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Old Yesterday, 11:33 AM   #1
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I have an in-line water filter that filters water from my well.

Over the years, the original copper plumbing has failed and was replaced with PVC...except for the copper pipe at the oil-fired boiler that supplies heat and hot water. Those pipes continue to fail from time to time and it's seldom at a joint.

Is there a cartridge type filter that can help with this? I'm not sure what in the water causes this but would like to get a filter if available to keep it to a minimum.

Any ideas? Don't really cherish the idea of adding some big and expensive "Culligan type".
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i don't think a simple in-line will do the job.

good bet would be to have a local water/well company look at it.

also test your water for ph/minerals etc....

here's a link with some pretty good info.

https://www.cleanwaterstore.com/reso...id-well-water/

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A simple filter isn't going to do it.
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Sounds like acid in the water.
My inlaws house, in the pine barrens had high acid and ate through their pipes a few times before my FIL went to CPVC.

Then when nephew bought the house he put in a system to cut the acid.
Kind of expensive I recall him saying, but I think he got one of those "Culligan" type companies.

Try a plumbing supply for a system price directly.
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Sounds like acid in the water.
My inlaws house, in the pine barrens had high acid and ate through their pipes a few times before my FIL went to CPVC.

Then when nephew bought the house he put in a system to cut the acid.
Kind of expensive I recall him saying, but I think he got one of those "Culligan" type companies.

Try a plumbing supply for a system price directly.
Yeah, like I said, the entire place got re-plumbed with pvc except for the boiler...probably a grand total of 4' of copper if you put it all together.

PITA.
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Yep, acidic water. Takes chemical treatment as opposed to mechanical filtering.

Not really all that burdensome once the setup's in place--maybe once every 2-3 years you need to mess with it. But probably $1K or so for the initial setup.

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