[VIDEO] How to install your Doulton Ultracarb 0.5 Micron 10" Twin Benchtop Water Filter with Alkaline

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G'day folks, Rod from My Water Filter here today, and what we're gonna do, is just have a quick look at the installation of the Doulton Ultracarb Twin Benchtop Water Filter with Alkahydrate or with pH Neutralisation, okay. So, the situation is that the product's arrived, and My Water Filter loves people and our customers, when the product arrives, to have a quick look at it, give it an inspection, and get onto it straight away if there's any damage is been created in the delivery process or anything like that, okay? So, I'll just slowly go over this system, the same as I would at my house if I received it at home, and this is what you can do at your home today, and any issues, just let us know. So what we like to do first up, is put a bit of a towel down on the bench, and that just gives us something to work on, stops the noise, stops any damage, and it's just a nicer place to work. So this water filter arrived the other day.

We've unboxed it, had a look at it, it all looks good on the outside and we're all happy, and we're gonna go and install it in a second, but just before we install it, we need to make sure that the cartridges and everything is satisfactory inside, okay? So we'll just undo the diverter off the water filter, and just gonna lay this system over onto the bench here, and we're got the housing removal tool. It does have open and close on that tool, but basically, those open and closes go down, and then you can look at the arrow. These are an Australian thread, right-handed thread. Turn to the right to make it go tight, or today we're gonna remove the housing, so we're gonna turn the housing anti-clockwise, looking down on the system, okay? So we just quickly put the housing tool on, little bit of weight on, just crack that, crack the housings, you only got to turn them a little bit and then they undo, they're good to go.

So you don't have to do 'em up really, really tight, either, when you're gonna put 'em together, okay? So the first cartridge that we're gonna look at here today is in position one, this is the Doulton, the Doulton Ultracarb, they're a great cartridge, but they are ceramic, and they can break. So in transport, you don't know if it's been thrown around or dropped, so we need to inspect this cartridge when it gets to your home. So here it is here, and what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna cast my eyes up and down this cartridge as I rotate it and just have a look, make sure that there's no imperfections on it, there's no cracks in it. Often you'll see a scratch, or a lump and a bump, possibly, but what we don't want is any cracks through the porcelain. Two good washers on either end, good to go, and on here, we've got the hole there that the water will flow out of. So that cartridge is happy, and we're good to go, so we can confidently put that one back in, alright? Okay, let's do him up. I'll just quickly pull out the second one.

Okay, this is our Alkahydrate cartridge, or it could be our pH Neutralisation cartridge, okay, and basically what we're gonna do here is just make sure that this outer case has got no cracks in it, hasn't been dropped or squashed or anything. You can hear the mineral bubbles and beads inside, but that's good to go, okay, so that alkaliser can just just sit back onto there. And we're all happy. Screw him up tight, put the tool on, just nip 'em up a little bit, beautiful, just so that they're good to go. Okay, so now, now we've received the product, we've had a good look at it on the outside, we've checked the cartridges inside, it's all perfect and it's good to go, it's lookin' good, alright?

So, the next thing we wanna do is connect it up to the benchtop, and away we go, alright? So, here's the hose that the water goes to the filter with, and here's our diverter, has a nice little black rubber washer in the end to seal it, and we've got our double male adaptor, if required, and our housing tool. Over at the benchtop, here's the tap spout, and on the end is the aerator. Now, these aerators will simply screw out of the end of the thread, here, and as you can see, this is a male-threaded aerator, and there is a couple of flat sides on it, so if it's tight, and you do need to put a crescent on there, or a spanner, you are able to get it on there and unscrew that and take it off, okay? Now that we've taken this male aerator off, it's left us with a female thread, and obviously the diverters are a female thread also, so there's just nothing to connect onto there, okay? So I've gotta put a adaptor in between. So, we supply this adaptor with the water filter. We'll just take him out of the packet. As you'll see, it's got a couple of black washers.

We don't need the big first fat one today on this one, here, but you might on your tap, depending on what sort you've got. If you take a close look at the adaptor, you'll see that it's got a thread on it, but it does have fine little pinpoints, and that's what it's made out of, and it's a funny-looking thread, but it is a thread. You can wrap a bit of thread tape around that, also, to help it grip, help it stay airtight and help it seal, and then you'll get the adaptor and simply screw him up inside the thread of the tap spout, okay? So keep screwing it up in there until it's tight, we do want it to be nice and tight here.

Once he's up in there, we can put a multi grip or a pair of pliers on there, and just give it a little nip up, just so it's nice and tight. Then we get our aerator. You can just put a little bit of thread tape around there, if required, but we have got the washer in here that will seal with it as well, alright, and then we just screw the diverter straight onto our aerator, and we're good to go. Once again, this middle one, here, does need to be tight, and the whole thing needs to be tight to pull the diverter together to make it seal. So we nip 'em all up, get 'em all done up tight, and we're good to go. Okay, don't need that rubber washer.

There we go. So, at this point of time, it's all been successfully connected up together, and all we've gotta do now is give it a flush, okay? So what we'll do, we won't flush it now, just have a quick look at the next video on flushing these systems, and we'll be good to go. If you've got any questions or anything, just give us a call. Thank you very much.