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Old 06-28-2004, 03:46 PM   #1
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Hooking up the R/O unit.

We just purchased an R/O unit. The instructions say that it is suppose to be hooked up under the sink. The clamp has a pin that is suppose to puncture the pipe. Is there a way to hook it up in the laundry room? I dont really want to put it under the sink, and our pipes are the mesh kind..not copper.

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Old 06-28-2004, 03:57 PM   #2
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You can get adapters at just about any hardware store... You dont need to use the piercing piece.. Just take that piece to the hardware store and let them know what you are doing and they can get you a piece that will work for just a few $$$..

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For the laundry room, I think you can get a Y fitting for the cold side of the water valve where your washing machine hooks up. I think it is just a garden hose Y adaptor.

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Old 06-28-2004, 04:24 PM   #4
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i set mine up in my laundry room
get an adapter that will fit a faucet/hose connection...more then likely the company that makes your RO will make one of them too.
i then put a 3 way valve on my cold water laundry line...water in, water to washer and water to the ro
finally i just took the drain line and put it down the drain pipe behind the washer
it took like 5 minutes start to finish to hook it up and its out of the way
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Old 06-28-2004, 04:26 PM   #5
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For the laundry room, I think you can get a Y fitting for the cold side of the water valve where your washing machine hooks up. I think it is just a garden hose Y adaptor
you posted while i was typing! Thats exactly what i used
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Old 06-28-2004, 04:48 PM   #6
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LOL. You had better detail
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Old 06-28-2004, 06:22 PM   #7
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The laundry fittings in my house is the same size as garden hose, so lawn and garden at walmart would have the Y for about a buck.
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Old 06-28-2004, 07:05 PM   #8
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I got mine and just put it under the bathroom sink, and got the adaptor that goes into the faucet.I jsut hook it up and run the discharge into the drain and let her go .The hose is 1/8 on mine so you'll need a what ever to 1/8"
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:36 PM   #9
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Pin Valves

Just wanted to jump in to say that I installed R/O units for a living years ago and anyone who is thinking of using one of those "pin" type valves should throw it out. A few minutes in the hardware store will open you up to tons of different options. I witnessed thousands of dollars worth of damage from these pin valves eventually leaking, usually while people were on vacation, and it was our practice to replace them if we ran into them. They are also not up to code in most areas these days for this reason, although I doubt most of my wiring for my system would pass if an inspector got a look at it. Just a word of caution.
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Anyone have pictures of their installation?
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