Regular access to clean, clear, water that tastes as good as it looks is important. Whether water comes from a municipal source or a private or community well, most people want it to be clean and free of unpleasant tastes and odors. When water does not naturally possess these qualities, there is no need to revert to using bottled water or an expensive water purification system. A whole-house water filter provides the entire home with water that is clean and clear.
You will need:
Step 1: Turn off the main water supply. Turn on one faucet to relieve all pressure in the water line. Any water remaining in the pipes will flow out through this faucet.
Step 2: Identify a suitable location to install the water filter. The basement is typically a good spot. If the home does not have a basement, look for a closet or wall behind which the main water pipe flows.
Step 3: Wrap some Teflon tape around threads of each pipe fitting that will be attached to the water filter.
Step 4: Screw the pipe fittings into the head cap. Use the adjustable wrench to secure the fittings to the head cap tightly. If the pipe does not contain slack, use a slip joint push fitting to create a secure connection between the ends of the water filter and the pipe.
Step 5: Put a bucket under the selected pipe to catch any water that spills. Use the tube cutter to cut out one section from the pipe.
Step 6: With the sandpaper, remove metal burrs from the end of the fixed pipe that will not be cut.
Step 7: Insert the pipe or push fitting of one side of the water filter onto the pipe. Push the fitting as far as possible, which should be about 1 inch.
Step 8: Cut and sand a 3 to 4-inch length of pipe and push this into a slip joint or other pipe fitting.
Step 9: Hold the slip joint or other fitting up to the stationary pipe. Take an approximate measurement of where the pipe on the other side of the filter assembly must be cut.
Step 10: Use the tube cutter to cut according to the measurement. Use sandpaper to sand burrs from the end of this pipe.
Step 11: Push this slip joint or other fitting as far as it will go onto the pipe. If using a slip joint, press the disconnect clip against the release collar located on the slip end of the pipe fitting. Slide this fitting onto the other pipe. The short tube should extend 1 inch into the filter assembly push fitting.
Step 12: To ground the electrical system, install a jumper wire made from copper and fasten it with clamps.
Step 13: Install the water filter into the system container. This component should be inspected regularly and changed occasionally.
Step 14: Turn on the water supply and after verifying that water is flowing freely, turn off the faucet that was left open in Step 1.