[VIDEO] How to Install an UV Guard Ultravoilet Light System for a Rain Water Tank Water Filter System

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Good day, folks. Rod from My Water Filter here today, and what we're gonna do is have a look at installing a UV system on to a whole house water filter. So, we've just installed the triple whole house and this could've been a twin, all right, so it could've been a twin whole house. It's more common that you'll find a twin whole house system with a UV system. But sometimes people might use a triple, if there's a little bit more color in the water they wanna get out or dirty water. Give it a real good filter, so that the water is appropriately filtered, down to a minimum of five microns so it can then flow through the UV light and the UV is a success. So we've got the system here and what we're gonna do now is install the UV guard, whole house UV, above the water filter here. Now, when you are installing UVs, I'll just grab the housing out of here so we can see what we're doing.

These systems.. We're going to install it like so, above the system today. And this is the horizontal position that the manufacturer would recommend that we install these systems in. On saying that, you can install the UV on the end in a vertical position. But if you're do install it on the end in a vertical position, when you have the water coming out of the outside of the filter, obviously the water's coming this side, it's been filtered, it's coming out, we've got filtered water, run it in to the bottom. Come out of the top of your water filter, you've got good quality water coming out, plug it in the bottom, 'cause then as the water comes in, it'll push the air out.

The air will come out of the top, and then the air will go back down in to your pipe and go back in to the house or wherever it's going to and it will come out of the tap and the air's gone. So, good idea is to have a way to get the air out of the UV and that's by taking the water out of the top, in to the bottom and filling the chamber as you go. But today, as I suggested, we're going to install him right here on top. Now, these UV guard systems are a good quality UV. There's no ifs or buts about that. The whole thing comes as a kit in a pack. We've opened it up, we received it a week ago, we've checked it out like you're supposed to. They're very well packed.

The boxes are purposely made and it's made the journey well, nothing's broken, we're good to go. But, also, inside this box is a instruction manual and it's a beauty, so please take a look at it. 10 minutes going through it with your highlighter. Just highlight the important factors that you need to know, and then you can just keep it here as you go along and install it and it'll be good to go. But we'll give you a big overview today so that you get to have a good look at what's going on and we'll be good to go. So, the first thing we want to do is we wanna get there and install the holders. And as you can see, the holders straight off the bat, they've got lockers that go on the top, so they're just a little bit better quality than what you might see with the other systems. So we'll pull this off and we'll stick a couple of these holders in to the wall. Beautiful, simple as that. Tech screws are a beautiful thing nowadays. From there, we can get our system. And we can bang him in. Centralizing where we want him in a nice position and we're good to go. As you can see, fully watermarked system, fully watermarked system, ready to go. Fully legal in this country. Plumbers will install them, no worries at all. Passed all the certifications, it's good to go. They're decent sort of brackets, these. That ain't just gonna fall off or come off. That's a good little bracket there. And then you've got your clip locks that you put in over the top to lock him on. Righto.

They do take a bit of pushing to push them in, but as you can see, that is rock solid. It's not going anywhere. So, that's where we get to. The first part is installing the housing and locking it in to position. So we've got him locked there now, and I'll get some pipework organized and we'll come along and we will readapt the piping so we can plumb the water through the system. Okay, folks. Now we've got the UV housing installed, locked on to the wall, good to go. And now what we're gonna do is connect up some pipework. So we'll pull these rubbers off the top. We're gonna wanna put a bit of thread tape on there, about eight wraps would be good, six to eight wraps, and the reason that we're gonna do that is because the depth of this steel and it's for our chunky groove here. So we've put plenty of thread tape on to lock him on so that we don't have any leaks when we go to turn the water on.

Like normal, we're gonna wrap the thread tape on to the thread in a clockwise rotation, and that's the same way that you're gonna lock your PVC fittings or your fittings onto this, so that the thread tape does not unwind as you're winding it on. Now, we're gonna do it in a bit of a V shape. So I've got about six rows of thread tape at the front and about eight at the back. And then as we screw on the nut or the threaded PVC, it'll lock on there as we're locking her on. Okay, that'll do us today. Okay, got that one on there. Okay, we're locked on. Now, you'll notice today that we're using PVC. This could be copper. Good plumbers like using copper, welding them on, et cetera, solid as a rock. Some people use poly pipe. I don't mind using poly pipe to deliver the water here. It might have to come from a mile away, but once you get here in poly pipe, and you can use poly pipe if you're comfortable with it, that's what you like. Personally, I prefer to convert it to PVC. Hot, cold, it's not gonna move and move the fittings around and things like that. So, I just like to use the PVC and as you'll see, we'll lock him together pretty well here today. Obviously, you'll get the blue PVC glue yourself when you're gonna stick it together. If you're confident, you can just glue it as you go.

