OG Plumbers: help a brother out

I’m looking to install an inexpensive whole home water filter, probably this one:

 

https://m.lowes.com/pd/Whirlpool-Whole-House-Water-Filtration-System/1082883

 

Trying to figure out if I am able to install it, or how difficult it will be.  I assume this is where it would need to be installed, as it’s the main valve, and the only thing I can access, other than the hot water pipe at the water heater.

 

https://imgur.com/gallery/jVRiM

 

 

Help?

That’s the craziest water meter set up I’ve ever seen.  Lol. I would suggest using it after you water heater.  They accumulate a lot of sediment. I’d say use it under your sink or somewhere that feed the lines of the faucet you drink out of.  If u use it on the water meter, or at your primary shutoff, you’ll be wasting the life of the filter to filter water for ur shower, tub etc. I work for my local water district, and I’ve only seen one filter system because we have really clean soft water here.  But they had it designated just to the sink, that they drank from

youarewhatiswrong -

I’m looking to install an inexpensive whole home water filter, probably this one:

 

https://m.lowes.com/pd/Whirlpool-Whole-House-Water-Filtration-System/1082883

 

Trying to figure out if I am able to install it, or how difficult it will be.  I assume this is where it would need to be installed, as it’s the main valve, and the only thing I can access, other than the hot water pipe at the water heater.

 

https://imgur.com/gallery/jVRiM

 

 

Help?

https://m.lowes.com/pd/Whirlpool-Whole-House-Water-Filtration-System/1082883

 

 

that shit looks pretty rinky dink bro.... 

 

at least all of your Christmas decorations are put away nicely....

Usually you tap into a point already going into the house otherwise you use it for stuff like watering your lawn and will be switching filters out a lot and they usually aren't cheap.

Also you will probably want pressure gauges and a bypass to be put in as well.

I posted it earlier and dont have a link bit did quite a bit of research and found the home master kits on Amazon appear to be the best for the money. they have various filter setups depending on what you want to filter. Also keep in mind the pressure drops especially if you are looking to filter out chloramine.

ugctt_warjimmiller -

That’s the craziest water meter set up I’ve ever seen.  Lol. I would suggest using it after you water heater.  They accumulate a lot of sediment. I’d say use it under your sink or somewhere that feed the lines of the faucet you drink out of.  If u use it on the water meter, or at your primary shutoff, you’ll be wasting the life of the filter to filter water for ur shower, tub etc. I work for my local water district, and I’ve only seen one filter system because we have really clean soft water here.  But they had it designated just to the sink, that they drank from

It’s called a ‘whole house filter’ for a reason. The idea is to get filtered water for showering, laundry, cooking, etc. 

OP, that water line is nuts. I’d get a plumber to install it. I went with Aquasana. VERY good customer service. 

Do you know if your water district uses ammonia in addition to chlorine for water treatment? If so, a regular water filter won’t work. Or rather, it will become saturated in about 30% of the quantity it’s rated for. You need catalytic carbon to remove chloramines (the byproduct of chlorine and ammonia), not just regular activated carbon. 

I’d be checking with your insurance company. If you install it and something goes wrong and it floods your house you don’t want to find out you aren’t covered. 

It's....it's beautiful. Like a copper totem pole. Grab your Christmas angel out of the box behind and plant her right on the top of that thing.

This is embarrasing 

 

Plumbers arent that big of an expense 

 

WHO THE FUCK DID THAT TO YOUR PLUMBING AND WHY ARE YOU OKAY WITH IT

MMA Newbie -

This is embarrasing 

 

Plumbers arent that big of an expense 

 

WHO THE FUCK DID THAT TO YOUR PLUMBING AND WHY ARE YOU OKAY WITH IT

lol, it came with the house.  The county put that black meter on there. 

 

I'll be hiring a plumber to install whatever I purchase, but I want to be sure that it will even be possible to install before I pursue any further. 

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