Pentek 20-BB-15 Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Aquaman here with FilterDoctor.com. Today we’re looking at the Pentek 20-BB-15. This is an industry standard size filter housing that receives cartridge not unlike this one, that are approximately 20 inches long by 4 ½ inches in diameter. This makes this filter housing incredibly versatile because there are literally thousands of cartridges this size, and dozens and dozens of types and varieties that all fit inside this filter housing. Now I want to show you the components, but before I do that, you need to be aware that depending on where you purchase this system, it may or may not come with each of these components. You may need to buy them all separately. So here they are; for starters we have the cap, this black portion on top is known as the cap. It has inch and a half female pipe thread inlet-outlets. This red button on top is a pressure release valve that releases pressure, making it possible for you to remove the sump from the cap. So, obviously the blue portion is the sump. This is where the cartridge goes. And then between the sump and the cap is a vital component, the OR100 O-Ring. This should never be lubricated with anything other than food grade silicone grease. That’s very important. Now in order to remove the sump from the cap you’ll need a spanner wrench, this is an SW4 spanner wrench. Trust me, removing the sump from the cap is much easier when you have this correct tool. And then of course, the whole system will be mounted on a mounting bracket, this is the WBSS. Obviously the cap will screw on to this bracket, which is then attached to the wall. This is a heavy duty galvanized bracket that can withstand the weight of this system. It will have two or three gallons of water in it plus possibly a five pound carbon block in there, it’s very heavy, it needs a sturdy mounting bracket. As I indicated earlier, these systems are incredibly versatile because it receives so many types of cartridges, and you can configure them many ways. They’re often used in residential applications with a single housing just to remove sediment, or you could have multiple housings in series, or you can even configure these in a parallel configuration to reduce the pressure loss and flow restriction. It’s incredibly versatile, it’s the 20-BB-15 from Pentek, and I’m your host Aquaman with FilterDoctor.com. Thanks for watching. 

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