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How to Install a Reverse Osmosis System at Home?

how to install a reverse osmosis system

We as a whole know about the significance of water and when it’s a matter of drinking water it’s about our wellbeing. Purged water is truly significant for our wellbeing and we cannot utilize water without filtration. We firmly need the best water filtration system.  A reverse osmosis system is a best choice in this regard. Now we have selected a filtration system to install in our home and after that we need to know how to install a reverse osmosis system.

This piece of article is organized to guide the people who are looking for the method to install a water filtration system in their homes. Let’s read this article carefully and get an easy guide about how to install a reverse osmosis system or watertechguide is full with all solutions regarding water either its kitchen water or water heater related queries.

How to Install a Reverse Osmosis System

Although every filtration system comes with a detailed instruction about installing it. This general is for the further technical details of installation of a Ro System. Here is a step by step detail about the installation. First of all we need to know what tools are required for the installation of a purified water system.

Required tools:

  1. RO system
  2. Wrench
  3. Faucet
  4. Power drill
  5. Drill bit (size depends on Faucet)
  6. RO storage tank
  7. Screw driver
  8. Knife or cutter
  9. Installation kit based on color coded tubing, stop connector, tank valve, faucet connector, drain saddle

1. Find Location

At the very first point we need to conform where to install our RO system. The best location for installation is under the sink. Just make it sure that you have enough space as per the size and weight of your system. Locate the cold water pipeline and after that turn off the valve.

2. Shut of the Water Supply

The whole home water supply also needed to be shut off. When the water is closed off, loosen up the line pressure by turning on the cold water faucet.

3. Faucet Installation

Here comes the most important step of installing the RO system. You need to perform this task with a complete concentration of mind. Make it sure that you have chosen a flat place where you are about to install a faucet.

Prepare your drill machine with a special drill bit. Drill bit can vary according to the requirement. Read following detail for knowing which drill bit is suitable for you while drilling.

4. Saddle Valve Installation

Installation of the saddle valve is the next step after faucet installation. It is needed to be placed above from the dishwasher discharge. Tighten up the valve clamp on the cold water line. Make sure that valve is not over tightened.

5. Inlet Feed Valve Installation

In this certain step, we need to install an inlet feed valve that connects the RO system with the cold water line. Turn off the whole supply of water, now remove the tube from cold water and install a new feed valve. Now it’s time to tighten the valve with a wrench. At the end, connect the cold water tube with this new valve and turn the water supply back on.

6. Water Tank Installation

Position up the water storage tank with the 10 feet of drinking water faucet. By taking up the pressure of water.

7. RO Module Connection

The RO unit is mounted to the sidewall of the sink. It usually depends on the supply tank location. By and large the unit was mostly found at the back of the tank. To mount the unit, raise it no less than 2″ off the floor and level it accordingly. And imprint the area of mounting openings required. Drill the area for screwing up to avoid the slipping of the RO unit.

8. Filter and Membrane Installation

The final step of installing a reverse osmosis system is filter and membrane installation. First install the filter by removing the filter housing and carefully tighten it with a filter wrench.

Now it’s time for membrane installation and for this purpose remove the housing cap carefully then push the cylinder into the socket until it gets in.

All the steps of installing the RO system are done.  And it’s time to start and check the RO system if it’s installed properly.

Starting the RO System

Open the valve now and you will get the noise of gurgling that is caused by the air leaving by the system. Now check all the connections to make it sure if there is no leakage in the system.

Just after almost 15 minutes water will start running from the filter and maybe it will be dark in color. Do not worry about it because this is just carbon flush you must let it drain. Allow the tank to fill up, the filling depends on the water pressure.

You have completed the task and your reverse osmosis system is ready to use.


Finally, we can say that a person who has read this article is able to install the RO system with a little effort. Just make it sure you need to follow every step and do the drilling task with accurate measurement of space. A good water pressure is always helpful for the best working of reverse osmosis system.

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