Installing Your Water Filter

Once you have decided on a whole home water filter, you will need to install it, here is how you can go about doing it:

1. Make Sure You Have A Shutoff Valve – Both the supply side and house side of the filter need to have shut off valves before you can begin – if you are missing a shut off valve you will need to install this first. Once this is taken care of, you will have to turn off the main water supply to the house and drain as much water as you can from the system.

2. Choose A Location – It’s a good idea to put the filter next to a shut off valve, and it’s important that it is in a spot that is easy to access for when you need to change the filters.

3. Cut The Pipe – Mark the pipe where you will need to fit the filter, and cut it. Watch out for any access water that might spurt out when the pipe is cut.

4. Attach the Fittings & Install Filter – At each connection point slide on a nut and compression rings and then tighten the nuts. Install the filter so that the water enters at the “in” point and exits at the “out” point. This may seem like common sense but can easily be missed, and the filter will not work properly if it is installed backwards. Next turn on the water and check for leaks.

5. If Necessary Add A Jumper Cable – Check if your electrical panel has a ground wire attached to the pipe or a rod in the ground. If it’s attached to the pipe you’ll need to attach a jumper cable to prevent the filter from interfering with the ground path.

6. Change Filter As Needed – Depending on what water filter system you purchase, you will need to change the filter every so often. Make sure you keep up with changing the filters as needed to ensure your filtration system is working efficiently.

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