After purchase, the next step is obviously, the installation of the system. We have listed down the steps for installation and easy running of the unit.
1. Equipment checklist
Familiarize yourself with the parts, tools and procedures of installation. If any component of the system is missing, contact your customer service representative for the particular item.
2. Faucet installation
Most systems are equipped with a standard faucet. Choose an appropriate location and decide whether to drill a new hole or use an existing hole for the faucet. The hole should measure 716 inches and within 1.25 inch.
Assemble the parts and slide the faucet into the hole and tighten using the pliers.
3. Drain Saddle Installation
Install the saddle onto the sink drain pipe, between the P trap and the sink. Be sure not to install it before the P trap as it may result in drain line gases escaping into the system’s drain line. It can also be installed in the lateral pipes between the two sink tubs.
Ensure that the drain fitting is on the top or to the sides of the pipe and never facing downwards. Mark the location, drill the hole, align the saddle along the holes and screw tightly in place.
4. Inlet feed valve installation
The angle stop valve connects the system to the water supply. Connect it to the cold water supply line of the existing faucet after removing the whip tube. Reconnect the whip tubing and check for any leaks by turning on both the hot and cold water supply.
5. Pressure tank installation
The tank can be installed either in upright or sideways position (a base is provided). Wrap a Teflon tape around the threaded port and connect the tank valve onto it. For effective functioning of the unit, the tank pressure should be between 5-7PSI.
6. ROS module
Using the color codes as a guideline, make the correct connections. For example the orange tube (inlet supply connection) is to be connected to the angle stop valve and to the port next to the sediment filter. Likewise, connect the blue, green and black tubes correctly.
7. Start up procedure
Place the sediment filter within the first vertical sub and the carbon filters in the other two. The membrane filter is placed into the horizontal sub on top of the bracket. Turn the angle stop valve into the “ON” position and allow the system to fill (takes 2-3 hours). Close the faucet to prevent water from draining out.
Once filled (indicated by lack of noise), open the faucet and allow the water to completely drain out. It is common to see black water due to carbon fines. Flush your system twice and the system is set up.
8. General operation
The system will automatically refill when water is used. Periodically check for the efficiency of the unit using the TDS meter. A drop in efficiency (from 80-97%) indicates a failing membrane filter. Also drain the water out to prevent staling when not regularly used.
9. System maintenance
Remember to change the carbon filters once every year. Longevity of membrane filters is only for 3-5 years. The system should be sanitized each time the filters are changed using sanitization chemicals.