After our recent move to farm country, we wondered about what might be in our well water. Probably nothing nasty as it’s an artesian well, but who knows? Our pre-purchase water analysis was clean, but it didn’t test for many compounds associated with farming.
First thought was why spend money on a filtration system unless there’s something to filter? Let’s get a broad-spectrum water analysis first. Big surprise! A broad-spectrum water analysis costs around $700! And even it came back clean we’d have to repeat it yearly to maintain peace of mind
After some research we concluded an Epic Smart Shield & Sediment Filter was a much more cost-effective solution.
The Epic system was well packaged and solidly constructed.
Installation was straightforward but for one simple oversight; the heads of provided mounting screws were too large to fit through the clearance holes of the mounting bracket (which means the bracket must in place before installing the screws).
Not an issue if there’s plenty of clearance, but if you have a deep farmers sink intruding into the sink base, and no open areas to either side, driving the provided screws with the mount in place is virtually impossible. (Even a shorty screwdriver is much too long)
I didn’t have any appropriately sized Phillips screws so substituted small hexhead wood screws and a 1/4” ratchet (still a pain in the butt).
Fortunately, the plumbing part is super easy and probably took less than 5 minutes! (Pro tip; as noted in the…