[VIDEO] How to Install a Single Under Sink Water Filter

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Good day, folks. Rod from My Water Filter here today, and what we're gonna do is the installation of a water filter. Under sink installation, and you'll see we've taken the cupboard doors off today. That's basically so you can get a good view of what's going on in here, and it just makes it a lot easier for me to get in and do the installation. So, pretty simple process. Obviously, there's three stages to installing the water filter. We're going to install the under sink kit, we'll install the faucet, we'll install the water filter itself. So what we're gonna do here and what you wanna do is get everything out of your cupboard, make sure that it's safe and there's no electrical components and you're not gonna get hurt or injured in any way.

Then you're gonna get in here and have a look, and make sure you've got plenty of room to install the water filter, something to screw on to, 'cause you'll have a couple of screws that will go through the top of the housing to hold the filter in place. So, what we'll do here first, the first thing you're gonna wanna do is cut the water, turn the water off. So, pretty easy in this situation here. We've actually got a tap under the sink, so we're gonna turn the water off here. If you can't turn the water off here, you've gotta go out the front of the home to the water meter and turn it off at the main water supply. Then you'll have no pressure pushing on the house.

Then you come back inside, turn on the tap. I would expect a little bit of water to come out, there'd be a bit of pressure, releasing the pressure and we're all good to go now. So what we would do now is sort of just gonna lay a towel in under the sink here if you think you're gonna have a bit of spillage of water. But apart from that, we're going to undo the chrome flexible hose, and this is the part we're gonna install, which is the T-piece and that will send the water filter to your filter. So, simple, normal, half inch BSP connections. The T-pieces can come in different shapes and sizes. But they're all a T-piece. So we'll just nip in here and undo this chrome flexible hose first. Okay. All right.

As you can see, there is gonna be some water so we've left it here for you to see this here today. So I'd definitely put a towel down when you are going to install your T-piece. There's a rubber in the end. The rubber must be inside to have a good seal, okay? The chrome flexible pipe has also got a rubber inside there as well, and it'll male up on the male end. So we'll put the female on first. And what we wanna do, we're gonna mount the water filter over here in this nice, clear spot. So when we finish mounting the T-piece, we want the water hose to the filter heading in that direction , just so we've got a nice, easy flow for the water. So we'll just simply screw this one on here now. Okay. Like so. Good Australian crescent. Not too tight, you've got rubbers in there, they will seal. Beautiful, okay. Now we'll get our original chrome flexible pipe, and we're gonna screw him back on to the top of the T-piece. Once again, we'll just tighten him up if you're not tight. Okay, it'll do us. Okay, and there we are, the T-piece is now installed. I'll turn the tap off for the T-piece so it's off. And at this point of time, I could actually turn the water back on. So the water's coming back on the sink. And this line is now completely live, full of pressure, full of water, ready to go. And not that I will, but if I lifted up that little black lever on the T-piece, water will start coming out the end here. That's basically where we're at from there.

Then we'll get some hose that we're gonna use, cut it to the required length. Just give ourselves plenty of spare there today. We like to use the nice cutter or a very sharp stanley knife. You wanna have a nice, square cut on the pipe so you get the best seal inside the T-piece. And then this hose is just gonna push in about one and a 1/2 centimeters straight in to the T-piece. There we go. Make sure he's in there nice and tight. And then we've got a red locking clip. Now these clips, we do use them. You don't have to have one on there. It will work without it, but the clip does hold the pipe nice and square, and it holds it in place much more easier. So you just put that red locking clip inside the collar and that will not come out. That's locked in there, locked, tight, ready to go. If you ever wanna take it out, off with the red clip, you have to push this collar in. So the collar's gotta be pushed in on the T-piece, and that hose will come out. We'll push him back in. If you don't push the collar in, you can pull on that and you just won't get it out. It will not come out unless you break it. So we push on the collar, hold the collar in, hose comes out. Push the hose in, and he's in. On with the red clip, lock him on. Happy days. That's on there.

