Water "Screen Filter" keeps toilet working!


I kept having problems with my toilet not refilling all the way in the bowl.
There is a little tube which sends water into the overflow tube when refilling. This opening in the refill valve for this was getting clogged by particles in the water pipes. (The same particles which clog up faucet aerators.)
So I decided to put a water filter on my toilet. But the replacement cartridges are too expensive! Instead I looked for a "screen" type filter which I could clean and not need to buy replacement cartridges.
All I could find is a screen filter for an outside water hose (in the garden section of home improvement stores). The filter I found looks like this...
http://www.jspg.com/uploadfile/fpxkkScreen%20filter.jpg
Anyway it works!
After having it installed for 6 months, the toilet bowl is still filling all the way up like it should. I turned off the water and unscrewed the filter and there was all sorts of particles in there. I just rinsed it and screwed it back on. (The toilet was still refilling just fine, I was just curious about what particles it was catching. Probably just need to clean it once a year.)
Anyway because of the angle of the connections on this filter, the plumbing behind my toilet looks tacky. I was told there are other types of screen filters with straight in connections? And that these are used for boilers?
What I would like to do is install a whole house screen filter or screen filters under each sink. Like the above where I could just clean it and not need to buy replacement cartridges.
Anyone know where you can get a "whole house screen filter"????
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A lot of the crud may be coming from within the house. Scale builds up in the pipes and then breaks loose. I had a similar problem on my humidifier and had to replace an expensive valve twice in 3 years. I added an inline filter , the type you use on refrigerators. It is 7 years old and I have never replaced the cartridge and have never had to replace the valve again since I put it on.
Jimmie
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Buy a whole house sediment filter and make your own by wrapping the screen around the supplied cartridge ends. There are a few ways of doing it.
You can also get a sediment trap (Y strainer) at a plumbing supply house and they have screens in them.
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