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Twist II Clean Inline Water Filter

by Lakos

Proudly made in the USA
Consider this: a large portion of residential water supply lines have sand, silt, sediment, or some other form of organic materials present in the water. This is most common in well water or private water supplies, and can cause issues with your fixtures and devices if not taken care of. As these elements tend to clog water lines over time, filtration of the water line is a helpful way to reduce or eliminate the components of clogging. A wonderful, eco-friendly Twist-II-Clean filter is an excellent choice to filter out those common components, and is a virtually waste-free form of filtering if you consider the green method of using purged water to irrigate an outdoor garden.
 an image of the Twist II Clean logo
 an image of the different Twist II Clean filter systems

Why deal with the trouble of using an old-fashioned spin-down style filter system?
Here are some issues with spin-down filter systems

an image of someone removing the spin-down water filter housinghard to remove
an image of someone cleaning their mesh screen filter by handfrequent filter cleaning
an image of the housing being reinstalled to a spin-down filter systemhigher risk for leaks

Accessing the filter is a wet and dirty mess. Depressurizing the system introduces air into the line, which can cause several issues further down the run. If you have a pump on the line, air will cause cavitation and shorten its life, possibly also causing it to burn up if too much air is present. It takes a lot of time to clear out that air, meaning a waste of water. Oxygen deteriorates metals as well, and so if you introduce air into the line, your plumbing is more likely to degrade at a faster rate. Standard clear housings when installed in sunlight promote the growth of algae or other organic materials in the system. These materials may cause health hazards if used in potable drinking water. Traditional filters are hard to clean and require frequent replacement. Removing the filter bowl repeatedly to change and clean filters will quickly wear out the top seal, which can lead to leaks.


Twist II Clean systems are the right choice

an image of the Twist II Clean oversized mesh screenmesh filter screen
an image of the Twist II Clean sun shield jacketsun shield jacket

Twist II Clean sediment removal systems are easy to clean and do not require you to remove any part of the system to do so, therefore greatly reducing risks of air entering your water system. With a stainless steel mesh screen filter that is over 200% larger than some other spin-down filters, these will last for years between replacements and will continue to collect the maximum amount of debris between each cleaning cycle. The clear housing shows you when the filter is in need of cleaning. With the optional sun shield neoprene jacket, the clear housing can be covered from the suns exposure, helping to prevent the growth of algae and other organic compounds in your system.


an image of the Lakos Twist II Clean inline water filter system

Put an end to the spin-down filter maintenance hassles and purchase one of these great water filter systems. All it takes is a "twist to clean" your filter screen. Why waste your time with having to turn off your water to clean your filter? The Lakos Twist II Clean units are compact, install inline on your current water line, and come in four different micron/mesh ratings to choose from. This means you can purchase the initial unit, as well as different filter elements to determine what works best for your application.

Easy to install and maintain, these amazing water filters are designed to remove sand, sediment, and other organic materials from your water line, making them terrific for home well water applications, residential landscape, irrigation, misting systems, pools and spas, just to name a few. Twist II Clean systems must be installed on the outlet side of well water pressure tanks or municipal water systems using constant water pressure below 100 psi. When installing these filters outdoors, the sun shield helps to prevent the growth of algae inside the housing and extends the life of your system.

As this water filter does not need to be disassembled for cleaning, the filter element flushes completely clean in less than 20 seconds. There are no tools needed, no need to turn off the water just to clean the filter, and it may be installed indoors or outdoors, making the Twist II Clean inline water filter the choice of professional installers. The purge port can even be easily plumbed to a garden location so the purge water can be used to irrigate plants and further reducing water waste and helping maintain a green environment.

an image of the Lakos Twist II Clean patented reverse flushing action

The Twist II Clean filtration system utilizes a patented reverse flushing action that is controlled with a simple 1/4 twist of the handle. Once the reverse flushing action begins, it backwashes itself from the inside out. Within 20 seconds or so, the debris will be cleaned off of the filter element and flushed out from the bottom purge port.

