BRS Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water & Faucet Add-On System Instructions
How To Install a Drinking Water Faucet and Pressure Tank
- Drill a hole in your sink for the RO faucet or locate the hole that already exists. Many sinks come with a hole already drilled that is simply covered with a cap when not in use.
- Be sure the faucet is close enough to the sink basin so water falls into the sink when the faucet is turned on.
- Use a 1 1/8" hole saw drill bit that is appropriate for the material you are drilling.
- Ensure the hole edges are cleaned up and free of burrs or debris
- Pull both BLACK colored wastewater lines up through the hole and connect to the hose-barbs on the bottom of the faucet. This will be a single 1/4" wastewater line from your RO/DI system and a length of 3/8" line that will be connected to your sink's drain pipe.
- Install the faucet onto your sink using the included gasket, spacer, washers, and nut.
- Connect a length of BLUE colored product water line to the faucet using the included compression fitting and nut.
- Attach the 3/8" saddle valve to your sink's drain pipe above the P-trap.
- Turn off the COLD water supply under your sink.
- Connect your RO system to the COLD water supply under your sink using the Mur-Lok faucet adapter included with your kit. The 1/4" quick disconnect leg of the adapter will connect directly with your RED feed water line going into the RO system. The top threaded leg of the tee fitting will screw into your sink's cold water line.
- If you have a copper pipe under your sink to supply water to the faucet, use a self-piercing saddle valve instead to connect the RO system to your water supply
- Place the drinking water pressure tank under the sink.
- Use some Teflon tape around the threaded nipple located on top of the pressure tank. Screw the RO Tank Valve onto the threaded nipple.
- Cut a short length (4 inches) of BLUE 1/4" RO tubing from the bottom of the product water line coming from the faucet. Connect that 4" length of tubing to the included TEE Fitting.
- Connect the other side of that short length of tubing to the RO Tank Valve on top of the pressure tank.
- Connect the BLUE product water line coming from the Faucet to the top side of the Tee Fitting.
- Connect the BLUE product water line coming from your RO system to the bottom/other side of the Tee Fitting.
How To Splice Your Drinking Water Kit Into Your RO/DI System
Drinking water systems are designed for use with BRS RO systems. If you are using a BRS RO/DI system, you want to collect and feed your pressure tank with RO water before it has passed through your DI filter stage. This will be the BLUE water line coming out of your RO membrane housing. You will need a 1/4" tee fitting.
- Locate and cut the BLUE water line coming out of your RO membrane before it connects to the DI filter stage.
- Install a tee fitting so you can feed the drinking water system with RO water.
- Attach one leg of the Tee fitting to the line running into your DI filter and the other leg of the tee fitting to the line going into your pressure tank.
- If you are not using a float valve on your RO/DI product water line, put a ball valve on the end of your RO/DI product water line so you can simply open the valve when you want to collect DI water. Keep the valve closed when your not producing RO/DI water and the system will automatically keep your pressure tank full of RO water.
Inline Carbon Filter
It is common practice to use an inline carbon filter to treat RO water before it goes into your Pressure Tank. This is an optional add-on that is designed to remove anything that may affect the water's taste. The filter is generally connected to the blue product water line that feeds your pressure tank. If you're adding this inline carbon filter, simply cut the line feeding your pressure tank and install the filter inline after your RO/DI system but before the pressure tank. The water will then pass through this carbon filter on its way into the pressure tank. These are disposable filters and should be replaced on a regular basis.