Why use a Disc Filter? Disc filters excel at stopping organic material, stuff that would clog up a screen filter very quick. The downside to a Disc filter is that they take longer to clean. You must take the filter apart (not hard) and take the discs out of the holder and rinse them under clean water. It can take a good ten minutes to do the entire process. You cannot flush disc filters by using a ball valve on the bottom of the filter either.
Why use a Screen Filter? Screen Filters are very easy and quick to clean, in fact you can even use a ball valve on the bottom of the canister to do a fast flush. For sand, grit and larger debris a screen is the best because of the easy flush ability. They are also less expensive so if you need to do a group of more than one filter in different size screen mesh its affordable.
Installation for 3/4" and 1" MPT Filter
1. The filter should not be under constant pressure so it will always come after some type of control valve either automated or manual.
2. If you are connecting to a hose faucet then the filter would come after the back-flow device if used
3. Make sure the canister is in a direction that it can be taken off without being blocked by something. Placing the canister facing the ground may block you from un-screwing it to remove the screen or using the flush valve for cleaning.
3. After the filter place your pressure regulator
4. After the pressure regulator install an adapter for your poly tubing connection.
5. To start the drip system, connect the poly drip tubing to the adapter
6. Lay out the drip tubing to the garden area. The 1/2” drip tubing is used as the main line for drip systems into which drip emitters, micro sprinklers or 1/4” micro tubing are inserted
TIP: The water flow direction is molded into the top of the filter body. The direction is opposite for screen and disc filter elements!!