Pentek 20-3G Clear Filter Housing Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Pentek 20-3G filter housing. Now, the 20-3G is an industry standard size filter housing, which means it receives cartridges approximately 20 inches in length and 2 ½ inches in diameter. This means there are literally thousands of cartridges available in that industry standard size that will fit into this filter housing. Now, the 20-3G is the perfect size for a whole house filter application, cartridges this size provide enough surface area that you won’t suffer pressure loss and flow restriction when filtering the entire volume of water to the whole home with this size category. Now, the 20-3G has ¾ inch female pipe thread inlet/outlet size and a pressure release valve which is very nice when you’re changing filter cartridges. Without releasing the pressure you can’t remove the sump from the cap, so having this handy button available right here is really convenient. Let me zoom in here closely and show this to you. Now, obviously as you saw from the picture, the 20-3G does come complete with the appropriate O-ring, but you will need to purchase a mounting bracket separately. The weight of this unit cannot be supported by the plumbing pipes alone, so make sure you find the appropriate bracket separately. Now the 20-3G has a clear sump. This feature is great for those of you with a heavy sediment load who want to visually inspect your filter cartridge. You can look and see that your filter cartridge is loading up with sediment and will probably soon be clogged, so you can get it changed before you actually experience pressure loss from a clogged filter. Now, that’s not going to help some of you in certain applications, but like I said, with heavy sediment loads, it’s a nice feature to have. Again, this is the Pentek 20-3G, a 20 inch, 2 ½ inch diameter industry standard filter housing. I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek 20-3G here.