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1 Micron Sediment Filters

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DanC

Is there anyone using 1 micron sediment filters? If so is there a difference in the flow pressure when using this filter? will it slow down flow too much? Adding page links to this forum dont seem to working at the moment

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DanC

Yeah thats what i was using I might give the 1 micron a go, only cheap, had a chat with someone who raves about them! I did not realize you can get 1 micron well impressed!

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Smurf

I use 1 micron sediment filters only because I brought a set of filters from a chap that came with a box of spares

 

Don't know about if it would slow production through a ro though as I just use that filter set inline plus a di when I want to pump 000 ppm rainwater into my van.

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rcproperty

 

I use 1 micron sediment filters only because I brought a set of filters from a chap that came with a box of spares :biggrin:

 

how do you get on with them? do you notice if they slow the water down a little?

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DanC

 

I use 1 micron sediment filters only because I brought a set of filters from a chap that came with a box of spares :biggrin:

 

Have you noticed any flow rate difference? i am looking at the ones at http://www.eastmidlandswater.com/ then click on

filter housings inserts

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rcproperty

if you havent noticed a difference it must be a minimal change, but then again it does take a while for ur RO to fill up compared to mine! lol :Image9:

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spruce

I found a difference.

 

I have a 4040 with 2 pressure gauges on each side of the filter housings. I have a 5 micron sediment and the new carbon block is a 1 micron filter. The moment I put the new CB filter in the pressure on the second gauge dropped about 5psi. When using a CAG carbon filter, both gauges registered the same. They are 20" units.

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rcproperty

 

I found a difference.

 

I have a 4040 with 2 pressure gauges on each side of the filter housings. I have a 5 micron sediment and the new carbon block is a 1 micron filter. The moment I put the new CB filter in the pressure on the second gauge dropped about 5psi. When using a CAG carbon filter, both gauges registered the same. They are 20" units.

 

so they do slow the system down a lot then. do you notice the quility of the water coming out to be any lower or just the same?

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spruce

Hi RC,

 

We are at the end of the water line (last house) and have a 40psi water pressure. I don't use a booster pump. I can't recall that there is much performance difference TBH. In fact the new CB was put in just before the water went really cold, so I would attribute any slowing in production to that.

 

There doesn't appear to be a marked production difference with my 4040, not like the old 450GPD r/o we had. I'm in awe as to how fast the unit produces water. Water quality is the same, 115 in and 2 out once it has settled down which hasn't changed.

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Smurf

It's only a sediment filter after all so to be honest there is no point going out of your way to get 1 micron as 5 micron works just as well as a prefilter.

Also will someone stop messing with the smiles :Image13:

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