DIY Scale Centurion Whole House Fitting
Installing a Whole House Filter DIY
One of our clients who bought a Standard Size Whole of House Water Filter with Scale Reduction sent us this message recently
Following receiving the filter we got a quote from a plumber and I also looked into self-installing.
I decided to self-fit using plastic piping and fittings. It was only a 2 hour job.
Here is a simple pipework diagram + example of parts required for DIY installation.
This was a very straightforward job once I’d worked out what was required.
Here's what you'll need - please ref the picture below. The same principle applies to any of the whole house filters and anti-scalers
All code items are John Guest parts. You can simply Google them to find a local supplier
A) Assuming your in/out pipework is 22mm get John Guest PEM062215WP / Straight reducers 22mm x 15mm / Quantity 2
Or if you have 15mm pipework get 2 x PEM0415WP / Straight Coupler 15x15mm (See Note 1)
B) JG 15BPEX-41640 PE-X / Pipe 15mm / Quantity 3 meters
C) JG 15ESOTP Shut off tap / Quantity 3
D) PEM0215WP / Equal T White 15x15x15mm / Quantity 2
E) Connecting to water filter (22mm pipe) - on both sides - is PEM0322WP / 22mm stem elbow / Quantity 2
These go into PEM062215WP / straight reducer 22 x 15 / Quantity 2
F) PEM0315WP / Push fit elbow white / Quantity 6
G) JG STS15P / Superseal inserts 15mm / Quantity 3 x Pack of 10
H) 0-26mm Manual Plastic Pipe Shears / Quantity x 1
I) Talon 15mm Pipe clips / Quantity 1 x Pack of 100
Note 1 Becuase the filter has 22mm male piping, if your pipework is also 22mm you can simply make everything 22mm. Simply Google for John Guest equivalents to the 15mm sizes above.