FAQ

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How to place an order on-line

Simply select the product and quantities you need then add to your shopping basket. Click View Cart at any time to change quantities. Postage is calculated using flat rates per kg and Australia Post parcel rates. All prices shown include GST where applicable. If you don’t find the filter or fitting you need simply contact us as we can make up a system to your requirements.

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Instructions for Converting Fisher and Paykel 836848 for Generic 10JG5M inline filter.

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Summary of water filters & conditioners.

Water filters remove contaminants by either physically blocking their passage through the media or chemically attracting them to the filter media or by chemically changing the properties of the water.

What type of replacement filters do I need?

About filter micron ratings

Most filters have a micron rating according to the porous structure. The lower the micron rating the finer the filtration. Higher micron rated filters are for coarse filtration and lower micron ratings are for finer filtration. As a guide suspended solids such as dirt, rust etc. are mostly removed at 20 microns down to 5 microns.

Sediment and dirt filters

Rope wound filters have been replaced with polypropylene filters commonly call poly spun filters. poly spun sediment filters have a high dirt holding capacity and have an excellent flow rate until they are totally loaded with sediment. Pleated washable filters have a large surface area and may be washed 3-5 times. Pleated filters don’t have the depth of the poly spun filters to hold sediment but have a larger surface area due to the pleats. Pleated filters trap dirt on the surface so it can be mostly washed off. They will not restrict flow until they are totally covered with sediment. Sediment filters are used as whole of house filters or as pre filters before carbon filters, as carbon doesn’t have the same high flow capacity and will restrict the flow when sediment clogs the carbon’s porous structure.

Carbon filters

Activated carbon is a widely used method for drinking water treatment. Activation of carbon is achieved by high temperature steam, which produces a very high surface area in the carbon allowing the carbon to absorb organic matter, chlorine, chemicals and so on improving bad taste and odours. Carbon comes in granules or is pressed into solid block filters. Silver impregnated carbon is excellent for inhibiting the growth of bacteria in the filter carbon. It’s very important to use the right filter for your situation and needs as in flow rate, water quality and level of filtration required.

You have alternatives to buying bottled water?

We have an extensive range of under sink, bench top and portable filters to suit your needs. Filters can produce drinking water of the same or better quality as bottled water depending on which system you choose. These filters will remove things like chlorine, dirt, rust, bad taste, odours, giardia, crypto and other bacteria. Follow the links below.

Under Sink Systems  Click Here

Bench Top Filters  Click Here

Portable Filters  Click Here

Fluoride Removal

Fluoride cannot be removed from water with carbon or sediment filters. Only specialise filters are capable of removing fluoride from water. We have both an under sink fluoride removal kit and an in-line fluoride removal kit, links are listed below.

Twin Fluoride system  Click Here

Fluoride Triple system  Click Here

Conversion kits to replace your old filter system or to up grade your fridge to remove Fluoride  Click Here

Different filter sizes

Most filters are of a standard size but there are a few manufactures that have made non standard size filters. If you think you have one of these filters simply contact us and we maybe able to get them for you or we can convert your system over to a standard size filter, which in most cases will be cheaper to replace and available to purchase more easily.

Standard size housings take 10″ long x 2.5″ diameter filters, these filters are also available in 20″ & 30″ long. The bigger standard size housings take 10″ long & 20′ long x 4.5″ diameter filters, these filters fit the extra large filter housings for whole of house or commercial applications where a high flow rate is required.

My filter has different fittings or tubing size

What size tube or water line do I need. In most cases the fittings can be changed over or adapted to suit your needs. The most common size in plastic tubing is 1/4″ & 3/8″ if your not sure just contact us.

Email: sales@clarencewaterfilters.com.au

WHY FILTER YOUR SHOWER & BATH WATER!!
Using a shower filter is one of the most easiest and effective ways to reduce harmful exposure to Chlorine and other chemicals that may appear in our water. Did you know chlorine enters the body through skin absorption and inhalation while taking a shower than through drinking tap water? That’s a fact. Removal of Chlorine from showering water can reduce the risk of asthma and bronchitis in people who are prone to breathing difficulties, and can also reduce the presence of skin rashes and possibly wrinkles without the drying effects of Chlorine.
Filters can reduce symptoms of chlorine exposure like Eczema, dry irritated and itchy skin, damaged and brittle hair, flaky-itching scalp, redness and burning of the eyes, dizziness after showering. In a shower the chlorine is vaporized and inhaled into the lungs where it is transported directly into the blood system and transported throughout the body. As well as your skin feeling softer your hair is able to preserve its natural moisturising oils, making it softer and healthier. This may also save you money by reducing the need for expensive moisturisers and skin treatments. Chlorine has also been proven to increase fatigue in the body, therefore showering in filtered, chlorine free water may result in higher energy levels and better overall health. A good shower water filter can even help keep the shower and the bathroom cleaner. When contaminated water comes out of the shower, it accumulates on the floor of the shower, in the drains and on the walls of the shower and in the bathroom. That film of grime that accumulates in bathrooms is coming from that steam that you enjoy standing in during a long, hot shower. The filters are pH balanced and will help reduce the green staining on tiles.
Shower and bath filters can be easily installed by anyone in a couple of minutes and there is a range of different filters available to suit both fixed and hand held.
Checkout our website for the full range.

Herbicides and pesticides are effected by the chemicals in town water supplies.

Chlorine and ammonia are a couple of the main chemicals used in many town water supplies. We notice these chemicals in our drinking water by the taste and odours. What many people don’t know is that these chemicals greatly effect a wide range of products that we dilute with water. Ammonia is used as a cleaner for washing out herbicides and pesticides spray nozzles and tanks to clean out any remaining chemicals. Ammonia and Chlorine breaks down chemicals which reduces their effectiveness of the product. Many people are seeing greatly improved results in the products they use by filtering the water used in chemical sprays and many other applications. The home gardener to the commercial farmer will benefit by using less product and seeing better and faster results after filtering their water. KDF55 media combined with GAC carbon are ideal for filtering water to be used in any situation and we have a range of housings and filters with click on hose fittings making them portable and affordable.

Small inline filter for low volume and flow under 5 LPM  Click Here

Twin housing system for higher volumes and flow rates around 15 LPM  Click Here

Larger systems available on request.

Which fridge filter will fit my fridge?

If you are unsure which filter will fit your fridge, simply email us your brand and model number and we will advise you on the correct fridge filter.

Email: sales@clarencewaterfilters.com.au

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