Get the glue, put it in there, plug her in, give it a screw 'round a bit so you know you've got a full seal of glue around the pipe, and lock it on. If you're not real confident, put the whole thing together, just cut it and push it all together. Once it's all pushed together, and if you're worried then you could even number it, but then you can go back and give it a glue and you'll be good to go. So we'll quickly get this one here going now. I've cut some pieces here that we were using before to use the system, so we're good to go. Okay. Rightio. Now as you can see, the water's coming in, and we've got a bypass along the bottom, so if you wanna turn off the filter, work on anything, do anything, you're good to go. But if you wanna open the main line and get water going straight through, you can do that. If you ever had any problems, change a cartridge, service the system, whatever you're gonna do, you can still have full water going to the house through the bypass by turning these other two on/off ball valves off. But, what we've done here now is installed all the piping, water's coming in through the filter, sediment, lumps and bumps, dirt out, carbon, and another carbon, or if it was just a twin like normally, normally you'll see this system like that with just the twin housings.

Sediment, carbon, filter it down to five micron, through the UV light, everything's sterilized, water comes out and goes in to the house, happy days. Okay, so that's how we look. And I'll get the thimble and the glass components, everything ready and we'll come back and we'll put those in for you in a minute. Okay, now what we're gonna do now is install the thimble inside the chamber and get the O ring on the end, lock it all in to position, and then we can turn the water on, we've sealed the unit up, and we're good and ready to go. Now, just be aware, wherever, whenever you install these chambers, when we're putting the globe in and out, you need a meter on this end, all right? Because you're gonna be pulling the thimble out, and pushing it back in, you need to make sure you've got room here. So, it's no good having the wall here and installing this in a horizontal position 'cause you can't pull it out. So if that's the case, you might have to install it vertical. Once again, make sure you've got room to the roof to be able to pull the parts, the UV lamp and thimble out of the end of this system, or you won't be able to achieve that. So, make sure you've got plenty of room on this end to get the thimble, et cetera, out of the system. And that's how long it's gotta be.

So you've gotta pull him all the way out here. Cool, cool. All right, now.. Good systems come with good parts and good instructions, and that's exactly what you'll find here. What we're gonna do is get hold of the O ring, but just before we use the O ring, we're going to use this alcohol wipes to clean the glass as we put it in. 'Cause the situation is, when we put the glass inside this housing, the light from the UV lamp has to penetrate through the glass, through the glass quartz, in to the water, to kill whatever's in the water. So we take our nut off the end, that's pretty plain and simple, right? I'm gonna put a couple of gloves on so I'm not getting any oil stains or marks on to the glass. And this is important because this is what kills the bugs. So treat it with respect. You don't want to break one and they can break. They're only glass. As you can see, bell end, thimble, it's gonna be on that end. Open up our alcohol wipe. It's good and wet and new, beautiful. So any oil, grease, bit of anything on there from manufacturer, whatever it might be.

Beautiful stuff, we're good to go. Now, there you go. Gentle, gentle, just steady, steady. When we get to the end, there's the spring and locator at the end, that's what we've gotta get this in to. All right, I can feel it. See how the glass is just pushing in and out now. So we're pushing in, and that's there. So I've gone in on the angle. I can feel the end of the thimble is hitting on the spring. You can see a bit of action here, but it's not up in to it. Now I've gotta push down on this end. As I push down, see how the thimble went in? Because now I've just lifted it up and I've pushed it in to the spring in this end here, where it locates the end of the thimble. And I can push it and I can hear it. I can hear it's hitting on the end and we're in a good position. So we hold him there. There's our O ring. Once again, these are a good, nice quality O ring.

Sometimes they've got a flat surface on them, be aware of that. Now when you roll them on or you slide them on, you really wanna slide them, not roll them. You want them to be the same all the way round. You don't want your O ring to be twisted. You can use a little bit of lubrication if required on those. Once he's there, we just hold him in place and we're good to go. Okay, all right. Got our glass in, it's seated in to the end there beautifully. Our O ring is on nicely, and now we'll just put the locking nut on the end. Now we're gonna do it up as tight as we can by hand. Don't use a tool, anything like that. It's a good, big nut. You can get your hand on to it. Just turn that baby nice and tight as you can by hand. Lock him in there, it's good to go. At this point in time, we've done extremely well. We've got the water coming through the system, we can now turn the water on, and the water can come up to full pressure. The sleeve's in, it's locked on, the water can come in to the chamber, come all the way through the chamber, around the glass.

