The drinking water that is supplied to your house comes from various sources. It could be distributed to you by the municipality from groundwater, tube wells or tankers. Though the water looks clear, there could be a lot of impurities in it. Today, there are many kinds of water purifiers being sold. They completely purify the water you get in your taps before you drink it. Having a water purifier in your home is a basic necessity.
If you have just got one but are puzzled about how to install it, we're here to help! Read on for a guide on - "How to install RO in your house."
Different types of Water Purifiers
Livpure is a company that sells water filters. Though each seems to be so utterly different from the other, they aren't. They can all be grouped into three categories based on their function. They are:
- Gravity Water Purifier – It uses pressure filtration, is non-electric, and portable.
- UV water purifier – It uses UV rays to operate and is fast but doesn't remove fixed microorganisms and dissolved organic and inorganic particles.
- RO water purifier - It is the most effective and quick purifier that softens the water.
Everything you need to know about installing an RO water purifier
The reverse osmosis systems are beneficial to own and place under your sink. It will provide you with high-quality water that you can drink or use to cook. To ensure it is always high-quality water, you will have to maintain it well.
If you have bought an RO purifier, here is all you need to know about how to install an RO at home.
Where to Install a RO Filter
The best place to install an RO filter is under the sink, but it's okay if you don't have space. There are other options, too – your garage, basement or utility room. You will need a delivery pump for the waterline from them to the kitchen.
Tools needed for the Installation Process of the water purifier
There aren't a lot of parts in a reverse osmosis system, so it is pretty easy to set up on your own. This also means that it is easy to clean and keep in good condition.
- Adjustable wrench
- Tape measure
- Channel-lock pliers
- Plumber's pipe-seal tape
- Reverse osmosis filter kit
- Adapter tee (if required)
While an RO is installed to treat all water in the house, it is most common to install it under the kitchen sink. This is because water is mainly used for cooking and drinking, so this is the perfect place.
The RO comes with different filter canisters used to filter out various contaminants. It also has a storage tank that can hold purified water. Water comes out of the facet when opened.
Step 1: Plan the Installation
Before you buy an RO system, it is best to check if you have a place under your sink. This can be done by simple doing simple measurements of the space.
It would help if you also made sure that a cold water source is available. Units usually come with a tee connection. You have to put it above the shut-off valve to provide the filter system with a source of water.
Step 2: Prepare the Reverse Osmosis System
After you buy the RO system and unbox it, you need to check a few things - if the storage tank and filter parts fit under your sink, if the components allow water to drain through the pipes, or if you need water supply pipes. You will require a plumber to assist in this.
It is okay if you do not have the place under the sink. You can also install the purifier in the garage, basement or utility room. A pipe will connect it to your kitchen.
The filter has to be connected to the cold water line. Additional tubing might be required to connect all the components.
Step 3: Install the Spigot
Start by installing the sink's spigot. The lines under it need to be placed before the purifier is added. You can mount the RO spigot at the sink using the hardware given.
There is usually a space for a kitchen spigot, so you do not need to drill a hole. Only make one if you do not have a hole already.
Step 4: Prepare and Put the Tank in position
Before you put the RO in its place:
- Install a tank connector.
- Put the plumber's pipe seal tape on the threads of the tank and then screw on the spigot connector to the tank.
- Avoid cross-threading, and you'll be okay.
The connector should thread on easily. Then, place the tank right under the sink, so it's in a position right under the kitchen sink spigot.
Step 5: Mount the Filter Assembly
Remove the filter assembly so you can mark where you want to attach the hanger washers. This will be on the wall under the sink. It should not touch the floor as there needs to be space for maintenance.
Step 6: Attach the water line and other tubes
Start with turning the water supply off. Then the water line from the filter assembly has to be connected to the water supply line.
There are three tubes; one runs between the water supply and the canister in the filter unit, another between the last canister and the sink drain and the last one to the storage tank. Be careful when connecting the tubes.
Step 7: Connect the drain and Perform the pressure test
You will be provided with a drain tee. You have to connect it to the drain pipe.
After you have set everything up, you need to turn on the water supply and open the cold water tap. The system will fill with pressure.
Wait for 2 hours and then check if anything is loose or leaking.
Before you use the water, drain the system entirely for 24 hours and let it empty out. After emptying, you can turn it on and let it fill up again. Keep checking for a leak.
System Check before Start-Up
Before you start the RO filter, you need to do the following things:
- Check all the fitting connections
- Open the ball valve. After the system pressurizes, see if there are any leaks
- Open the valve on the bladder tank and open the faucet until water flows out
- Close the tap and wait for five minutes; see that there are no leaks
- Wait for 2-3 and let the system produce a full tank of water
An RO water purifier is an excellent buy. It is a necessity to drink clean water. This system removes all impurities from your water.
If you cannot set it up on your own, or you feel like you can't, you can ask for installation on delivery when you order the water purifier online. Our trained staff will be happy to set it up for you.