Pentek C1-20 Dual Purpose Filter Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Pentek C1-20. Now, the C1-20 is an industry standard size cartridge, approximately 20 inches in length and 2 ½ inches in diameter, this means it’s 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. It’s 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 it’s 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, it’s only appropriate for treated water, so water that’s been chlorinated, ozonated, uv’ed or that you’re 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 you’re looking for. For chlorine reduction, it’s rated at approximately 5,000 gallons, but if you’re looking for it to remove sediment then it’s 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, it’s possible that you’ll 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 you’re looking to remove a taste and odor problem, you’ll know the filter is exhausted when that chlorine taste and odor or whatever taste and odor problem you have, returns to the water. That’s an indication the carbon is exhausted. If you’re more concerned with your sediment problem, then you’re 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 I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek C1-20 here.