Posted: August 24, 2020
Most of our under sink reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration systems come standard with an European style long reach goosneck drinking water faucet. The minimum hole required on the sink or countertop is 7/16"in diameter. However, the included faucet will fit in holes up to 1 ¼" in diameter.
If the sink has a spare pre-drilled hole you may use it or drill a ½" hole for the faucet in a location convenient for dispensing filtered water and where the faucet stem is accesible from below the sink. Soap dispenser or spray hose holes can be used for the faucet as well.
Alternatively, you can replace your regular kitchen faucet with a luxury triple faucet that lets you connect hot water, cold water and RO filtered water lines.
What is whole house reverse osmosis?
Reverse osmosis or RO, as it is commonly referred to, is the process of purifying water with the use of a permeable membrane to remove unwanted substances from the water. These substances range from contaminants, chemicals, minerals, and impurities. This process is used to turn poor quality water into
Posted: August 01, 2019
Instructions for Installing the FC-1400 Pump Retrofit Kit for Reverse Osmosis Systems
- Aquatec Pressure Booster Pump Qty 1
- Pump Transformer Qty 1
- High Pressure Switch (Tank Shutoff) Qty 1
- Elbow ¼" Stem x ¼" Tube Qty 2
- Elbow ⅜" Stem x ¼" T
Posted: May 12, 2019
Do I need a booster pump?
If you're running city water through your RO system, you probably don't need an additional booster pump. Municipalities try their best to maintain water pressure at individual homes at or above 50 PSI, which is exactly what your residential undersink or countertop reverse osmosis membrane requires.
FILMTEC™ TW30-1812-100HR Pressure Rating
Posted: October 19, 2018
How often should filters be backwashed?
As filtration proceeds, the void areas in the medium become filled with particles removed from the water, resulting in pressure drop from the outlet. Flow rates through the filter medium decreases until it becomes insufficient to meet the demand. A partially clogged filter bed also results in deteriorated water quality. At WECO we prefer backwashing done at least every 4-7 days at 10 gpm/sq.ft and the whole house systems are pre-programed for the self-cleaning cycle to occur at 2.00 AM.
One way to make the when-to-backwash decision is to install pressure gauges before and after the filter. Backwashing should be performed when the pressure drop reaches a pre-determined maximum value (typically 15 PSI for whole house systems). Backwash the system on demand by pressing the Regeneration
Posted: June 21, 2018
What is the perfect water pressure for my RO?
Most revers osmosis membranes are designed to work with 60 PSI or higher water pressure, where they are tested to yield a stable rejection rate of at least 97.5%. If the water pressure feeding an RO system is less than that, the system will produce less water and at a lower quality. Additionally, production is reduced whenever the water temperature is below 77 °F. Private well systems most commonly have pressurized storage tank and pump systems with 20/40 psi or 30/50 psi on/off pressure settings. In such cases an electric pressure boosting
Sediment in your water supply will reduce water flow by clogging faucet aerators and water filters. Rust, sand and grit damages dishwashers, washing machines, coffee makers and toilet fill mechanisms. A sediment filter captures abrasive sediment before it damages appliances and clogs plumbing. A whole-house sediment filter protects every faucet and water outlet in the home.
- Read the installation instructions that came with the filter. It will give you an idea of what you’ll need to connect the sediment filter to the main water supply. Installation is a DIY project but a plumber is recommended if you are unfamiliar with plumbing practices.
- Select a near the incoming water source. Ideally the filter can be located where it is easy to access during cartridge changes. Be sure to leave about four inches of clearance below the filter so the housing can be removed.
- Turn off the main water supply.
- Turn off power to the water