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Reverse Osmosis Installation Guide

The scarcity of pure drinking water is not unknown to anyone in this era. Due to such scarcity, only the scientists have come up with the purification process of water with the help of water purifier and RO. Reverse Osmosis involves a water technology which makes use of a semi-permeable membrane to segregate molecules, ion and particles of larger intermolecular space and purifies the drinking water. This is an effective and efficient way to purify water.

First of all, look for a place to locate the system

Make sure your RO installation is either below the sink or in a basement. Keep in mind that if the system is installed near any freezing temperature that might cause a problem during the season’s fall, so, it is essential to keep the temperatures in the picture before installing the RO system. If you are not using a 12” of tubing, then you will require a delivery pump at the time of installation.

Reverse Osmosis Unit Composition

There runs a plumbing coder which includes both state and local bodies. Before installing the reverse osmosis system in your desired place check the information provided under your municipality as some municipalities involve licensed plumber for installing the system.

  • Installation of Faucet

Before making the drill for the faucet whole, check the drilling does not interfere with anything that resides down. There is an exact calculation for the hole which says that a flat surface is required which measures 2” and not exceeding 1-1/4” in thickness. See to it, if your sink has a hole that can accommodate the RO faucet, drilling is not necessary. Move on to mount the faucet.

  • The installation process For Cast Iron/Metal/Porcelain/Enamel/Ceramic

Ask the plumber to take precautions for the porcelain to penetrate safely through the metal without scratching or chipping.

Procedures for fixing them are:

  1. For the ¼” pilot hole, you will have to mark the outer with a center
  2. Drill until the metal shows using light pressure and slow speed.
  3. Until the hole is ½”, keep on enlarging the pilot hole with a large masonry.

How to mount the faucet?

You have to split the hardware from the shank and tilt the chrome base plates and rubber washers to the faucet body. Attach the shank to the hole and lock below the sink to engulf with a wrench.

Next comes the Angle Stop Valve and Tubing Installation

Using the angle stop, shut off the cold water supply which is located below the sink. Release the faucet attached to the cold water side on opening it. After following the subsequent procedures, you will have to connect the ¼” tube available between the space of John Guest Fitting and the inward direction of the RO unit.

After performing the above procedures, install the drain saddle valve, initial tubing connections, and final tubing. Start the system afterwards and then sanitizing the RO system will lead to the last part of the installation process. This guide for RO installation will help you to reach your required process.

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