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This manual explains the installation, operation and maintenance of the Water Factory Systems Series Reverse Osmosis (RO) Drinking Water Appliances. Please read each section of this manual care- fully. The specific model chosen should be appropriate for the local water conditions and the customer's needs.
A. DETERMINE THE APPLIANCE LOCATION The appliance can be located under a sink or in a basement depending on space availability and the customer's preference. If a basement installation is selected, additional tubing, hardware and fittings may be needed and a hole will have to be made from inside the cabinet, through the floor, to the basement.
C. PREPARE THE APPLIANCE FOR INSTALLATION Open the shipping carton and remove the components. Check to see that all of the installation parts are present. They should include the purification assembly, storage tank, faucet, installation hardware, RO membrane cartridge and tubing. Check to see that the air supply in the empty tank is approxi- mately 7 psi (48 kPa).
E. MOUNT THE FAUCET Undercounter installations generally require that the faucet's built-in air gap be used. In basement installations, the built-in air gap does not have to be used if one is provided elsewhere on the drain line. For Basement Installations Without An Air Gap Module See Installation Instructions O.
F. INSTALL THE FEED WATER TAPPING VALVE AND TUBING The feed water tapping valve which is supplied, is designed to be used on 3/8" to 1/2" OD soft copper tubing (plain or chromed) and rigid metal pipe. Do not use it on flexi- ble ribbed tubing, because it has too thin a wall thickness and it requires special hardware.
5) Turn the feedwater tapping valve handle clockwise to close the valve. With a wrench, tighten the nut/seal around the valve handle stem. 6) Remove the cover from the appliance and disconnect the orange 1/4" tubing from the feedwater fitting. (See Fig. 6) 7) Connect one end of the orange tubing to the feedwater tapping valve using the brass compression nut, insert, and plastic sleeve.
Fig. 5 INSTALL THE PURIFICATION ASSEMBLY AND STORAGE TANK For Basement Installation See Installation Instructions O. Undercounter Installation: The purification assembly is usually mounted to the right or the left side wall inside of the sink cabinet, taking into consider- ation the space available and the tank location.
L. START UP THE APPLIANCE 1) Double check to see that all of the connections are secure. 2) Open the feedwater tapping valve and check the appliance for leaks. If any leaks are detected, close the valve and correct the problem before proceeding. NOTE: If a leak occurs at a "Push In"...
O. APPENDIX FOR BASEMENT INSTALLATIONS The following variations are generally required for basement installations: INSTALL THE DRAIN CONNECTION For basement installations, the drain saddle is generally not used. Instead, the RO reject line (SFC tubing) is routed so that it drains into a laundry sink, floor drain, or standpipe through an approved air gap.
P. INSTALLATION TROUBLESHOOTING Problem: Leak at the feedwater tapping valve. Cause: Tapping valve is not clamped tightly enough. Solution: Tighten the tapping valve clamp screws evenly and firmly keeping both halves of the bracket parallel. Be sure not to deform tubing. Problem: Leak at the drain saddle.
A. IMPORTANT WATER QUALITY ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS Reverse Osmosis drinking water appliances contain treat- ment components that are critical for the effective reduction of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) as well as inorganic chemical contaminants. Water Factory Systems that the user test the water periodically (every six months mini- mum) to verify that the appliance is performing satisfactorily.
The life of the RO membrane cartridge depends on the local water conditions and proper maintenance, e.g., regular fil- ter changes. Under typical conditions, the RO membrane life ranges from 18-36 months. Unlike the filter cartridges, the RO membrane cartridge life is not determined by the amount of water used because of its self-cleaning feature.
4) Fill the sanitizing device with the following recommended dosage of common household bleach: • A standard 2.5 gallon tank - 1/2 teaspoon (3 ml) • Alternate size tanks - 1/2 teaspoon (3 ml) per 2.5 gallons of tank capacity 5) Open the feedwater tapping valve to force water and sanitizer into the storage tank.
Appendix 1. Electrical Diagram...