[VIDEO] How to Install and Flush your Doulton Ultracarb Twin Benchtop Water Filter w/ Sediment Protection

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G'day folks. Rod from My Water Filter here today, and what we're going to do is just have a look at the installation of the Doulton Ultracarb Twin Benchtop Water Filter with Sediment Protection. Okay? So, what we like people to do, is have a look at their water filter when it first arrives to their home, okay. So I'm just gonna go through the prompts of what I would do if this arrived at my home, and what we'd like you to do here at My Water Filter.

So, the product's arrived. I've unboxed everything, and I've got it sitting here on the sink, and we want to connect it up and get some fresh, filtered water flowing, okay. So the first thing we do is just have a look at everything, and just make sure that nothing's broken, that it's all in good condition, and it's made the journey with the couriers in one piece, and it's good to create some good water for us, okay. So, generally, what I like to do is get a towel, or a tea towel, and just lay it out on the bench top. It just gives you something to work off that's a bit quieter and padded, alright.

So, here we go. Now, we're just lay them over, is the best way to go first. Inside the tool here it does have an open and close, but you do have to be aware of which way you put the tool over the top of the housing, okay. So, it's a typical Australian thread, so it's a right-handed thread. Turn it to the right to make it go tight, and in this case we want to loosen it, so it'll be anti-clockwise looking down from the top, okay. So we'll get out tool with the open and close those open and close that's gonna go down. Alright? So it'll go down and then if we follow the arrow, we'll be pulling that housing towards us, just to loosen it.

You're only going to take it a little bit once it's cracked like that it's loosened, and we'll loosen both of these housings at the same time, so that we're good to go, okay. So what we're doing is we're just gonna take the cartridge out, and have a quick look at the cartridge and make sure there's no damage to it. This first pre-filter here, this is a polyspun sediment cartridge. I really don't expect too many dramas here with this, they're very strong and solid and good to go, okay. So, we're just giving it squeeze. Making sure everybody's happy, and we're good to go there, alright. Once we've inspected the pre-filter cartridge, the sediment cartridge, I'm gonna put the housing straight back on. There's nothing else that we have to do in here, and even when it comes to flushing, no need to flush that cartridge.

This one here, in the second position, this is the Doulton Ultracarb Cartridge. So this is the motor, you might say, in this machine here, okay. So, fantastic cartridge been around hundreds of years, but it still can get damaged in the delivery process. So we're pulling this cartridge out, trying not to touch the ceramic part or the cartridge itself. Keep your hands on the end or wear some plastic gloves, even better. Now what I'm doing now, is I'm just casting my eyes up and down this cartridge, just making sure that there's no cracks. If there's any visible cracks on here, you will see them very, very easily they do tend to stand out.

Could be a bit of white powder on there from when the ceramic was ground, but that's nothing it'll wash off easily, no worries at all. Just check the washers on the end, it's good to go, and we're looking pretty happy. Just give it a screw from end to end. That's good and solid, it's made the journey well, and we're good to go, okay. So we'll put him back in. You do need to treat these like an egg. If you drop it on the sink it can crack and it will break, but as you can see it's quite easy to do. Take your time. Now get the housing back on top, and we're good to go. Okay. Put him on. Do him up all the way by hand.

Slip our tool over and just give him a little nip up, just to tighten him up. Nothing too tight, just nip him up tight, and we're good to go. Okay. So, we've had a look at the system. It's made the distance. There's no damage. If that cartridge was cracked, if there was a problem, please lay it down, take a photo with your mobile phone, send it to us immediately. Please do it within the first week we do need to know, or we don't get insurance, nothings covered. So, get your product, inspect it, let us know how it's going, okay. Now, we're happy that the water filter's ready to go, and we want to connect it up to our spout and get some good quality drinking water.

So on the end of the kitchen tap spout, there' an aerator. Now this aerator will quickly and easily screw off. This one's pretty loose. Sometimes you can see that this is two edges on it, and you can put a tool, or a spanner, or a crescent, or something on there if you need to loosen it to loosen that aerator. Once the aerator comes off, it's left us with our female thread, and here's our diverter to attach. And because we've got two female threads on this one, we can't connect to female threads together, obviously.

So what we need, is we need to use the double male adapter, okay. So we just get the little double male adapter out of the packet. You'll find it's got a couple of rubber washers, and you're generally only going to need the small one in the inside, but it does depends on what sort of faucet you've got. So there's a spare rubber washer there if you need it, and keep in mind that you need to have a rubber washer in the top of the diverter to seal as well, okay. They're a bit funny these adapters nowadays. You've got a funny crisscross pattern on them, but just take you time and they do screw up in to the head here, okay.

If you do have any leaking, we don't want air to leak in here, we don't want water leaking out here, so you can just wrap a little bit of thread tape around this diverter, or this adapter, and then when you screw that adapter up into the thread of the spout here, that should seal up in there nicely, and that thread tape will help to stop any leaks, will stop any air escaping when you turn your water filter off, okay. 'Cause we want to have an air-tight seal all the way through the pipe into the water filter. So there's the adapter screwed on there now, okay.

And as I say, I probably would put a little bit of thread tape round there if that was mine, but you can always screw them on quickly, and simply, like this the first time, and if she seals up with just the black rubbers, then we're laughing and we're good to go, okay. So, we'll set him on there. Now just got to screw the adapter here onto the diverter, as you can see it's screwing up quite simply. Alright, getting there. Tightening up nice and tight. Okay. And what I would do, is I would use a tool and I would make sure the adapter was tight into the spout thread, and the swivel here, on the diverter, is also tight.

Get both of those up nice and tight, good seal there, and we're on our way for good, successful water filter. That's as simple as it is. Once it's connected like that, we're basically gonna turn on the water, the water will flow into the sink like it always does, we'll get our diverter lever, lift it up, now the water's gonna flow through the white hose to the filter. It'll take a minute for the pre-filter to fill and then the water will flow over here into the Doulton Ultracarb. That'll fill up and the water will start to come out of the spout. Now that's pretty much it. The filter's installed, and it should work like a treat.

What we want to do now though, before we drink any, is give it a quick flush, okay. This is a pre-filter. It's just a nice sediment cartridge. There's no mineral, there's no dirt, dust, carbon fines, anything. Not too much to wash out of this filter, nothing that's gonna block the next filter, okay. So there's no need to remove the pre-filter. We've already inspected it earlier and it's all good to go. So nothing to do in the pre-filter. Here's the Doulton, and the Doulton is a good ceramic outer casing, but it's got carbon inside. So when you first turn it on, we are expecting to see black water come out of this spout, and that is the carbon in the water. So when you first turn it on, we're gonna give this a flush for five minutes. Alright, I'm gonna flush both these cartridges together. If you had a alkalizer, fluoride cartirdge, any specialty cartridges in this system, it would require a double flush. We would flush it twice. But, no problem with the sediment.

Through she goes. We're gonna flush it for five minutes, collect the water, put it on the pot plants if you'd like, on the garden if you don't want to waste it. But now that we've got it connected up and we're ready to go, we just want to turn it on and flush it for five minutes straight at a full flow rate, okay. Once you've flushed it for five minutes, you're good to go. In the next twelve hours, over night type thing, the carbon will activate inside the cartridge. Next morning when you wake up and come out to the kitchen, turn the filter on, just let it run for three minutes. Give it a quick flush and that's pretty much the end of your setup and you're good to go. And then you can just enjoy beautiful, filtered water for then through the next year, or whenever the cartridge might need some attention, whatever it may be. Any issues give us a call. Always here to help out and happy to do so. Thank you very much.

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