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Old 30-05-2012, 02:51   #1
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can you recommend a cheap pre filter for drinking water?

~ i mean one that captures lumps of rust etc and is visible so it can be quickly cleaned, and which is inline before the pump and main filters? thnx
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Old 30-05-2012, 03:40   #2
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Re: can you recommend a cheap pre filter for drinking water?

Try the swimming pool pump suppliers
Also try agricultural pump supplies.
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Re: can you recommend a cheap pre filter for drinking water?

Try a retric one from Bunnings.
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Re: can you recommend a cheap pre filter for drinking water?

Just go to a home or hardware or even a marine store and buy a standard size filter housing, some are available in clear and some have bypass valves built in. The standard size filters are available everywhere, you can get paper sediment filters, carbon filters, all the way up to full drinking water filters.
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Re: can you recommend a cheap pre filter for drinking water?

The SEagull IV works well.
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Re: can you recommend a cheap pre filter for drinking water?

Not sure what you consider cheap but we get our filters from wateranywhere.com.
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Re: can you recommend a cheap pre filter for drinking water?

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~ i mean one that captures lumps of rust etc and is visible so it can be quickly cleaned, and which is inline before the pump and main filters? thnx
If you're just looking to pre-filter, this might be what you're looking for.
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Re: can you recommend a cheap pre filter for drinking water?

You mention lumps of rust which makes me think you mean a strainer to protect the pump rather than a filter that removes very fine particulates, taste and odor.
This is what I use as my pre-strainer between my tank and fresh water pump.
Shurflo 1/2" Raw Water Strainer - 253-120-01
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