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

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

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Fits most stand housings built for 20-inch x 4.5 inch filter cartridges

  • Ships fast!
  • Enhanced dirt holding capacity
  • Reduces contaminants down to 10 microns
  • Supports a flow rate of up to 10 gallons per minute (gpm)
  • Carbon-impregnated pleated polyester media for enhanced flow and filtration
  • Resists bacterial growth making it ideal for municipal and well water applications
Price: $34.99 (Retail Price: $48.81 )
  • Ships fast!
  • Enhanced dirt holding capacity
  • Reduces contaminants down to 10 microns
  • Supports a flow rate of up to 10 gallons per minute (gpm)
  • Carbon-impregnated pleated polyester media for enhanced flow and filtration
  • Resists bacterial growth making it ideal for municipal and well water applications

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.

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  • Genuine OEM Product
Reduces the following contaminants:
  • Bad Taste and Odor
  • Chlorine Taste & Odor
  • Dirt
  • The PENTEK-NCP-20BB does not reduce fluoride
  • Sand
  • Sediment
  • Silt
Used In Brands Pentek
Manufacturer's Id NCP-20BB
UPC 051678382431
Advertised Size (in) 20 x 4-1/2
Actual Size (in) 20 inches (length) x 4 1/2 inches (outside diameter)
Actual Size (cm) 50.8 x 11.43
Media Carbon Impregnated Pleated Polyester
Primary Filter Media Carbon Wrapped
Materials of Construction End Caps: Vinyl Plastisol, Netting: Polyethylene, Core: Polypropylene
Filter Life (gallons) 1,000
Filter Life (liters) 3,785.41
Filter Life (months) 6 months
Micron Rating (Nominal) 10
Operating Temperature (°F) 40 - 125
Operating Temperature (°C) 4.4 - 51.7
Flow Rate (gpm) 10.00
Flow Rate (lpm) 37.85
Color / Finish Black
Includes One 20 x 4.5 Inch Pentek NCP-20BB Carbon Water Filter
Primary Filter Media Carbon Impregnated Pleated Polyester
  • The Pentek NCP-20BB water filter is also know as the following:

  • 155382-43 | NCP-20BB | PENTEK-NCP-20BB


  • Water Filter Housings for the Pentek NCP-20BB water filters:

  • 155382 Pentek NCP20-BB filter fits in housings for 20 inch Big Blue water filters.
  • Fits Culligan / USFilter / Ametek / Pentek 20" Big Blue Whole House Water Filter System


  • Alternative Filters for the Pentek NCP-20BB water filters:

  • An appropriate alternative for sediment filtration (without taste/odor reduction) is the R30-20BB.
  • An appropriate alternative for carbon filtration (with taste/odor reduction) is the EPM-20BB.

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