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Notice: The Filtrol 160™ is 7" and projects about 7 1/2" from the wall. From the top fitting to the bottom it is about 13" but you should allow a little more space above the unit to remove the top and clean the filter. Please make sure you have enough space before ordering.
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Yes. It is a gravity filter, so the filter must be above the discharge point. in other words, you need to hang the filter housing so the bottom is above the wallbox a few inches so the hose comes out of the bottom and continues down into the wallbox/standpipe/laundry tub.
The Filtrol 160 is 7" and projects about 7 1/2" from the wall. From the top fitting to the bottom it is about 13" but you should allow at least 6 inches above the unit to remove the top and clean the filter. You will not want to install the Filtrol 160™ under a low hanging cabinet. This could interfere with the removal of the filter for cleaning. If possible, the top of the Filtrol 160™ should not exceed 60 inches. Discharge hose can be routed to a standpipe, wallbox or laundry tub. If low-hanging laundry cabinets are a problem, in some cases you can hang it on the side wall. It comes with 6 extra feet of hose which can be very helpful in such cases.
The filter has internal bypass holes. If the filter clogs, water will bypass the filter, staying inside the canister. Of course, it won't filter the water in this case.
In most cases, you would clean the filter every 1-3 weeks, by emptying it out over a garbage container. The replacement filters cost $12.95 and normally last 1-3 years. Most people will order a second filter to save on shipping charges.
The unit can filter 20+ gallons per minute. Most washing machines discharge 11-15 gallons per minute.
It only takes about 10-15 minutes to install. It is not difficult to install, we get very few requests for help installing it from customers. However we are happy to help if you do have questions.