Iron Filters


Mick Gage Plumbing & Heating has the right filter to remove chlorine, manganese, iron, odor and much more. Auto-backwashing filters refresh (backwash) themselves periodically to insure an optimum level of performance and to prevent "channelling". Whole-house auto-backwashing filters greatly enhance the performance of softener systems.


The science behind your clean water:

The filters use Manganese Greensand to filter your water. It is formulated from a glauconite greensand which is capable of removing iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide from water through oxidation and filtration. Manganese and soluble iron are oxidized and precipitated by contact with higher oxides of manganese on the greensand granules. The hydrogen sulfide is eliminated by oxidation to sulfate and an insoluble precipitate. Precipitates are then filtered and removed by backwashing. When the oxidizing capacity power of the Manganese Greensand bed is exhausted, the bed has to be regenerated with a weak potassium permanganate (KMnO4) solution which restores the oxidizing capacity of the bed. Two to four ounces of potassium permanganate, in solution, per cu/ft of Manganese Greensand is considered sufficient for normal regeneration. It is advisable to vigorously backwash and regenerate the bed when it is placed in service and before the oxidation capacity is totally exhausted.

  • Timer controlled auto-backwashing control valve
  • 1.5 cu/ft Manganese Greensand filter media
  • Washed gravel base
  • 1.05" basket riser
  • Top basket
  • 10x54 polyglass tank
  • 3/4" or 1" pipe connection
  • Free standard bypass valve
  • 6 gallon-per-minute flow rate
  • 4.5 gallon-per-minute backwash flow rate
  • Assembled pot-perm tank
  • Tank-to-valve tubing
  • 5-year manufacturer's warranty