Home Water Filtration System

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to ensure clean water for your entire home. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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How to Install a Water Filter with a Separate Faucet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lhNM...

How to Install an Under-Sink Water Filter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZM7Tjpem4w&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=324

How to Install a Heat Pump Water Filter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeMqq5T2dCQ&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=17

Shopping List for How to Install a Whole-House Water Filter:

  • whole-house water filter
  • ball valves, used to shut off water before and after filter
  • solderless brass fittings, for joining cold-water line to copper pipe and filter housing
  • copper pipe, for connecting filter to cold-water line
  • teflon tape, for sealing threaded fittings
  • plywood panel, used to attach the filter's mounting bracket

Tools for How to Install a Whole-House Water Filter:

  • pliers, for tightening plumbing connections
  • pipe wrench, for tightening plumbing connections
  • ratchet wrench and sockets, for fastening the filter's mounting bracket
  • close-quarter hacksaw, used to cut water pipes
  • cordless drill, for screwing the plywood panel to the wall

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