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Good day folks, Rod from My Water Filter here today, and what we're gonna do is have a look at the seven stage bench top water filter. It's the Multi Use pH Elevation model and it's got a wide range of uses. So we're gonna un-box it, give you a look at what's inside and put it together just in case you're interested in having a look and show you how easy it is. They're very simple these, absolute beauties. So you'll open the box up, you can see there's some writing and instructions on each end of the box, so you can take a look at there if you need a hand. But they are very, very simple water filters.
Here we go, so, here we go. Here's the base. You get the base, you set it down on a flat surface like a table or counter, and your off and good to go. From there. We get our bottom tank. What you can do is get a bit of water. It is brand new, a bit of water, a bit of lemon in the water, just give it a wipe out inside before you use it, and you'll be good to go. So, here's our bottom tank, and it's going to sit down on this base in a second when we're ready.
What we'll do first is we'll just install the tap. There a good little tap these. We have hardly ever, have any returned at all. So, they're working very nicely. Very simple, just push the glass in to fill. Thread on the end comes with two washers. Straight on with the first one, okay. We're gonna stick it through the hole in the bottom of the tank. We'll put the second washer on. Lock it up with a locker nut, okay. In we go, on with the washer.
On with the locker nut. Okay, now what I'll do, I'll hold the tap about the nine or 10 o'clock mark on a clock. I'll do the nut up in the inside as tight as I can. But, don't hold on to that chrome piece. You're just going to break it off, all right. It's supposed to be pushed forward to fill the glass. But, it does twist. And you can just hold on to the white tap part, and just gently turn it up to 12 o'clock to tighten it up. And when it's nice and straight at 12 o'clock that should be tight enough for you.
There's no where for any water to leak out. The only place it could leak is around the tap. So, if you've got a little dribble, or anything like that, you might wanna get a tool get the nut on the inside and just tighten it up. It's got a very good washer on the outside. Good washer on the insides. So, it just needs that nut tightened up. As long as it's nice and tight, it won't leak and you'll be good to go. Once we're tight, we just push the bottom holding tank into the base, make sure it's good and solid, okay.
Next piece is our mineral pad. Quite a large mineral pad in these filters. And what happens in construction of making the pad and transportation bringing them here, is you can get a few little fines come out of the minerals. So, take the mineral pad, put it in a bucket of water. Give it a swirl around, get all the fines off. Or run it under a kitchen tap and just flush it all through. Once you're good to go, this mineral pad sits in the bottom of the water filter in the base and it'll release minerals into the water.
Take care of our health, okay. Simple as that, just sits there, all right. If there are any worries, and you weren't into mineral water, or anything like that, you can simply just not use the mineral pad or take it out and just use normal water, okay. From there, this is the mid plate, okay. This is the mid plate which hold the middle filter, the carbon cartridge which hangs down underneath. Supports the base and holds to top tank on, okay. Just cut open the middle cartridge.
Same again, what'll happen here is bouncing around in transport et cetera and in production. And you'll find that you can get some black fines from the carbon, and also the mineral on the bottom. So, what I'll suggest you do, put it in a bucket swirl it around, get that off. Or run it under the kitchen tap and just run water through it just to get any of the fines off. And then you're good to go. It's got a threaded top, and that threaded top is gonna lock in here into the thread on the mid tank. Now, you need to get it nice and straight.
If you just take your time and hold it nice and level it should screw in fine for you, okay. I find it easier to turn the mid plate upside down and sit it on the bench to screw it in because it's just easier to hold it level. If you do hold it up like so, you can screw 'em in no worries. Seals around the top, there's a good lip there. It's got a gauze on the bottom to stop any minerals falling out and the same in the top, okay. And we'll get hold of the center lid and just sit him on there, push it down.
Make sure it's sitting properly. It's nice and firm. As simple as that, okay. Now, this here is the top tank. Pretty simple, not much to it. It's a very basic design, we just fill the water into the top tank, and it flows through the filters and down into the bottom holding tank. So, what we're going to do here with the top one is we're gonna install the filter that comes with this. Now this water filter's great for rain water. And the reason for that is that this fine ceramic cartridge here will repel any bugs in the water. So you can get rain water, or 5.5, six pH, quite acidic which you don't wanna be drinking acidic water, you can tip it in the top tank here.
The ceramic will take care of the bugs, as the water goes through, it'll go through the carbon, polish up the water, make it taste better, run down through the minerals. Those minerals will elevate the pH from five and a half, six the water collected in the bottom of this tank the flows out of this tap will be about an eight pH if you put rain water in, so, it's a very good way to treat your rain water. Just don't go drinking rain water straight out of the tank. So, what we'll do is we'll put this one in here now. So, screw the nut off the bottom. As you can see it's got a little rubber washer on there. And you'll notice that I'm holding this ceramic cartridge with the bag over it.
There's a lot of oil in your fingers, stuff like that. We don't wanna get it impregnated into the ceramic and so we just use the bag at all times. Now we get the thread, we're gonna put it through hole in the bottom of the tank like so. Now, what we wanna do is you wanna try, it's a quite large hole they put in them. So, just try and centralize it in the middle of the hole. So it's nice and central and then we get a good seal on that rubber washer, okay. Basically we're just doing up the nut.
Tight it pretty tight, good and tight. Turn the little ceramic cartridge inside if you wanna get it a bit tighter. And as simple as that it's all installed. Now, as I mentioned this is a great water filter for rain water. If you're on government water in a town or in a city, it's still good for the family, you can use it. I'm not gonna suggest that it's a super high quality, but it will definitely be better than not using a water filter, that's for sure. If you're on government water, chlorinated treated water, what you can do is upgrade to this ultra pure cartridge. Now, you'll just see on the buy now button on the website, just above there is a little drop down box where you can upgrade to this cartridge.
If you take the ultra pure cartridge and put it in here, this ultra pure cartridge repels 99.999% of any pathogenetic bacteria and bugs. It's magnificent on chlorine at 99.9% chloromine, 97% of fluoride, basically you've got four pages of contamination and it's got test results for it. It's just an absolutely remarkable candle, and as you put it into this water filter. Even though it might be a sort of a budget priced water filter, it'll create magnificent drinking water for you, a very high standard, okay. So, the ultra pure candle upgrade is available if you need it. Top tank on the top. Here's our lid. Now, tip your water in and it's gonna filter down into the bottom tank.
When it's brand new there's a lot of oxygen inside the ceramic cartridge so you can rinse it under some water, the same as you rinsed these others before you put it in. You can soak it in a bucket of water if you wanna get all of the oxygen out of it. Or if you just set it up like we have now, tip the water in the top, and go to bed. When you come out in the morning it will be all filtered through and it'll be full in the bottom tank.
One thing to remember with these is the top tank doesn't sit inside the bottom tank. So, you only ever tip as much water in the top tank as you've got room for in the bottom. If the bottom tank's full to the brim don't go and fill the top tank up, or it's gonna flow out of the overflow pipe, all right. So, just set him up with that nicely, you can see easily how much water you need to keep the bottom tank full. If this is half full, just half fill this one and it'll fill it up and you're good to go.
Sit the lid on the top, and you can see, that's not cheap, just don't stand on it, all right. Thank you very much.