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G'day folks, Rod from My Water Filter here today and what we're gonna do is just have a look at the installation, the installing of the Doulton Ultracarb Twin Benchtop Water Filter with fluoride protection. So as with any product from My Water Filter the product's arrived, we've unboxed it and what I'm gonna do here today is just show you how I would do it at my own home in the same as you will today. So, when the first thing arrives, when the product arrives please unbox it straight away, please have a look at it, make sure there is no damage to it and even take the cartridges out and have a look.
So I'll just give you a quick look at what we might do here, okay. So, the products arrived and I've unboxed it. Always like to get a towel and just sit a towel on the benchtop here, it just gives you something to work off, takes the noise away, stops the scratching et cetera. So, here we are good a ready to go. We've had a bit of a look over the water filter and it's looking good and there's no damage on the ouside but I just want to check the cartridges on the inside and just make sure that everything's okay. So, here's the housing tool. It does have an open and a close and they go down when you push the housing tool over the top of the housing.
They're a normal Australian housing, in the sense that they've got a right hand thread, turn to the right, make them go tight. In this situation we're taking the housings off so if we're going to turn them anti-clockwise looking down from the top. So we'll put this housing tool on. The housing tool doesn't slip onto these ridges, it just slips down the knobs in the housing tool slide down in the flat part and then you just put a little bit of weight on the top and you just crack the seal of the cartridge. Cartridge housing. Same with the other one. Never do'em up too tight. You've got to get'em off the next year and they've only gotta be nip up tight enough so they're not leaking, okay? So, this is housing number one in this side here and this is going to be our fluoride removal cartridge.
So we'll just gently lift that housing off, put him down. Here's our fluoride cartridge. Now I'm just having a look at it. I've just gotta make sure it is plastic on the outside, the core-ee-us can tend to have a breakage here and there. So I'm just having a quick look casting my eyes over the cartridge, just making sure there's no splits or cracks or anything in it, it's looking good. Look on the ends here, made in the USA, it's all good. So with these cartridges here they are an activated cartridge, the waters entering through the top and coming out the bottom. We're happy with that one. Just gonna put him back on into place and we'll screw him up.
Now come over to the Doulton. Now, the fluorides been removed from the first filter and now we come onto the second filter, which is the Doulton. Be careful when you take these out, we don't want to drop a ceramic cartridge as they can break. We've gotta treat them like an egg, they're amazing cartridges, they work fantastic but we must respect them. If you drop them on the sink it will break it. Once again, being ceramic I'm casting my eyes up and down this cartridge, just inspecting it. You will see it if it's got cracks in it, they do stand out quite well. Just turn the ends. Make sure it's all solid and in one piece. And then you can have a look on the end. It's only the one hole in this Doulton Ultracarb Cartridge. Being a pure water filter, drinking water filter cartridge it's only the one hole and that holes got to go down into the head so the water penetrates through the cartridge, down the center core, into the head plate and it'll come out of the spout ready for us to drink. So this cartridge has done well and it's all good to go. So I normally just hold onto the cartridge as I put the lid back on because we don't want to be knocking it over, okay?
Everybody happy. And that is nice good quality cartridge. We're gonna screw'em up nice a tight. Put the housing tool on, just nip him up. On this one here. Just nip him up. There we have it, and we're good to go. Now, the next stage. This is the water hose connected to the diverter. We need the diverter to be connected onto the kitchen tap spout and then we can push the water through the water filter to filer the water, okay? As you can see there's a black washer that goes in the top of our diverter and we've also got a male adapter over here. So on the kitchen tap, on the end of the spout is the aerator and you can simply unscrew this aerator. This ones come off very easy in this house 'cause we've had it on and off a few times. You can see there's a coupla slots cut in the side of the aerator and that's so a tool, a crescent, a spanner can go on there if you do need to give it a loosen to get it off. But basically, it's a male aerator, we've taken that off now and that's expose the female thread and now we're going to connect onto it. The diverters are always a female thread, so we've got two female threads, so we can't connect that one on there.
So today we need to use the male adaptor, okay? 'Cause they're a great little help these ones, always gotta couple of rubbers in them. Sometimes, depending on the force, that you might need a large rubber or the small ones in there. I'll just go with a small rubber today. There is a thread around the top of the adapter and it's a very speckalty thread, it's a funny pattern on these but it is a thread and it does screw up into the top of the faucet spout thread. I generally like to wrap a little bit of thread tape around those, wrap the thread tape on and then we just turn him up into the spout thread and we'll just screw that on there nice and tight. Bit of thread tape in there help to just lock it in. Once that ones on there tight, I like to put a tool on and tighten it up so it's nice a tight, want it air tight, don't want air escaping back to the filter.
And we also don't want water leaking out when we turn'em on. But we've not converted it to a male thread. A little bit of thread tape if we may. And then we're going to screw on our diverter, okay? They're a perfect match, perfect thread. As you can see, screws up very, very, very easily. Alright, there we go. Tool on there, tighten'em with a crescent or a pair of multi-grips, nice and air tight and she's ready to go. And at this point of time the water filter is totally connected and we're happy and good to go and then we're going to move onto the flushing stage, okay? So it's vitally important if you've got a fluoride cartridge in position one and a ceramic in position two that you don't turn this water filter off. Sorry, you don't turn this water filter on, okay?
This water filter must be flushed before you turn the water on, okay? It is vitally important for this filter to work perfectly. There's not a lot of ways to get fluoride out of the water. But if you want to get it out, a revers osmosis system or one of these Omnipure cartridges from the USA. This will get the fluoride out. We've tested it ourselves 97% but it is vitally important that these fluoride cartridges are flushed properly for 10 minutes, so I'm going to jump onto the next video and show you what to do. but when you connect up your bench top water filter, do not turn it on until you've washed the flushing video and you've flush this fluoride cartridge as it's shown in the video which only takes 10 minutes anyway. So let's go and take a look. Thanks very much.