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How to Install a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter | Ask This Old House

In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey removes the impurities, VOCs, and excess minerals from water with a simple reverse osmosis water filter system.

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Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads on a house call to help a homeowner with a water issue. After the homeowner explains that she’s had a problem keeping aquarium fish alive, Richard surveys the plumbing system and comes up with a solution: a reverse osmosis water filter.

Difficulty: ⅖
Cost: Around $200
Time: 4 hours

Where to find it?
Richard installs a water filter ( OptimH2O® Reverse Osmosis + Claryum® [https://amzn.to/39RcZ4z]) under a sink. After turning off the cold water by turning the valve under the sink, he disconnects the cold-water line with a wrench. Richard then installs the brass “T” by hand screwing it to the cold-water line. The system comes with white ¼” and ⅜” tubing to connect the filtration cartridges and water tank to the water supply. Using a hand drill, Richard makes holes on the manifold to add mounting screws.

Richard removes an old sprayer hose from the sink to install a dedicated system faucet. He uses the ⅜” and ¼” red tubing to connect to the cartridges and the water tank. Richard positions the connector above the trap and drills a 7/32″ hole into the drainpipe. He checks that all tubes are fully pushed in before turning the cold water supply back on.

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