As per a recent research, water bottle or tap water could actually be a health risk. Chemicals called phthalates, which are known to distort testosterone and other hormones in a human body, can seep into bottled water over time.
The study suggests that it merely takes 10 weeks to add Phthalates to the Water. You can now imagine about how long bottled water sits before it gets to the store, to the rack and then you really drink it. Researchers have associated phthalates to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, altered reproductive development, asthma, autism spectrum disorders, breast cancer, behavioral changes, low IQ, neuro developmental problems, obesity and type II diabetes.
Do not sway away by alluring sale and stock up these bottles. You won’t even be able to determine what it is this doing to our children. In fact add an RO system and purify your own Tap Water. A reverse osmosis system (RO) is not only beneficial to protect you against harmful chemicals but it literally eradicates all waste water by transporting it back into your Hot Water System.
Your reverse osmosis system may be installed in a basement or under a sink. It is advantageous for not to get the unit installed in a place where it would be exposed to freezing temperatures. Linking to refrigerator, icemaker or other remote location can also be deemed successful if the linkage can be established using below 12" of tubing, otherwise a delivery pump may be necessary.
The plumbing process for RO installation should be completed in conformity with local and state plumbing codes. Various municipalities may ask for installation by an authorized plumber. The various plumbing codes for RO unit installation may include:-
Faucet should be placed on or closer to the sink where cooking/drinking water is normally needed. If there is sprayer in the sink, it may be detached for faucet installation. A plug or a pipe cap will be required to seal the sprayer connection or sprayer can be left attached under the sink.
To create a faucet-mounting hole (if sprayer hole or other existing hole is not used), check underneath to ensure that the drill will not intervene with anything under. A 2" flat surface is needed, not surpassing 1-1/4" thickness.
The faucet should be placed in a way it empties into the sink and the spout swivels freely for ease. If the sink obtains a hole that can hold the osmosis faucet, no drilling is needed. Go ahead with mounting the faucet.
Step-by step Installation procedures for Ceramic, Enamel, Porcelain on Metal, Cast Iron or stainless steel sinks:
Preventive measures should be taken to penetrate the porcelain through to the metal base and prevent from crumbling and cracking.
Note: Unlike a normal faucet, Air Gap Faucets need a 1-1/4" hole in the sink rather than the 1/2" included with the RO system. It requires distinct tools like a Relton cutter (porcelain) or a chassis punch (stainless steel) to make a 1 1/4" hole if a large enough hole does not already exist. Ask our specialist for more information.
Break up the hardware from the threaded shank. Rubber washers and Chrome base plates glide up the shank to the faucet body.
Feed the threaded shank through the sink hole and position the faucet. From beneath the sink, hex nut over threaded shank, slide lock washer and tightly reinforce with a wrench.
Note: It is always good to have someone hold the faucet from top of the sink to prevent it from moving out of position. If it is not feasible then tighten up the hex nut until it is bit less than fully tight. Turn up the faucet base from above the sink, tightening it while positioning the faucet in the relevant location.
We at Perfect Healthcare offer a very simple, convenient and easy connection between the angle stop (cold water shut-off) and the base of the riser tube that runs between your faucet and the cold water shut-off. The Angle Stop Valve obtains an in-built shut-off and serves as the feed supply connection for the RO system.
Angel stop valve is mainly used to supply a feed water connection to the reverse osmosis unit. This assembling is needed to be placed as close to the reverse osmosis unit as possible. You can also get the guidance about what substitutes can be used in place of the angle stop adaptor if one is unable to be installed below your sink.
Most riser tubes that are being used today in the industry are manufactured of flexible material, either braided plastic, braided stainless steel or gray 3/8" plastic tubing. These flexible tubes are the most convenient to use with the purifiersindia.co.in Angle Stop Valve because the 2" of additional room required for the Faucet Adaptor can be simply accommodated by flexing this type of riser. There will not be a need for a shorter riser tube.
If the riser tube is made up of copper, it will require to either giving a flex in the copper to enable for the 2" of space required for the Angle Stop Valve. If the copper tube measures 3/8", flexing it can be done conveniently with hand.
