Welcome to the Reverse Osmosis System Installation Part 1 Video Page. in this video Aquaman installs a PuROtwist 4000 RO system step by step. Watch as Aquaman installs a complete reverse osmosis system including the self piercing saddle valve, drain saddle, system manifold, and reservoir tank. Learn the difference between an air-gap and regular drinking water faucet, and how to adapt to situations using either. The PuROtwist 4000 utilizes quick change cartridges that make replacing the water filters and reverse osmosis membrane significantly easier. Many of the principles in this video are common to other reverse osmosis and drinking water system installations. RO systems produce extremely pure water by reducing TDS (total dissolved solids). Reverse osmosis is also good at removing contaminants that are otherwise difficult to remove like fluoride.
Reverse Osmosis System Installation Part 1 Video Transcript
Hey everyone, Aquaman here with Water Wisdom sponsored by WaterFilters.NET. Todayís video weíre installing the PuROtwist 4000 reverse osmosis system. Here it is in itís box and I want to show you the contents. For starters, of course, you have the installation and service guide, a variety of water lines already provided. This is polyethylene tubing, and of course weíve got the RO storage tank in here. Itís just your standard little 3.2 gallon tank, little water storage tank. And then weíve got the heart of the system. Here weíve got some, letís see, this is the manifold. So this is the valved heads and the ASO valve and the mounting bracket, and then of course the filters will be attached to these valve heads. And then over here, lastly, we have the filters and a variety of hardware. So, weíve got our faucet and weíve got our drain saddle and weíve got our cold water tap. Anything necessary for the installation and then, of course, we have the filter cartridges. This system has 4 including a membrane and we are going to install it here today one step at a time. The first step to installing your reverse osmosis system is to locating the reverse osmosis drinking water faucet. Now in this situation the homeowner already had this nice matching drinking water faucet already installed in their sink situation here. Now if you donít already have one installed, obviously youíre going to need to install one. Itís really a simple process. You drill a hole or you use one of the existing holes. For example in some cases there will be a soap dispenser, now this one there actually is a soap dispenser, but in many cases thereís a hole with a cap on it that can be simply used for the faucet instead of being used for the sprayer or the soap dispenser. Now this faucet is an air-gap faucet, and you can see there are multiple connections on the bottom of this, so you would need about a one inch diameter or maybe 7/8 inch diameter hole and of course the instructions detail all of this for you. The next step is installing the drain saddle. All reverse osmosis systems produce what they call brine or reject water. Itís water that goes down the drain and contains the contaminants. Here is the drain saddle. You can see that this mechanism is going to strap around this drain. Now the process is really simple. Weíll drill a ľ inch hole and then weíll use this rubber seal in here on the drain saddle and then weíll tighten down these bolts, and then lastly weíll attach the drain line to this compression fitting. Ok next Iím going to apply this rubber gasket seal to the inside of the drain saddle. So, Iíll remove this sticky backing and then apply the gasket seal to the inside of the drain saddle. Next Iím going to attach the drain saddle to the drain pipe using these bolts and these supplied nuts. Now Iíve purposely selected to aim the compression fitting toward the back, because I want to run my water lines from behind into the drain line. So, start by doing that, get these nuts attached. You donít want to over tighten one side or the other. You want them to be even. Iím feeling, with my finger, this gap, so I donít go to far on one side or the other. The next thing weíll do is drill the hole using this compression fitting hole as a guide for the bit. Ok, Iíve got my drill and my ľ inch drill bit and now Iíve removed the compression thread fitting and Iím using the hole on the back of this drain saddle as a guide for the bit. Guide my bit in and thatís it. Now that Iíve got the hole drilled Iím going to put this compression fitting back on, but Iím not attaching the drain water line at this time. I want to install the other components and then Iíll attach the drain line and the other lines all at the same time. Next weíre going to install the PuROtwist 4000 manifold. The manifold is this part of the system that contains these valve heads. Thatís where the cartridges screw into and it is super easy. Just twist it into place and youíre done. And when you change cartridges, unscrew it and screw the new on back into place and throw the whole thing away. Itís a beautiful thing. Super easy! Now whatís nice about these systems, is that even though these are proprietary cartridge, and by proprietary we mean you need to use these exact cartridges for this system, even though they are proprietary theyíre available in a variety of places. So, super convenient quick change cartridges, but the convenience of being able to get them a number of places. But we hope you get them at WaterFilters.NET. So weíre ready to install the manifold and weíre going to put it inside the cabinet and determine where we want to drill for our screws. So we need to have a filter attached for the height, and weíre going to test it inside the cabinet. We want some space below the filters so that we can unscrew them and allow them to drop down out of place for easy removal and replacement. This looks just about right. Iíve got a pencil here. Iím going to mark these holes, and weíre good. Now Iíll drill the holes. Iíve got my 1/8 inch drill bit and the provided screws for mounting the manifold. Iíve marked my holes, so now Iím just going to drill some tap holes. And now Iíll mount the bracket. OK, so Iíve changed out my bit to a Phillips and Iíve got the mounting screws and Iím going to mount those into the holes that Iíve drilled. I donít want to go to far in, because Iím going to mount the bracket on them, and then Iíll grab the bracket here, and hang it and then tighten down the screws. And thereís the other. Next weíre going to talk about the self piercing saddle valve. This little mechanism is a self piercing saddle valve. It is a thing of beauty for the non-plumber type, because you can tap into your cold water line without having to mess around with plumbing connections. So, weíre ready to install the saddle valve on the cold water line. Hereís the cold water line. Strap the saddle valve on there and then tighten down. Itís a bit of a process, you have to be patient. Make sure everything centers on there. And then we crank it down with a 3/8 inch wrench. And we really want to crank it down. We want to seat the gasket properly, and weíre good. Then weíll attach the cold water line that supplies the RO system to this compression fitting. Then when weíre ready, we turn this handle which sends the pierce, drives the pierce into the water line, creates a hole, and then when we back it out the water is released through that hole and it will feed the system through this outlet right here. Then going forward this handle will serve as an on off valve. TO BE CONTINUED. BE SURE TO SEE PART 2.