[VIDEO] Ultra Violet Light Installation Guide for UV Water Filter Systems

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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 a whole house ultraviolet light. It goes within the whole house rainwater tank system. Now they're pretty easy, these systems. Obviously same as anything, when you first get one, it's all bright and new. But there's not much to 'em at all. So take a quick look at this video before you set yours up and I'm sure you'll be right, alright? This is the stainless steel housing, the outer casing, and that's what retains the water, the light, and the glass. And this is what's going to take care of your water for you.

That's one part that's in there. I'll just lift everything out so we can see. Here's the holders to hold that housing in place. We'll go over these all again in a minute. Here's the ballast or the controller. The electrical component. And then we've got a glass and we've got a globe. So we'll shoot this one off down there on the floor out of the way. And we'll be good to go. We'll probably even bring those over the back here so you can see it the best that we can.

We'll just take it steady so everybody can see what's going on. This plastic bag, there's also two O-rings in this bag. I'm just gonna leave them in there for a minute and that is to seal the quartz. Here is the holders for the housing. Simple process, Take screw straight through, into the wall, horizontal if you want it. Vertical if you want it. If you put it in vertical like this, you must have the globe pulling out of the top. The power wires pulling out of the top.

Never put it upside down, okay? Horizontal, this is how we can mount it, horizontal like that. And we can mount it vertical like that and the hollow in the globe fits in the top. Never put it upside down, okay? So here we go. Two clips, screw them into the table. And your base, we're gonna fit 'em on to that light. And there it is. That'll just hold it, no worries at all. Very, very simple. So hold it in there. I'll spin them over so you can see 'em on that side a bit better.

And there we go. You can put those anywhere they go. They're gonna slide all over the place. Wherever you want them. You may notice that I've put a towel on this table. It just stops the clanging and banging on the hard surface. And if you do bang a glass or the globe or whatever, it's just not gonna chip, alright? It's just to take care of everything all that's on here. So today, we've mounted the globe. And there she is, she's fixed and it's sitting right there.

So basically what we're gonna do, we're gonna undo one end. And this is the end that we're gonna put the globe and this is where all the work's gonna happen. On this end here, this one's already got a cap and it's sealed up. So the water's not gonna come out. I'll pull the quartz out now and show it to you and where that's gonna go. So this the sleeve. This is the glass sleeve, or the quartz or the thimble. And I'll take it out now and you'll see that one end of this one. Now normally I'll try not to get my hands on this but for the benefit of today, we're gonna throw it around and try to give you a good look.

As you can see, this is a nice, smooth end. So nothing's gonna leak out of there. Do be careful when you're playing with them. You just don't want them to crack and break. Now this process is that thimble is gonna be slid down the inside of this system here. And we're gonna seal it on both ends. Once it's sealed on both ends, the water cannot get inside the glass. It cannot get out either end.

The water's locked inside this housing by the two O-rings on the end and it's just sealed inside the container or the housing. Water's coming in, you got BSP, one inch inlet, BSP, one inch outlet. So it's a good high flow volume, 46 liters per minute for the whole house. So you'll get your glass and you're gonna slide him in the end. Just gentle, gentle. Doesn't take long to do this. But we just gotta take our time and we'll be good to go.

Feel it with my finger on the end there. We're just gonna slide him out. Beautiful. Now we've got two O-rings here. And these O-rings are what goes over the glass. And what you want to do is make sure sometimes the O-rings can have a flat on the O-ring and it's gotta be on the inside.

So if you're trying to roll the O-ring along the glass, you might end up twisting it. This is a nice round one so we're gonna be good to go today. So just be aware of that so you don't get caught out. Okay. Beautiful. Okay. Okay. The other O-ring on this end here. And what'll happen, it will just push up nicely against the thread. And then when the cap goes on, it's gonna push that O-ring under the thread and it's gonna seal it up.

