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Good day folks. Rod from My Walter Filter here today, and what we're gonna do is just have a quick look at the installation and the flushing for the Doulton Ultracarb Single Stage Benchtop Water Filter. Now this is a great water filter. Doulton has been around a hundred years, a hundred and ninety-five years, maybe, something like that. And this is a great water filter, still used today, a lot on rain water. It can be used in the cities and the towns, but used a lot with rain water nowadays. So when you get the water filter, obviously you're really excited to receive your filter, I hope. You'll get it and you'll open it up fairly quickly. We do like our customers to get hold of their packages when they get 'em and open as quick as possible, and obviously get the experience of nice, fresh, filtered water.
But also to notify us if there's any problems, and anything's been broken in transport, or anything like that. So let's just go through it for you, and I'll show you exactly what I would do, alright? So, water filter's arrived, I've opened the box up, had a quick physical look at it. Everything's in place and works and looking good, okay? So, we're gonna bring him over here, and we're going to have a quick inspection, and connect him to the tap. So, I generally will get a towel, and just put a towel down on the benchtop just to give yourself something to work off, so you don't scratch anything, it's a lot quieter, we don't break anything, et cetera. So, we're gonna unwind the water hose, very simple, quite quick, and we're just gonna put him off there to the right there, okay. There's our tool.
The tool does have a close and an open on each side, and it is important that you sit this on the right way. So this is a normal Australian thread, and you'll turn it to the right to make it go tight. So we're gonna turn it to the left to undo it, which is anti-clockwise. So, you can simply lay the filter over, put the tool on the top of the housing. It doesn't go in these lines. The knobs on the housing tool just come up and hit on the reach. And that's what will turn it, okay? Once you've broken that seal, that will generally undo very easy by hand. It's just a little bit to tighten them and loosen them. Now as you lift that up, just be careful that you don't drop or knock this cartridge. It will break. It is ceramic. Now what we're doing now, we're just taking this out. We just want to make sure, that in transport, it's been delivered okay.
So I just cast my eyes up and down the cartridge. It's all good, it's looking good. Just give it a bit of a screw from end to end, and just have a quick inspection of it. But there's no problem. That cartridge has made the distance and it's looking good. So we're just gonna put the housing back on top. Doing that by hand. Then you can put your tool on. Lay him on his side, turn it a little bit. Doesn't have to be too tight. Unless it's leaking and something's wrong, it's good to go. So here is the water hose that delivers the water to the filter. Generally, you're gonna have a black washer that goes on the top.
This is the female side, and we have got a male adapter here if required. We come to the kitchen sink, tap spout, and we wanna get the aerator off the end. So we'll simply screw the aerator off the end of the spare, we'll put that one away. Now, the diverter as they come standard or female thread. As you can see here, we just removed the male aerator, and that leaves us with a female thread. There's nothing to connect on there for us at this stage. So that's when the double male adapter will connect the system together for us. So we simply take him out, and what you'll notice here, is that there's also a good sized rubber washer on the top of this one here as well.
And you do need that to seal it up. You can actually see that there's a couple being supplied, and you're only gonna need one, so we'll just use the one that we need. Has got a bit of a speckledy pattern on here, and that's basically just gonna screw straight inside the tap. You can just wrap a bit of thread tape around this seal here to make a better, solid thread, and grip and seal on there. We don't want any oxygen or air getting through here, and leaking through the top hose into our filter later on, once it's installed, because, that can actually make the filter keep on running a little bit when you turn it off. Let's quickly spin this one on here. The rim up, washer's in the top, then this one here, will screw straight onto here. Adapter ... And there we go.
Now, I've just started out with a little bit hand tight today for the demonstration, but if this was at my own home, I would definitely wrap a little bit of thread tape around there if I had any leaking or air issues. And I would definitely tighten it up with a tool, with a spinner, a multi-grip, or a plier. Something you can just lock on the outside there. The swivel's still gonna swivel, but we do want to have the adapter and the swivel part of the diverter, connected up tight. Once its connected up tight, you're pretty well done. We're here and its all over and its working, and its connected up. Then we're just simply gonna turn on the tap, the water's gonna flow through the filter, and you can just allow the water to flush out of there for five minutes and give this filter a good flush out. All cartridges need to flush when they're new.
So we'll just turn him around, and sit him up on the bench, turn the water on and let that filter flush for five minutes, and then you'll be good to go. After about a 12 hour period, or the next day, you can turn your filter on, just give it a little flush for three minutes, and then away you go. You'll be good to go for a whole year. It is a ceramic, and it is filtering the sediment as well as the other contaminants in the water. So if you ever did have a slow flow rate, or the flow started to slow down, you could simply turn the water off, remove the housing, take the cartridge out, have a look at our instruction on how to scrub a ceramic cartridge, which you just scrub under the tap. You put it back, and the water filter will start to flow, and you'll have your normal flow right back. Any dramas, any issues? Give us a call, but this water filter here, for a rainwater tank, is perfect. Thanks very much.