02:37PM | 08/28/06
Member Since: 08/27/06
1 lifetime posts

We're trying to change our whole house water filter only the canister will not loosen. This has been a growing problem recently which we solved by doing the task first thing in the morning before much water had been used. Our filter wrench is missing, and all of the ones we have purchased are a little too big, or a little too small. We also tried one of the wrenches that has a rubber strap that wraps around the canister then is pulled tight and is supposed to loosen "anything" - it just slips or pulls the rubber strap out of the track and the canister won't budge. Beisdes calling out a plumber, does anyone have any suggestions on what we could try? The wrench we lost was plastic and looked like a "C" in other words it was not a complete cirlce. All the wrenches we've found to try are solid circles. Thank for any and all suggestions.


03:27PM | 08/28/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
Yes, save yourself a fortune by removing the whole house filter.

Think about this your filtering water that is used for outside lawn watering and filtering water used to flush a toilet right there is 40% of your water wasted.

Now considering if you had a point of use filter you water pressure would increase (less pressure drop) you could remove exactly what you want from the water, heavy metals or chlorine or mineral deposits or bacteria.

Qne filter does not remove all, thus you would need a two or three stage filtration system or even revere osmosis.

The question to ask is what one wants to remove from the incoming water that is so toxic they do not even want to use it to flush down a toilet?


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