Q. WHERE IS AN R.O. SYSTEM INSTALLED?
It is usually installed underneath the kitchen
sink. Some installers prefer to locate the equipment in the basement or in
a crawl space since the water may stay cooler there, and tubes can be easily run
up to the kitchen sink, as well as to a refrigerator and additional faucets
in the home.
Q. I INSTALLED MY R.O. SYSTEM 30 FEET AWAY FROM THE FAUCET AND HAVE LOW PRESSURE AT THE FAUCET. IS IT POSSIBLE TO LEAVE THE R.O. RACK WHERE IT IS AND INSTALL THE TANK UNDER THE SINK?
Yes. Here's one way to do it:
1. Disconnect (at the post-filter) the tubing going to the tank. Put a plastic blind nut on that port of the post-filter. (We can mail one to you.)
2. Set the tank under the sink.
3. Disconect (at the post-filter) the tubing going to the faucet. Let's call this point A.
4. Connect to point A a long length of tubing which reaches the tank. (Let's call the tank end of this tubing point B.)
5. Insert a tee connector at point B and connect a short tube to the tank and another one to the faucet.
The main drawback to this arrangement is that the water in the tank will not go through a post-filter. However, if the water tastes bad, another post-filter can be inserted right below the faucet.
Q. HOW DO YOU CONNECT AN R.O. SYSTEM TO A REFRIGERATOR, ICE
MAKER, OR AN EXTRA FAUCET?
It only takes a 1/4" tee and tubing to run the water to a refrigerator
or a extra faucet. (When ordering, let us know that you want a tee, and we will send one to you for free.) Some families run tubes to all of their bathrooms. (We recommend 3/8" tubing for this, so ask for it when you order.)
Q. WE'RE REMODELING OUR KITCHEN (OR BUILDING A NEW HOME). IS THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO FACILITATE THE INSTALLATION OF AN R.O. SYSTEM?
1. Consider installing a three-way valve on your cold water line under the sink. There should be a side port with a 1/4" or 3/8" connection which can be used to connect tubing to a water or ice dispenser on a refrigerator.
2. If you want your R.O. system to be connected to a remote refrigerator or sink, consider installing PVC pipe to act as a conduit for 1/4" or 3/8" tubing. You can run the tubing through the conduit to make the connection. The conduit serves three purposes: (a) it protects the tubing and helps prevent it from being cut or otherwise broken, (b) in the event of a brake in your tubing, the water will run down to the low point rather than drip through your walls or ceiling, and (c) it allows you to easily replace your tubing if that were ever necessary.
Note, we discourage the use of copper tubing, because R.O. water tends to dissolve copper over time.