Water filters are used to remove chemical, physical and biological contaminants from water. By removing these contaminants, water filters improve the smell, taste and safety of water used for drinking, cooking and bathin... More »

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Installing a whole-house water filter requires choosing a location for the filter, removing a section of existing pipe, fixing the filter in place and, where necessary, connecting the filter to the house's electrical sys... More »

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Make a water filter by adding filtering material, such as pebbles, grass or cotton, to a large container. Next, add a layer of gravel and fill the rest of the container with sand. Finally, pour water through the filter a... More »

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Some popular uses for 5-gallon jugs are emergency water storage containers, loose change banks, homemade barbells, percussion instruments and hamster homes. They can also be used as buckets, flower pots or luminarias. More »

Many filters use the principle of adsorption to remove contaminants from water. Activated charcoal particles in the filter have a slight electrical charge, and when contaminants in suspension pass through the filter, thi... More »

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To choose a good sink water filter, determine the specific contaminants in the water supply, and purchase a filtration system that is certified to reduce those contaminants. The first step is to obtain a report on the wa... More »

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When choosing a whole-house water filter, consider the flow rate of your appliances and the contaminants present in your water. Ensure also that the filter you chose is National Sanitation Foundation certified. More »

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