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

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Good day, folks. Rod, from My Water Filter here today. And what we gonna do, is the installation of a water filter, okay? 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 gonna install the under sink kit. We'll install the faucet. We'll install the water filter itself, okay? So, what we 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 it on to, because you'll have a couple of screws that will go through the top of the housing to hold the filter in place, okay? So, what we'll do here first, the first thing that you gonna wanna do, is cut the water, turn the water off, okay?

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 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'll be a bit of pressure, releasing the pressure and we all good to go now, all right? So, what we would do now, is sometimes you can lay a towel under the sink here, if you think you're gonna get 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, okay? 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, all right? So, we'll put the female on first, and what we wanna do, we 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. Then we get our original chrome flexible pipe and we gonna screw him back onto the top of the T-piece. Once again, we just tighten him up, everything up tight.

Okay, that'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 can 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, okay? 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 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 half centimeters straight into the T-piece. Here we go, make sure his 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 want to 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, all right? 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 his in, okay? On with the red clip, lock him on, happy days. Okay, that's on there. This hose there ready to go. We'll spin that up there when we position the water filter, okay? And that's how to install the under sink kit. And what we gonna do, is a faucet installation into the kitchen sink for an under sink water filter, okay? Here's the faucet that we're gonna install today.

This is sort of our default faucet for most of our products. We use this faucet because 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 onto the hose from the water filter, okay? So we'll just grab it out, as you can see it sits straight out of the box, the same as it's gonna 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, okay? Now, we'll just go slowly so you can see exactly what we do, and you can show it to your plumber if you need him to help install, or do it yourself, if you think 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 gonna put a locking nut on the bottom, and you gotta be able to tighten it up.

So you gonna be holding the faucet, you gotta be able to get your arm in there, get somebody 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 gonna put on the joiner connection, and then you 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, okay? So, make sure you can get to it, and you'll be good to go. This one here is a pretty simple one to get to, and we're just gonna sit him right here on the outside where I can get underneath, I can feel that, I've 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 into the sink? If it does a couple of drips after you turn the tap off, is the drips gonna land into the sink? That sort of thing. So you might wanna position it, depending on what you've got there, okay? So, for us today, this is where we gonna put him here.

Just perfectly sit him straight in there like that, and that'll be a good spot for us, all right? 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 got a mark where we wanna install it, what I like to do, is just get a bit of electrical tape, okay? This is just plain, normal electrical tape, just break a bit off, and what we do, is we're gonna stick that onto 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, okay? Nice little point, and we just gonna put that on there, and I'm just gonna put a little mark, where I'm gonna drill, and that'll stop the drill from spinning around as well, okay? 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, all right? 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 a block on to stand on, or whatever it might be. But make sure that you safe and you not drilling into anything electrical, okay? Have a look underneath, make sure you know where you drilling, and then you should be good to go, okay? So we'll just rill this one through here now. Okay, there's our pilot hole, that goes through pretty easily.

Then we'll take out this small pilot drill bit, open him up, stick in the larger one, okay, 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, okay? 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, all right? And we 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's obviously goes on, because that's what's gotta 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 into on the sink. And then it'll go through, we'll come along underneath, and we've got a hard black washer that's gonna go on first, then we've got our star washer, and then we're gonna screw the lock and nut on, okay? Once the locking nut is screwed on, then we'll push our hose connector on, okay? We'll do that from underneath, all right? Here we go, the chrome plate and the black washer straight through the hole, simple as that, okay? 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, okay?

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, okay? I'm gonna push that straight onto 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 into that collar. That's locked on there and it will not come off unless you force it and break it, okay? 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, okay? Now this hose is gonna push straight into the collar here, about one and a half 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 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. And what we gonna do, is have a quick look at the installation, finish the installation for the triple under sink water filter, okay? Now, we gonna install it, but just quickly, this is no different, regardless of what cartridges are inside, all the installs are the same. Flushing, once it's installed, will vary, if you have a fluoride removal cartridge, okay? If there's no fluoride removal in this system, install the triple, turn it on and flush it. But if it's fluoride, please watch the fluoride flushing instructions, because they are different, okay. So what we've done here already, is we've started the install, and you can see inside we've got the T-piece installed into position here, and this is the incoming water pipe, and that's gonna connect into our pressure limiting valve here, and then it'll flow into the filter. On the out flowing side, on the other side, there's our hose here, and that's flowing up to our faucet, okay?

