Pentek 20-BB Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Aquaman with Today we’re looking at the Pentek 20-BB filter housing. It’s also commonly known as the Big Blue. This is an industry standard size filter housing that receives cartridges, not unlike this one, that are approximately 20 inches long by 4 ½ inches in diameter. This makes this system incredibly versatile because there are literally thousands of cartridges this size, and dozens and dozens of types and styles that will fit into this 20-BB filter housing. Now I want to show you some components, but before I do that you need to be aware that this system does not always come with these components. Depending on where you buy it, you may need to get all of these items individually; it may not come as a kit. So here are the parts. First of all we have the cap, the black portion on top is known as the cap, it has one inch female pipe thread inlet-outlets, and that’s also available in a three-quarter and a one and a half inch size. These often have a red pressure release valve that allows you to release pressure so that you can remove the sump from the cap. Then obviously the blue portion is called the sump, this is where the filter cartridge goes. And between the sump and the cap is a vital component, the OR100 O-Ring. This should only be lubricated with food grade silicone grease. Now in order to remove the sump from the cap you’re going to need a spanner wrench, this is an SW4 spanner wrench. And then, of course, the whole system needs to be mounted properly on a mounting bracket. This is the WBSS mounting bracket, which obviously the cap attaches to and then this mounts on the wall. It’s a very sturdy galvanized steel that can hold up to the weight of two or three gallons of water plus a carbon block, for example, inside of this filter housing. That’s very heavy and it needs a sturdy bracket. Now as I indicated earlier, these are very versatile systems. They can be configured as a single unit or with two or three in series, or to reduce flow and pressure restrictions you could have these in parallel configuration. It’s really possible to configure it however you need to for your unique circumstances. Again, this is the Pentek 20-BB, and I’m your host Aquaman with Thanks for watching. 

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