Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 87
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by expert perfect for drinking water
see condition of filter,clean look,easy to find filters,to bad it is not solid copper and pyrex glass kit,when replacing with new filter inside i like to clean all surfaces. lube the o ring put it up in the white plastic first then wiggle ,and turn the clear plastic tight with new filter inside into place.smooth every time .to undo the clear plastic i apply a lot of torque force slow and stead in a couple of seconds it comes undone ,not fast gerking force it will break the wrench ,i am luck i have two wrenches i hold together like one and keep pushed hard with me foot while holding the pipes steady and in place with my hands i hate leaks .
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cablecop filtering great. Water Hammer bad
Have lived in this home for 29 years. Put in the whole house filter about a year ago and watched the filter become chocolate color around 3 months. Changed the filter, great. Started to wonder why I was getting "Water Hammer" on cold faucets constantly. Called the plumber and he wanted to put in a pressure regulator for $350. I passed. Pressure is 90psi. High I know. But it has always been. I'm online buying new filters for my unit and notice 3 others mention water hammer.Then they mention the bypass position stops the hammer! Swell. Bypass, no hammer. Filter, double hammer. Well what to do? Not going to buy the GXWH35L as was suggested.
May 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry Difficult to replace filter - Canister Leaks
Would not buy this again. Every time you replace filter which can be often, it leaks! from canister They need to design a better, leak proof system. What a pain to deal with a water leak.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KnowItAll It is easy to change out filters also worth the cost as I explain...
Just want to note that putting in a pre-filter like this one going into your home is the best idea. Whether you have an RO system, water softener or some other kind of filtration in your home. Using this as your whole house pre filter or your first filtration system is the best idea. This will help you prolong your appliances and any other filtration system that uses household water.
Some people who reviewed this product said it was very difficult to remove. First off it should never be that difficult to remove to change out the filter. You shouldn't over tighten it like the nuts holding your tire to your car. Second, which is the most over looked issue and why people have the most difficulty removing the canister to replace their filter is that they do not use the pressure relief button or didn't read the instructions properly and are not aware of what this button is or does. When you go to replace the filter you use the built in water shut off and bypass valve. Just turn the valve to stop the water flow. Press the pressure relief button to allow the pressure that is built up to escape which will allow a little water out when you do that. It happens quickly in about 2-3 seconds. The use the tool and remove the canister and replace the filter. Check the large O-ring and it is suggested to add a little bit of food grade grease to it. I would recommend doing this especially if you live in hot climate areas. It will prolong the life of the o-ring and of course make it easier to remove the cannister for your next filter replacement. Once you have the cannister screwed back on open the water valve just a little bit to allow the water to flow into the filtered cannister area along with pushing the pressure relief button. This will help relieve the air that is in the cannister. Keep hold down the button till you see the water level raise all the way to the top until the air is all gone and water is coming out of the pressure relief button. At that point you can turn the water valve all the way open. Remember to open up a faucet not far after the filter to allow water to flow out for 15 minutes then do it again after an hour for another fifteen minutes. This allows for any remaining air in the system to run out and be able to filter water at optimal condition.
Also remember to reset the timer button by pushing down for 5 seconds and seeing it flash 5 times. It will be set to flash in 90 days to remind you to change out the filter. Now depending on how much water you use maybe 90 days will be too long or too short. But if you notice a significant drop in pressure in the water to your house than it would be a good guess to replace the filter. Normally you can tell best by when you take a shower if you are not feeling as if there's enough water pressure coming out of the shower head.
The biggest plus to getting this type of filter cannister is that you do not need to add shut off valves before or after the filter housing. That is do to the fact that it has it built in at the top. You can select to bypass the filter. shut the water off at the filter or to allow the water through the cannister to be filtered. You can get filters that are cheaper with out the built in shut off and bypass valve but then you need to buy those valves separately and install them. The cost of your installation will wind up being much more than if you just bought this "all in one" filter cannister.
I hope this helps anyone who has had any issues with their filter replacement or thought of buying one.
June 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jstine35 So Far So Good
So far, this has been working great. It installed onto our house water system quickly and easily. NOTE: It does not come with filters, which we did not realize when we ordered it. We weren't thrilled to have to unexpectedly run to Home Depot to pick up filters for it, but we did buy a couple to keep on-hand. It is nice to be able to see how dirty the filter is getting by just looking at the unit. The tool that comes with it seems as though it will make quick work of changing the filter when the time comes.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ajb1 Excellent
I have had my system now for 4-5 years and haven't had a single issue with it. It was easy to install and it's very easy to use. Buy the clear one so you can see how dirty the filter gets. Otherwise it's pretty much a guessing game on when the filter needs changing. Filter is often quite dirty before there is a significant drop in water pressure.
March 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HDKevin Easy to install and mantain
Overall a good economical solution to filter water. I use a 10 micron sediment filter for a well with hard rusty water.
Installation is straight forward and threads easily. The clear bowl concept is nice however after 5 months in service it has started to discolor. It is not a deal breaker because I know what intervals to change the filter now.
I have not had any issues with leaking. Filters are easy to find and relatively inexpensive.
April 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great filter system for the entire home.
Great filter system. Use the filter elements that contain carbon. A bit more expensive. When installing, plumb a bypass system in with shutoff valves so that you can isolate the system to maintain the filter. When securing the canister, you must use silicon grease on the o-ring each time the canister is screwed back on. Do not tighten it too much or it will be hard to remove (do not forget to release the water pressure inside with the bleed button or the canister will never come off). I found that just snugging it tight is sufficient. This way, it will unscrew without difficulty. Only use GE filters as there are cheap knockoffs being sold online. For systems on well water, you may want to install two of these filters inline. One with the pleated sediment filter, one with the carbon filter for chemical and chlorine filtering.
March 30, 2016