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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 UV system for a whole house. It's the style of UV, with the double nuts on either end, okay? Now, what you can see here, we've just installed a triple whole house water filter here on the farm today, and we're gonna install the UV. Just be aware that the same installation for a triple, as a twin, okay. If there was only just the two housings, and this one wasn't on there, so even if it's a twin, or a triple, whatever it might be, we're still going to install the UV system exactly the same, all right? There's no difference at all.
So we'll just take it easy, and we'll get this on. So, we've already had the system delivered to us last week. We've opened it up. We've looked inside, made sure that we got all the parts okay, and we also plug the UV light in, to make sure that it's not broken, and it has the made the journey with the courier okay. Being glass, you just never know, all right? So the first part I'm taking out of the bag here is the holding clips, to hold the actual stainless steel housing onto the wall, all right? This'll be a pretty simple process. We'll just get a tech gun, with a tech screw, and we're just gonna screw this straight onto the wall, okay?
Pretty easy going there. Just drop a level on the top. You get a marker. Second one. Your level. Simple as that, straight on, okay? And once you've done that, here's the stainless steel chamber, and we just push him in, and he's locked on, all right? Now, just be aware that, a couple of things, we're mounting this one here today, immediately above the water filter, okay, and if you were worried about any water coming down over anything, you might wanna mount it left or right to the side.
The manufacturers do prefer that these systems are mounted in this way, in a horizontal position, but it is totally okay, and they will accept if they're mounted vertical, on the side, all right? But if you mount them vertical on the side, obviously it's gonna be looking a little like so, okay? When the water, like the water's gonna go in the filter like normal, when the water comes out of the filter, you really wanna run the water in at the bottom, okay, and then the water will come in at the bottom, and it'll come up through the chamber, and that's to get the air out, all right?
That's the main reason that we're gonna connect it in the bottom. So out of the filter, into the bottom of the chamber. As it fills, all the air can come out of the top, and it'll bleed through and you're good to go, all right? Today, we'll just screw him straight on here like so, okay? So, we've got him locked in position. We're all ready to go. I'll get some pipe fittings together, and then we'll come along, and we'll connect up the pipework. Okay, now what we're gonna do here is we're going to actually connect up the pipework, to flow the water through, to get this system operating, okay?
Now, because we're adding the UV to the whole house system, we will pull this apart a little bit, and, get the new pipework installed, and then we'll be able to come back here where we were, okay? So, first thing we're gonna do is get some good old Australian plumbers thread tape, and pull the caps off the inlet and outlet, and we're gonna wrap about eight wraps of thread tape around those threads, okay?
You might think I'm doing a few more wraps, but it's quite deep thread there, so I'm doing the six or eight wraps over the complete surface. Start with about six wraps at the front, run that about eight wraps at the top, so there's a bit of a camber on with the thread tape, and those fittings will lock on as they're connected on there, okay? Beautiful. So the fittings are gonna screw in the top. Take your time, make sure you don't cross thread him. Now you may notice that I'm using PVC here. It is correct. You could be plumbing this with a whole range of different products. Copper, not a problem.
Poly pipe, I don't really like because it moves too much when it gets hot and cold, okay? So just sort of moving around a bit. With the good old PVC, we screw it on, and we glue it into place, and she's pretty well locked there, and it'll do a good job for us for as long as we need, all right? Okay, that's those. We'll come out of here. We'll angle him across to the wall. Now normally, as you're going along, there's a couple of ways you can do it. You might wanna get here. Whoop, you might wanna get here, and cut your pipes, push them together, and just push them all into place.
Make sure that you haven't got him any mistakes, if it's the first time that you're doing it, and it pushes together pretty easy, all of this pipe. Once you're got it in position, and you're happy where it's going, then you might want to pull it apart and glue it, okay? That'll be a bit more of a failsafe way of putting this together, okay? But if it's your game, and you're used to using PVC pipe or something like that, then we'll just put him together, and we'll just glue him in as we go. Basically here's the PVC glue. There's different brands and qualities of course. This is the most common, and you basically just get that glue, wrap it around, push the two together, lock him into place, and the job's right. Okay, so that's gonna sit there nicely like so. Run him along the wall to the other end.
