Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by estring1 Great whole house filtering system
This is actually a great unit for the cost. I did lots of study and research and found that I didn't need to spend more money on a similar unit from another manufacturer. Regarding some of the positive reviews on this simple unit. They seem to be more of an issue with non experienced installers. for instance. You can't sweat copper fittings while threaded into in input or outputs of this PLASTIC unit. It will melt. Regarding a leaking relief valve. Just blowing out some debris from packaging or shipping will do the trick. Bottom line is, this is a great bang for the buck. Mine has been installed for a month and I don't expect it to do any more or less than what it was designed for. I purchased the charcoal filters that you can buy at Home Depot and that filter has made a great improvement in our water quality! Great product G.E.
July 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by poundpound Good, solid, simple but beware of cartridges you buy
Had one for 2 years now, no problems, just got another Jan 2013 for drinking water. No valves, no bypass which is what I wanted, valves always gum up and stick so I put my own ball valves before and after this filter. Includes a bracket but MAKE SURE you put the fittings on the housing with brackets or have to unscrew them. WARNING: for whole house use, put TWO filters in parallel for good flow. WARNING: cartridge FXUTC is for drinking water use only because it only lets 1 gallon a minute go thru it (has a tiny orifice hole by design so water flows slow and has time to react with carbon filter stuff). Filter FXUTC filters out 0.5-1 micron which is good. For whole house filter, use string or fiber filters BUT they will not remove chlorine well since flow is too fast.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sticker Works perfect, easy to install. Includes mount bracket best price by $15
Easy to install includes mount bracket $15 less. Saved money on line.Sticker
December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by latitude500 Simple to install, and works as designed
I have to say this filter housing works great. It's easy to install, and seals tight with out an issue of leaking. It also comes with a tool to remove the filter housing unit.
May 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by QuackAttack Needed in a Hurry
This water filter housing was easy to install and can be used with a number of different manufacturer's cartridges. Please note, the reason this is so inexpensive is that it DOESN'T COME WITH A FILTER. That said, it installed in my existing piping configuration when my other one wouldn't seal, so be sure to measure the existing spacing if using as a replacement. There are two main sizes of whole-house filters, and this is the smaller one. This housing is all white, so you have to rely on time to replace the cartridge, and can't see if it's getting loaded prematurely.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Turk GE 3/4 IN. INLET WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM
This is a great value filter for rust and sediment on a main water line. I install 2 one after another with various possibilities for using different filters . This is a great filter to adapt into a garden or car washing hose. (you will need hose end adapters). It eliminates the use of smaller capacity easy change filters which are 10 times more expensive. The string filters are the most durable and work best for dirty conditions....can actually be removed rinsed and put back.You can pick up a string filter for about four dollars. I bought 5 housings and was happy to get them, one for the hose and 2 doubles for 2 locations. They are not see thru but are less likely to crack than the clear plastic ones. I bought over 40 different housings during my life so I know plenty about them. Don't over tighten while installing the housing or the filter. Do not use petroleum jelly on o ring......it swells them. Get an O ring lube at your swimming pool supply store. Also don't mess or spin around the air bleeder valve. A small replaceable o ring is held in by a small screw which should be periodically checked to be sure is tight to avoid leaks,
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Works great - correct installation crucial
This filter works great and will pay for itself many times over when you think about reduced wear and tear on your appliances and fixtures from sediments and other contaminants. Incorrect installation will lead to unsatisfactory performance, so follow the directions.
I used sharkbite fittings to adapt to my 3/4 cpvc pipe and they work perfectly. I didn't want to glue in fittings that would have to be cut out for reinstallation later. Use the included bracket! Not using it will cause stress on the connections when you unscrew the lower body to replace the filter and will cause premature failure of the fittings or upper body threads. Beware that the input threading on this model is all plastic, so correct installation of the threaded connectors is crucial. If you overtighten, the teflon tape will tear and it will leak. In a metal female threaded connection, you can overtighten, but in a plastic one the body will warp slightly. If they leak, unscrew the adapter, remove the old teflon tape, rewrap with 12" of new tape, and tighten by hand. Once you can't tighten by hand, use a wrench to go an additional 1 turn. test the connection and SLOWLY tighten until no leaks. I had 1 side perfect first try and the other I had to redo once. I have no doubt that all of the previous reviewers that reported leaks overtightened. If you have a seeping leak and try to tighten more, it gets worse. The only way is to remove, retape, and reinstall.
I use the 30 micron fiber filter with this body and I found no noticeable drop in water pressure. I am going to try the string filter next. As a whole house filter I would not recommend the carbon filter, as the reported pressure drop in other reviews lead me to think it would be unacceptable. This is so inexpensive I will get a second one with the carbon to put under the sink for cooking/drinking water only and leave the 30 micron filtering the whole house.
March 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EdCo Install went well
So far, so good. I installed this today, and it went pretty well. First, let me say that I have no business doing plumbing. It's not that I'm really terrible at it, but it requires a lot of patience and precision. I'm good at both, but it takes me forever. Anyway, this unit is definitely well built. My biggest hesitation was the threaded connections....they have leak written all over them. To boost my confidence, I purchased a cap and an extra connector and hooked this thing up outside to the garden hose using an old washing machine hose adapter. In the pic, you can see my washing machine hose leaking, but the CPVC connections, including the threaded connections, are fine. The hose was connected straight to the outlet on my well pump, and I let it sit there for about an hour. Once that test was complete, I proceeded with the install which went well. Tips: 1) Like another reviewer said, use 12" of teflon tape, then hand tighten the connector into the filter, then give it 1 complete turn with the wrench...I went probably 1 1/4 turn with the wrench. 2) make sure to install valves on both sides. 3) take your time. 4) don't try to put more than 2 screws through the supplied bracket. I drilled a small hole to install a 3rd, but then I realized the filter housing would hit the head, so I abandoned that idea and went with the suggested install.
I'm sure some plumber will look at my install and find all kinds of issues, but I did my best. I let the CPVC glue sit for over an hour before pressure testing. By the way, a plumber told me never to use old CPVC glue. Buy a new bottle...it's only like $4. In the pic, you'll see the 45 degree connector. I had to use that because I cut the section from the valve too short. My inlet is on the right in the pic, outlet is on the left. As a result, the rear label on the filter housing faces out. I guess this was designed for homes with the input coming from the left side, not the right. Again, not a big deal.
Last thing, another reviewer mentioned that the red pressure relief leaks. Mine didn't with my test outside. Also, I purchased the G FXWPC filters for sediment only. There was another G type filter at Home Depot. Same price, sediment only. Not sure what the functional difference is. Oh, one more last thing. I noticed no pressure drop at all. Maybe there is a small amount but it's not noticeable for me.
July 6, 2014