American Plumber W50W String Wound Sediment Filter Video Transcript
Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the American Plumber W50W.
This is a set of industry standard size cartridges, approximately 10 inches in length and 2 ˝ inches in diameter, which means they’re going to fit into a vast selection of industry standard size filter housings, like for example, the popular Culligan HF360 and many many more.
Now, these filters are a 50 micron, polypropylene string wound sediment filter, and they’ll capture sediment approximately twice the size of a speck of milled flour.
Now, 50 microns is very large in terms of porosity and rarely serves as a stand-alone filter. That would only work if you had extremely large particulate to capture. In most cases, they’re going to be used as a pre-filter in a multi-stage system. So you capture large particles with the 50 micron filter, and then you have another stage or possibly a third stage with tighter filters to capture the smaller particulate.
Now, because it’s made of polypropylene, it’s perfect for untreated water because microorganisms cannot live and grow on this bacteriostatic media. And polypropylene is also highly resistant to chemical attack, making these a great choice for industrial and commercial applications. These filters can handle nearly any water condition, they are highly durable.
Now, filter life is approximately 16,000 gallons per cartridge, but that’s going to depend heavily on your unique circumstances. If you have a heavy contaminant load or you use a great deal of water, you will certainly go through cartridges much faster than someone who doesn’t have either of those conditions.
Again, this is the American Plumber W50W, a 50 micron, polypropylene string wound sediment filter set, and I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor.
Thanks for watching.
See detailed specifications and purchase the W50W here.