We had decided before Christmas that we wanted to install a water filter that would help reduce/eliminate the heavy chlorine that would often be in our water. The thought process started with a simple shower-head chlorine filter; but it wasn't too hard to think of other water to filter... so the whole-house filter was the cheaper and biggest bang option.
The entire project cost was under $215 (not counting my dads consumables like flux, solder, etc...):
- Princess Auto - Filter housing, chlorine/sediment filter, mounting bracket, pipe cleaner, and shut-off valves ~$172
- Canadian Tire - copper pipe, caps, elbows, and Tee ~$23
- Home Depot - 1" to 1/2" reducers (between filter and pipe) and wood to mount the filter on ~$18
||The After (1 of 2):
||The After (2 of 2):
I certainly won't miss the chlorine smell, and I'm really looking forward too chemical free water for showers/baths, cooking, boiling water for tea, etc...
Special thanks to my dad for supplying the majority of the know-how, tools, training, and labour!