Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or
of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or
after the unit.
off cold water supply valve and turn on cold water to release
saddle valve to cold water line (see Diagram 1)
the best location for the provided faucet and install. (A hole
may need to be drilled through the sink or countertop)
filter under the counter and close to the saddle valve and faucet.
the amount of tubing needed to connect the saddle valve to the
inlet as marked on the unit. Make sure tubing is long enough to
make any needed turns or move the unit freely. Cut the tubing
to be placed from the outlet of the unit to the faucet.
a) Slide compression nut from saddle valve onto hose.
If the model being installed has 3/8" tubing, use one of the 3/8"
b) Slide delrin sleeve onto tubing so that its smaller
diameter points out towards the end of the tubing.
c) Slip brass insert into the end of tubing to be attached.
d) Slip tubing onto fitting at the saddle valve and
tighten the nut.
e) Attach other end of INLET TUBING to the inlet by
simply pushing it into the opening as far as it will go.
f) If the undersink unit is provided with a pressure
reducing valve, cut the INLET TUBING and attach the valve to the
tubing. Use the sleeves and inserts provided.
g) If unit is provided with a Pre-Filter, connect INLET
TUBING to pre-filter after prefilter is mounted on a suitable
surface (bracket and screws are provided).
a) Slide brass nut from faucet onto tubing. If the model
being installed has 3/8" tubing, use one of the 3/8" adapters
b) Repeat steps 6b) and 6c).
c) Slip tubing onto fitting at the faucet and tighten the
d) Attach other end of OUTLET TUBING to the filter by simply
pushing it into the opening as far as it will go.
to be sure all connections are tightened.
faucet handle to the on (upward) position.
turn piercing valve all the way until copper line is pierced and
slowly turn valve back until you feel water is beginning to run
through the filter. Always make sure there are no leaks at the
fittings. Turn valve open until desired flow is reached.
there are no leaks continue running water until water is clear
(5 to 10 minutes). The filter is now ready for use.
unit is designed for use with COLD WATER ONLY.
recommended flow rate for best results is 1/2 to 1 gallon per
minute. Increased flow will reduce the unit's effectiveness.
HINTS:An activated carbon cartridge (Taste/Odor) may contain a small
amount of carbon fines (very black powder) and a new cartridge,
after installation, should be flushed with sufficient water
to remove the fines before using the water.
CHANGE FILTER CARTRIDGE REGULARLY BEFORE PROBLEMS APPEAR.
in water flow or a change in the color or taste of the water should
be considered an indication that the filter is near the end of its
useful life. The actual length of time the main filter will effectively
remove chlorine and other contaminants will mostly depend on the
original quality of the source water, pH
and amount of water used. However, the sediment cartridge in the
pre-filter has to be changed when its colour changes from snow white
to yellowish brown, or when the flow is slow.
to change filter cartridges?
- Turn on the faucet where filtered water comes out.
off water supply to filter and wait for the water and air in the
faucet to drain out completely.
sump in clockwise direction (using spanner wrench if necessary).
NOTE: When opening filter housing to change cartridge,
it is common for O-ring/Gasket to lift out of housing and stick
NOTE: If the housing cannot be opened even with a spanner
wrench, carefully depress pressure release button (if present)
to relieve pressure in filter housing and then try with the spanner
used cartridge and discard. Clean and rinse out housing thoroughly
and fill about 1/3 full with water.
O-ring/Gasket from sump carefully and wipe groove and O-ring/Gasket
clean. Lubricate O-ring/ Gasket with a coating of clean
petroleum jelly (Vaseline). Place O-ring /Gasket back
in place and press O-ring down into the groove with two fingers
(or place gasket on rim of sump).
NOTE: This step is important to ensure proper filter seal.
Make sure the O-ring is seated level in the groove (or gasket
is on rim of sump).
CAUTION: If O-ring/ Gasket appears damaged or crimped it
should be replaced at this time.
a new cartridge into the sump making sure that it slips down over
the sump standpipe.
the sump onto the cap and hand tighten (use one hand if
possible to avoid over-tightening). DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN.
NEVER TIGHTEN THE SUMP WITH A SPANNER WRENCH. Make sure cartridge
slips over the cap standpipe.
on the water supply slowly to allow housing to fill
the pressure release button (if present) to release trapped air
for leaks before leaving installation.
All filtration systems contain other parts that have a limited
service life. Exhaustion of the service life of those parts
often cannot be easily detected. Commonly, it is only after
leakage has been observed or water damage has occurred that
one is made aware that the service life has been exhausted.
To prevent costly repairs or possible water damage we strongly
recommend that the bowl or sump of all plastic housings be
replaced periodically: every 5 years for clear sumps, and
every 10 years for opaque sumps. If your sump has been in
use for more than the recommended period, it should be replaced
immediately. Be sure to date any new or replacement sump for
future reference and indicate the next recommended replacement
Please contact Arvani at (604) 273-3222 if you have any questions
when changing the filter cartridge.