There's a dome on this end 'cause it's a thimble, so no water can get in that end. The whole chamber's full, the only place it could possibly leak is around this O ring. We put the O ring on properly, we've done it up as tight as we can by hand. We're sealed and locked on. We've turned the water on, pressed the toilet, turned the tap on and off, fast, slow, few shudders. Make sure that it's all holding its water. Water's sealed, there's not a leak in sight. Happy days, we're good to go. So I'll go and get the electrical components organized. We'll come back and plug those in, and then we'll have had a successful day. Thank you. Okay, so what's happened now, we've tested the water, we've got no leaks, happy days, we're ready to proceed and we're gonna now put in the electrical components. So, situation, electrical component is the globe. That's what we've got in this one here. As we've said before, this arrived last week. We've already checked that it works and that it's not broken or anything, and that's what you need to do as soon as you get these sent to you, check them immediately. Let us know if there's any problems. Okay, so here's our globe. It's looking good. Now what we've gotta do with this globe is get some tissue, just a little bit of tissue, and a little bit of methylated spirits. With a little bit of methylated spirits, I'm gonna give the globe a wipe over. Oil, grease, fingerprints. You'll notice that I'm wearing gloves and that's what you need to do. Put it all together with your hands if you like. And then once you're finished, just tidy him up with a little bit of methylated spirits and we're good to go. Now we're basically getting that globe and just gently sliding him in. All the way in to there. And we'll grab our electrical controller box. This is just the basic model. They are available in waterproof styles, et cetera.

You can see them on the site, where you can see these systems, and they do wanna be kept out of the weather. Ideally, this whole system would be out of the weather. But, if you're gonna be in a shed, or have a cover or shelter over it, but if you are gonna have it outside, then make sure that this end, this part here, is kept dry. You've just gotta keep it dry. So let's finish this off and get it completed, and then we'll have a look at what we've got. Pretty simple stuff here. All right, got a four pin plug and that four pin plug is gonna go on the end here. There we go, just take your time, push him on gently, gently. Actually, before I pushed him on there, I've just got a washer here, my apologies. Okay, so here's the washer, and that washer goes on the end and that's what seals this cap on to the sealing nut. So we better put that on there first. Then, we can get our plug and push on and we're good to go. Now that whole thing is gonna gently push inside. We'll just line up our nut. We've got some screws here, and we'll screw those babies in. Okay.

Okay, now we've got our controller box and our four pin plug that we're going to connect on to here. And before you push him on, here's a washer that seals on the end of the sealing nut. We sit that in place. We get our four pin plug, push him on and we gently push him in to place. Like so. Then we've got three little screws we're gonna put in. There's one, two. Lucky last. I wouldn't put the first two screws right in. Get them started. When you put your third one in, you do wanna be able to see a little bit and make sure it is going in to the right hole. You don't wanna cross thread it, so don't just force it in. Take your time. Get that last screw screwed in. You'll know if it's happy or not, 'cause it just screws in very, very easily if it's going in correctly. As you can see, just take it steady. And you gotta get on once a year and you're done. There we go. It's locked on. Nice and tight. It'll stop any moisture getting in the end here. There we go, very nice. Now, situation is, that's the electrical component, the electrical part of it.

This is a basic controller that comes with this model. You can upgrade, there's other models available. There's a waterproof product available as well, if it needs to be outside in the rain. Ideally, as I said before, this whole system would be covered or in a shed, and it would be out of the weather. But, if it's not, and it's in the weather, at least this electrical part of the system's gotta be kept dry. It's just gotta be kept dry. Water gets in to everything. The water will get in here, short something out and you'll have no globe on. So she's all locked up there now. Just beautiful, the way the whole thing's gone together. Not a problem in the world. And what we'll do now is plug the power in and we'll turn him on. Just before I do, if you wanna mount the box up high or something like that, what you can't do is you can't have this wire lead running down like so. Australian winters are very, a lot of moisture in the air. These will get wet every day. Sun comes out, the moisture runs down the cord, slowly works its way in to the end of the electrical components here. And it'l take time, but slowly, they'll get a bit rusty in there and then it will short and ark out. So the secret is when the lead comes out the end of the locking nut there, the cords gotta come down.

The cord must come down like this. So the water is running down the lead. Water's always gotta be running down the lead. Then you can have the box up here if you like, if that's the way you wanna do it. So then any water running down this lead, it's gonna drip off the bottom of the V shape in the lead and we can drop that down below. But whatever you do, this has gotta be kept dry, kept out of the weather at all times. So there's our box there. We'll get a power lead. Simply plug him in, and immediately, you can see the green light's on. If something went wrong and the light isn't lit up, et cetera, the red light will be on and generally the alarm will be going as well. That's the installation for the UV guard UV system. They're an absolute beauty. As I said to you before, doesn't matter if it's a twin system here, triple system here, only 10 inches high, whatever the filtration you've got, long as it's down to five micron, we're good to run the water through the UV. You will get good kill capacity and everything will work fine. But the UV needs to have the filter, and if you do that, you'll be laughing. So I hope that helped. Any dramas, give us a call. We're always happy to have a chat to you, and thank you very much.

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