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What kind of filter for 140 deg hot water?

Jells
Jells Member Posts: 273
The dip tube in my indirect WH eroded to the point that when I tried to pull it out the flange came off and the rest dropped into the tank. Seems now I need a filter between the tank and tempering valve to keep the little plastic particles of it from clogging every aerator, showerhead and valve in my system.

Saw this, is it a good choice? Any reason to spend more for stainless instead of plastic? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OQFFPH8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=AXIP0A1I8BZRS

Comments

  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 1,962
    A strainer will work better
  • SWEI
    SWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    Scale prevention media should be installed on the cold line feeding the indirect. Does your water need sediment filtration?
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 14,753
    Trying to keep the particles in the tank from getting into the DHW piping?

    That 5 micron filter may be a bit tight, maybe just a bronze or stainless Y strainer with a # 40 or 60 mesh.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Jells
    Jells Member Posts: 273
    hot rod said:

    Trying to keep the particles in the tank from getting into the DHW piping?

    That 5 micron filter may be a bit tight, maybe just a bronze or stainless Y strainer with a # 40 or 60 mesh.

    OK, wasn't familiar with the product, but looks interesting. You flush the screen by opening the wye port? I worry that such a small strainer will require cleaning more frequently than something bigger. Saw reference to something called a "basket strainer" but most hits are about sink baskets not inline products.
  • Jells
    Jells Member Posts: 273
    edited January 2016
    Can't I get a cartridge for that filter I linked that is just a screen? Or is there a similar product with just a screen? I seem to recall my dad's well had a screen filter. It looks like these 20 micron sediment filters would fit, would they be better? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0117UPALA/ref=s9_hps_bw_g79_i1
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