Whole House Water Filters

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On this page, we’re reviewing the best ways to filter water for your entire household. These filters range from simple, low-cost, single cartridge-type filters, to larger and faster-flowing systems for larger homes and families.


 

1). 10″ Clear Water Filter Housing, Clear BB, with 3/4″ NPT Ports

SKU #: YTB-10-CB34-PR

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10″ Clear Water Filter Housing, Clear BB, with 3/4″ NPT Ports.

Manufactured by Pentair under the brand name Pentek. The term “Big Blue” refers to 4.5-inch (5″ nominal) diameter water filter it uses.

Pentek housings and filters are perhaps the most well-known in the industry and have proven to be very reliable.

Clear, 10-Inch, “Big Blue” (BB), Water Filter, Housing Spec’s
Housing and Cap Materials: FDA grade Polypropylene, Acrylic
Connections: 3/4″ NPT ( 1″, 1.25, 1.5 also available )
Maximum Temperature: 125°F ( 52°C )
Maximum Pressure: 90 psi ( 6.2 bar)
Dimensions: 13-1/8″ x 7-1/4″ (333 mm x 184 mm)
Standard Housing Type: 10-inch x 4.5-inch ( 10×5 )
Sump: Clear
Pressure Release Valve: Yes

 

The Sediment filter used in this housing is made of durable, non-woven polyester media. It can be removed, washed and reused several times before the need to replace it.

You can have a second sediment filter, at the ready for a quick change out. Then wash the first one at your convenience to make ready for the next filter change.

This housing is just like the original blue-colored housings, only the housing sump is clear so you can see right through it.

Because you can see through it, this filter housing is a great choice as a Whole-House Sediment Filter.

This makes it easy to tell the condition of the filter, at a glance. You’ll quickly tell if it’s time to change your sediment filter.

Its large diameter design allows for fast, unrestricted flow for long periods before the filter changes.

It’s perfect for the demand of medium-sized homes and families.

Depending on what you need to filter from your water, it’ll accept different filter cartridges. Insert either the Sediment Filter, or the Carbon Filter, or the Multi-Purpose, 6-Stage Filter.

Mounting Bracket for all 10" and 20" BB (Big Blue and Clear) Filter Housings.
Mounting Bracket for all 10″ and 20″ BB (Big Blue and Clear) Filter Housings.

Say you want to filter out both sediment and chemicals from your water; you can simply install two of these housings in series. The first housing, you’ll install the sediment filter, and in the second housing, you’ll install the carbon filter.

Probably the best place to install this filter housing is where your main water line comes into your home. This may be a utility room, or maybe your basement.

Install anywhere after your main water shut-off valve, but before your water softener, if you have one.

Due to its large diameter size, it’s probably better to locate it in a utility room, basement, or elsewhere. Anywhere its easy to access. You could even install it in an attached garage if there’s never a chance of freezing

The Housing Cap features a red pressure-relief button so that you can relieve any pressure within the system. This will make it easier to unscrew the housing when you change out the filter.

Spanner Wrench fits all 10" and 20" BB (Big Blue and Clear) Filter Housings.
Spanner Wrench fits all 10″ and 20″ BB (Big Blue and Clear) Filter Housings.

The housing sump and cap material are constructed from FDA-approved, food-grade polypropylene and acrylic, so the materials will not react with any chemicals that may flow through it.

Pros:

  • All components of the housing have been certified safe to FDA Standards
  • Large Diameter, High-Flow Housing
  • Use this same filter housing for different filters.
  • Solid, leak-free construction.

Cons:

  • This filter housing costs somewhat more than some basic housings sold at the big-box stores, but it provides much better flow than those smaller housings.
  • If your water pressure exceeds 80 psi (5.5 bar), then you must install a pressure regulator. Luckily, this is a rare occurrence.

My Thoughts on the 10″ Clear BB Water Filter Housing:

The 10″ clear filter housing is an excellent choice for most home owners that want to provide convenient water filtration protection for their home.

The clear housing lets you inspect the filter with a quick glance. Use the Spanner Wrench to speedily replace the cartridge when needed. You can have a second cartridge ready for a quick change out.

Make sediment filtration easy and convenient for yourself…

 

Order your   10″ Clear Filter Housing   at FilterWater.com.

Accessories for the 10″ Filter Housing

Sediment Filter Cartridge, 5-Micron, 10×5
Carbon Block Cartridge, 5-Micron, 10×5
High-Flow, 6-Stage, Replacement Cartridge, 1-Micron, 10×5
HW500 Spanner Water Filter Wrench
Mounting Bracket BB-L-1020


 

2). Pentek, 20″ Clear Water Filter Housing, Clear BB, with 3/4″ NPT Ports

SKU #: YTB-20-CB34-PR

Filter Housing, Clear, for 20” Water Filter, 3/4 inch NPT ports.
Filter Housing, Clear, for 20” Water Filter, 3/4 inch NPT ports.

Manufactured by Pentair under the brand name Pentek. The term “Big Blue” refers to the large 4.5-inch (5″ nominal) diameter water filter it uses. This filter housing is identical to the first filter housing above, except that this one accepts the longer, 20-inch filter cartridge.

Please see the write up and spec’s above.

My Thoughts on the 20″ Clear BB Water Filter Housing:

The 20″ clear filter housing is designed for larger households and families or larger buildings that demand larger amounts of water flow. This filter housing also provides convenient water filtration and filter changes.

The clear housing lets you inspect the filter with a quick glance.

Start protecting your health and home today…

 

Order your   20″ Clear Filter Housing   at FilterWater.com.

Accessories for the 20″ Filter Housing

Sediment Filter Cartridge, 5-Micron, 20×5
Carbon Block Cartridge, 5-Micron, 20×5
Carbon Block Cartridge, 0.5-Micron, 20×5 Reduce lead, cysts, chlorine, taste, odor and sediment.

Note: This filter housing uses the same Mounting Bracket and Spanner Wrench as the 10″ Filter Housing does, listed above in the “Accessories for the 10″ Filter Housing”.