  • No mess
  • No disassembly
  • No leaks
  • No tools required
  • Sun shield prevents algae growth in outdoor installations
  • Works with all plumbing systems

Please note: the 3/4" and 1" units have a 1/2" MPT purge port, and the 1-1/2" and 2" units have a 3/4" MPT purge port. Additionally, these filters are not recommended for hot water applications above 120°F (49°C), and should be installed upstream of water heaters.

Twist II Clean 3/4" and 1" Filter Systems
for residential applications only

T2C-075 Twist II Clean Inline Water Filter - 3/4" MPT
#30 Mesh
600 Micron
#60 Mesh
250 Micron
#100 Mesh
150 Micron
#140 Mesh
105 Micron
#200 Mesh
74 Micron
$62.78 $62.54 $62.67 $62.86 $68.24

T2C-100 Twist II Clean Inline Water Filter - 1" MPT
#30 Mesh
600 Micron
#60 Mesh
250 Micron
#100 Mesh
150 Micron
#140 Mesh
105 Micron
#200 Mesh
74 Micron
$62.53 $62.51 $62.68 $62.87 $68.94

Replacement Filter Elements ONLY for 3/4" & 1" Housings
#30 Mesh
600 Micron
#60 Mesh
250 Micron
#100 Mesh
150 Micron
#140 Mesh
105 Micron
#200 Mesh
74 Micron
$20.74 $20.64 $20.72 $20.84 $22.17

All Twist II Clean Filter elements are made with #304 stainless steel mesh
Find out more information about what the micron rating means for the different filters mentioned above


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Don't know what size mesh you need? We have a handy chart that might help.



Related accessories for 3/4" and 1" systems
Description Price & Quantity
Sun Shield for 3/4" and 1" filter systems $5.61
1/2" PVC Ball Valve - FIP x FIP
- helps prevent bugs from entering through bottom purge
$2.13
1/2" PVC Female Adapter - S x FIP
- Connects the purge end of the 3/4" and 1" units to 1/2" Sch. 40 PVC pipe
$0.31
Bowl and O-ring Kit
- Fits both 3/4" and 1" units
$16.41
O-ring and Pin Kit for Element / Bowl
- Fits both 3/4" and 1" units
$9.68
Safety Latch Red
- Fits both 3/4" and 1" units
$2.49

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Twist II Clean 1-1/2" Filter Systems
for residential applications only

T2C-150 Twist II Clean Inline Water Filter - 1-1/2" MPT
#30 Mesh
600 Micron
#60 Mesh
250 Micron
#100 Mesh
150 Micron
#140 Mesh
105 Micron
#200 Mesh
74 Micron
$84.47 $84.37 $84.48 $84.61 $96.27

Replacement Filter Elements ONLY for 1-1/2" Filter Housings
#30 Mesh
600 Micron
#60 Mesh
250 Micron
#100 Mesh
150 Micron
#140 Mesh
105 Micron
#200 Mesh
74 Micron
$26.57 $26.37 $26.47 $26.67 $27.18

All Twist II Clean Filter elements are made with #304 stainless steel mesh
Find out more information about what the micron rating means for the different filters mentioned above


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Related accessories for 1-1/2" systems
Description Price & Quantity
Sun Shield for 1-1/2" filter systems $7.56
3/4" PVC Ball Valve - FIP x FIP
- helps prevent bugs from entering through bottom purge
$2.92
3/4" PVC Female Adapter - S x FIP
- used to connect the purge end of the 1-1/2" units to 3/4" Sch. 40 PVC pipe
$0.38
3/4" x 3/4" Brass Hose Adapter - FIP x MHT
- used to connect a garden hose to the purge end of the 1-1/2" units
$3.46
Bowl and O-ring kit - Fits 1-1/2" units $18.92
O-ring and Pin Kit for Element / Bowl
- Fits 1-1/2" units
$9.69
Safety Latch Red
- Fits 1-1/2" units
$2.49

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Twist II Clean 2" High-Flow Filter Systems
for residential applications only
150 GPM

Please note: the 2" unit is designed to be flange mounted, the most common mounting hardware is offered separately


T2C-200 Twist II Clean Inline Water Filter - 2" Universal Flange
#60 Mesh
250 Micron
#100 Mesh
150 Micron
#140 Mesh
105 Micron
#200 Mesh
75 Micron
$371.64 $371.86 $383.57 $380.28

