Pentek 158138 5 x 2.5 Filter Housing Video Transcript
Hey everyone, Aquaman here with FilterDoctor.com. Today we’re looking at the Pentek 158138.
This is an industry standard size 5 by 2 ½ filter housing. Now, when I say 5 by 2 ½, I’m not referring to the dimensions of the filter housing itself, but rather to the filter cartridges that fit inside of this housing. There are literally dozens and dozens of types and styles of cartridges designed this size to fit into this filter housing, and they’re all approximately 5 inches long by 2 ½ inches in diameter, give or take a quarter to three eighths of an inch.
Now, depending on where you purchase the 158138, you may also need to purchase separately, a mounting bracket, a spanner wrench for removing the filter housing when changing cartridges, and a spare O-ring. It comes with an O-ring, but having a spare one sitting on a shelf is a really good idea.
Now, this unit is manufactured from 100% BPA free polypropylene and has ¼ inch female pipe thread inlet/outlets. This unit does not have an integrated pressure release valve, for that you need a different filter housing.
And these are typically used in RV and marine applications, or really any situation that requires the small form factor. You see, these five inch housings, are simply too small, and have too small a surface area to deliver the proper flow for say, a whole house application. So, use these in low flow demand applications or where you simply don’t have room for any other size filter housing.
Again, this is the Pentek 158138, and I’m your host Aquaman with FilterDoctor.com.
Thanks for watching.
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