To mount the unit, elevate it at least 2" off the floor, level it and mark the location of mounting holes needed. Drill hole for mounting screws and install screws allowing the mounting bracket slots to slip over them. If the cabinet sidewalls are not solid, unit may sit on the floor with screws used just to keep it against the cabinet in a vertical position.
Pre-filling the storage tank is recommended so there is sufficient pressure to check for leaks and water to flush the carbon post filter. To do this connect the feed line that will serve the RO unit directly to the bladder tank. Allow the water to fill the bladder until it stops. Close to tank valve, shut off the feed pressure, release the tube from the reducer and remove the reducer from the tank valve.
With all components in place, complete final tubing connections with these guidelines: To complete this operation, connect a T with a shut off valve into the faucet tubing and route tubing to the refrigerator. Hooking up to existing copper tubing is not recommended due to possible corrosion Turn off icemaker inside freezer prior to turning off the existing tap water supply line to the refrigerator. Turn on the icemaker after the RO system has been drained several times and the tank has a full supply of water.
Icemaker lines are often run in the rafters of unfinished basements or finished basements with drop ceilings and then up to the fridge. In cases where a basement or cabinets connecting sink and fridge are not available, icemaker connections cannot be made. Before any service is performed on the RO system, turn off icemaker valve and icemaker unit.
Turn back on only after RO system has been sanitized and flushed out.
This is H2O Distributors detailed, step-by-step instructions and a reverse osmosis diagram for installing a standard reverse osmosis water purification system. So, you've decided to add an RO water filter system to your home, because you don't want to be exposed to those nasty tap water contaminants any longer.
Each year the filters in the system should be replaced. Usually the membrane can be replaced every other year, but the pre-filters and post-filter should be changed annually and in some cases more often. When installing a new membrane be sure to push the membrane into the housing as far as it will go. Each time the filters are replaced it is recommended that the system be sanitized.
After all filters are removed from the system, housings have been cleaned, tank is empty, and faucet is open RO Systems are highly sensitive to pressure and temperature. RO Membranes always perform better under higher pressures. They produce more water, faster, and of better quality with high pressure. The vast majority of problems with RO Systems are a result of low pressure.
The effects of low pressure include water constantly running to the drain, slow water production and low water volume available in storage tank. In these cases where low pressure exists, a booster pump will be required. On the following page is a table showing RO Membrane performance over a range of temperatures and pressures. Membranes are tested at 65 psi of pressure and temperature of 77 degrees. For each incremental change in either variable, membrane performance changes accordingly.
Higher pressures increase production and vice versa. To troubleshoot a poor performing RO System an accurate measure of the pressure and temperature of water will be required. This will require a pressure gauge to determine exactly what the water pressure is that is feeding the membrane.
Descriptions of water pressure such as good, high or strong, unfortunately, are no help in diagnosing an RO System. What is reverse osmosis? What is a 4-Stage system? What are the components in a system? Visit our ' How Reverse Osmosis Works ' guide to find the answers. Also see out list of contaminants RO removes and comparison chart for particle sizes to learn more about reverse osmosis. Chart displaying the sizes of well-known objects and particulates, illustrated in the size of the micrometer micron.
Install the supply water valve using the Tee fitting, and then connect to the water source. Be sure to connect to the cold water line. Hot water will severely damage your RO system. This damage is not covered under the manufactures warrantee. Drain Clamp Installation for discharging into the sink drainpipe.
Position the drain clamp on the drainpipe above the drain trap. Allow room for drilling. Use a battery powered or properly grounded drill. DO NOT penetrate the opposite side of the pipe. Locate the drain tubing.
The lowest point of the line should be point of connection to the drain clamp. There should be no sag in the line as this may cause excessive noise as the reject water is flowing to drain. Install the pressure tank ball valve. DO NOT adjust the air valve on the pressure tank. The manufacturer has already preset it.
Wrap the threads of the pressure tank with Teflon tape. Attach the tank ball valve to the top of pressure tank and connect the pipe from the RO membrane to the tank ball valve and post carbon filter. Mount the RO system with provided screws. Set pressure tank in place. Connect all remaining plastic piping.
Do not use this water! Turn off the faucet, and let the tank fill again. Also view our Exploded Diagrams at the bottom of this guide. Descriptions of water pressure such as good, high or strong, unfortunately, are no help in diagnosing an RO System. Once water dribbles out of the faucet after about minutes, close it and open the storage tank valve to allow the tank to fill. Filter and Membrane Installation Once all the connections are made, place the different filters and the RO membrane into their housings according to the instructions provided.
Start up your RO system 1. Turn on cold water supply valve and feed water valve, but close the tank ball valve. Open the goose faucet. Check the system, for leaks.
This morning the system arrived in a big heavy box. There is a tank, different filters, a membrane, an extra faucet, tubing of different colors, and a couple of smaller connectors and valves. Now all you can think about is that hopefully you have the expertise to set everything up correctly — after all, you are not a plumber! In this article we will provide you with all the resources you need for a trouble-free installation process. Also, every system comes with detailed setup instructions.
Individual steps may vary from product to product and depend on your specific plumbing setup. Therefore, the following installation details are given as a general approach. So, look up the specifications of your favorite system and perform some measurements. You also need to make sure that there actually is a cold water line you can draw the feed water from which, of course, is nearly always the case. Once the system has been delivered, unbox it and double check that all components fit in their desired location.
This way you already know beforehand if you need to make some adjustments to the drain or other pipes before the installation itself can start. Identify and assemble all necessary tools and components. Having everything you need lined up before you start the installation can save you from a lot of frustration. The following list makes no claim for completeness:. We begin the installation with setting up the RO faucet that will soon provide great tasting, filtered drinking water.
First of all, you have to decide where you want to place the faucet, which is an easy decision, if your sink already has an extra hole for the mounting. Depending on the type of material, you may require a special type of drill bit here. Now carefully drill the hole and go extra slow when you are about to penetrate any metal a drop of oil in the hole can work wonders.
When you are done, remove any remaining metal chips that could damage the surface. Place the faucet stem inside the hole and secure it with a nut from the bottom. Then attach the quick connect fitting to the bottom of the faucet and tighten it with a hand wrench. The next step is to install the drain saddle or drain line adapter to the drain line.
Put the drain saddle in place and fix it with bolts. Be careful to not over tighten anything.