Dechlorination Tank Questions

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by patrick2, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. patrick2

    patrick2 New Member

    Feb 5, 2007
    I’ve moved to a small city near Houston Texas and noticed a significant chlorine odor in the city water. It’s strong when using the shower and there are residuals on the skin afterwards. The chlorine really fowls up the flavor of coffee and iced tea.

    We plan to install a two stage, under sink particle & carbon filter, for the drinking water but need something for the showers. If I read the comments correctly, the showerhead filters are a waste of money.

    I’ve read elsewhere on this forum of whole house dechlorination, and it looks like the selection is limited to the large fiberglass tank carbon filters (Sodium Thiosulfate Proportion Pumps/Injectors where mentioned but I can’t find a seller or dealer).

    When searching on the web, I don’t see maintenance instructions for these tanks, or instructions about periodic replacement of the carbon filter.
    • How often do you need to replace the filter (or after how many gallons)?
    • It occasionally freezes in South Texas; can I conveniently drain these tanks and bypass them?
  2. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

    Nov 23, 2006
    disabled-retired industrial fabricator
    200 miles south of Little Rock
    Try the links in some of those posts and I believe you will find folks right here who can help you.
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