[VIDEO] How to Install and Flush your Doulton Ultracarb Twin Benchtop Water Filter with Double Carbon

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Good day folks. Rod from My Water Filter here today, and what we're gonna do, is just have a look at installing the Doulton Twin Benchtop Water Filter with Double Carbon. This is a pretty popular little water filter, and it actually makes magnificent water. Can be used for rain water or for city water. It's not gonna run any fluoride, but with the double carbon in there, it really does make tasty water, there's no doubt about that. So, what we do with any My Water Filter product when it arrives, we ask the customer to play the game, and help us out, and inspect it as soon as you get it. Even if you're not going to install it straightaway, as soon as your water filter arrives, open it up, have a little look over it. It's been through the courier process, and they do damage products unfortunately when it gets transported at times, so pull it apart, have a look at it. Notify us if we need to act if anything's wrong. If it's all good, we're good to go. We had a look at this one here today. It's made the journey, and we're good to go.

So we're just gonna connect it up for you now, and I'll show you what we would do. So I'm just gonna lift it out the road, and just going to lay down this towel. I always lay a towel down. Just stops the noise and the drumming. Stops anything being scratched, and it's just a nicer surface to work off. So here's our water filter. Got the opening handle for the housings, and the adapter for our tap spout. So, first thing that we're gonna do, is have a look at the cartridges inside the water filter. So, we'll just lay him over on its side, like so. Get the housing tool. Now it does say on each side, open and close, and that open and close has to go down when you're sliding the tool over the top of the housing. These are an Australian style thread, meaning that it is a right handed thread.

Turn to the right to make it go tight. In this instance, we're going to remove the housing, so we wanna turn the housing anticlockwise, looking down from the top. So we'll just give it a ... Put the tool on, little bit of weight on, and just break that seal, which is very easy on this one today. How tight your housings will be to get off next year, is all dependent on how tight you tighten them here today, or when you install or flush your cartridges. So, it's vitally important that you don't over tighten these systems. So, as soon as you put the tool on, and we just break the thread, take it off. You can do it by hand. And all we wanna do here now is inspect the cartridges inside this system. So we just get here, and we take this housing off the top. Now be careful, we don't wanna drop this cartridge. It's ceramic, and it will break. So we're gonna take it out, and just treat it like an egg.

And it's strong, but we just don't wanna drop it. Now what we wanna do is make sure that there's been no damage in transport. So we're just gonna cast our eyes up and down this cartridge, just looking for any cracks. Making sure there's no cracks in the cartridge. And there's not. It's made the journey well, and we're good to go. Washer's on this end. Hole here. Washer that end. Sealed end. Water penetrates through the cartridge to the center core. The water's gonna come out the hole. This hole, on a bench top, must go down into the headcap. Under sink, goes the other way. On a bench top, the hole must go down, so the water can flow through it.

We're happy with this cartridge. It's made the journey. We're gonna put him back in. I'm just gonna do it up by hand to here. Now we'll take out the carbon cartridge in position two. This is just a good quality American cartridge. Once again, same thing. Just gonna cast my eyes up and down the cartridge. Make sure that there's no cracks and it's broken. Just screw the end caps, make sure she's all solid. Got a nice washer on that end, and that end, and that cartridge has made the journey, and it's good to go too. Housing back on. Screw him up. Housing tool. Just nip those up a little bit. And that's all you need. Just nip them up tight. If you turn it on, the worst thing that's gonna happen is you're gonna have a little bit of water leak out of the bottom of the seal. And if that happens, you can just tighten it up a little bit more. But don't go over tightening, because they just don't need it. Now, we've done that. We're happy with that. You can check your connections.

Just make sure that it's tight. Here's the white hose that the water's gonna travel along to the filter. And on the end of the white hose is our diverter. Obviously that's gonna connect here, onto the spout of our kitchen bench tap. So, first thing you wanna do, is on the end of the spout is the diverter, that's on the aerator. So we're gonna remove the aerator, and that you'll simply unscrew as it is now. So it just screws straight off. This is a male thread, this one here, and it goes up into a female thread. And as you can see on each side, it's got a slot cut in there, and that's so you can put a crescent, or a spanner, or a tool on there, if it's tight and you need to loosen it to get it out. But this one's coming out nicely for us today, and we're good to go. As you can see, we took out our male aerator, which has now exposed a female thread. And our diverters are a female thread, so obviously we can't connect those two together like that. We need our little double male adapter, to connect the two together.

So we'll just grab this one out of here. And there's a big rubber washer in the top. I'll pull that one out today, we won't need it. And there's just the other rubber washer inside there. These have got a thread on both sides. They're the big threads, gonna go up into the tap. And it's a bit of a pinpoint thread. It's a funny style design, but that is actually a thread. So you can wipe a bit of thread tape around this to seal it, and make it airtight, and make it seal better. And then you're simply gonna screw it up into the spout thread. And we actually want this to be tight in here, so when you screw it right up, do get a pair of multi-grips, or pliers, or a tool, and just give it a little nip up to make sure it's tight, leakproof, airtight, and it's sealed up. Once you've put that in here, now you can see that we've got a male thread.

Can wrap a bit of thread tape around it if you like, but they do have a black washer in here that's gonna seal on it, so you should be good to go. So just get the diverter. Screw that diverter straight here, onto the adapter, nice and tight. Make sure both of those are tight, and we're good to go. And there we go. At this point in time, the filter is fully connected, and all we'd need to do now, is to turn it on and give it a flush. Now, all water filters require a good flush when they're new. And this is straight out of the box here, so what we wanna do is give it a flush.

Sometimes you'll have specialty cartridges. Fluoride cartridges in position one, etc., and you do need to remove the cartridges and flush them singly. Things like that. But what we've got here is a bit of a special one, because we've got a Doulton, ceramic, and then carbon inside, and this cartridge in second place, this carbon cartridge in second place, this cartridge is just carbon, so any fines, or anything that wash out of the first one, is not gonna do any harm here on the second one. So, both cartridges are inside. All we gotta do is simply turn on the water, let the water flush around and fill the first housing. It'll flow in the second, and then will come to a flow out the spout. When the first water comes out the spout, especially on a double carbon system, you're gonna see some black water come out. It won't last very long.

They're only small cartridges. But I would expect the water to be gray to black coming out of the spout of your filter. So you might wanna put a bucket underneath. Throw it out on the garden, something like that. You are gonna run it and flush it for at least five minutes. There will be 50 liters of water there. So if you wanna take care of the water, just pour it into a bucket, and put it out onto the pot plants or the garden, and you'll be good to go. But failing that, just give this system a good five minute flush, and after you've done that, you can leave it, you can use it. The carbon will activate, etc., overnight.

So in about 12 hours time, turn on the tap again. Drop three liters of water this time. Drop it in a bucket again, put it on the garden. But just a quick three minute flush the next day, and you're pretty much good to go. And you better use that then, ongoing, for the next 12 months, no worries at all. If the water flow ever slowed down, pull your Doulton out. Have a look at our video on scrubbing ceramic cartridges. Get it under the tap. Give it a good scrub with some 100 grit sandpaper. Put it back. You'll get your flow right back, and away you go again. Any dramas, any issues, any anything, just give us a call. We're always happy to hear from you. But apart from that, enjoy, and have a good day.