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    What kind of water filter do I need?

    I'm now using a new deep bore for my fresh water. The water is clear and plentiful. Only problem is that if the bore pump lies idle for any length of time, the first 5 minutes worth of water is turgid with fine silt.

    I need some kind of a water filter to take out this silt, but, know fuck-all about the subject.
    Any water filtration engineers out there?
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    Wouldn't call myself an expert but I know what worked for me. Go to a home supply shop and buy an off the shelf carbon filter (about the dimension of an acetylene tank) and install between the pump and the house. If you have a holding tank best to have the filter before the tank. This effectively removed silt, turbidity and odor.
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    Is this type oif filter easy to clean, or, do you buy replacement filters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Burr
    Is this type oif filter easy to clean, or, do you buy replacement filters?
    Easy to clean as you can back flush very couple of months. After about a year or 18 months will have to replace the carbon. Prices vary but average 9-10,000 baht for the filter unit. When you buy it it will come with enough carbon to fill. Replacement carbon is a bit expensive about 4,000 baht depending on filter size.

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    We have a deep bore well.
    We use a resin filter to remove silt and a carbon filter for drinking water.

    The resin filter can be backflushed and the resin granules replaced every few years .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    The resin filter can be backflushed and the resin granules replaced every few years .
    Any salinity in your water? We have very high salinity in deep bore wells here in Roiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Any salinity in your water?
    I don't really know. Chemistry never was my strong point.
    Our water is alkaline , does that help ?

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    No saltiness. We use the water for everything except drinking, so, I guess I should look into a resin filter then.

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    I bought a particle filter in CM from a seller doen below Carrefour and then I buy a few filter replacements every time we go up, they are getting more spendy, but at forst were 99 baht, noe 300 baht, but are 10 micron and last a few months each, same filter I used in Idaho at my cabin when pumping water from the creek to a house tank that we used for every thing, best tasting water around as was snow/glacier melt water. it is cheap and does fine for us here as we catch rain and get a few leaves in it and we dont drink it..

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