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    With recent home purchase we inherited a LifeSource whole house water treatment system with sediment prefilter. Online reviews are widely spaced from wow to ugh. First order of business is the prefilter leaks, not from the canister seal, but from the bypass mechanism above it (pic). Called LifeSource and their solution is to come out and look at it for about $120. Ugh. No markings on the prefilter as to manufacturer. I'm hoping LifeSource sourced this prefilter from another vendor. They wouldn't tell me. The canister takes a 20" long filter. Canister diameter is about 3.5". Can anyone ID this prefilter?
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    Re: Pls ID this prefilter

    Replace with a very common Big Blue sediment pre filter 10" / 20" cartridges very easy to come by. How old is the system? Stay away from lifesource. Way overpriced for what you get.



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      Re: Pls ID this prefilter

      It doesn't matter, short or fat, but surface area is king. Here's a new housing that takes a 6 month life filter cartridge:

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      It's also half the cost of just the service call and may be something you can do yourself. Otherwise call your trusted local plumber for his brand (probably an aquapure or similar style filter).

      ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder