Pentek 20-ST Filter Housing with Valved Head Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Pentek 20-ST filter housing. Now, the 20-ST 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, manufactured in that industry standard size that will fit inside of the 20-ST. Now this filter housing is a great choice for whole house filter applications. You see, cartridges of this size provide enough surface area that you will not suffer flow restriction and pressure loss when filtering the entire volume of water for the whole home in this size of a filter housing. Now, the 20-ST has a number of features I’d like to point out. This is one of my favorite filter housings, primarily because of the integrated valve in the head. You see this lever here; this is a valve mechanism that shuts the water on and off when you’re changing filter cartridges. This is great for the non-plumber when installing a filter housing if you don’t want to install shut-off valves before and after the filter housing. And you need a valve somewhere, if you don’t have them before and after the filter housing then you need an integrated valve in the head like this one offers. Great feature. Of course it has the pressure release button to release the pressure so that you can then remove the sump and change your cartridge. And an O-ring is included. Let me zoom in here closely and show you what this looks like. Now, the 20-ST does not include a mounting bracket, and you will need one; the weight of this unit plus a cartridge inside and filled with water cannot be supported by your plumbing pipes alone. So make sure you purchase the separate mounting bracket. Again, this is the Pentek 20-ST, a great whole house water filter housing, and I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek 20-ST here.