G'day folks, Rod from My Water Filter here today.
What we're going do is have a look at installing the Ecosoft Hard Water Shower Conditioner.
Before I share the steps below, there are 3 things to consider:
1. Only use an Ecosoft for Bore Water
I would only use the Ecosoft if I were on bore water.
2. Use a Shower Filter if you are on Chemically Treated Town Water First
If you're in the capital city and you've got chemically treated water such as chlorine or chloramine added to the water, then I'd be using a shower filter
to get the chemical out before treating the hard water.
Hard water's a problem, and we all know that, but if you have got other contaminants, i.e. chemicals in the water, I'd always pull the chemical out first.
3. Don't use 2 Devices in a Row
Just remember, I don't advise to put two devices in a row. I wouldn't put the Ecosoft Shower Conditioner
and then a shower filter unless you've got very high pressure. You'll feel lower pressure in the shower.
The Steps to Installing the Ecosoft Hard Water Shower Conditioner
1. Throwdown a Towel
So first thing we're going do is we put a towel down on the floor in case we drop a tool or anything like that. We don't want to break a tile.
2. Remove the Shower Head
Moving on from there, we're going to take the existing shower off the wall, and then we're going replace it with Ecosoft. There is no rush. Take your time.
3. Dry and Clean the Thread
You can give the thread a bit of a dry and make sure there are no extra bits of thread tape or anything stuck on there that you don't want there and clean it up.
4. Apply the Plumbers Tape
Now we're going to get some good old plumbers tape and wrap around that half-inch thread. Don't let any of the plumbers tape cover the front face. Keep it on the outside of the thread. Give it half a dozen turns around the thread and rip him off.
5. Check the Ecosoft Washer
There is a washer in the end of the Ecosoft, and I'd leave that in there. It's a hard washer, and it’s not going to squash. It shouldn't constrict the flow rate at all.
If you use plenty of thread type and you have a good thread on the wall, then you can take that washer out to maximise the flow rate through this device if it is causing any restrictions.
6. Screw on the Ecosoft Shower Conditioner
So once we've got the thread tape on there, simply screw the Ecosoft on. Use a spanner to screw it up nice and tight where we want it. Not crazily tight, though. All we want to do is seal it on there.
7. More Plumbers Tape for the Shower Head
Once it’s sealed, we need some plumbers thread tape on the other end as well. All threads will require some plumbers thread tape to seal because they stop the water leaking.
8. Install the Shower Head
Then we screw our Australian shower arm
onto the Ecosoft’s thread. Spin it around until it's nice and vertical. You may want the crescent or the spanner to tighten it up.
9. Don’t overtighten
Don't over-tighten it. You can always put extra thread tape on if you're having trouble getting it aligned. If I couldn't get in the correct position, I would use extra thread tape to adjust it.
10. It’s Installed
Simple as that. The Eco Shower Filter Conditioner is now installed, and we simply turn the water on, and the mineral will be treated as it flows through that device and it gives you a much better shower and even helps inside the shower.
All the best, thank you.