Okay. Just get the burrs and stuff off, make sure she's pretty clean. All right. Later on, we'd put a couple of clips on there to lock him in place, take the weight of everything and support, but it'll also help when we get up over the top here as well, and we should be good to go, okay? Okay. Come out of there, and then across to there. How we looking, sweet. Okay. Okay. Very good. Give or take a couple of inches, we're hanging in there at the moment, okay? So that there is basically our water coming in, through the system, twin or a triple, whatever we got doesn't matter. Water's coming out of this end filtered. It's down to at least five micron for the UV light, because that's what you require. Sediment carbon, through here, and we're coming in into the chamber. This chamber will be full of water later on, and obviously the water will pass through, and come out this end. Will come out of here now, and just run it down to the ground, and we'll be good to go. Let's see. Again. Okay. Okay, so, at this point in time, even though today we're just pushing it together for you for an example, you would normally glue these connections, as I say. You could set it up, get it all happy, make sure you're right. To keep it nice and neat, we probably could have run these at the same height over there.
That would have been nicer in the long run, but today we'll get away with that one. So, once you've got it to this point of time here, we have connected the pipes, and we'll have a little stop for a minute, and we'll get the components for the sleeve and everything for the extra light, and then we'll come back and put those in in a second for you. Okay folks. Now what we're gonna do now that we've gotten everything setup, we've got all the pipework in place, we've glued it all together, and we're happy, all right? So now, we're going to install the sleeve through the inside of the housing, and seal it up with the O-rings at each end, and then the water can be turned on, okay?
So simple process, couple of nuts on either end. You can see that the little earth attachments here, and we've got the nut with the hole in the end, all right? So that's where the power way is gonna be. On this end here is a second nut. Right, it's just a full-up, sealed up nut, okay? So situation is, already been through our box before. We know that our glass is in good condition, etc. So we'll just take him out. Okay. Now, just be careful, all right? There's just nothing else I can say. Just be careful. It is glass, they are thin, and they will break, okay? Now this point of time, you really should have some gloves on, all right? You do not wanna be touching these glasses without gloves on, okay? So, whatever you do, go get yourself some gloves, and keep your hand prints, and your fingerprints, and everything off this glass.
The light has gotta penetrate through this glass, into the water to kill the bugs, and you don't want fingerprints all over it, all right? Apologize, I'm not wearing any. So, situation is, we pull our nuts off either end, get our thimble, and we gently slide it in. And I mean gently. Just treat it like an egg, folks, all right? Now, this thimble is on an angle, hitting down, and it's touching on the bottom here, okay? So I just wanna gently put my finger in the other end, lift him up, put a bit of pressure on it with this finger, to centralize it. And there we are. I've just got a little bit the same, sticking out each end, all right? That's how it's gonna end up, that's how it's gonna seat and sit. Next thing is we get the O-rings that we've got to install with. Now take a look at your O-rings.
These are just normal round O-rings, maybe a bit oval. Sometimes they have a flat on the inner circle, and if you just roll them on, they can sort of half turn over, and they just aren't seated nice and neat in a round pattern, and they can leak, okay? Something else you can probably do, if you had trouble with sealing them, is put a bit of rubber grease on them, something that isn't gonna eat away the rubber, obviously, and that'll help to seal it up as well, okay? Now, you wanna be careful you're not pushing it out the other end, or anything like that. So we'll come to the bell end here first. Okay.
You can see there, just putting this O-ring here, on this end. Okay. Now we'll put our nuts on. I do want this one up tight. Okay. So we're doing them up just about as tight as you can by hand. They've got to be firm, no ifs or buts about it, they gotta be firm, okay? We'll tighten him up, and lock them both up as tight as you can, all right? Both of them locked up tight. Soon as you get them to this stage, she's locked on, we're good to go, and it should be sealed. Those O-rings should have sealed that glass on either end, and the water can't get out. So what we can do now is turn on the water, get it up to full pressure, check that there's no leaks anywhere in the system, check that there's no water, look inside the ballast, have a look, make sure it's all nice and sealed, and if you've got no leaks, happy days, we're good to go, and we move forward. If you've got water leaking anywhere, if anything's not looking correct, then just stop, pull it apart, dry it, and start again. Take your time. It's not something that you wanna be just racing, task to do before work or something like that, so make sure you set the appropriate time aside to do it. Just relax and take your time, and you shouldn't have any problems, okay?
