Pentek C1-20 Dual Purpose Filter Video Transcript
Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today weíre looking at the Pentek C1-20.
Now, the C1-20 is an industry standard size cartridge, approximately 20 inches in length and 2 Ĺ inches in diameter, this means itís going to fit into a vast array of industry standard size filter housings, like for example the one that you see here.
Now, the C1-20 is a 5 micron, carbon impregnated cellulose dual purpose filter. Itís dual purpose because the cellulose media will capture sediment down to 5 microns, which is about five times smaller than a speck of milled flour. So itís a great choice to capture extra fine sediment. And along with that, the carbon impregnated into the cellulose media will remove taste and odor issues and chlorine.
Now, because this is cellulose media, itís only appropriate for treated water, so water thatís been chlorinated, ozonated, uvíed or that youíre otherwise confident does not have microorganisms living and growing in it, because those microorganisms can live and grow on this cellulose filter.
Now filter life for this cartridge depends on what youíre looking for. For chlorine reduction, itís rated at approximately 5,000 gallons, but if youíre looking for it to remove sediment then itís very difficult to estimate because it depends entirely on your unique circumstances. If you have a heavy load of sediment and you use a great deal of water, itís possible that youíll clog the filter before the carbon in the filter is truly exhausted. The best way to determine filter life is simply to install one and then pay close attention to what happens next.
If youíre looking to remove a taste and odor problem, youíll know the filter is exhausted when that chlorine taste and odor or whatever taste and odor problem you have, returns to the water. Thatís an indication the carbon is exhausted. If youíre more concerned with your sediment problem, then youíre looking for a pressure loss, indicating that the filter is clogged with sediment. In either case, make a note of when that happens; how many gallons has it been good for, how long has it been installed, and then use that as a reference point the next time you install a cartridge.
Again, this is the Pentek C1-20, a 5 micron, carbon impregnated cellulose dual purpose filter, and Iím your host Tony the Filter Doctor.
Thanks for watching.
See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek C1-20 here.