Hooking Up Your Water Dispenser to a Valve

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If you’ve just purchased a point of use water dispenser, then perhaps it is time to set it up.

You need to make sure that you thoroughly read through all of the instructions carefully prior to doing so.

You want to ensure that water is not going to leak from the system. In order to do this, you have to install the water dispenser to the valve correctly.

Sometimes, the instructions that come with the dispenser might not work for your specific valve, or you’re unsure of what exactly they are saying. If you do not hire a plumber to come in and do this type of installation, you should know how to do it on your own.

Wondering how you should go about doing that? Are your instructions not clear?

Here are the steps needed to take in order to hook your water dispenser up to a valve. Start getting cleaner, fresher, colder drinking water!

All it takes is no more than an hour of your time to get the dispenser hooked up and running like it should be. So make sure to go through the steps, have a plan of action and make the most of the new dispenser.

Step by Step Instructions

water drops on metal tubeFirst, make sure to unwrap and set up the dispenser.

Before adding the hoses to the back of the unit, you want to make sure everything is in place prior to putting the hose on the back and allowing water to run into the unit. This can help reduce any spills or messes that might be made while you’re attaching the hose and filling up the unit.

You also want to ensure that the unit is turned off and unplugged during the process. This can prevent any injuries that might occur while using water next to electricity.

  1. Make sure that the water supply you’re connecting your unit too is shut off. You do not want a mess to occur when trying to attach the hose to the nozzle.
  2. Locate the cold water source from the spigots that are next to the outlet. This is usually next to the fridge, as well. You may not want to install new pipes to the kitchen since it can be quite expensive and tedious, but if there is already one there – make sure to locate it and confirm that it is the cold water, tap line.
  3. If there is no space to place the tube, consider drilling out a hole to fit the tube through in the cabinets to the dispenser. This will make the hose hide away, so it is not out in the open. You can then thread the hose through where you’ve drilled. You will not have to drill if there is space for the hose to go.
  4. Attach one end of the tube to the water pipe. Make sure to use a nut and ferrule to tighten the tube on, so there are no leaks that happen when the water is turned on. You want to make sure that there is a bit of extra tubing left around this area, so there is some tug to work with in case the dispenser is moved.
  5. You will want to be able to use a gasket in between the opening of the dispenser and the tube. You want to be able to control the flow of the water to the unit. Once you’ve done this, attach the other end of the tubing to the dispenser. Use a nut to fully tighten it onto the unit.
  6. You can then turn on the water. The reservoir should fill up, although it can take around one to two hours before you have cold or hot water to dispense into the unit once it is plugged in and turned on.

Is Your AC or Fan Drying Out Your Skin?Always make sure to practice caution when it comes to setting up your dispenser. This means not messing around with electricity and water. You want to ensure that you have it all set and ready to go when the time comes. You should feel confident regarding the dispenser that you connected all by yourself and know that it is not going to leak all over the place.

Once you’ve gone through the installation process, you can feel more confident regarding the dispenser that you chose to get.

You will know that you’re providing cold or hot, clean filtered water for the whole family in a more convenient and efficient way. Tap water and water bottles might have been something that the family was once using, but with the help of a water dispenser, you’re able to have cleaner water without the pollution that water bottles would bring.

Happy drinking with the water dispenser that you just set up all on your own!

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