How to Change Water Filter Systems: (Easy Steps)

So it’s your job to change the water filter system for the household. Teenagers taking over the home and you really don’t have the space. Perhaps you just managed the shell for a new bathroom, but no more finances for the basics. Anyway, the replacement of a water filter is not difficult or worrisome. We’ve reviewed one simple guide to give you more than enough confidence to get you started fast.    Make sure you have all the information at your fingertips as well and follow the instruction guide provided if you are new.

How To Change Water Filter Systems

How to change  Faucet filters

Faucet filters are regarded as the miniature or smaller versions of large carbon filters. Despite its typical size, a faucet filter can always be available in a variety of sizes and types of replaceable filters. They serve to capture specific water contaminants in tap water.

You can install these faucet filters wherever you need. They can be installed on the mainline of your home or office. 

There are two ways to install the tap water filter. The first method is to screw it onto the tip of your kitchen faucet and the second way is to tap it into your cold water line just below your sink. The procedures are simple to follow. 

Installing On The Kitchen Faucet

Step 1: Remove Faucet Outlet
Step 2: Fix the filter on the end of your kitchen faucet or plug it into the cold water line.
Step 3: Finally, start running water.

Tapping It Into Your Cold Water Line
The package includes all parts required for the installation of the filter, including.
1) a manual 
2) 2 main pieces of filter 
3) Silver metallic connector. 
4) A wrench to fasten the connector. 
5) An internal 24 mm thread connector. 
6) 24 millimeter waterproof circle.

Step 1: Select the 24-millimetre internal thread connector and the 24-millimetre waterproof circle
Step 2: Take off the metal connector first.
Step 3: Take the 24-millimeter inner thread connector and place the waterproof circle on top. This will prevent your faucet from leaking.
Step 4: Grab the silver metal connector and fasten it to the tap.
Step 5: Take the 24-millimetre internal thread connector and put it under the faucet. 
Step 6: Use the wrench provided with the filter to securely screw the internal thread connector into your tap.
Step 7: Grab it and screw it to the filter. Mount the main filter to the faucet.

Best Faucet Water Filters

How To Change  Water Pitcher Filter 

For the occasional use of filtered drinking water, a water filter is the most frequently used appliance.    These pitchers are a common view and are those on the lowest end of the price range. You can take it wherever you want.

They come in all kinds and sizes. Smaller designs have the advantage of fitting well to your refrigerator door. On the other hand, water filtration dispensers have much larger capacities and therefore cannot be placed on refrigerator shelves that have sufficient space for them.

Water pitcher filters have different brands and usually the most reliable ones are companies like PUR, Brita, Zero water clearly and Kenmore water pitcher. These are definitely not the only quality cleansing brands, but at least you know what you get with them.

Step 1: Dip the filter in cold water for 15 minutes until the air bubbles and wash the pitcher with soap.

Step 2: Rinse your pitcher thoroughly and wash your hands properly. 

Stage 3: Unpack the pitcher filter. 

Step 4: Take the 24-millimeter inner thread connector and place the waterproof circle on top. This will prevent your faucet from leaking.

Step5: Insert The New Filter Into The Pour Tray.    For optimal use, you need to use cold water only.

Best Water Filter Pitchers 

3. How To Change  Under Sink Water Filters

Under the sink water filters are one practical thing to have. They are in more homes today than they were 10 years ago and have nearly surpassed other filtration systems.    That’s because they’re out of sight and they’re not taking up the counter space near your tap and sink. 

What’s great about these systems is that there have been many upgrades that have made these filters easy for the average homeowner to install in minutes. Improvements have also been made to prolong the service life of the filters, so there is no need to change them frequently has been the case in the past.

Step 1: Disconnect the water tubing at the cold water stop valve under the sink by simply unscrewing the nut 90° counterclockwise and removing the tubing from the valve fitting.

Step 2: A template is provided that you can use to verify details prior to the commencement of drilling.

Step 3: Briefly place the filter on the wall cabinet and align the filter on the wall to mark the mounting bracket bolt locations.

Step 4: Drive a couple of screws and stick into wall The mounting bracket.

Step 5: Connect kit tubing to filter and screw filter on wall cabinet.

Step 6: Install the mounting screws to the wall.

Step 7: Plug the tubing that runs from the filter to the shut-off valve.

Step 8: Make the Final Connection to the Faucet Stem 

Step 9: Briefly tighten the filter, select the cold adjustment and load the device with water.

Everything you need except for a few tools comes with the kit.

Best Under Sink Water Filters 

4. How To Change Whose House Water Filters 

Whole house filtration systems are installed at a centralized point where the main supply of water to the whole household is made. Every drop of water that goes through a filtration system is filtered. Sediment, iron and arsenic are removed from the water and each member of your household receives clean water without chemicals.

Given the cost of installation, most people may decide to opt for a different water filtration system.  Possibly a water filter or a jug. But with simple guidance, it shouldn’t take long before the filter is ready. One drawback with whole home water filters is the reduction of water pressure.

Before you start, please read the safety information in your kit installation manual.   You’ll need the following fittings: (the  connections might vary) .

whole water filters kit, crimping wrench, ¾ inch pipe, cinch rings, 90 degree elbow, butterfly valve, ¾ inch tee, uPVC pipe cutter, pressure gauge, depth gauge,PTFE tape , ½  inch male to ¼ inch female, shark elbow, ¾ inch and ¾ inch male.

Step 1:  Turn off the main plumbing supply to the house. Drain as much water as possible from the pipes by opening all faucets and fixtures and then opening a draw off valve near the main.

Step 2: Clean and apply the flow and solder the adaptor connections to make the transition into the filter box on a workbench. it keeps the heat out of the filter. 

Step 3: To prevent leakage, add a lot of tape to the fitting because it must be watertight and the filters must align. Use braces to hold pipes on wall.

Step 4: Include “T” connections that allow water to flow in and out of the filter, but also connect to a shut-off valve that acts as a bypass. Include a shut-off valve for water entering the filter and a shut-off valve for water exiting the filter.  During normal operation, the bypass valve remains in the closed position and both valves are in the open position. If the filter has to be repaired, the valves must be reversed and allow temporarily untreated water to enter the building.

Step 5: Tape and thread all connections together prior to assembling the unit. Pipework, fittings, Teflon tape and drinking water must be approved. To add a bit of stability and To avoid wobbling add a couple of cushion clamps on to each other.

Step 6: When all connections are complete, put the water pressure back on the building and check for leaks.

Step 7: Now open the butterfly valves and check for further leaks. 

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