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Monday, June 21, 2010
In some parts of the country, water purity is an issue. Even though Federal and State water standards require the removal of most contaminants, some contaminants still get through the system. Whole-house water filters can remove many of these potentially hazardous materials and deliver clean, fresh water to your home.
Installing a whole-house water filtration system can be easy or complex, depending on the type of system you are installing. The following is a basic set of instructions for this type of water filter. They are presented here as general guidelines and should not be used in lieu of the manufacturer's instructions.
If you have not yet purchased your whole house water filtering system it is important that you get the model that will serve your needs. Not all systems are the same. If you are unsure of which system is best for your home, contact a reputable water filter vendor and discuss your needs. They can help you get the right system for your home or office.
1. Shut off the water to the building. This is best done at the main meter box.
2. Using the manufacturer's guidelines, find a suitable place for installing the unit. For many homes, this will be in the cellar, close to where the main water line comes into the building.
As you make your location decision, keep in mind that you will need to get to the filtering unit from time to time so make it easy on yourself by installing the water filter unit for easy access.
3. Once you have a suitable location selected, follow the manufacturer's instructions for cutting the water line. Many filters come with templates or other detailed drawings to help you accomplish this task.
4. Install the inlet and outlet valves by inserting the valves into the pipe. Use compression fittings, which may or may not be included in your filter package, to seal the connections.
5. Install the water filter system to the wall. Make sure the water filter is secured firmly, using the brackets or braces normally included with the system.
6. Complete any other work described by the manufacturer, including the insertion of the filter media.
7. When finished, turn on the water and look for any leaks. The use of plumber's tape around joints can help prevent leaks.
8. Once installation is complete, you may need to turn on several taps within the house to flush the system.
In order for your whole house water filter to work properly it is important that you read and understand the instructions contained within the owner's manual.
Basic models of whole house water filters can be installed in two hours or less.
If you have any questions about your new whole house water filter, contact the vendor.
by: Chris Tracey