Okay. Okay, now what you're gonna do with these is you're gonna do them up as tight as you can by hand. So the two nuts, either end. We're gonna tighten them up as tight as you can get it by hand. You've gotta seal it so you've gotta do it as tight as you can by hand. If you start putting spanners and tools on, there's every chance that you're gonna crack or break something.

But it's gotta be done up by hand because it's gotta be tight enough to seal on that O-ring. So they're right up tight as I can get them and I'll be checking them again later too to make sure that they still stay tight. So at this point in time, we've inserted the glass through the center. We've put the O-rings on and we've locked it up. When you're on the property and you're setting this up, we are now gonna connect the pipe in and out onto these one inch BSP threads. And at that point, we can turn the water on and we're running the water through this thing. Sleeve's inside, two nuts are up tight, O-rings are on, it's all locked up tight, it's fixed on the wall, we've connected our two pipes on. In this way, out that way, in this way, out that way. Doesn't matter, it's only water.

It's gonna travel from one end of this to the other and the water will be sterilized and the bugs will be gone. So connect your water on and then turn the pump on. Get it going, flush the toilet, turn the taps in the house on. Get it going, give it a bit of a shock. Make sure it's working. We're checking for leaks. We don't want any leaks. We want this to be perfectly. We haven't put the globe in, we haven't turned the electricity on. All we've done is just put the quartz in, okay? So quartz is in, it's done. We've pumped some water through it. There's no leaks anywhere. We're really happy it's working well and we're good to go.

So we're just about there. Alright, now in this other brown holder you'll find the globe, okay. So here's our globe. As you can see, four pins on one end, some of them offset to make sure that we put the connection on properly. But pretty simple. Doesn't break and you're good to go. This globe is going straight in the end. And it's gonna slide down inside this device. Now if you've decided to mount it vertical like that, you cannot just get the globe and drop the globe from that height. It's gonna go straight to the bottom and smash the bottom out of the thimble, okay? So don't let it go.

You've got to respect this thing and treat it with some respect and in turn it'll take care of you. So we'll just push it into the end there and I'm just gonna leave it sitting there for a minute. Now there's a couple of things I just want to quickly mention. When you connect one of these up, obviously we've got the three pin plug here. And we're gonna plug it into the wall. Into a three pin plug. But what we don't want to do is just plug it in raw with nothing there. We really need to plug a RCD into the wall. Put up one on the wall, RCD on the wall, and then this plugs in.

Doesn't matter if it's a six bank, four bank, as long as it's got a red RCD in the end of it. $20 computer one, just something that's right here to stop the power tripping because it can trip, okay? So we plug it into the wall and we're good to go. Then the cord comes down. You'll fix your ballast. If this ballast is not waterproof, it must be kept dry. The rest can get wet, this has got to be dry, and the end's gotta be dry. So you've gotta keep it dry.

There's just no ifs or buts about it. These are great systems, they work great, been selling them for years, but you gotta keep the ballast dry if it's gotta stay dry. So what we're gonna do is just undo this end here as well. And we'll give you a look at this one. So as you can see, we've got a little earth wire. And that's gonna fit onto our little earth wire clip here, not there. Might even roll that over for you so you can see a bit better there.

So here's our cord. And here's our pins. So there's the pins, they're a bit offset. So you just gotta make sure that they plug in there under the right ones. There we go, that's on. And then we just gently push it in. We've got this big black cover. And that black cover is gonna go over the end to seal it up. And then we're just gonna take off the little nut there. Put that one on. Push him in a bit more. Nut's back on. Tighten him up.

Now last important thing: when the wire comes out of the UV, the cord's gotta go down so the condensation runs down. You can't install it like so. In winter, condensation will get on the lead, it'll run down into the end of the light. So come out of the light, and take it down. It can just dip down and then it can go up to the power point. But it's just gotta drop down when it comes out of the light. And there's nothing else.

That's it, you've just put your UV together. Good luck to you and I'm sure it'll look after you well. Thank you.

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