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    20 X 2.5 Carbon Block Replacement Filter by Tier1 (5 micron)

    Fits most stand housings built for 20-inch x 2.5 inch filter cartridges
    • Ships fast!

    • Reduces impurities down to 5 micron

    • Drop-in cartridge changes are quick and easy

    • Carbon media to reduces chlorine taste, odor and more

    format_list_bulleted Features & Specs
    Package Qty: 1
    Manufacturer: Tier1
    Manufacturer's Id: EP5-20
    UPC: 799932612466
    Actual Size (in): 19 7/8 inches (length) x 2 1/2 inches (outside diameter)
    Media: Powder Activated Carbon Block
    Primary Filter Media: Activated Carbon Block
    Operating Temperature (°F): 40 - 180
    Operating Temperature (°C): 4.4 - 82.2
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    Brand: Tier1
    Advertised Size: 20 x 2-1/2
    Length (in): 19.88 in
    Outside Diameter (in): 2.5 in
    Width (in): 2.5 in
    Media Type: Carbon Filter
    Country of Origin: China
    Micron Rating Nominal: 5
    Flow Rate (gpm): 2.0
    Includes: One 20 x 2.5 Inch Carbon Block Replacement Filter by Tier1
    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. Fill 1/3 with water. Add about 1 tablespoon of bleach and scrub to disinfect. Rinse thoroughly.
    4. Lubricate o-ring with clean silicone grease. Change o-ring if any damage cuts or degradation are present. Insert o-ring in groove.
    5. Insert new filter cartridge.
    6. Screw housing onto the cap and hand-tighten. Do not over tighten. Make sure cap standpipe slips into cartridge.
    7. Turn on water supply. Press pressure-relief button (if present). Check for leaks before leaving installation.
    warning_amber Contaminants Reduced
  • Bad Taste And Odor
  • Chlorine
  • Particulates
  • Sand
  • Sediment
  • Silt
  • filter_alt Filter Life
    Filter Life (gallons): 12000
    Filter Life (months): 6 months
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    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

    Tier1 EP5-20 Filter Advantages

    The Pentek EP-20 comparable whole house carbon block water filter by Tier1 reduces chlorine taste and odor from your drinking water. Manufactured for use in housings that accept standard 20-inch x 2.5-inch water filter cartridges. This filter provides great tasting carbon filtered water throughout your entire home. Tier1 water filters are designed for performance, but priced for value. Don't pay exorbitant OEM filter prices, buy Tier1 for the quality and pricing you deserve. Order the Tier1 Pentek EP-20 comparable whole house carbon block water filter today.

    Carbon Filter Media

    Carbon media, whether as granular activated carbon or as a carbon block functions as a fantastic water filtration media due to its incredibly high porosity. This high porosity maximizes the surface area contaminants are exposed to and ensures that contaminants have a great chance of being captured and reduced from your drinking water. Carbon filters are known for being effective at reducing the unpleasant taste and odors associated with city water chlorine treatment. If you are looking for better tasting water with excellent contaminant reduction try out a carbon filter today!

    Universal Filter Sizing

    The 20 X 2.5 Tier1 EP5-20 carbon block replacement filter is built to fit 20-inch x 2.5-inch filter housings. This standard sizing allows this filter to easily replace existing styles of whole house filters for housings requiring this size filter. The EP5-20 goes to work immediately providing cleaner, fresher water for up to six months or 12,000 gallons, depending on water quality and use. Enjoy cleaner better water with your whole house replacement filter today.

    TIER1-EP5-20   is comparable with the following part number(s)

    • EP5-20
    • EP520
    • PENTEK-EP-20
    • PENTEK-155529

    TIER1-EP5-20   fits the following model number(s)