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HYDROS Fluoride Removal System

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Instruction Manual


Contents Read this first....................................................................... 2 Introduction.......................................................................... 4 - Packing List - Tools Needed For Installation Installation............................................................................5 - Osmosis Membrane Install............................. 5 - Filter Cartridge Install...................................... 7 - Hose Connections............................................ 9 - Connections......................................................11 - Final Check.......................................................13 Features................................................................................14 Maintenance.........................................................................15 Troubleshooting...................................................................17 Cartridge Replacement Table.............................................18


IMPORTANT READ ME FIRST Please read the instruction manual prior to any attempt to operate the unit. Failure to observe instructions may void the warranty and/or damage the product. DO NOT CONNECT THE HYDROS FLUORIDE REMOVAL SYSTEM TO A HOT WATER SOURCE.

- Do not disassemble or attempt to repair the Hydros Fluoride Removal System yourself. Repairs may result in leakage, fire, or electric shock. For unit servicing and repairs contact Healthstart速 Life Products on 1800 021 069

- Do not cover the Hydros Fluoride Removal System. Do not cover the machine, draping towels, shirts or other fabric on the Hydros Fluoride Removal System may result in overheating, fire, or electric shock.

- Do not place heavy objects on the Hydros Fluoride Removal System. Heavy objects may flex the outer housing and place pressure on pipe joints.

- Do not supply water at very Low pressures to the Hydros Fluoride Removal System. Water at low pressures (<5 psi) may cause damage to the booster pump. Water feed pressure should be between 5 psi and 90 psi (Normal municipal town water pressure).

- Do not place the Hydros Fluoride Removal System near fire hazards. Locating the Hydros Fluoride Removal System near fire hazards may cause distortion, leakage, fire, or electric shock.

- Do not expose the Hydros Fluoride Removal System to corrosive substances. Exposing the Hydros Fluoride Removal System may result in corrosion of the pipes, causing water contamination, leakage, fire, or electric shock.

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- Don’t use the machine if the drain is blocked If the Hydros Fluoride Removal System is used while the drainage pipe is blocked, backflow into the system could cause contamination of the Reverse Osmosis Membrane.

- Don’t use the machine at high or low temperatures If the temperature is below 4 degrees C, water can freeze inside the Hydros Fluoride Removal System. This can cause damage to the pump or the Reverse Osmosis Membrane. If the temperature of the feed water is over 45 degrees C, it can degrade the Reverse Osmosis Membrane or damage the NanoCeram® filter.

- Don’t install the machine outdoors or in direct sunlight Direct sunlight can degrade the piping and casing of the Hydros Fluoride Removal system, and ingress water can affect its electrical components. It is recommended that it be installed under your kitchen sink or counter.

- Don’t use with non-municipal water The Hydros Fluoride Removal System is designed for use with municipal water sources only. Do not use with water of an unknown microbiological quality such as untreated river, lake or dam water, without prior disinfection or sterilisation. If in doubt contact Healthstart Life Products on 1800 021 069.

- Don’t use chemicals near the filters To prevent contamination, do not spray or use cleaning fluids or insecticides on or in close proximity to any filter cartridge prior to installation into the Hydros Fluoride Removal System.

- Mount the power module separately from the machine The power module must be mounted separately from the Hydros Fluoride Removal System. It must be mounted in a location that is not subject to leakage or ingress water.

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Introduction Thank you for purchasing the Healthstart® Hydros Fluoride Removal System – the world’s most advanced Fluoride Removal System. Utilising the latest nano-filtration technology, the NanoCeram® filter incorporated into the Hydros range of water purification systems can filter extremely fine particles. It can remove tiny virus particles that other filters cannot remove by physical means alone. Combined with the Healthstart® reverse osmosis (RO) membrane, the Healthstart® Fluoride Removal System can filter out particles, viruses, fluoride, heavy metals, and more.

