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Viqua 3 piece Water Filter Housing Review

Viqua 3 piece Water Filter Housing Review

Viqua 3 piece 20” Big Blue Filter Housing Review Please share this video    • Viqua 3 piece Wat...   For more great information about water treatment, subscribe!    / waterstoremidland   Check out our Water Filter Playlist here    • Easy Water Filter...   Follow me https://www.facebook.com/TheWaterEstore/ https://twitter.com/FilterEstore https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-... or email info@TheWaterEstore.com or info@TheWaterStoreMidland.com Check out our online store at https//www.TheWaterEstore.com or our full service store in Midland, Ontario at https//www.TheWaterStoreMidland.com Viqua 3 piece 20” Big Blue Filter Housing Review If you’ve ever opened up a filter housing to change a water filter you know that they are often difficult to loosen, can be very heavy and the likelihood of spilling water is definitely a concern. If your filter is one of the large 20” BB filters you should consider the possibility of a back injury too! Once you‘ve tried one of these 3 piece housings from Viqua you'll never go back to the old 2 piece units. Changing filters is a breeze with these, especially the opaque ones with the drain plug in the bottom so you can drain the housing before removal. The 10” BB size clear ones make it easy to monitor the amount of sediment inside the filter housing without opening it up. Check out this video of mine on How to Change a Filter with the Viqua 3 piece Filter Housing to see how easy they are to use. So how do the Viqua 3 piece Filter Housings compare? Performance - 10/10 They work perfectly every time and because you don’t twist the cannister when removing or installing the filter, the o ring lasts longer and seals better. The biggest benefit is that they are much easier to remove because you’re not twisting against the friction created by the o ring. Capacity - 9/10 They accommodate a standard 20” x 4 .5” Big Blue size filter although I have found that with some non Viqua carbon filters you might need to remove the bottom o ring to get them to seal fully. Cost to Operate - 10/10 They are no more or less expensive than any other filter housing to operate except that since the o ring will last longer there should be some savings. Ease of Installation/Use - 10/10 The housings are super easy to install, just check out my video on their installation here to learn more. Features - 9/10 – They come with the mounting bracket and filter housing wrench included. There is a built in pressure release to make depressurization for filter changes easier. The clear ones allow you to view the degree of sediment that has accumulated inside without opening the housing while the white ones have a drain plug so that once the drain plug has been removed and the housing drained makes it much easier to replace those extra heavy 20” filters. The only thing that would be an improvement would be if the clear housings were available in the 20” size and with the drain port in both sizes. Parts Availability - 9/10 Parts are readily available from this Canadian manufacturer and any distributor just about anywhere in North America can access them. Longevity - 10/10 I have personally seen these installed in customers homes where they have been in service for well over 10 years! I expect them to last a very long time. Reliability and Build Quality - 9/10 These are made in USA and I have seen and used them myself consistently with great performance. Initial Investment - 9/10 Viqua 3 piece filter housings are only a slightly larger investment than a standard housing. But given that they are so much easier to use and the potential for back injury due to the drain port is significantly reduced by this housing it’s well worth it. Styling/Aesthetics - 10/10 When installed in the utility room in the basement, this means very little, but when installed in a bathroom or other public area in a home or cottage this housing looks great! Gary the Water Guy Overall Score 95/100 So what's the Verdict? I rate this as a Gary the Water Guy Best Buy for any family who uses a Big Blue size filter housing especially if the filters will be changed by the owner themselves. Please share this video    • Viqua 3 piece Wat...   For more great information about water treatment subscribe!   / waterstoremidland   Follow me https://www.facebook.com/TheWaterEstore/ https://twitter.com/FilterEstore https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-... or email info@TheWaterEstore.com or info@TheWaterStoreMidland.com SHOP! Midland https://www.WaterStoreMidland.com Canada https://www.WaterEstore.ca USA https://www.WaterEstore.com