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Great product thus far!
on August 6, 2014
I bought two of these to create a 2-stage filter for our well. One is a sediment filter, the other is a carbon filter. Both are 5 micron nominal filter mesh and in the 4" x 20" size the flow is good enough to run the washing machine and still have enough pressure to hop in the shower.
Going on 6 months now and they are working flawlessly. The construction is very hefty and I don't have any concern that these might fail. I've replaced the sediment filter once thus far and the air relief valve worked well to purge the system once the new filter was in. When the valve is closed it stays closed. I did try another brand of filters before this. It was a kit with a 2-stage setup and included a nice metal stand for $200. Within a couple months it failed and started leaking for a pre-assembled interface / fitting. In my opinion that "big blue" product was complete garbage. This product seems to use a thicker valve body at the top, includes better features in the body and the housing to ensure the filter is centered when you screw the housing into the body. The clear housing also makes it so much easier to know when you need to change your filters.
One bit of information I found which is definitely useful, pay attention to the inlet pressure. These aren't rated for much more than 70psi. I placed an adjustable pressure regulator on the inlet to the first stage to ensure these don't see any pressure spikes which might blow by a seal and cause a leak.