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

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Good day, folks, Rod from My Water Filter here today, and what we're going to 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're gonna install the under sink kit, and we'll install the faucet, we'll install the water filter itself, okay? 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 onto, 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're 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'd be a bit of pressure, releasing the pressure, and we're 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 to 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 the 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 I'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 T-Piece, the chrome flexible pipe is 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're gonna mount the water filter over here in this nice clear spot. So when we finished mounting the T-Piece, we want the water hose to the filter heading in that direction just so we get 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. That will seal. Beautiful. Okay. Then we get the original chrome flexible pipe and we're gonna screw him back on to the top of the T-Piece. Once again, we're 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 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 half centimeters straight into the T-Piece. Here we go. Make sure it's in there nice and tight. And now we gotta 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. All right, we 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, and 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, okay? On with the red clip, lock him on. Happy days, okay? That's on there, this hose there ready to go. Spin that up there where we position the water filter. Okay, 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's 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 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 gotta put a locker 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 gonna 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 I'm 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're safe and you're 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 drill this one through here now. Okay, 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, okay, and then 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 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 into on the sink. And then that'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 on to the bottom of this shaft. Like so, right up, and let it 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 that 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're gonna do is to finish the installation for the Twin Under Sink Water Filter. Now it's already been set up a bit here in the sense that we have installed the under sink installation kit and the T-piece for the incoming water line, and that's this line here, plugs onto the inside of the pressure limiting valve and then we've got the hose at the back which is to come on the outlet side of the filter and that's gonna come up to our faucet, okay? So, the first thing that we wanna do, is maybe just get a bit of a texta pen and put a mark in here where we going to install it. Remembering that we want 30 mm, three centimeters minimum underneath the system when we remove the housings and we drop them down to change the cartridges et cetera, okay? So we'll get this one up under here and have a look where we can install him, all right? So, I do like to get them up out of the way as best we can, and so we'll do it here as well today.

Plenty underneath, it can sit right about there. Beautiful. Okay, so I've put a little mark there. Now I'm just gonna put a little pilot hole in with this wood drill. Okay. Now we got two, two screws here, and the beauty of these is there's a bit of a slot on the top. So, we'll put the screws in first and then we can just hang the filter on there, okay? Just get them started. Okay. So, I've got two screws up underneath the cupboard there, and then that will just hang straight on top, okay? We can get the power drill or the tech gun He's locked into place. All ready to go. Then, we've got our incoming water supply from the T-piece and we're gonna connect that up into the pressure limiting valve. So we'll just take off the red clip and we'll put on John Guest hose, red clip back on. Just spin the red clip around, make sure that it is fitted on there properly and it's all good and secure. Okay.

Then we got our hose to our faucet, pushed him in. It goes in one and a half centimeters, locks in, open the gap up a little bit, push our red clip in. Make sure that that clip can spin around and it's locked in, and be nice and tight and secure. Beautiful, we're good to go. Okay. At this point of time, we're pretty much all installed, okay? We have the T-piece, the water coming in through the pressure limiting valve into the inlet side of the filter, the water will come in, fill the housing, penetrate the cartridge. Filtered water will go over into the second side, it'll fill the second housing with water. Water will penetrate through the cartridge to the center core, and then the filtered water's coming out the other side via this white hose, and cross it over to our faucet, okay? So once this is installed, like so, then we do need to flush it and we wanna turn it on for five minutes. We also wanna inspect it, make sure we've got no leaks or anything like that. So, I'm just gonna check that the housings are tight. So we just slide the housing tool up, just a little tight, same on this one. Beautiful Now you don't have to really tighten them, folks, just tighten them up by hand put the housing tool on, just give them a little nip. Beautiful, nice and tight, all happy, ready to go.

Okay, so we're gonna slowly turn the water on now, and the first thing we're gonna do is just check for leaks. You can hear the water running through the hose, through the system, filling up the housings. It'll take a minute to fill it all up, and then when that's all full, we'll turn on the faucet and we'll get the water to flow through and we'll give it a flush for five minutes. Now, all of these twin water filters, they're all set up, and you just turn them on and flush them. If you have a fluoride removal cartridge, generally the fluoride removal cartridge on a twins in this position here, it must be flushed differently, so please watch the installation flushing for a fluoride removal water filter, they are different. Failing that, all the other filters are the same.

Turn them on and just inspect all your pipes going along, give them a wiggle, make sure that they're all pushed up and they fitted in correctly, and we're all good to go. And we turn the faucet on, we might see some black carbon water come out, okay? So on with the faucet. As you can see, it's just a bit of air comes out at first. Bit of black carbon water, and then the filter will start to flow. We're gonna flush it for at least five minutes, okay? At least five if not 10. And you can get that water, put it in a bucket, put it on the pot plants in the garden et cetera, so we don't waste it. But we do wanna flush all new cartridges a minimum of five minutes before you even start, okay? Get the water in there, get the carbon to swell and activate, you looking good. All right, no leaks, water's flushing through nicely. It's working a treat. Happy days. Good luck, thank you very much.

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