The company’s standard Angle Stop Valve operates with 3/8" shut-off valves and riser tubes. In some situations, traditional plumbing processes may conduct a bigger size riser tube and shut-off valve. In such situations, it would be mandatory to either replace the old riser tube and shut off valve with new 3/8" parts, or use an alternative connection to pull the water supply to the RO system. Alternate options may include self T fittings, piercing valves and faucet adaptors that establishes link between the top of the riser tube and the faucet.
A Drain Saddle in reverse osmosis is employed to establish a wastewater connection with the drain below the sink, which is constructed to fit around a standard 1-1/2" OD drainpipe. The drain saddle valve must be installed prior and above the P-trap or on a horizontal or a vertical drain. It is advisable not to conduct installation of the drain saddle valve within close range of garbage disposal to refrain from jamming the drain line with debris.
For matter on ease on under sink installations it may be recommended to accomplish under sink tubing connections at this given time.
The primary step is to install the O-ring end RO membrane first, carbon pre-filter(s) and sediment pre filter in vertical mounted housings. Take a note to effectively push the RO Membrane into Membrane housing as distant as it will go. It is mandatory to handle the membranes and filters with clean or gloved hands.
The RO unit is generally mounted at either side of the sink (to the left or right sink cabinet sidewall), or in the basement depending upon the location where supply tank is to be placed. Most commonly the RO unit may be installed on the front of the cabinet and the tank at the rear.
Mounting the RO unit on the right or left side of the cabinet below the sink allows for easy access to the unit for future maintenance.
To mount the reverse osmosis unit, lift it up about 2" off the surface, level it and then mark the location of mounting holes required. For mounting screws, drill hole and install screws enabling the mounting bracket slots to glide over them.
Note: If the cabinet sidewalls are not sturdy and stable, unit may relax on the floor with screws used just to put it against the cabinet in a vertical direction.
Pre-filling of the storage tank is advised so there is adequate pressure for water to flush the carbon post filter as well as to scan for leaks.
Note: Tanks are pressurized with air at 7 psi (pound per square inch) in advance.
With all the RO elements in place, accomplish final tubing connections with the following guidelines:
Note: The Drain line is a small 1/4" tube attached to the membrane housing. There is a 3" cylindrical drain flow restrictor on this tube. And this is where the drain line links to the reverse osmosis unit. Do not take off the drain flow restrictor as this may result in failure in the system.
Step by Step procedure to connect an RO System to a Refrigerator, Icemaker or Water Dispenser
If you have a fridge with an icemaker or a water dispenser and wish to run the water from your reverse osmosis system (installed beneath your kitchen sink) to the refrigerator, you can consult and hire a water treatment expert to do the set up. First and foremost thing to keep in mind is that the water pressure from the reverse osmosis system will be around ⅔ the pressure of the cold water line. And there may be particular pressure considerations for some refrigerator needing you to hire a local water treatment specialist.
Check here for the DIY instructions to follow to hook-up RO and fridge by you
Connection of an RO system to refrigerator/Icemaker/water dispenser is not recommended for applications demanding more than 30 feet of tubing without alterations including tubing longer than ¼” and adaptors.
If your fridge has a copper piping for the icemaker line, do not connect your reverse osmosis system to the refrigerator. Does not use copper fittings or piping with RO treated water due to possible corrosion.
Change the filters on routine basis like once or twice in a year and also get the membrane checked annually. Automatic Ice Makers need water in the line to function appropriately. If you are emptying the storage tank or is left with absolutely no water in the very beginning then turn off the ice maker up to the time sink top faucet starts to give a a steady water flow.
The advanced RO systems are generally designed to work at water pressure between the ranges of 40 to 85 PSI. At pressure lesser than this, both the quality and the quantity of water will be deteriorated.
Note that if you do not have sufficient enough water pressure, it may be recommended to install the pumped RO systems instead. At higher pressure, intense damage to the RO system maybe caused. If domestic water pressure rises beyond 85 PSI, a pressure controller needs to be installed, decreasing the water pressure into the system.
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