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Manual for Installation of Reverse Osmosis System

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM
Manual for Installation of Reverse Osmosis System----- This partial manual is good for all RO water systems sold by Eden Filters --------

The major three steps are given here to give you an idea. This is part of the Installation Manual that you will receive with the purchase. The manual has diagrams, explanations, preparation steps and four more (easy) steps for successful installation.



Step 1) FAUCET INSTALLATION

Determine the desired location for the RO faucet on your sink surface. It may be installed on any flat surface at least 2 in diameter. Check the underside of the desired location for interference.

Place a piece of masking tape or duct tape on the determined location where the hole is to be drilled. Use a drill at a slow speed with a 1/8 drill bit. Drill a hole in the center of the desired faucet location. Are you using the correct drilling bit? A carbide tipped drill bit is good for porcelain sinks.

Change the drill bit to a larger size, 1/4, then the next size enlarging the hole. Now use 1/2 bit to finalize the hole. Clean any metal shaving NOW from the sink and under the sink!

Look inside the faucet box, do you see a diagram showing how to connect this faucet in its place? Most faucets will have chrome base plate that will be visible as part of the faucet on the counter. Slide the chrome base plate up the threaded shank to the faucet body. Then, feed the threaded shank through the sink hole and orient the faucet. From below sink, slide the large washer (metal or plastic), then the star/lock washer and Hex nut over the threaded shank. Tighten the Hex nut with a wrench. It is good idea to ask someone to hold the faucet from above the sink to keep it from moving out of place. Otherwise, tighten the Hex nut until it is slightly tight. Then turn the faucet from above the sink, tightening it while orienting the faucet in the desired location.

Sleeve over the brass compression nut and the white plastic ferrule (do not use a brass one) over the blue tube and push to the end of the threaded shank. Screw on the compression nut and tighten.

STEP 2) TAPPING INTO COLD WATER LINE --INSTALLING THE FEED WATER VALVE--

Locate the cold water supply under the sink and shut-off its valve. Above the sink, open the existing cold water faucet to relieve the pressure. If no shut off-valve is located under the sink (common in old houses), then ask a plumber to help install one now, or turn off the main water supply to the house.

In the installation kit, locate the feed water slip joint adapter. Before the assembly is connected on the feed cold water line, the feed water valve should be installed into the adapter. Teflon tape must be used on the threads of the feed water valve that will connect to the adapter.

Disconnect the cold water riser tube from the existing cold water faucet shank and install the adapter assembly here. Replace the existing cone washer with the new washer (provided in installation kit) onto the cold water riser tube. Reinstall riser tube onto the slip joint adapter and tighten. Connect the orange tubing to the new feed water valve.

STEP 3) DRAIN CLAMP/SADDLE INSTALLATION

The drain clamp should be installed on the vertical tailpiece of the drain pipe. Do not install the drain clamp near the garbage disposal as this may plug the black tube and cause the RO system to stop working. It is recommended to mount the clamp on the drain pipe at least 1.5 inch above the water trap. Position the drain clamp in the desired location, mark a spot on the drain pipe and drill 1/4" hole into the drain pipe.

Use the small square black foam gasket (if provided); it has a circle cut out in the middle. Apply this gasket on the hole made in the drain pipe. Connect black tubing to the drain clamp. Align the drain clamp with the hole drilled in the drain pipe (either by pushing the black tube 1/16 into the hole or using a small drill bit). Tighten the drain clamp on the drain pipe using the two screws evenly.