. Here are the general steps to follow:
1. Gather the necessary tools and materials:
- Reverse osmosis system kit (including filter cartridges, membrane, storage tank, and faucet)
- Drill and appropriate drill bits
- Adjustable wrench
- Teflon tape
- Tubing cutter
- Bucket or towel for potential leaks
2. Choose the installation location:
- Select a spot under the sink or near the water source where you can mount the RO system and storage tank.
- Ensure that the location has sufficient space for the system and easy access for maintenance.
3. Shut off the water supply:
- Turn off the main water supply to your house or the water supply under the sink where you plan to install the RO system.
4. Install the pre-filter:
- Install the pre-filter cartridge(s) according to the manufacturer's instructions. This usually involves attaching the filter housing to the mounting bracket and inserting the cartridge(s) into the housing.
5. Connect the RO system:
- Connect the cold water supply line to the inlet valve of the RO system using a compression fitting or a saddle valve (if provided).
- Connect the outlet valve of the RO system to the cold water faucet using the provided tubing.
6. Install the membrane:
- Attach the RO membrane to the system following the manufacturer's instructions. This typically involves inserting the membrane into the designated housing and securing it tightly.
7. Install the storage tank:
- Mount the storage tank in the desired location, usually under the sink, using the provided mounting bracket.
- Connect the tank to the RO system using the provided tubing.
8. Connect the faucet:
- Install the RO faucet on your sink or countertop by drilling a hole (if necessary) and attaching the faucet base.
- Connect the faucet to the RO system using the provided tubing.
9. Check for leaks:
- Turn on the water supply and check for any leaks at the connections and fittings.
- Use Teflon tape to secure any loose connections and ensure a tight fit.
10. Flush and test the system:
- Open the RO faucet and let the system flush for a few minutes to remove any air and impurities.
- Check for a steady flow of water and test the water quality using a TDS meter to ensure it's within the desired range.
Remember to carefully follow the specific instructions provided with your RO system kit as installation steps may vary slightly depending on the manufacturer. If you are unsure about any step or encounter difficulties, it is recommended to consult a professional or contact the manufacturer's support for assistance.