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    Single Stage Home Water Filtration


    The Single Stage Home Water Filtration is a simple and inexpensive way of removing unwanted particles from the water supply to your home.


    • All the water supplied to your house is filtered
    • Preserve the natural minerals in the water
    • No water wasted during filtration
    • Low maintenance
    • Relatively low filter replacement cost
    • No electricity required
    • Large filtration capacity
    • Low-cost filtration solution

    Keep in mind:

    • These systems do not remove bacteria and other micro-organisms that may be in the water. If the water quality in your area is a real problem, you may want to consider a more advanced filtration system, such as the Complete Home Ultra Filtration Solution.
    • The Filters that are used for these units need to be replaced every 3 - 6 months.
    • Minerals and pesticides are too small to be removed by the filters in this filtration unit.
    • You will require some plumbing knowledge and experience to install the system successfully.
    • Neither of these filters removes lime (kalk), minerals or metals from the water. As a result of this, the water may remain cloudy or tinted, and may not come out crystal clear.
    • These systems typically filter water at a peak flow rate of 2800 liters per hour.
    • The Filter housings have a maximum operating pressure of 90 psi. If you suspect that your water pressure will at any time exceed 80 psi, a pressure regulator MUST BE INSTALLED before the filter housing. This action will guard against the water pressure exceeding the maximum pressure rating. It is recommended that the pressure regulator is set at 70 psi or less.
    • Protect the filter housing from freezing, as this can cause the housing to crack.


     Filter Cartridge Options

    There are 5 different filters that can be placed in the Single Stage Unit:


    5-Micron Sediment Filter

    The 5-Micron Sediment Filter option is ideal if your concern is to remove dirt particles such as sand, mud, dust, and rust from the water. After filtration, the water should look crystal clear and much more appealing.


    1-Micron Sediment Filter

    Similar to the 5-Micron Sediment Filter, the 1-Micron Sediment Filter also serves to remove dirt particles such as sand, mud, dust, and rust from the water. It filters the water through a much finer filter, thus effectively removing smaller dirt particles as well.

    The filter may, however, cause a reduced water flow rate due to its finer filtration process.


     Activated Carbon Block Filter

     The Activated Carbon Block Filter uses carbon technology that effectively absorbs chlorine from the water. This results in water that is healthier to drink and also tastes and smells great.

    Since chlorine can be absorbed through your skin and hair, it is recommended to use the filtered water for bathing and showering as well.


    Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Filter

    The GAC Filter like the Activated carbon block uses carbon technology that effectively absorbs chlorine from the water. This results in water that is healthier to drink and also tastes and smells great. However, unlike the carbon block filter, the GAC's carbon is broken up into granules in order to increase the surface area for the absorption.

    Since chlorine can be absorbed through your skin and hair, it is recommended to use the filtered water for bathing and showering as well.



    Big Premium KDF


    KDF short for Kinetic Degradation Fluxion Media is an artificial alloy of copper and zinc that has revolutionized water treatment. The copper in KDF has a positive charge while zinc has a negative, this results in an electrochemical oxidation-reduction reaction. This sounds very complex but the result is that KDF is effective at removing or reducing the following: 

    • Mercury
    • Pesticides
    • Arsenic
    • Hydrogen sulfide
    • Lead 
    • Chlorine 
    • Calcium
    • Chromium
    • Cadmium
    • Aluminum
    • Nickel
    • Iron
    • Rust
    • Organic particles (thus removing smells and tastes)
    • Pesticides
    • Limits growth or bacteria, algae, and fungi

    One of the biggest advantages is that a Premium KDF filter only needs to be replaced every 24 months if normal municipal water is used. 



    0.1 Micron Pleated Filter

    The 0.1 Micron Pleated Filter will remove very fine particles, as well as bacteria from the water. However, please note that if your water has a high level of dirt present, then we would recommend placing a coarse sediment filter before the Pleated filter in order to prevent it from blocking due to sediment. 


