Upflow Carbon Filters, for Excellent Whole House Water 

For City Water Users

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Simple “in/out” upflow carbon filters offer an inexpensive way to remove chlorine or chloramine from city water. Among the simplest of water treatment devices, they require no electricity, no drain connection, no setup programming, no cartridges to change, and, for years, no upkeep.

Our version of the in/out upflow is the best product we can make, and we think it’s the best anyone can make. Our in/outs feature the best parts available for simplicity of operation, long service life, effective performance. We use the superior Vortech mineral tank and the tough, reliable Clack In/Out Head. We provide a  clear-bowl media trap to assure that no filter media enters the home’s service lines, plus a specially designed installation adapter to make startup of the filter easy. An optional bypass valve is sold separately.

We suggest that a sediment filter be installed in front of all upflow filters to protect against sediment intrusion. The sediment filter is not included because individual customer preferences differ.

The upflow style is used by some internet sellers for products promising “one million gallons” of service life. We make no such claims, but a four or five year service life before media change is to be expected if the filter is adequately sized. Our upflow units are straight carbon filters without mixed media or magic ingredients.  We believe that media with different purposes, like descaling agents or KDF, should be, if the customer wants them, offered in a separate tank. We don’t like mixing media and we don’t like split-level tanks.

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A Pure Water Products Upflow filter with the optional bypass (with red handles) installed. Upflow units need no drain connection, no electricity, and normally need no maintenance other than a media change after four or five years of service.

Here’s a list of the standard residential sizes with the two most popular carbons.  We also have regular carbon units (a bit cheaper than the coconut units priced below) and Jacobi Aquasorb Coconut Shell Catalytic carbon units (slightly cheaper than the Centaur units below).   As a rule of thumb, use coconut shell or standard carbon for chlorinated water and Centaur (or Aquasorb) for water treated with chloramines.

For sizing, here are some general suggestions:

Sizing Suggestions

Tank Size

Treating Chlorine

Treating Chloramine

8″ X 44″

Small Office or Break Room

Small Office or Break Room

9″ X 48″

Small Home. 2 People.

Small Home: 1 Person.

10″ X 54″

Home with 3-4 people

Home with 2 people.

12″ X 52″

Home with 4 to 6 people

Home with 3 to 4 people.

13 X 54″

Home with more than 6 people.

Home with 4 to 6 people.

 

Coconut Shell Carbon Filters for Chlorine

Part Number

Tank Size

Media Load

Price

WH700

8″ X 44″

3/4 Cubic Foot

$348

WH701

9″ X 48″

1 Cubic Foot

$418

Wh702

10″ X 54″

1.5 Cubic Feet

$494

WH703

12″ X 52″

2.0 Cubic Feet

$593

WH704

13 X 54″

2.5 Cubic Feet

$738

Jacobi Aquasorb Coconut Shell Catalytic Carbon for Chloramines and Chlorine

Part Number

Tank Size

Media Load

Price

WH710

8″ X 44″

3/4 Cubic Foot

$420

WH711

9″ X 48″

1 Cubic Foot

$520

WH712

10″ X 54″

1.5 Cubic Feet

$640

WH713

12″ X 52″

2.0 Cubic Feet

$810

WH714

13 X 54″

2.5 Cubic Feet

$940

Bypass valve is included in prices on this page. If you do not want the bypass valve, subtract $37 from the price.

Filter Setups Without Media

For those who want to build a filter with their own ingredients.  Full filter setup with tank, head, bypass, startup kit, 1″ threaded elbow extensions, but without filter media.

Part Number

Tank Size

Media Load Needed

Price

WH732

8″ X 44″

3/4 Cubic Foot

$270

WH733

9″ X 48″

1 Cubic Foot

$320

WH734

10″ X 54″

1.5 Cubic Feet

$340

WH735

12″ X 52″

2.0 Cubic Feet

$410

WH736

13 X 54″

2.5 Cubic Feet

$440

Optional bypass for all sizes: Part #WH650: $37.

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