Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KBH1 Easy install and removes a lot of debris
Lately I've been getting a lot of sand in my sprinkler well water. This filter works great, catches a lot of sand and silt and was relatively easy to install - hacksaw, PVC cleaner and glue and about 10 minutes. Hopefully this will solve my problem of sprinkler heads clogging up.
Just use lots of teflon tape on the bottom drain. That's the only negative I cold think of. Took 3 tries to get it not to leak.
March 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NotABrainSurgeon Avoid the 35gal/min Model until re-engineered
This flushable filter in the 35 gal/min model (I think it had 1.5" PVC slip joint inlet & outflow) was made with an incompletely seated O-ring... compare models smaller and larger & you will see exactly what I mean... which allows it to kink inward toward the center of its housing if overtightened, and will leak out of the O-ring containing collar if undertightened. The Problem: At any water pressure over approx 10 PSI, you can not find a mid point which will provide no leakage! That is, not tight enough and you find it sprays water from around the collar, and try to tighten it only a few millimeters of a turn, and the O ring collapses into the filter housing, causing an even larger torrent of water to flood out! Apparently QA was asleep or absent on this production line, but awoke from their nap on all of the same type filters in the other sizes, as you will find a retaining groove that keeps the O-ring from inward collapse. Perhaps they will get it together in the future, but don't waste your time or money on this size, until then!
All models have another weak point in the 1/2" male fitting at the bottom of the filter housing (where you flush); as a solid molded plastic piece from the filter collar to the flush fitting, is not sufficient to withstand the torque of a 1/4 turn stop valve, which is the handiest way to flush it. I recommend attaching a pliable hose (rubber, soft plastic or some flexible tubing) followed by your 1/4 turn shutoff valve... as much as I hate to add more potential joints to leak, I believe this will save you the cost of a cracked housing.
February 26, 2014