Pentek 158129 Filter Housing Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Pentek 158129 filter housing. Now the 158129 is an industry standard size filter housing, it receives cartridges that are approximately 20 inches in length and 2 ½ inches in diameter, which means there are literally thousands of cartridges available in that industry standard size that will fit inside of this filter housing. Now, despite the size of this filter housing, it is not a whole house filter housing, because it has 3/8 inch female pipe thread inlet/outlet size. This inlet/outlet size is much smaller than what is necessary for a whole house filter. Typically you’ll need ¾ inch female pipe thread for a whole house filter housing. So this is not appropriate for those applications because it will cause pressure loss and flow restriction due to the small size of that inlet/outlet. But it is a great choice as a drinking water filter, or as a dedicated filter. By dedicated filter I mean, you’re filtering a specific application alone. Maybe it’s installed just to filter the water going to one bathroom, or the water to your washing machine, or the water going to your dishwasher. Some kind of smaller application that doesn’t require as much flow as a whole house application; otherwise if you use this as a whole house housing, you just won’t get the performance that you really need. Plus, your pipes are probably much larger than that inlet/outlet size. This unit comes complete with an O-ring but it does not have a mounting bracket included, that’s sold separately. And you will need one; the weight of this unit plus a cartridge plus water inside, cannot be supported by your plumbing pipes alone. So make sure you get the mounting bracket separately. Now let me zoom in here closely and show you what this looks like. Again, this is the Pentek 158129, an industry standard size filter housing, and I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching. 

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