Replacement Filter Elements ONLY for 2" Filter Housings
#60 Mesh
250 Micron
#100 Mesh
150 Micron
#140 Mesh
105 Micron
#200 Mesh
75 Micron
$69.97 $69.96 $89.89 $89.62

All Twist II Clean Filter elements are made with #304 stainless steel mesh
Find out more information about what the micron rating means for the different filters mentioned above


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Related accessories for 2" High-Flow systems
Description Price & Quantity
PVC Bolt on Flange - 2" slip (glues on pipe)
(requires 2, 1 each for inlet and outlet)
$14.97
PVC Bolt on Flange - 2" threaded FIPS
(requires 2, 1 each for inlet and outlet)
$17.85
EPDM Gasket for PVC 2" Flange (2 required) $5.95
Zinc Bolt Kit for PVC 2" Flange (2 sets required)
(set of 4; incudes nuts & washers)
$19.99
#304 Stainless Steel Bolt Kit for PVC 2" Flange (2 sets required)
(set of 4; includes nuts & washers)
$39.75
3/4" PVC Ball Valve - FIP x FIP
- helps prevent bugs from entering through bottom purge
$2.92
Sun Shield for 2" filter systems $20.08

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Model Inlet/Outlet Purge Total Length Length
(Inlet/Outlet to Purge Port)
Width
T2C-075 3/4" MPT 1/2" MPT 11-3/4" 8-3/4" 6"
T2C-100 1" MPT 1/2" MPT 11-3/4" 8-3/4" 6"
T2C-150 1-1/2" MPT 3/4" MPT 15-1/4" 11-3/4" 7-1/2"
T2C-200 2" Flanged 3/4" MPT 25" 18-1/4" 10-1/4"


 an image of the Twist II Clean flow chart an image of the 2 inch Twist II Clean flow chart

Mesh Size Selection Guide
A general guide for some common uses for the Twist II Clean
Materials In Water Systems To Protect Recommended
Mesh Size
Micron Rating Filters Particles
Down To
In general, use the coarsest mesh deemed acceptable to filter the materials you want to remove. This will help to extend the life of your system and reduce how often the filter requires cleaning.
Debris General use #30 600 micron 0.024"
Pipe scale, coarse sand Sprinkler systems, faucet aerators, sand sensitive valves #60 250 micron 0.010"
Fine sand, grit from new wells Poultry growers, watering devices #100 150 micron 0.006"
Drip irrigation systems, faucet aerators, sand sensitive valves #140 105 micron 0.004"
Fogger nozzles #140 105 micron 0.004"
Very fine sand and grit Pre-treatment #200 75 micron 0.003"

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- Garrett Waller, Driftwood, Texas 78619-2109

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. "What is micron rating?"
A. The average size of the openings between pieces of the filter media are represented in microns. For example, a 40-micron filter has larger openings than a 5-micron filter. Consequently, the 40-micron filter element will let larger particles pass through the filter than the 5-micron element.

As a general rule, the smaller micron rating for a filter is better, but as with most everything, there is a trade-off. Flow capability usually drops off as the micron rating gets smaller. To overcome this, low micron-rating filters must have larger elements to keep from sacrificing precious flow.

Q. "How long does the cleaning cycle take?"
A. This unit features a reverse flushing technique that cleans the filter in less than 20 seconds.

Q. "How long will the filter screen last?"
A. As these filter screens are made from durable stainless steel, they can last several years while collecting the maximum debris between regular cleanings.

Q. "When should filter be replaced?"
A. As with all filters, this depends on the water quality, the amount of debris, etc. that needs to be filtered.

Q. "Will this work for my small orchard?"
A. This inline water filter is designed for light use per the manufacturer. It's great for most homes, and would help keep debris from a small drip system setup like a backyard garden. Depending on your water quality, amount of debris, how often the water is run, etc. will all affect how well any particular filter will suit a particular application. If you have significant debris and run water 24 hours a day or use a high volume of water, another filter might be a better choice for an orchard. If you're unsure, check with a local agricultural irrigation expert.


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