How to Install Refrigerator Water Filtration
There is nothing that brings a more refreshing feeling on a hot sunny day than a glass of cold water with ice. Believe it or not, the gushing water through your throat is not only satisfying but makes you feel relaxed as well. However, you may not get the same feeling when there are other objects in the glass apart from the ice and water. Such objects which you may not be able to identify can bring you harm instead of comfort.
These objects are usually dirt and foreign particles which may include lead, dissolved metals and other harmful chemicals. Of course you may want to know where they are coming from. Perhaps, they are from the cold water or ice from the dirty ice maker of your refrigerator. Regardless of the source, the most important thing is that you need your ice-cold water to be free from these objects. The best solution to such a problem is filtration. Yes! Filtration!
While we will heavily focus on how you can do the installation the conventional way, it is good to note that you can save a lot of time on the installation if you decide to use an inline filter kit with all the needed hardware.
Without wasting much time, it is time to get busy. Before you start, let's make a list of the tools and items you will need for the installation.
- Sealing tape (the type used by a plumber)
- Wrenches (the adjustable ones)
- Inline water filter kit
- Utility knife or tube cutter
- framing nailer and nails
1. Cut off power supply to the refrigerator first before you start installation. This is the first and probably the most important safety measure to be taken while installing any device.
2. Next thing you do is to cut off supply to the refrigerator by turning off the water supply. Then choose a suitable location for the water filter. To take care of leaks during the installation, place a bucket or any other suitable vessel under the water line.
3. The filter bracket is then mounted to the well with the screws available in the in-line water filter kit using a screw driver. Use the screw driver to secure the crews so that the bracket will remain in a fixed position.
4. Use the sealing tape provided to wrap the side of the bracket of both compression fittings available in the in-line filter kit. Next thing to you should do is to thread the fittings into the ports found on the brackets. These include the outlet port and inlet port. Make sure the connection is tight enough.
5. Depending on the make of the tubing, you can either use a utility knife or tubing cutter to cut the water line. Plastic tubing is cut using a utility knife while a tubing cutter is used for a tube made up of copper. The ends should be inspected for burrs. Also make sure they are clean and square.
6. Next is to fix a nut (compression) and then a compression ring onto the end of tube from the water supply. After which you install the end stiffener (if present in the kit) into the end of the plastic tubing.
7. Take the end of the tubing and insert it into the compression fitting that is installed on the inlet port of the bracket. Use the screw driver to secure the compression nut tightly.
8. Repeat 6 and 7 for the outlet side of the tubing.
9. Lastly, use the instruction provided by the manufacturer to install the filter.
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