This hose there ready to go. We'll spin that there when we position that water filter. And that's how to install the under sink kit. And what we're gonna do is a faucet installation in to the kitchen sink for an under sink water filter. Here's the faucet that we're going to install today. This is sort of our default faucet for most of our products. We use this faucet 'cause we've had such good success with them, and they work an absolute treat. They're easy to install and they've got a good connection on the bottom that makes it very easy to connect straight on to the hose from the water filter. So we'll just grab it out. As you can see, it's straight out of the box, the same as it's going to arrive at your home. There are some instructions in the box so you can take a look at those as required. And then here's our parts for our filter here. Now, we'll just go slowly so you can see exactly what we do, and you show it to your plumber if you need him to help install, or do it yourself if you think you can handle it. So the situation is you can't just get the faucet and just drill a hole and install it anywhere.

Wherever you decide that you'd like to install your faucet, you have gotta have a look underneath the sink to make sure that you can get to it. Because once you install the faucet, you're gonna put a locking nut on the bottom and you gotta be able to tighten it up. So you're gonna be holding the faucet, you gotta be able to get your arm in there. Get someone to help you, that's not a problem. But just make sure that wherever you drill the hole through the top of the sink, you do have access from underneath to connect it up with the locking nut, and also, because then you're gonna put on the joiner connection, and then you've gotta connect the hose to it as well. So you do have to be able to access this, and some sinks, especially high quality sinks, can have enclosed cavities in them where you can drill a hole through it and then you just can't get your hand in there.

So make sure you can get to it and you'll be good to go. This one here's a pretty simple one to get to, and we're just gonna sit him right here on the outside. I can get underneath, I can feel that, I got plenty of room there, and I know I can get at it no worries at all. So this is where our system's gonna sit today. Right here like so. Once again, you gotta make sure it's gonna work and operate. So when we turn this water on, is it gonna fall in to the sink? If it does a couple of drips after you turn the tap off, is the drips gonna land in to the sink? That sort of thing. So you might wanna position it depending on what you've got there. So for us today, that's where we're gonna put him here. Just perfectly sit him straight in there like that and that'll be a good spot for us. So we'll get there, find out where we want it to go and then just get a pencil and put a little mark there. And then, once we've got a mark where we're gonna install it, what I like to do is just get a bit of electrical tape. This is just plain, normal electrical tape. Just break a bit off. And what we do is we're gonna stick that on to the surface of the sink here. And what that will do is when we use the drill, it'll stop the drill moving around. So I'll stick that on there. I'll also get hold of something sharp, a nice little point.

And we're just gonna put that on there and I'm just gonna put a little mark where I'm gonna drill, and that will stop the drill from spinning around as well. Now, I'm gonna use two drill bits today. We're gonna put a pilot hole through first, and then we'll put the larger bit through, and then the faucet will go straight through that hole. So, safety is the key at any time. Make sure you've got good posture. If it's a big, deep sink and you've gotta reach out, you might wanna put block to stand on or whatever it might be. But make sure that you're safe, and you're not drilling in to anything electrical. Have a look underneath, make sure you know where you're drilling, and then you should be good to go. So we'll just drill this one through here now. Okay, so there's our pilot hole. That goes through pretty easily. And we'll take out this small pilot drill bit, open him up, stick in the larger one and in we go. Now what you'll find, different quality sinks, different thicknesses, et cetera, so whatever you've got there, just take your time and take it easy, and you should be good to go. So there's our hole through the sink. As you can see, pretty easy. You can just clean him up a little bit. Get a file if there's any rough edges and just tidy it up.

But basically, job's done. Hole is now in the sink. And we're gonna install our faucet straight through the hole. So, there's the shaft. Now the first bit that goes on is the nice, clean, shiny plate. And that obviously goes on because that's what's gonna be on top, and that sits on a nice rubber, flat rubber washer. Give it a bit of a cushion and give it something to fit and push in to on the sink. And then it'll go through, we'll come along underneath and we've got a hard, black washer that's gotta go on first. Then we've got our star washer, and then we're gonna screw the locking nut on. Once the locking nut is screwed on, then we'll push our hose connector on. And we'll do that from underneath. Here we go. The chrome plate and the black washer, straight through the hole. Simple as that. Up from underneath. Black, flat washer and our locking nut and we're away. It's got quite a length of thread on it, so ensure that you do get it all the way up. Good to go. Off, okay. And there you go, faucet's in, simple as that. We've got our connector here in my hand. I'm just gonna pull off one of the red clips. I'm gonna push that straight on to the bottom of this shaft. Like so. Right up, and it'll pull down a little bit.

