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GE 3/4 in. Inlet Whole House Water Filtration System

The GE Household Water Filtration Unit filters water at your main water supply to help reduce sediment, sand and rust to help provide clean, clear water throughout your home. Certified by the NSF, the unit has a remote filter light that reminds you when to change the filter (not included). Hardware is included for fast, convenient installation.
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how do you install this on the sink and please reply

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arnulfo
about 3/4 in. Inlet Whole House Water Filtration System on
July 22, 2011
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estring1
Los Angeles, CA, USA
July 8, 2013
I suggest that you do not install this on your sink. I understand that this is much less costly than an under sink system, but this has 3/4" or 1/2 inch threads and is meant or filtering the whole house. You don't want to have to monkey around with all the adapters and fittings needed to make that work. You'll spend almost as much, with more headache. I will suggest an under sink model below. This unit is just a suggestion. Good Luck! :)
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Sticker
Pahrump, NV
December 17, 2014
You will have to buy the correct fittings and one flex water line to place this filter on the cold water line to the sink. find your mount spot. You will need enough water line to connect the shutoff valve to the inlet of the filter and the outlet to the faucet. If your not familiar with fittings and hose size take the old hose with you. Male and/or female ends will be important .
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July 25, 2011
Hello, This is Donna from GE and I will be happy to help you.

It is a very simple installation. The installation instructions are included with the waterfiltration unit.
It is not installed on the sink. It is connected to the water line under the sink.

Required Tools and Accessories for Installation.
■ 2 wrenches: 11⁄8″ and 11⁄4″
■ Pipe cutter
■ Ruler or tape measure
■ Cordless drill and a 3/16″ drill bit (optional)
■ File
■ Emery paper
■ Screwdriver
■ (2) 3⁄4″ compression adapters with
ferrule and nut (compatible to home
plumbing)
■ UL-approved grounding clamps and
6-gauge grounding wire
■ Teflon tape
■ If unit is to be installed on plastic,
PVC or galvanized plumbing, separate
hardware must be purchased
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DOES THIS FILTER COME WITH FILTERS IN THEM OR DO YOU HAVE TO BUY THEM

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BILL
SOUTHFIELD MI.
about 3/4 in. Inlet Whole House Water Filtration System on
February 26, 2014
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February 26, 2014
Hello,
This is Joyce from GE. I will be happy to help. The filters are sold separately. Use this filtration system with replacement filters FXWTC, FXUSC, FXWPC or FXWSC.

Thanks so much for checking with us. Have a good day!
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MattFL
Suncoast, FL
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
March 10, 2014
This comes with no filter media. You get the housing and select the media you want for your application. They come in 4 filter levels, from carbon (smallest particle size) to paper (largest particle size) and run about $10 for a 2-pack
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Wynter514
March 15, 2014
You have to buy them separately. The highest quality (and price) filter is only about $12 for a pack of two.
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EdCo
Baltimore, MD
July 6, 2014
no, you have to buy them. $10 for 2 filters that last 3 months each
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Sticker
Pahrump, NV
December 17, 2014
You haveto buy them
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how do you unscrew the sump pump when it was screwed on too tight

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roxstar
Buffalo New York
about 3/4 in. Inlet Whole House Water Filtration System on
February 19, 2013
trying to replace filter...turned the sump wrong way..no screwed on too tight
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February 19, 2013
Hello Roxstar,

Thank you for yur inquiry on the GE Opaq Whole House System model # GXWH04F.

I would suggest to make sure the presure is off and drain the lines by turning on the closest faucet. Use the hd wrench, if not available you can try a Semi-Strap filter wrench to get better leverage.

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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bonmot
New England
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
April 19, 2014
First, did you press the red pressure relief button on top of the housing? If pressure has built up inside the filter, the vacuum will make it hard to turn. Next, the housing comes with a plastic wrench which should work most of the time. If you lost that, you can use one of those plumber's strap wrenches. (See picture).
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I would like to get a 1 micron filter. Can I use any 9.75" x 2.25" filter with this filter?

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Campi
Mamaroneck, NY
about 3/4 in. Inlet Whole House Water Filtration System on
August 25, 2014
GE does not seems to sell a filter lower than 5 microns for this unit. I would like to get to 1 micron. There are many other filter companies available as long as this is a standard size.
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Sticker
Pahrump, NV
December 17, 2014
Yes a 1 micron filter is extremely fine used in R/O drinking water systems.
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August 26, 2014
Hello - this is Nancy at GE and I am happy to help you with regard to this whole house water filtration system.

We recommend using the FXWTC, FXUSC, FXWPC or the FXWSC filters. Since our filters have been designed to meet specific requirements, we do not support altering or changing any aspect of the design.

I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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mounting a whole house filter horizontally

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bruce
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October 4, 2014
I have limited space in my small pump house and would like to install a filter horizontally to eliminate the need for lots of elbows. Can this filter be mounted horizontally?
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October 6, 2014
Hello,

This is Michelle with GE and I am happy to help.

GE does not recommend a vertical installation for several reasons. First, when changing the filter, the water is going to dump out of the unit while loosening the sump. It would also be very difficult to install the filter since it is not held in place at the top.

Thank you for checking.
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Sticker
Pahrump, NV
December 17, 2014
Yes, Regardless of position the water flows from outside to inside. A carbon filter may require a specific position. It should be marked if so.
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Maximum filtered water flow

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lakeside
Richmond TX
about 3/4 in. Inlet Whole House Water Filtration System on
November 5, 2014
My water pressure is about 40psi. What is the approximate flow rate I can get?
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December 7, 2014
Hello - this is Nancy at GE and I am happy to help you. The maximum filtered water flow (gpm) is 12.0. This is as long as the feed water pressure is between 20 psi minimum to 125 psi maximum. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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Sticker
Pahrump, NV
December 17, 2014
Any filtration system is going to affect flow. A 20 micron filter will have the least affect. The lower the micron filter number the higher the affect will be on flow. Many variables are in play with filtration.
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I have a Filtration system #GWX H20F. What other filters fit mine as I can't find the ones I need.

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handyman
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November 21, 2014
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November 23, 2014
Hello - this is Nancy at GE and I am happy to help you. This Household water filtration system uses the FXUSC filter which is a Polypropylene fiber filter. Other filters include the FXWPC (pleated), FXWSC (string wound), and the FXWTC (carbon paper). I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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Sticker
Pahrump, NV
December 17, 2014
Home depot sells a 1 micron filter for reverse osmosis systems that will fit. This will restrict low quickly f not pre filtered. A 20 micron would be best for a pre filter. For taste and odor a carbon filter will be best . Home Depot has at least 3 to choose from that fit your housing. The price ranges from $10-40. These filters are are also used in R/O drinking water systems.
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