Whole House Water Filtration

by American Plumber

Tired of plugging your nose when you want to take a drink? A whole house filtration system from American Plumber is the way to go when odor and bad taste exist. These systems make a very noticeable difference when better tasting water is desired, and the filters in this efficient system will last through up to 75,000 gallons of water before needing to be replaced. Installing one of these systems will improve the taste of all your water-based beverages.

Whole House Water Filter System

This multi-stage whole-house filter system reduces sediment, chlorine, and unwanted taste and odor from water for up to 75,000 gallons. Large 1" port allows heavy flow rates. This unit comes with one WRC25HD20 (also known as RFC20-BBS) carbon cartridge and two W50PEHD sediment cartridges, as well as a coupling to connect the two sediment cartridges.

picture of the WWHC whole house filtration system
This whole house filter system features:
  • Multi stage system for whole house filtration in one unit
  • Reduces sediment, chlorine, and improves taste and odor
  • Included cartridges are rated for up to 75,000 gallons
  • 1" NPT inlet and outlet allows for high flow installations
  • Rated at 7.5gpm maximum
  • 50 micron rating
  • Suitable for water pressures within the 20-85psi range and water temperatures within 40°-100°F
  • Includes housings, filter cartridges, coupler, spanner wrench, and o-rings

Model # Description Price & Quantity
WH20BB Pentair / American Plumber (old #WWHC) Whole House Filtration System
Includes two (2) housings, one (1) WRC25HD20 cartridge, two (2) W50PEHD cartridges, filter coupler, spanner wrench, and O-rings
$344.61 Enter a quantity and
WWHR Replacement Cartridge Set for WWHC Filter System
Includes one (1) WRC25HD20 and two (2) W50PEHD
$143.71 Enter a quantity and
WRC25HD20 Radial Flow Carbon Filter for Taste/Odor - (formerly Ametek RFC20-BBS) $143.34 Enter a quantity and
W50PEHD Pleated Polyester Filter for Sediment - 2 required per housing $26.73 Enter a quantity and
W10-OR Replacement O-Ring $9.61 Enter a quantity and
SW-4 Spanner Wrench $12.09 Enter a quantity and
W20 Filter Coupler (for connecting two W50PEHD filters) $4.46 Enter a quantity and
153087 Filter Housing Sump ONLY $109.56 Enter a quantity and
Silicone
Lubricant
1/4 oz. - FDA approved - usable on all brands of water treatment o-rings $3.13 Enter a quantity and

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. "Someone told me I should lube a replacement o-ring; is this true and why?"
A. O-rings, if not correctly lubed, can expand, and sometimes stick, to a filter housing, which can make it difficult (sometimes nearly impossible) to open the housing. To prevent this, simply prepare the replacement o-ring by applying enough silicone lubricant to give it a nice gloss all over before installing. Petroleum lubricants or faucet grease are not recommended as they typically cause o-rings to swell or dry out.

Q. "Do I need to replace my o-ring when I change cartridges?"
A. O-rings will normally last a long time and do not need to be changed every time you replace your filter cartridges. However, you should examine the housing o-ring to make sure it has not become damaged. Check for nicks or compressed areas. They can be damaged by accident if they are not placed correctly on the housing (or head on some filters) during installation. They can also dry out if the proper lubrication was not used. If the o-ring is no longer flexible then it needs to be replaced. If you tighten your housing and notice a leak between the housing and the head, you may need to replace the o-ring. We suggest you lubricate o-rings with silicone lubricant.

Q. "What is a 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.

You may want to consider sediment filtration such as the Lakos sediment filtration system to remove larger particles, then possibly install a whole house water filter to take out smaller particles.

Q. "What is the best type of filter to remove chlorine from my water?"
A. Carbon filters are the most commonly used filter to remove chlorine from the water. The carbon media reduces the chlorine to chloride. Carbon filters are not reusable. Once they have reached their capacity to obsorb chlorine and are no longer performing then they need to be discarded, and replaced with a new carbon filter.

Q. "How can I remove Giardia from my drinking water?"
A. Giardia (cryptosporidium, etc.) usually can be filtered out with a 1-micron or smaller filter.

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