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A micron is one millionth of a meter. The micron rating of a filter is the maximum size diameter particle which can can pass through it. So, a 5 micron filter allows particles 10 times as large to pass as does a .5 micron filter.

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SpeakEasy wrote:

I'm not really sure what a micron is. Is it a two-dimensional measurement? If so, then you're correct about 0.5 being 10 times better (smaller) than 5. But if a micron is a one-dimensional measurement, an opening has both length and width. So, assuming a square space, if the length of the space is 0.5 microns compared to a length of 5 microns, the difference in the 2-dimensional size of the opening is actually 100 times bigger with a 5 micron space than a 0.5 micron space.


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dedmiston wrote:

SpeakEasy wrote:

I'm not really sure what a micron is. Is it a two-dimensional measurement? If so, then you're correct about 0.5 being 10 times better (smaller) than 5. But if a micron is a one-dimensional measurement, an opening has both length and width. So, assuming a square space, if the length of the space is 0.5 microns compared to a length of 5 microns, the difference in the 2-dimensional size of the opening is actually 100 times bigger with a 5 micron space than a 0.5 micron space.


It's more complicated than that.

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge.


Well now...put this way, it is easy to understand!

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Well now...put this way, it is easy to understand!

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markchengr wrote:

A micron is one millionth of a meter. The micron rating of a filter is the maximum size diameter particle which can can pass through it. So, a 5 micron filter allows particles 10 times as large to pass as does a .5 micron filter.


So you answered my question about what a micron is. Thank you!

But you ignored the rest of what I wrote.

That's OK. It happens.

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* This post was edited 03/12/21 05:38pm by SpeakEasy *


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Here’s the WaterPur one on Amazon. Price is $37.42.

Here’s an “off-brand.” Price is $35.92 for TWO of them!


Both claim to filter 10,000 gallons per year, but I don’t know if that matters. The cheaper one claims to allow a 1 gallon-per-minute flow. The WaterPur says it has a 2.5 gallon-per-minute flow. That suggests to me that the competitor has “better” filtration, but that it may stress the pump. The WaterPur one is 5 microns, according to the WaterPur website, but the competitor doesn’t give its pore size.

As to the suggestion of picking up a filter cartridge at a home center, I haven’t found the right size cartridge in those places. If the cartridge doesn’t fit tightly into the canister, with O-rings that seal it in, then water just bypasses the filter cartridge and you aren’t getting any benefit from it at all.

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SpeakEasy wrote:

Here’s the WaterPur one on Amazon. Price is $37.42.

Here’s an “off-brand.” Price is $35.92 for TWO of them!


Both claim to filter 10,000 gallons per year, but I don’t know if that matters. The cheaper one claims to allow a 1 gallon-per-minute flow. The WaterPur says it has a 2.5 gallon-per-minute flow. That suggests to me that the competitor has “better” filtration, but that it may stress the pump. The WaterPur one is 5 microns, according to the WaterPur website, but the competitor doesn’t give its pore size.

As to the suggestion of picking up a filter cartridge at a home center, I haven’t found the right size cartridge in those places. If the cartridge doesn’t fit tightly into the canister, with O-rings that seal it in, then water just bypasses the filter cartridge and you aren’t getting any benefit from it at all.

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The .5 micron filter that I looked up said that there was a 2.5 psi drop with that filter. Not really significant in my opinion.


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To clear up my earlier comment...

A 0.5 micron filter is actually 100 times smaller than a 5 micron filter. Here's why:

A 2x2 square has 4 square units.
A 3x3 square has 9 square units.
A 4x4 square has 16 square units.
etc

So... 0.5 x 0.5 = 0.25 and 5 x 5 = 25

25 divided by 0.25 = 100.

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dedmiston wrote:

SpeakEasy wrote:

I'm not really sure what a micron is. Is it a two-dimensional measurement? If so, then you're correct about 0.5 being 10 times better (smaller) than 5. But if a micron is a one-dimensional measurement, an opening has both length and width. So, assuming a square space, if the length of the space is 0.5 microns compared to a length of 5 microns, the difference in the 2-dimensional size of the opening is actually 100 times bigger with a 5 micron space than a 0.5 micron space.


It's more complicated than that.

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge.


I just use those replaceable blue inline Filters [emoticon]

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