The Pelican Water Whole House Filter and Salt-Free Softener is an easy-to-use system that is part of Pelican Water’s Combo Series. This system works to filter water while also taking care of hard scale build-up and preventing future build-up. Pelican Water is the market leader in salt-free water softening systems and this is the only salt-free water softener certified 99.6% effective.
We’re now incorporating cutting-edge NFC functionality into our best-selling Pelican Smart Combo™ to streamline care and maintenance of the system.
NFC, or Near Field Communication, allows a user’s smartphone to wirelessly connect to the Pelican Water system in their home. The connection costs nothing to use, and is reestablished any time the customer is within the field of their Pelican Smart Combo™ system.
With the ability to access guides, FAQs, and maintenance information by simply placing their smartphones near their Pelican Smart Combo™ system, users will have total control over every aspect of their Pelican Water filter and softener. Simply scan the NFC sticker on the top of the Sediment Filter bracket with your smartphone to instantly access the filtration and softening system using NFC technology.
Iron is one of the most common contaminants faced by well owners. From muddy-colored glasses of drinking water to bright orange streaks in toilets and bathtubs, iron leaves a trail of stains, discoloration, and foul tastes in its wake. Though it is one of the most prevalent water quality issues faced by well-owners, there are many solutions to rid your water of this unwelcome mineral. Join John Woodard, our Master Water Specialist, as we explore how iron gets in your water and how to remove it.
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You need whole house water filter for your home or cottage because the water is full of dirt and chemicals but where do you start?
This HUM Water Care 20” Dual Big Blue Filter housing is definitely the way to go. It comes fully assembled as you see here, no need to plumb the two housings together, attach to the brackets, line them up! Also, their large 20” size gives your family lots of capacity so you likely won’t need to replace the filters for a whole year. Obviously how long they actually last is based on how much water you use and how many contaminants you need to remove.
Find the perfect location. You will need to install the filtration system before the plumbing splits into hot and cold and likely after your water softener and iron/sulphur equipment but if you’re looking to prefilter the water before your other equipment then it will need to be installed before.
The housing needs to be mounted where you have access to replace the filter in the future and where any water being spilled during filter replacement will not splash into or onto electrical components.
1. Shut off the main water supply valve.
2. Cut the pipe and mount the unit on the wall using the mounting bracket provided.
3. When installing the Filter Housing, make sure the water flows into the inlet. WARNING: if soldering, do not allow heat near plastic threads or fittings.
4. I always recommend installing ball valve shut offs before and after the filter housing to make future filter replacement easier.
5. Open the valves on either side of the Filter Housing. Check for leaks. Open supply valve slowly and bleed air from system.
6. Be sure to flush all new filters thoroughly before using water.
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This filter has been working without problem except for a minor issue talked about in the video. Even if you filter your water for inside AND outside use with a 2 person household, it would be hard to approach the 600,000 gallon limit. You don’t need much more than this to have clean water. If you have 4 people in a home, I recommend bypassing your plumbing so that water is only filtered for inside use.
Do not buy into soft water filtration unless you have very very hard water and avoid using RO water for drinking. Those units waste 10 time more water than they produce and demineralized water is the opposite of healthy anyway.
In most cases, chlorinated water poses no human health risks that so many people try to elicit. But for a piece of mind and to possibly make your life a little easier, simple whole home carbon filtration is the way to go.
The Premium Rhino® Whole House Water Filter gives you long-lasting, high performance water filtration for great-tasting, healthy water throughout your entire home for up to 1 million gallons or 10 years. Available options include SimplySoft salt-free water softener, ultraviolet UV filtration, and professional-grade installation hardware.
A tasteless and odorless liquid at room temperature, it has the important ability to dissolve many other substances, the versatility of water as a solvent is essential to live organisms.
Life is believed to have originated in the aqueous solutions of the world’s oceans, and living organisms depend on aqueous solutions, such as blood and digestive juices, for biological processes.
It is one of the most plentiful and essential of compounds, it is vital for all known forms of life, even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients, we are 80% made of water.
Unfortunately, in our modern society, not every water that comes to us is clean, even though it appears clean, tap water for instance has various contaminants that can harm your health, such as chlorine, microorganisms, flour, lead, etc. If you want to know more you can have a look at your contaminants page right here.
So, answering your question: The best way to filter tap or any other water is to buy the most useful tool against these chemicals and contaminants, which is a Water Filter.
We know that sometimes we cannot afford to buy such equipment, because we are having economical problems, or even we are in places that don’t have it for sale, or maybe you are going on vacation or camping and need fresh and clean water, these are common situations.
You must be asking yourself what are the problems of ingesting unpure water in those cases we mentioned before, I mean, It’s just a few times, right?
And this is the crucial point where you do not want to think like that!! Drinking impure water is the first cause of death for people that are lost in the woods or camping, etc.
You can get very sick and spoil your trip or even worse! Thinking about people that can’t afford the water filter we are going to share How To Make Your WaterFilter- DIY
What is the simplest way to purify water?
The simplest and most reliable method to purify water is to boil it for a good amount of time.
High temperatures cause the bacteria and virus to dissipate, removing all impurities from the water.
In doing so, chemical additions cease to exist in the water as well.
However, boiling uses fuel and could take a while. Furthermore, you will need to filter the water to remove all solid particles especially if the water was taken from a doubtful water source.
Use of Iodine solution, tablets or crystals
This is an effective and more convenient method, It can kill viruses and bacteria.
Once you drop the tablet into the water container
Shake the container and hold the bottle upside down
Have the lid slightly unscrewed to let the iodine to flow into the threads of the bottle cap.But It takes about thirty minutes before you can drink the treated water, it has an unusual aftertaste. Be careful: It is also not suitable for pregnant women.
A quick trick to make it look better is to pour the water through a coffee filter or clean cloth.
This won’t make it safe to drink, but it can improve the clarity of the water, which will help the following disinfection methods work better.
And remember, if you are very sensitive to chemicals, you can always just boil your water for 10 minutes instead of chemically treating it.
Our next trick is to carefully use ordinary household bleach to disinfect water.
As a rule, colder water needs a little more bleach than warm water, and muddier water needs more bleach than clear water. Let the water stand for several minutes if it is muddy, and just pour the clearer water off the top. This will make disinfection much more effective.
Add 2 to 4 drops of ordinary chlorine bleach per quart of water.
Use 2 drops if the water is warm and clear.
Go to 4 drops if it is very cold or murky – or both.
Put the bottle lid back on, and shake the container for a minute.
Then turn the bottle upside down, and unscrew the cap a turn, or two.
Let a small amount of water flow out to clean the bottle threads and cap.
Screw the lid back on tight, and wipe the exterior of the bottle to get the chlorine on all surfaces.
Use a clear PET bottle (the one typically used for sodas and soft drinks) as some glasses block out too much of the UV-A rays – If the water is too cloudy then filter it first using a clean cloth before pouring it into the bottle.
Lay the bottle face down under the sun, If it’s a clear sky or not too cloudy – then just 6 hours of sunlight is enough. If not, 2 days of exposure might be required.
Boiling water can kill almost all bacteria and viruses, to speed up the process you can cover the pot and let it boil.
Chlorine kills the bacteria in the water but can be harmful if added in excess. The package will usually tell you how many drops for how many liters and for how long you need to wait. It typically takes about 30 minutes to treat the water.
Here is how to make a cheap Water Filter in 12 Steps:
Plastic bottle or comparable food-safe container
Another container for clean water
Clean cotton or cheesecloth
Coffee filter or porous cloth
Sand (fine and coarse)
Gravel or pebbles
Step 1 – Cut Bottom Off
Use scissors or a knife to cut off the bottom part of the bottle you will be putting the filter material in.
Step 2 – Cut Drain Hole
Use scissors or a knife to poke a small hole in the cap. If there is no cap, cut off the top of the bottle instead of the bottom for the previous step then poke several small holes in the bottom of the bottle.
Step 3 – 1st Layer: Straining Fabric
Stuff the bottom of the bottle with a fine cloth or paper fabric, such as a coffee filter, cheesecloth or cotton stuffing.
Sand and grass can also be used in this first stage. Fill the bottom with about 3 inches of grass clippings to filter out larger particulates and help give water a clean taste from chlorophyll contained in the grass. Then fill with 3-4 inches of very fine sand.
Be careful not to use poisonous or unidentified weeds when collecting grass clippings. Do not use Highway Department sand, as it can be full of road salt and chemicals.
Step 4 – Break Up Charcoal
Take charcoal from campfire or BBQ charcoal (do not use match/instant light type because it’s soaked in chemicals) and use hammer or rock to break it down into the smallest particles you can.
Step 5 – Layer 2: Pulverized Charcoal
Pour about 3 inches of pulverized charcoal into a bottle. If available, cover with another coffee filter to prevent the charcoal from being displaced too much during filtering.
Step 6 – 3rd Layer: Fine Sand
Add a 2-3 inch layer of the finest sand you can find. This and the subsequent layers you will add are to filter out particulates in the water.
Do not use Highway Department sand, as it can be full of road salt and chemicals.
Step 7 – 4th Layer: Coarse Sand
Add a 2-3 inch layer of coarse sand or very small pebbles.
Step 8 – 5th Layer: Fine Sand
Add 2-3 inch layer of the fine sand. Multiple varying filter stages (like a reverse osmosis system) ensures that most of the particles present in the water are caught.
Step 9 – 6th Layer: Gravel
Add a 2-3 inch layer of gravel or small rocks to prevent the water from being poured in from displacing the sand.
Step 10 – Top Strainer
Cover top of the filter with a piece of porous cloth, such as a bandana or cheesecloth. This step is optional but helpful in straining any large debris from the water and stop the pouring from displacing the sand inside the filter.
Step 11 – Pouring & Collecting
Pour water slowly into the filter while holding it over the second container.
Make sure to wipe off or clean the collection container. Pour water slowly so as not to disturb filter layers too much or to cause filter container to overflow and possibly spilling unfiltered water into the collection container.
Step 12 – Sterilize Water
Even though you have filtered the water through many different layers, microbes can still exist in the water and it still needs to be sterilized. Boiling the water in a pot or kettle is the easiest way.
You can also use sunlight to sterilize water. Pour filtered water into a clean, clear plastic or glass bottle up to 3/4 full and screw-on cap. Shake for thirty seconds to add more oxygen to the water. Place on a light or reflective surface in direct sunlight. The amount of exposure it needs it dependant on weather conditions. A clear day requires 6 hours of exposure whereas 50% or more cloud coverage will require 2 days of sunlight.
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