Yeah, once it's locked in, let's get it up to full pressure. Press, go inside the house, press the toilet, turn the taps on and off, on and off fast, get a bit of shuttering going, make sure that that's happy, and it's all setup, and it's good and strong. Soon as you're done that, turn it off, and that's what we'll do now. Grab the globe, and the electric components, then we'll come back and we'll put those in. Righty-o folks, here we go. We've had the water on. We've brought it up to pressure. There's not a leak in sight, all right? Happy days, successful install, and we're good to go. So now that we've connected all the water filtration part of this system, we've turned it on and we've run it, it's up to full pressure, and there's no leaks. We know we've got no leaks in the UV.
We know now it's safe to bring the electrical components apart. Even though the electrical components are converted from 240 volts down to 12, 240 down to 12 volts, we still don't wanna be mucking around, we still don't wanna blow a globe, we don't wanna blow a controller. We just want it to get up beautifully, all right? So, in our box, here's our globe here. So we'll grab the globe out. Beautiful. Once again, we don't wanna be touching this with your fingers, so gloves should be worn, and please do read the instructions, because when you take these globes out, you wanna get there and give them a wipe with some alcohol, or some metho, so take a look at the instructions, and have a look what it says in there. But this is us, folks. Gently, gently, steady, steady, sliding our globe in, all the way to the end. We're nearly there, okay? All we've got after that, is our controller. And once again, very, very simple situation, okay? We've got four plugs on the end here. It goes through the controller, which switches it from 240 to 12 volts.
We've got a status indicator on this one, and an alarm. So red when it's not going, green when it's going and we're happy, alarm when it's not on. So you're good to go, okay? Now simple installation here. We're just gonna plug this on the end. Like so. Gently push that globe inside, as far as he wants to go. Put our rubber cap over the top, so he seals up. Push him right on. Underneath here is our little earth wire. Take that little nut off. On with the earth wire. Back on with our little nut. Okay. Little spanner there somewhere to tighten him up. Not a great big one like this one.
Okay. Folks, you've just installed a UV system, okay? What we're gonna do now is get the electrical cable, if we could please, that'd be great. And away we go. We turn him on. If we turn him on, get a bit of a beep sound first. And you'll see our green light is now lit up. The light will be on inside. The water will be coming through, and all the bugs are killed along the way, okay? Fantastic system for your whole house, for a whole family, and it's a great way to go. Now, couple of quick do's and don'ts. If we get this electrical cord, and we mount it up here like this, in the winter, in Australia, there's a lot of moisture in the air. It doesn't even have to rain. So ideally, this system should be fully enclosed, or inside a shed, or out of the weather, okay? The Australian sun is so harsh, that 10 years on one of these systems, and they're gonna be real brittle and dry, okay? So cover them up, get them out the sun, it'll last years, all right? But, just leave them to the elements, and you won't have as much success.
This is a UV system. Does have water inside. It doesn't mean that they're going to have water in here, okay? We don't want to have any water in the electrical components of the system. Now if you have this box up the top, when we get the condensation in Australia, in winter, that condensation runs down the cord, and it will run into the end of the globe and the electrical wires. It's gonna short out, and it's gonna ruin it, all right? So, you can have the box up, but this lead has gotta dip down first, okay? By dipping down in a V shape like so, any condensation on this cord is gonna run down, and just drivel off the bottom, and then this cord can go wherever you want.
Run it up through the plug above your head, whatever. But when it comes out of the UV, the cord has got to go down, so that all the water's running away from it, all right? Now, if you're gonna have this outside, I just wouldn't leave it unexposed like that, and expect this rubber to be protecting that from the rain, all right? Water gets into everything. So this needs to be sealed in some way, especially on this end, all right? You'd get away with it with the rest of it, but all of this electrical part here, you wanna have that dry at all times, okay, or else it'll just short something out, no joke about it, all right? So, there you have it. She's on, it's sterilizing the water. It's a very popular way to go. It's a great way to go, and highly recommended. Thank you very much.