Glossary of Terms
KDF® Media – Atomized Copper and Zinc, also called Redox Media, used to remove chlorine from your water. (See Learn More Section on website) (For what KDF® actually stands for ask Uncle George (800) 243-8775)
Crystalline Quartz – Virgin American Crystal used to “energize” the water. Generates “good” negative ions.
Housing – The outside of the filter unit that holds the cartridge.
Filter Cartridge – The container that holds the filter media.
Non-Cartridge Type – Shower filter that is one whole unit. Does not have a replaceable cartridge.
Red Plug – Plug placed in the inlet of the filter to prevent thread damage. Remove before Installing.
Shower Arm – Water piping which comes out of your shower wall.
Wonder Washer – Specially designed rubber washer and brass sleeve found in the inlet of the housing, which prevents washer collapse and better water seal.
O-Rings – Rubber rings found inside and outside the filter housings, which acts as gaskets.
Shower Head – Device attached to the outlet used to deliver water, does not filter water
Free Available Chlorine (Cl2) – The most commonly found type of chlorine in municipal water supplies.
Chloramines – The combination of chlorine and ammonia found in some water supplies (NH2Cl).
Pre-Filter – Sediment filter that removes particulates from water before entering the garden filters.
Throttle Valve – device used to turn water off & on with a safety drip to avoid back pressure.