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Can someone recommend a whole home water filtration system?
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Hi,I have some friends that recently purchased a home in the pacific northwest. Apparently there is a lot of iron in the water and they're looking for a whole home water filtration system to protect…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen Gallo Feb 26.

 

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Glen Gallo replied to Brady Mills's discussion Can someone recommend a whole home water filtration system?
"I was in the business of cleaning up water at one point. We produced spot free pressure washers of car dealers and marketed them nationally.  Much of the PNW had pretty clean water. I would use how many galllons a DI or Deionized  point of…"
Feb 26
Kurt Albershardt replied to Brady Mills's discussion Can someone recommend a whole home water filtration system?
"Excellent advice on the testing -- you can't treat what you don't know about. A softener will remove small amounts of iron, but the media will eventually become iron loaded if you ignore it.  A cup or two of anhydrous citric acid…"
Feb 26
Morgan M Audetat replied to Brady Mills's discussion Can someone recommend a whole home water filtration system?
"PEX "pipes" do not need any protection from iron and copper is mostly immune as well. . It is the fixtures and appliances  that will suffer staining.  A local water quality company is the best resource for this information.…"
Feb 24
Brady Mills replied to Rich Johnson's discussion Which Hydronic Air Handler
"Lifebreath makes a nice unit with an ECM blower. They have models with and without an integrated HRV. They're a bit on the pricier side. Also, have long been a fan of the first co units."
Feb 18, 2013
Kari Sauder replied to Brady Mills's discussion Can someone recommend a whole home water filtration system?
"My recommendation is to read about it and talk to all the suppliers in your area until you get a thorough idea of what you need.  In my case our well water has iron and clay sediment in it and it's acidic and slightly hard.  We have…"
Nov 11, 2012
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Brady Mills's discussion Can someone recommend a whole home water filtration system?
"I recomend you start here: http://blog.sls-construction.com/2012/going-off-grid-water-filtration Just like many other aspects of our field - it is better to test & not guess - then go from there"
Nov 11, 2012
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Can someone recommend a whole home water filtration system?

Hi,I have some friends that recently purchased a home in the pacific northwest. Apparently there is a lot of iron in the water and they're looking for a whole home water filtration system to protect their pipes.Please provide recommendations and an explanation of why you recommend this product versus other products.Thanks,BradySee More
Nov 11, 2012
Brady Mills replied to Patrick Michaelyan's discussion Recommended Intumescent Coatings for Polyurethane Foam Insulation
"Hi Patrick, As a consultant, I've specified products used by Demilec <http://www.demilecusa.com>; for residential applications. They are manufacturers of open and closed cell spray foams, as well as intumescent coatings and other…"
Aug 28, 2012
Brady Mills replied to g.domenico's discussion Which one is better? Hi-Velocity vs traditional Forced Air sol'ns for the home
"Great question! I've never had the opportunity to install these systems, but I am a little familiar with them.  Pros: Could save money on installation if there are access issues Zoning capabilities are good with zoning controls and…"
Jul 18, 2012
Brady Mills replied to Robert DV's discussion Attic insulation vs. Insulated roof deck in the group Wrightsoft - Manual J / Manual D
"In addition to Isaac's response below, if you're insulating the roof deck and encapsulating the attic, be sure to model the ductwork as being within building envelope. This will reduce energy losses through the ducts. "
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BPI Multifamily Building Analyst (MFBA), AEE Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Engineer-in-training (EIT, FE), NABCEP Entry Level PV Certification, Level II Infrared Thermographer
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Energy audits of single family and multifamily homes, net-zero energy and near-zero new home design, deep energy retrofits, renewable energy
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