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OT (I might make new thread later to this), unrelated, and maybe overkill for me, when you consider the price:
With the savings I got getting this heater online and tax free, I treated myself to a whole house sediment filter that my plumber was drooling over when he saw it on a plumbing website.
After this failure of my heater, many tried to blame the frequent water main breaks and repairs in Baltimore City and County.
This device is the cake for several reasons.
1st it’s clear, you can see filter media.
2nd pressure valve lets you know what line pressure is coming out (I think I will expect 3 psi down)
3rd, it’s backflushable by connecting a garden hose to it.
By reviews I have read will make filter last forever. I am putting DRAMM (made in USA) quick connect female ends on this and my new heater. They are maybe 25 feet from each other, I will have one hose with male quick connect so I can flush one, then the other.
Now I am wondering, is 100 micron not fine enough to make a difference? They make 50 and 20, but all their models come with 100.
My kitchen’s RO system has a 5 micron sediment filter.
Also I should mention that Baltimore water is very good, not soft, not hard, a little too much clorine. (love my Watts RO with permeate pump, great investment!)