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    Pentek EPM-20BB Carbon Block Water Filter (20-inch x 4-5/8-inch)

    Fits most stand housings built for 20-inch x 4.5 inch filter cartridges
    • The Pentek EPM-20BB filter cartridge is a Nominal 10 micron Modified Epsilon Carbon-Briquette Water Filter

    • Manufactured entirely from FDA-compliant materials

    • Endurawrap design traps sediment to prevent plugging of carbon block media

    • Economically priced drop-in cartridge provides quick and easy filter change

    format_list_bulleted Features & Specs
    Package Qty: 1
    Manufacturer: Pentair Water
    Manufacturer's Id: EPM-20BB
    UPC: 051678783436
    Actual Size (in): 20 inches (length) x 4 5/8 inches (outside diameter)
    Media: Bonded Powder-Activated Carbon
    Primary Filter Media: Activated Carbon Block
    Operating Temperature (°F): 40 - 180
    Operating Temperature (°C): 4.4 - 82.2
    Brand: Pentek
    Advertised Size: 20 x 4-1/2
    Length (in): 20 in
    Outside Diameter (in): 4.63 in
    Width (in): 4.63 in
    Materials of Construction: Outer Wrap: Polyolefin, End Caps: Polypropylene, Netting: Polyethylene, Gaskets: Buna-N
    Media Type: Carbon Filter
    UPC's For Search: 10051678783433
    Country of Origin: United States
    Micron Rating Nominal: 10
    Flow Rate (gpm): 4.0
    Includes: One Pentek EPM-20BB 20 x 4.5 inch Carbon Block 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
  • Sediment
  • filter_alt Filter Life
    Filter Life (gallons): 30000
    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 EPM-20BB Filter Advantages

    The Pentek EPM-20BB water filter has the highest carbon block dirt-holding capacity for maximum cartridge life (based on manufacturer's internal testing). The EPM-20BB filter reduces bad taste & odor and chlorine taste & odor reduction and has low pressure drop. Pentek EPM-20BB water filter cartridges are manufactured using a patented process that yields a cartridge with a nominal 10 micron filtration rating, high porosity and chlorine taste & odor reduction. The high porosity design helps prevent the cartridge from plugging before its adsorption capability is exhausted, maximizing the utilization of the carbon while maintaining low pressure drop.

    Pentek EPM-20BB Filter Construction

    The Pentek EPM-20BB filter cartridges are protected by Endurawrap, a uniquely formulated polyolefin bilaminate prefilter, designed to significantly increase the useful life of the cartridge by trapping sediment that typically plugs carbon block cartridges. This filter is manufactured entirely from FDA-compliant materials making it an ideal choice for a wide range of residential, food service, commercial and industrial applications.

    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!

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

    NOTE: Cartridges will contain a very small amount of carbon fines (very fine black powder) and a new cartridge after installation should be flushed with sufficient water to remove all traces of the fines from your water system before using the water. Each time you use your filtered water tap for drinking or cooking purposes it is recommended that you run (flush) the tap for at least 20 seconds prior to using water.

    NOTE: Performance capacity depends on system design, flow rate and certain other application conditions. The Pentek EPM-20BB cartridges are a modified version of the EP Series cartridge.

    NOTE: When greater chlorine taste & odor reduction is needed, use the EP-20BB series water filters.

    For more product information please visit the Specs tab and read the Pentek EPM-20BB User Guide

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

    • 155783-43
    • EPM-20BB
    • EPM20-BB
    • TIER1-EPM4-20BB