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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Some of the most popular water filters in America, and around the globe, for that matter, are the under sink water filters. There are a variety of reasons these models are so well-liked. First, they are very affordable. Second, these water filters can be purchased to handle an array of water complaints. Third, they are located out of sight and easy to install.
Before you buy an under-sink water filter make sure you are buying the one that you need. If, for instance, you want to remove chlorine odor and taste from your drinking water, select one that has the appropriate filter to handle that type of problem.
Once you have your under-counter water filter, installing it is relatively easy and can be accomplished using a few simple tools. The following is a general set of instructions for installing this type of water filter, but you are cautioned to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully as they may be slightly different than what you see here.
The first step to installing an under-sink water filter is to turn off the cold-water supply line. Once the water is off, you will need to disconnect the cold water line from the faucet.
Using plumbing tape, wrap the threads of the tee joint fitting and the adapter. Install the tee fitting to the line and tighten the connections.
At this point, you will need to connect the fitting to the water line. Depending on the type of water supply line you have (copper, pvc, etc), make the connection.
Connect the tubing, which came with the unit, to the shut off valve on the inline side.
Once these connections are made, install the unit to the cabinet. Make sure you leave enough room to get in to change filters later on.
In order to secure the water filter faucet to the sink, you will need to remove the spray hose and its assembly.
Use plumbing putty around the new faucet and set the faucet into the spray hose hole. Tighten down the new faucet.
Using compression fittings, connect the water line tubing to the new faucet and tighten as instructed.
Now, connect the inlet side of the cold water supply line to the undersink water filter, making sure you connect it to the proper side of the housing.
Connect the tubing to the outlet side of the water filter housing unit.
Turn on the water and check for leaks. If no leaks are found, open the new faucet and check for leaks. Allow the water to run for a few moments to flush out the system.
You may want to put a small piece of masking tape on the water filter housing unit with the date on it. This can be used later on as a reference for maintenance purposes.
by: Chris Tracey