When you pull it down a little bit, it'll open up the collar and then we can push our red clip straight back in to that collar. That's locked on there and it will not come off unless you force it and break it. I'll just take off the second red clip, and over here, I've got some water pipe, water hose. And we're basically gonna get this water hose, cut it to the desired length, run it over to where our water filter's gonna go and then, the faucet will be nice and installed. Now this hose is gonna push straight in to the collar here at about one and a 1/2 centimeters. He's in. Once you push it in like that, pull it down a bit, red clip pushes on, red clip locks it in place, we're good to go. Beautiful. And there's our hose running over to our filter. We won't cut it now, we'll just leave it there how it is. But basically, faucet's in, ready to go. Happy days. What we're gonna do is finish the installation off for a single stage under sink water filter. Now it doesn't matter what brand it is, ULTRAPURE, ULTRAPURE Aragon, Doulton, carbon, single stage water filter, all the same.

So, as you can see, we've already installed the under sink installation kit, the T-piece that's gonna run up and flow in to here. The pressure limiting valve's already attached on to the water filter. Faucet's in, and the water hose is running along out the back there to attach the faucet as well. So, pretty easy little system. Make sure it's nice and tight, ready to go. Cartridge is inside ready to go. And we're gonna get two screws in the top here and fix it up in to the top of the cupboard. We've just gotta make sure we've got at least 30 millimeters, three centimeters, underneath the housing, so when you screw the housing off, there's enough room to drop the housing down and take it out of the cupboard. So normally what we'll do here is get the system, grab a texta or a pen of some description, we'll get up underneath the sink, hold it in position. When we get the position that we're good to go, get the pen, mark the two holes, or the two places where we're going to install it and we know where we've gotta drill. Next thing I'll do from that, is get the drill just straight up on here on those two holes, and drill the hole in. And we've got our two holes where the bracket's going to attach. Then, we can just get a simple phillips screwdriver.

Put him through the hole like so, and we're just gonna attach him up there in to place. That's that one there. Second one. Tight. Beautiful, nice and tight, and there he's sitting in place. So there's the T-piece for the incoming water supply and the water's coming in through this hose. So this hose goes up in to the pressure limiting valve. Pressure limiting valves stop any sudden surges on to the system. So this hose has gotta push in one and a 1/2 centimeters up in to the pressure limiting valve. And then we'll use a red clip to lock him in to place. You can see you can pull it down a little bit, opens up the collar, and that's where we're gonna push our red clip, up in to the gap of the collar. It locks the collar, means that the hose can't or won't come out, and holds it nice and square. Then water will come along the hose, into this filter, fill the housing, penetrate the cartridge, the water will be filtered. And then the quality water will come out of the top outlet on the other side. And that's where we connect our faucet.

There's a hose from the faucet, push him straight in the top. As you saw, pushed him one and a 1/2 centimeters again. Get our little red clip, put him on to secure it. Spin him 'round and make sure it's seated in there and it's on properly. Cool. That's good to go. Lock him on. Good and tight. And there we have it. Once it's in place and you're all good and ready to go, we can just slowly turn on the water. You can hear it going through the system, slowly filling up. When the housing's full, the water will come over. It'll come out of our spout of our faucet. You hear the water going through and there we go, now it's starting to come out of the faucet. You can turn him off easy enough. And what we wanna do is have an inspection, and we're making sure that we've got no leaks anywhere. So we're checking all of these connections, checking for leaks. Looking good all the way. No leaks. All the way back under the faucet. Just move them around, make sure that they're solid. You know this is live under your sink all the time, so when we install it, we wanna make sure that it's sealed up and it's perfectly tight and connected well. You don't want any leaks under the sink. That's all on there good. We're happy, we've got no leaks.

Now, it's a single stage water filter. It is very simple flushing for a single stage water filter. You're basically gonna turn it on and let the water run. You'll need at least five minutes, even flow for five to 10. Every carbon cartridge, when you first turn on the faucet, is gonna omit some dirty, black, jet black water. So just be aware of that. You'll turn the faucet on, dirty black water will come out, it'll clear quite quickly, we continue it to flow for five minutes at least. Give it a good flush. Once you've flushed it for five minutes, you can save that water in to a pot plant and water the garden, whatever you might wanna do. Then we basically just turn the tap off and she's good to go, and we can use that filter and then we've got 12 months life, and we can have beautiful, filtered water for the next year. Good luck, thank you very much.

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