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    Pentek NCP-20BB Carbon Water Filters (20-inch x 4-1/2-inch)

    Fits most stand housings built for 20-inch x 4.5 inch filter cartridges
    • High quality, great value replacement filter

    • Enhanced dirt holding capacity

    • Reduces contaminants down to 10 microns

    • Supports a flow rate of up to 10 gallons per minute (gpm)

    format_list_bulleted Features & Specs
    Package Qty: 1
    Manufacturer: Pentair Water
    Manufacturer's Id: NCP-20BB
    UPC: 051678382431
    Actual Size (in): 20 inches (length) x 4 1/2 inches (outside diameter)
    Media: Carbon Impregnated Pleated Polyester
    Primary Filter Media: Carbon-Impregnated Polyester
    Operating Temperature (°F): 40 - 125
    Operating Temperature (°C): 4.4 - 51.7
    Brand: Pentek
    Advertised Size: 20 x 4-1/2
    Length (in): 20 in
    Outside Diameter (in): 4.5 in
    Width (in): 4.5 in
    Materials of Construction: End Caps: Vinyl Plastisol, Netting: Polyethylene, Core: Polypropylene
    Media Type: Carbon Filter
    UPC's For Search: 10051678382438 | 051678382431
    Country of Origin: Mexico
    Micron Rating Nominal: 10
    Flow Rate (gpm): 10.0
    Includes: One 20 x 4.5 Inch Pentek NCP-20BB Carbon Water Filter
    description Instructions
    1. Turn off water supply. Press red pressure-relief button (if present).
    2. Unscrew housing. Remove large o-ring, wipe clean and set aside.
    3. Discard used filter cartridge. Wash housing with dish soap and warm water using a nonabrasive sponge or cloth. Rinse thoroughly.
    4. Fill 1/3 with water. Add about 1 tablespoon of bleach and scrub to disinfect. Rinse thoroughly.
    5. Lubricate o-ring with clean silicone grease. Change o-ring if any damage cuts or degradation are present. Insert o-ring in groove.
    6. NOTE: This step is important to ensure a proper housing seal. Make certain the o-ring is seated level in the groove.
    7. Insert new filter cartridge.
    8. Screw housing onto the cap and hand-tighten. Do not over tighten. Make sure cap standpipe slips into cartridge.
    9. Turn on water supply. Press pressure-relief button (if present). Check for leaks before leaving installation.
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    warning_amber Contaminants Reduced
  • Bad Taste And Odor
  • Chlorine
  • Dirt Sand Sediment
  • Sand
  • Sediment
  • Silt
  • filter_alt Filter Life
    Filter Life (gallons): 1000
    Filter Life (months): 6 months

    Prop65 warning applies to products that contain carbon media. Click here for more details

    WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including arsenic, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov

    Pentek NCP20-BB Filter Advantages

    The Pentek NCP20-BB filters produce healthier, better-tasting drinking water. The Pentek NCP-20BB water filter cartridge is made from a non-cellulose media blend, which unlike cellulose cartridges, is resistant to bacterial attack and allows the filter to be used for municipal and nonchlorinated water applications. The Pentek NCP-20BB replacement filter provides sediment filtration and chlorine taste & odor reduction. The NCP20-BB cartridges are excellent polishing filters, and are ideal for post-filtration reverse osmosis and well water applications. The Pentek NCP-20BB water filter is rated as a nominal 10 micron water filter.

    Pentek NCP20-BB Filter Construction

    The Pentek NCP-20BB filter cartridges are constructed from carbon-impregnated pleated polyester material for enhanced flow rate and contaminant reduction. The Pentek NCP-20BB water filters offer sediment filtration, as well as taste, odor and chlorine taste and odor reduction in one cartridge. The filter pleats provide additional surface area for high dirt-loading capacity, while maintaining minimal pressure drop. The combination of a pleated polyester media and carbon filtration produces an outstanding filter cartridge with extended service life. Polyethylene netting and a supportive polypropylene core help enhance the stability and strength of the cartridge.

    Pleated Filter Media

    The Pentek NCP20-BB uses pleated filter media to maximize contaminant exposure to the filter media. More time along the media allows for higher capture and retention of unwanted contaminants. This also allows for greater amounts of larger particles of sediment and sand to collect within the pleats of the filter. This pleated design and polypropylene core enhance the structural stability of the filter and help increase the performance. Pleated filters are capable of providing high quality filtration and increased flow rate potential.

    NOTE: Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.

    For more information please see the related tabs above and read the Pentek NCP20-BB User Guide

    PENTEK-NCP-20BB   is comparable with the following part number(s)

    • 155382-43
    • NCP-20BB