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Russ

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Whole house water filter
« on: January 22, 2009, 10:20:23 pm »
Hello Kyle, good info above.  Thanks!

Have you ever used a whole house filter with waste oil?  I am thinking of going that route because of the larger size.  Just wondering if there are any downsides to using that type of filter?

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Re: Whole house water filter
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 11:42:03 pm »
I thought about it....but decided to go with a screw on auto filter type,  cost about $32 housing and filter, then I can always run into town and grab another filter @ any auto parts store.

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Re: Whole house water filter
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 10:16:40 pm »
The more I think about it, I will probably do the spin on filter as well.  The water filter housing is all plastic, and being in contact with used fluids may deteriorate the plastic.  Probably kind of messy to change as well.  Is one filter enough, or would 2 in series be better?  I was thinking of a 2 filter setup with a higher micron filtering first, then a lower micron filter right before the pump. 

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Re: Whole house water filter
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 10:57:47 am »
I only run one 25 micron filter w/a 100 mesh suction strainer @ the tank

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Re: Whole house water filter
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 09:48:46 pm »
Yea, I think I will just run one filter.  Screen it down to 100 micron before it gets into the holding tank.  My mount uses a PH8A filter.  Hopefully it will do the job.  I wonder if there is a longer filter that would fit on that mount?

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Re: Whole house water filter
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012, 09:56:27 am »
25 Micron Ehhh maybe im being a bit excessive when im filting 5 micron before the Holding tank then filtering again inline before the Burner

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Re: Whole house water filter
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 08:48:50 pm »
I don't anything excessive about it, Sir.

Have you read Kyles postings regarding Micron Sizes & Particle Filtration?
 - http://wasteoilheaterforum.com/index.php?action=profile;u=20

Depending upon brand, PH8 filters vary between roughly 22 or so & 45 - a mighty big spread.
100 mesh should be about 37 micron.
12 to 20 micron should be easily found, and ensure that oil is clean.

Russ -
Checking the filter details at the NAPA filter cross reference site will quickly show which filters will fit that head and how well they strain the garbage.

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Re: Whole house water filter
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2012, 09:05:30 am »
You can't put it on the internet if it isn't true!

http://wasteoilheaterforum.com/index.php?topic=102.0

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Re: Whole house water filter
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 10:33:34 pm »
Thanks, Doug.
I stand corrected. :-[
 - Swapped directions on cypherin' my goez-intas & my timeses with gloves on my feet - doubling, rather than halving mesh size.  Or words to that effect.
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Re: Whole house water filter
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2012, 09:17:05 am »
Ron,
I know many times I've forgot what I thought I knew.
Gald to see you adding to the forum and welcome here.
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