When To Use A Chemical Resistant Filter Cover
Rusco filters come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Rusco offers a number of different elements within the filter itself to ensure an option will take care of the sediment in your water regardless of its type and size. For example, with a Rusco filter, you can get a 700 micron (24 mesh)* element, which is one of the coarser options we offer, or you can get a 15 micron (1000 mesh)* element, which is the finest mesh available.
Not every house uses the same size PVC for the water system. Rusco is sure to have a filter size that meets the requirements for your home. The bodies of a Rusco filter also come in ¾ inch, 1 inch, 1-½ inches, or 2 inches. We offer adapters to fit the variety of PVC that may be in your home.
The standard cover that comes with the majority of Rusco filters is plastic and transparent. This see-through cover makes it extra easy to know exactly when it’s time to flush out your filter to prevent unnecessary clogging.
A chemical-resistant cover is also plastic and see-through and has a yellowish tint instead of being clear. This particular cover comes standard on hot water filters designed to withstand water temperatures of up to 220 degrees Fahrenheit. Sometimes, even if you don’t have a hot water filter, you’ll want to make sure the filter you do have can withstand different chemical elements that the standard spin-down or sediment trapper filter cannot filter without chemical corrosion.
A chemically resistant cover has been built for applications where potentially corrosive or damaging chemicals exist. They have been designed to go with either the spin-down or sediment trapper models, and the element inside is available in either the polyester or stainless-steel micron. For example, if calcium hydroxide is present in your water, that can have a severe effect on a regular clear cover. If you choose to go with the high-performance cover though, that particular substance will have no effect on it. Rusco.com has a chemical resistant chart that can help you figure out when exactly you’ll want to use a chemical resistant cover as well as other different parts offered along the Rusco product line.
Looking at the chart, you can see that there are a number of different situations where it is more than fine to stick with the standard clear cover offered by Rusco. You can also see that there are quite a few elements or compounds out there that, if present in your water, you’ll want to go with the chemical resistant cover, also known as a high-performance cover. If you’re unsure exactly what kind of chemicals are present in your water, there are home test kits available on the market, which can help you figure that out.
If you’ve decided that it’s time to clean up the water in your home and are looking for a place that can offer you a variety of options, give Rusco a call at 1-800-345-1033. A customer service team member can help you determine which product would be best for your particular application.
*micron size shown denotes general micron removal rates for industry and fall within expressed mesh size specified
Did you know though that removing sediment can also help your wallet in the long run? Sediment build-up in your water system can lead to damage to different aspects of the system over time and cost you unexpected money. One part of your system that can be harmed by sediment build-up is your hot water heater. Installing a Rusco spin-down filter will enhance performance as well as lengthen the life of your hot water heater—saving you money!
To understand how a water softener and water filter can work in tandem to help improve your home’s water system, it’s important to understand what each one of them actually does. A water softener is a whole-house filtration system that removes hardness-causing magnesium and calcium minerals from your water. If you do have hard water in your home, a water softener can help address and prevent the issues that would otherwise arise if you didn’t do anything about hard water.