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Installing a whole house water filter can make a huge difference in the taste and quality of your water.

The thought of installing a whole house water filter can be daunting. But it’s actually a relatively easy home improvement project. The video below shows just how easy the installation project is. It provides you with one of the best water filter system designs I’ve seen and describes the step-by-step approach to getting it installed.

Pay particular attention to the additional line that allows you to bypass the filter system when doing maintenance. Installing the small extra piping during the installation will save you time and effort each time you do some maintenance. It’s worth doing!

Installing a Whole House Water Filter System

Source: This Old House

Cutting and soldering copper pipe is not for everyone. Any reputable plumber will be able to do this installation for you and it shouldn’t take an experienced plumber long to complete the work. So if you don’t think you can do it yourself, I’d highly recommend you hire a licensed plumber.

If you’re not experienced at soldering copper pipe but you want to DIY your whole house water filter installation, I’ve found a great tutorial that clearly explains the process and should give you the confidence to do it yourself.

Things you’ll need to install a whole house water filter

Tools List

  • Tubing Cutter
  • Fitting Brush/Pipe Cleaner
  • Propane Torch

Supplies List

  • Whole House Filtration System
  • Copper Pipe and Fittings
  • 3 Copper Ball Valves
  • Adapter Fittings to Connect Filters
  • Flux
  • Solder
  • Thread Sealing Tape

How to Solder Copper Pipe

Source: Got2Learn

As you can see, installing a whole house water filter is not too difficult. With a little planning and a few hours blocked off you’ll soon be drinking good quality and better tasting water. Let us know in the comments below how your DIY water filter installation went.

Shaun Wilson
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I'm the founder and editor of Homesightful. I have over twenty years of construction and home improvement experience that I love to share on Homesightful. My home in the Midwest is the testing ground for all the products and projects discussed on this website.
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