    Installation Diagram 


    Housing Dimensions 


    Replacement Costs 


    What's Included in the Price

    • Big Blue Housing (10 Inch or 20 Inch)
    • Filter (Dependent on which option selected)


    Not included in the price:

    • Housing Spanner (Option at an additional charge)
    • Wall Mounting Bracket (Option at an additional charge)
    • Plumbing and installation costs
    • Fittings and plumbing supplies
    • Delivery costs (i.e. courier service ® costs calculated at Check Out)
    • Replacement filters 


    Additional Options


    Single O-ring or Double O-ring housing

    The Big Blue Housings are available with either a single O-ring seal or two o-ring seals between the housing base and lid. 

    While both types of housings are rated for the same pressure (6 bar), the additional O-ring seal simply gives additional peace of mind against leakage from the housing. 


    Housing Spanner 

    The Housing spanner helps to give you an additional "purchase" on the filter housing, making it easier to open. 


    Wall Mounting Bracket  

    The Wall mounting bracket will allow you to mount the Big Blue Housing against a wall or surface. 

    The Wall Mounting Bracket is available in either powder coated Mild Steel or Stainless Steel. 

    However, when installed outdoors especially coastal regions the powder coated mild steel brackets can rust and perish. 

    There is an option of upgrading the frame to Stainless Steel, which will not rust.

    We would especially recommend this option for those clients living at the coast (like in Cape Town, or Durban, Etc). 

    Please note that the stainless steel brackets are typically built to order, if there is none in stock then new ones will need to be made. Lead time is typically 1 week, depending on the availability of Stainless Steel.  


    By-pass piping setup

    Adding a bypass to the system allows you to divert the flow of water around the system if you need to conduct maintenance on the system. 

    Optional Inlet and Outlet Pressure Gauges 

    Inlet Pressure Gauge allows you to monitor the pressure of the incoming source water Pressure. This will give you an indication of your water pressure is above the 6 bar maximum rating for the housings, in which case you can then install a pressure regulating valve before the filter system. 

    The Inlet Pressure gauge will also help to indicate whether the incoming source water pressure is too low, in which case a pressure pump can be added before the filter system.  

    Using an Outlet Pressure Gauge in combination with the inlet pressure gauge will give you an indication of the change in pressure (pressure “drop”) from before to after the filter system.

    This will also allow you to see if and when the filters are starting to block up, indicated by a big change between the inlet and outlet pressure levels. Assisting you in knowing when to replace the filter cartridges inside.

    Please note that pressure gauges are built to order, construction time is 2 to 3 working days. 

    PVC Threaded and Glue Fittings

    PVC(Polyvinyl chloride) fittings are used to connect sections of pipes or tubes, adapt to different sizes or shapes, and controlling the flow of water. There are two predominant types of PVC fittings namely PVC Glue Fittings and PVC Threaded Fittings. The difference between the two is that PVC Glue Fittings result in permanent joints and PVC Threaded Fittings are semi-permanent and can be replaced. PVC Glue fittings are joined with primer and cement- a chemical solvent that melts the surface of the PVC and then quickly re-hardens to fuse the pieces together. This results in an airtight, leak-proof bond similar to what you get with welding metal. An example of such a fitting is a PVC Glue Reducing Socket which is used to join together two pieces of PVC pipes with different diameters. Another example would be a  90 Degree Elbow which is used to connect two pipes of the same diameter at an angle of 90 degrees.PVC Threaded fittings utilise a simple threaded connection whereby replaceable 'male threaded' are screwed into 'female threaded'.Male threads have a thread on the outside of the fitting and female threads have a thread on the inside. When you thread the fitting in, it compresses against the other threads.PTFE tape is used to thread these together and the proper way to assemble threaded fittings is to finger tighten, then add one to two turns but no more. An example of a threaded fitting is a Reducing Nipple Male Threaded which is used to connect between two female threads of different diameters. 

    Link To PVC Fittings


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    10 inch Single Stage Home Filter
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