Looking for replacement Filters for Nova whole house  water systems

Looking for replacement Filters for Nova whole house water systems

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Old 05-30-2019, 06:27 AM
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I would call Nova and have them do the replacement. That way they will check that everything is working properly. Worth the few dollars more. I don't change my oil in my car anymore either.
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:01 AM
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I get my replacement filters from Amazon. The brand is pentek. The plastic wrench makes it easy to remove and replace the blue canisters. Along the line I also picked up some spare "o" rings and a food grade gasket sealer. Very easy to do. Don't forget to turn off the incoming water before hand and then purge the lines afterward. PM me if you want part #'s.

These were the 3 filters supplied from NOVA when I installed replacements myself. Found them on Amazon and the Carbon on eBay (see attached) but only saved around $5. Sealer and wrench are most important.


edit: Weird. My originals were both "correct side up". Turn your monitor on it's side and upside down.
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:19 PM
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These were the 3 filters supplied from NOVA when I installed replacements myself. Found them on Amazon and the Carbon on eBay (see attached) but only saved around $5. Sealer and wrench are most important.


edit: Weird. My originals were both "correct side up". Turn your monitor on it's side and upside down.
Why give Amazon your money rather than a tried and tested local company, selling top of the range products, just to save a few dollars at best, when there is also a chance of a leak or wrong product?
Crazy!!!
False economy.
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Old 05-30-2019, 07:43 PM
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Why give Amazon your money rather than a tried and tested local company, selling top of the range products, just to save a few dollars at best, when there is also a chance of a leak or wrong product?
Crazy!!!
False economy.
Geez man, RELAX! Had you actually read the entire thread (including my post #5 on the first page) maybe you'd have replied differently.

Aside from that I bought the IDENTICAL filters (manufacturer and part number as in my photo) that Nova supplied and am quite capable of installing them myself without leaking. If I can install water heaters, gas lines and copper plumbing I am sure I can handle spinning a couple filters. As far as "false economy" feel free do do what you can afford to do and I will take care of what my "real economy" can handle.

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Old 05-30-2019, 08:14 PM
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I would call Nova and have them do the replacement. That way they will check that everything is working properly. Worth the few dollars more. I don't change my oil in my car anymore either.
EXACTLY what I was going to say!
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Old 05-31-2019, 06:44 AM
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Do you call a plumber to change your refrigerator filter?
Not exactly the same thing. I watch Nova do my change after 12 months of use. Yes I could do this, but there is more than screwing on a filter.
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:39 AM
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Old 05-31-2019, 02:02 PM
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First of all we do not have a nova filter system.

My experience is with the refrigerator and ac filters. I buy both of them mail order. It is not only less expensive but I do not need to go to a store, wait on line and pay tax. Yes, I'm sure we all report and pay the tax as you are supposed to.

I buy only the original brand name filters. Many mail order and retail locations are selling what they call generic filters. HUM claimed as good as-are they? A friend, I did not see it, claims he purchased an off brand Sanyo refrigerator filter and it broke his refrigerator. His fault? Filter fault? It was his repair bill-of that I am sure.

Also, perhaps of interest, I've read there are,"knock off," filters made in China that are exact copies of the original. Only difference is weight. When was the last time you weighed a refrigerator filter? If, you do,did, are they both real or both fake
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Old 05-31-2019, 02:11 PM
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Geez man, RELAX! Had you actually read the entire thread (including my post #5 on the first page) maybe you'd have replied differently.

Aside from that I bought the IDENTICAL filters (manufacturer and part number as in my photo) that Nova supplied and am quite capable of installing them myself without leaking. If I can install water heaters, gas lines and copper plumbing I am sure I can handle spinning a couple filters. As far as "false economy" feel free do do what you can afford to do and I will take care of what my "real economy" can handle.
You call some guy to replace a filter that you can learn to do yourself. My view, the first time it will take me longer than, the,
"expert." The second time, I will be either a tie or faster than the, "expert." Not one person mentioned waiting for him/her to arrive. I'll be there mon between 9 and 5. OOPS I got tied up,
be there Thurs next week.
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Old 05-31-2019, 02:28 PM
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You call some guy to replace a filter that you can learn to do yourself. My view, the first time it will take me longer than, the,
"expert." The second time, I will be either a tie or faster than the, "expert." Not one person mentioned waiting for him/her to arrive. I'll be there mon between 9 and 5. OOPS I got tied up,
be there Thurs next week.
I agree. But, for me, the satisfaction of doing it myself and gaining knowledge I didn't have before is the most important part. Way better than having someone come to my house to do something as simple as replacing a filter. I would feel inadequate.
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