|Item Weight||9 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||13.9 x 7.2 x 7.2 inches|
|Item model number||AP801-C|
|Color||Blue / White|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Flow Rate||75.7 liters_per_minute|
3M Aqua-Pure Whole House Water Filtration System – Model AP801-C
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- High-capacity water filter with unrestricted flow rate - an ideal water filtration system for larger homes and commercial applications
- The Aqua-Pure AP801-C Water filter system reduces particulate, rust, and the taste and odor of chlorine, helps improve the quality of cloudy, colored, or musty water
- Pressure-relief button makes water filter change-outs simple
- All system parts are manufactured from FDA CFR-21 compliant materials
- Cartridges last up to six months, an economical alternative to bottled water
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From the manufacturer
Aqua-Pure AP801-C Water Filter System, High Capacity
The Aqua-Pure AP801-C Large Capacity Whole House Filtration System filters the water throughout your entire home. This system captures sediment, dirt and rust when using the AP810 cartridge and chlorine taste and odor when using the AP817 cartridge.
This system and either of these cartridges help to provide cleaner, clearer, better tasting drinking water. Includes filter change-out wrench. Includes filter mounting bracket. Includes AP810 sediment cartridge.
- Reduces: Sediment/Rust
- Rigid construction helps to eliminate sediment 'unloading' due to variances in water pressure
- Designed with built-in pressure relief for convenient cartridge change-out
- Aqua-Grip filter wrench included for fast and easy housing sump removal for changing cartridges
|System + AP810 Filter||Replacement Filter||Replacement Filter||Replacement Filter||Replacement Filter|
|Contaminant Reduction||Standard Sediment/Rust||Standard Sediment/Rust||Medium Sediment/Rust||Coarse Sediment/Rust||Sediment/Rust, Chlorine Taste and Odor|
|Nominal Micron Rating||5||5||25||50||25|
|Flow Rate (Gallons Per Minute)||20 GPM||20 GPM||20 GPM||20 GPM||10 GPM|
|Replacement Interval||Up to 6 Months||Up to 6 Months||Up to 6 Months||Up to 6 Months||Up to 6 Months|
Aqua Pure AP801-C includes an AP801 System, AP810 sediment filter cartridge, wrench and mounting bracket. Inlet/Outlet 1" NPT Flow Rate: 20 gpm (75.7 lpm) Max Temp: 100-Degree F Applicable Cartridges: Dirt/Rust: AP810, AP811, AP814. Taste/Odor: AP815, AP817 Note: Flow Rates are based on the use of the Dirt/Rust Filter Cartridge. 55857-16.
From the Manufacturer
The Aqua-Pure® Water Filter System AP801/801C is an ideal whole-house water filtration system for larger homes and commercial buildings. It helps to reduce particulate, rust, and the taste and odor of chlorine, improving the quality of cloudy, colored or musty water. By improving the clarity, taste, and odor of tap water, it provides an economical alternative to bottled drinking water. The filter system provides a heavy flow rate and is simple to install.
The whole house water filter system, manufactured by 3M Purification Inc., formerly CUNO Incorporated, is for larger homes and commercial applications. Installed at point-of-entry, the water-filtration system has a single vessel design with 1-inch inlet and outlet ports. All parts are manufactured from FDA CFR-21 compliant materials. The system provides a flow rate of 20 gallons (75.7 liters) per minute. It operates at water pressures up to 100 psi (690 kPa) and operating temperatures up to 100°F (37.8°C). A pressure relief button is incorporated into the system for ease in water filter replacement. 3M recommends replacement of the water filter cartridge every six months at a minimum and regularly scheduled maintenance in order for the product to perform as advertised. The disposable filter cartridge must be replaced sooner than six months if a noticeable reduction in flow rate occurs. It should not be used with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.
Whole-house water treatment systems, sometimes referred to as point-of-entry (POE) systems, are installed immediately after the water meter or well pump. A whole-house water filter that reduces iron, particulate, and chlorine odor and taste will typically treat all water entering a residence, help protect plumbing and fixtures from rust buildup and discoloration while providing more appealing drinking water. If a water filter system includes a water softener, a cold drinking water line may bypass the water softener to provide salt-free drinking water. Regular maintenance for a whole-house system may be as simple as replacing a filtration cartridge every six months, or may require a service call. The initial expense of filtration often pays off in the long term as it protects pipes and fixtures while reducing or eliminating bottled water purchases.
For more than a century, 3M has applied innovation and technology to improving our customers’ lives and supporting their business goals. Today the company, from its headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, serves industrial and commercial customers and consumers in nearly 200 countries. 3M Purification Inc. (formerly CUNO Incorporated), provides filtration and separation solutions for food service, science labs, residential, marine, and other applications. The 3M brand, across thousands of products, represents consistency, superior quality, and value.
What’s in the box?
• Carbon cartridge
• (Complete series) installation kit
• Mounting bracket (AP801C only)
• Wrench (AP801C only)
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My Filter Housing leaked, like many reviewers indicated. I tried everything to get it to stop, no luck. Finally I took the filter out and screwed the housing back in. No leak. I figured it was the filter was causing the housing not to fully close tightly so I took the filter and looked at it. On both ends of the filter are large black rubber washers. I removed the top washer from the filter and reinstalled. No leak! Should have minimal effect on the filtering process and solved a major leak problem.
DIY: If you decide to do this yourself be fore warned. This is not an easy task for someone not comfortable with copper plumbing. I have some DIY around plumbing and copper pipes. I can cut, assemble and sweat copper pipes--not pretty but they do not leak.
I made my to do list, installation manual and headed to the local hardware store. After 15 minutes of working with the plumbing guy at the hardware store I walked out with about a dozen pieces of connectors and $60 less. (I had to take my 3/4" copper pipe to the 1" intake to the filter that required a couple of extra pieces.) After cutting some pipe, assembling the pieces and sweating all the parts together it was time to attach the pieces to existing piping and the new filter. Crossed fingers I had no leaks in my connections. Turned water on and no leaks in pipes that where sweated. YEA!
But, the screw joints to the filter were leaking--just like in past reviews. Should have known, it is the only point covered in the Troubleshooting Guide. I had used plenty of Pipe Thread Compound so felt no need to add more. I took several attempts to tighten the joints but tend to be a little cautious when it comes to screwing the copper adapter into the plastic threads on the filter head. The Male Compression Adapters were invaluable for this task, could not have done it without them. This was a challenge. Finally got it so if it does leak it is extremely slow (humid here and pipes were sweating) but close enough. I said enough is enough and put a 5 gallon bucket under it to catch any minor drips. I can empty the bucket when I change the filter every 6 months!
This project requires two male compression adapters (indicted in filter installation instructions). I have never used these but strongly advise anyone doing this project get these! They worked great. Other reviews indicated to get a second filter wrench--yes. It comes in very handy. The housing does not screw or unscrew easily and the second wrench provided the needed leverage for both hands. Also, others indicated to mount the filter using the enclosed bracket--again: yes. I cannot image not attaching the filter and just letting it hang by the pipes. As I indicated the filter housing does not come off easily and the torque could possibly damage the pipe connections.
After two days trying to get intouch with Aquapure Tech services, I eventually got through - the only assistance John could offer was put more teflon tape on the inlet and outlet joints ( 8 turns) and screw it in tighter . He also recommended putting vaseline on the sump threads to make it easier to screw in - not much help for my predicament!.
I am returning it to Amazon and rebuying a new one just to see if I had a problem unit. My plumbing is CPVC so it is all glued together - that creates a problem because I can't unscrew the head connections at the inlet and outlet ports without cutting the connecting pipes. I should have used push fittings for the valves and I could then have just disconnected the pipe between the valve and the head to allow for tightening. I live and learn
I have attached a copy of my schematic I did , for ease of explanation
Update: I installed the new head unit and the sump does not appear to be leaking. However the inlet and outlet ports are still weeping slightly despite tightening more than I am comfortable with. I guess I will have to unscrew them, redo the teflon tape ( adding additional layers above 8 turns) and reinstall. Good job I replaced the glued-in valves with push fit yesterday!
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Installed this right at the water main so it actually filters ALL of the water used in my household.Read more