutoff valve. Push the black tubing that came from the filter to the shutoff.
7. Turn the water back on.
8. Run the sink for 5-10 minute increments according to the instructions that come with the kit to activate the carbon and fully filter the water.

Resources:
Richard installed the Advanced Water Filtration System, which is manufactured by Kube ( It comes with a kit of adapters and connectors so that it’s easy to connect it with whatever pipes you have underneath your sink. The only other tool required for installation is a wrench, which can be found at any home center.

The retro faucet the homeowner had in her kitchen is called the Dishmaster M76 Imperial Four ( which can still be found on the manufacturer’s website and on some third party sites.

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GE SINGLE STAGE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM INSTALLATION

GE SINGLE STAGE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM INSTALLATION



We install a GE filter system. So fun especially the ending. The customer is always right.
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Every day plumbing repairs and installs featured all while my two sons CB2 and Angelo the plumbing apprentice’s learns the trade.

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DIY Installation Guide to iSpring Whole House Water System and How to Connect

DIY Installation Guide to iSpring Whole House Water System and How to Connect



iSpring customer Daniel Casey demonstrates installation process in detail. The demonstration shows how to install a reusable spindown sediment filter, a 3 stage whole house water filter with iron and manganese removal, and a UV disinfection sterilizer.

Spindown Sediment Water Filter Series:
https://www.amazon.com/iSpring-WSP-50-Reusable-Sediment-Filter/dp/B075ZDWVP9

3 Stage Whole House Water Filter-
Sediment and Carbon Block Filter for City Water Supply :
https://www.amazon.com/iSpring-3-Stage-Filtration-20-Inch-Sediment/dp/B008GNRMYK

Sediment, Carbon Block, and Iron/Manganese Reducing Filter:
https://www.amazon.com/iSpring-3-Stage-Filtration-20-Inch-Sediment/dp/B01FI3BLYM

Sediment, Carbon Block, and Lead/Iron Reducing Filter:
https://www.amazon.com/iSpring-WGB32B-PB-Filtration-Sediment-Reducing/dp/B06VSJ9DBN

UV Disinfection System/Ultra Violet Sterilizer:
https://www.amazon.com/iSpring-UVF55-Disinfection-Sterilizer-pressure/dp/B00B1HZ0QU

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