So, first thing we do, is we just gonna get a texta, a bit of a pen, and we just gonna mark where we gonna put our holes in, up underneath the sink. When we install it, we must make sure we got a 30 millimeters or three centimeter gap on the bottom, and that's to enable the housing to be unscrewed from the top thread and we can lower it down, take it out to change the cartridges later on, when required, okay? So, we'll sit this on up in here, Okay, we've got a bit of a mark up there. Next thing we like to do, because we've got two screws that we gonna install, and it's good that there's a little cut-out keyhole in these, 'cause we'll put the screws in first and we just hang the water filter on there, all right? So we get the little pilot hole and we put a drill in. Okay, once that's done, Phillips screwdriver, and we'll screw him in. Not screwing it all the way in, three or four turn, make it secure, so it's still sticking out enough that we're able to sit the housing on, okay? So, we've got the screws up there in place now. Slide the system into place, lift him up, lower him down on the screws.

Once we done that, we can finish screwing it up by hand, or get a tech gun and screw him into place. Beautiful, system's locked into place, ready to go. As we can see, we've got plenty of hight to undo the cartridges later, and the housings and take the cartridges out. And here we have our incoming water line, okay? We can cut that a little bit shorter to size, to suit. Got a little red cutter here, or you can use a Stanley knife, whatever's easiest. Just take off our little red clips, tricky one, and then once that's done, we're gonna push the hose up inside one and a half centimeters, okay? If you feel it goes there, then continue push it, and in she goes, pushes up. Once she's up, we can pull the hose back a little bit, open up the collar here, once that collar's opened up, we can slide our red clip back in. Spin the red clip around, make sure she's happy, beautiful, looking good, okay? Water's gonna come in through the incoming side, fill the housing, penetrate the cartridge, over the series of cartridges, and it'll flow out of the top. Out of the top, that's where we're gonna connect our faucet hose onto, and the water will flow out. Once again, pushed him down and in there one and a half centimeters. Open up that collar a touch. Just take your time with those, make sure you do get them in there.

Once they're in, spin them around, spin the black collar around, sorry, the red collar around, make sure it is locked in underneath, give it a wiggle, make sure it's good and tight, and happy, okay? That's good, we don't want any leaks, make sure that it is correct so, you've nailed it. Okay. So there he is now, it's all nicely installed, and what we can do from this point of time now, is check all of our fittings, they good and tight and connected up well. All right, got a red clip on each one. Don't have to use the red clips, you can use the system without them, but they do tend to hold the hoses nice and square in the joint, and that will stop the hose ever coming out. So, once it's in like that, what we gonna do now, is turn the water on and make sure that we've got no leaks. I'm just gonna put the housing tool on first before I turn the water on. Just make sure that they're all tight.

Okay, now you don't wanna get on there and just really reef into them, folks, just screw all the housings up by hand, and then put the tool on and just nip them up, just a little bit, make sure they're tight, and we're good to go. Then we'll slowly turn the water on, turn the T-piece on here to slowly turn it on, as you can hear it, the water's coming through, slowly filling up the housings. It'll just take a minute to fill them up, three good sized housings here on this triple. But, I can hear that it's starting to fill now. Once it's all nice and full, it's under pressure, it's full of water, I'm just checking all of our fittings, making sure we've got no leaks. Beautiful, okay? Pretty simple systems, good quality housings, don't normally have any problems. Once we're happy that there's no leaks, we're up to pressure, all of the water has filled the housings, we'll turn on the faucet, bit of air comes through, you can hear the water pushing. And the water will start to flow through. Might bubble and spurt a little bit for a minute or so, all the air will come out, and then you good to go, okay?

Once again, what you need to do now, if there is any fluoride removal cartridges in this system, please watch the fluoride removal cartridge flushing for these systems. If there's no fluoride cartridges in your system, you pretty good to just turn the water on and flush the whole lot in one go, and you good to go. Flush it for at least five minutes, I'd prefer you to, a big triple like this, to flush it for 10. You can get a bucket up under the tap and collect that water, put it on the pot plants in the garden et cetera, so it's not really going to waste, even the washing machine if you want. But do give it a good flush. Every single brand new cartridge needs a good flush when it's new, and being a big triple, 10 minutes will be better. But at least five minutes to get the water through and flush any fines out, and you good to go, okay? After that, turn it off, and we'll just use it as we need. Thank you very much.

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