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    Default Kitchen faucet filter placement

    I have a question about where to install this filter. It's just a small under the counter type filter with 1/4" OD in and out tubes, and rated at .5 gpm.
    My questions are:
    1) If I put it under the counter and install it in-line on the cold line going to the faucet, will it slow down the flow?

    2) Could I possibly put it in the basement and install it in-line on the cold line that goes to the kitchen faucet and refridgerator? That line is 1/2" PEX. I'm guessing it's bad to go from 1/2 to 1/4 and back to 1/2?? I would prefer to put it in the basement if possible, just before the split to the refridgerator line.

    Thanks for any advice.

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    a) you are not allowed the flexible type lines you would typically connect to a small filter like that , through the floor
    b) yes that filter will slow down the flow considerably, not to mention it may be rated for a fairly small total gallons...meaning replacing it maybe every week
    c) that filter is meant to feed a small glass-filler type of side faucet.

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