Packing List

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Prior to installation of the Hydros Fluoride Removal System, verify the following are included with your unit: 1 x Hydros Fluoride Removal System 1 x Cartridge housing tool (a) 2 x Reverse osmosis housing tool (ring (b), claw (c)) 2 x PP pre filter twin pack (4 x single Cart total) 1 x NanoCeram® filter cartridge 1 x Power Module (4 screws taped to unit) (d) 2 x Screws 25 mm phillips head (e) 1 x Set of 4 silicon anti-vibration mounts (f) 1 x Allen key to suit pressure reducing valve (g) 1 x Twist tap to fit pressure reducing valve (h) 1 x Large hose insert (i) 1 x Cuno Pressure limiting valve (j) 3 x Small hose insert (k) 2 x Spare membrane O rings (L) 1 x Countertop faucet (m) 1 x 5 m roll of 5 mm hose (n) 1 x Waste water drain elbow (o) 1 x Wall mount “L” Bracket (p) 1 x Faucet hose set (insert/collar/nut) (q) 1 x Faucet washer set (nut/ 3 x washers/cover plate) (r) 1 x Quick fit circlip (s) 1 x Teflon Tape Roll (t) 1 x Drill Template A3 paper

Tools Needed For Installation - Adjustable Shifter - 12.5 mm / ½ Inch Drill Bit & Drill - Screwdriver (Phillips Head) - Sharp Knife

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Healthstart® Life Products recommends that the Hydros Fluoride Removal System be installed by a licensed plumber.

Step 1 Osmosis membrane Installation

Reverse osmosis housing tools Required for this step.

Remove the unit from the box and place it on a hard flat surface. Remove the plastic packaging and carefully raise the lid off the unit and place to one side.

Disconnect the white hose that joins the membrane housing cap on the right hand side.

Holding the body of the membrane housing, unscrew the cap in a counter-clockwise direction with the aid of the reverse osmosis housing tool (Ring part b), as shown. Once you have sufficiently loosened the cap you will be able to complete it’s removal by hand. Unpack the blue RO membrane from it’s packaging and carefully insert it into the open housing, double ring end first. Push the membrane all the way in until the base of the white plastic adaptor is level with the open end of the housing.

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Replace the housing cap by ensuring it is on straight before screwing it by hand in a clockwise direction. Because of the required water pressure it is vital that the cap be fastened securely.

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This is achieved with the aid of the reverse osmosis housing tool, (Claw part c). Locate the notch at the top of the handle of the Claw tool, under one of the long fins on the body of the housing at the base of the cap. The notch at the top of the claw will be sitting on top of a fin on the other side of the housing. While holding the Claw tool on the housing body, place the Ring tool over the end of the cap as shown, and turn it in a clockwise direction. You should continue this step until the elbow hose adaptor on the cap is facing forward as shown in the bottom photo.

Before reconnecting the white hose to the elbow on the cap of the membrane housing, ensure there is a hose insert part (i), is fitted in the end of the hose. This insert prevents the hose from being damaged when tightly fastened and from working free when the unit is under pressure.

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Cartridge housing tool Required for this step.

Step 2 Filter cartridge Installation

1. Install the Nanoceram® and PP pre filter cartridges as follows: Lay the unit on it’s back, on a towel covered flat surface. Filter cartridges are installed, looking at the front of the unit, in the order of left to right: NanoCeram® filter, PP pre filter, PP pre filter.

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NanoCeram® filter

(Remove plastic bag before installation)

Insert the NanoCeram® filter cartridge into one of the stainless steel cartridge housings. Install the filter and housing into the left most cartridge base, ensuring that the filter cartridge seats comfortably into the cartridge base.

Apply firm pressure to ensure the cartridge housing seats snugly against the anti-leak seal. Slide the locking ring up and hand tighten in a clockwise direction. Ensure that the locking ring does not become cross-threaded on the plastic cartridge base.

Tighten the locking ring using the supplied cartridge housing tool. Leaving a 2 - 3 mm gap between ring and base.

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PP Pre Filter x 2

(Remove plastic before installation)

Insert the PP pre filter cartridge into one of the stainless steel cartridge housings. Install the filter and housing into the middle cartridge base, ensuring that the filter cartridge seats comfortably into the cartridge base.

Apply firm pressure to ensure the cartridge housing seats snugly against the anti-leak seal. Slide the locking ring up and hand tighten in a clockwise direction. Ensure that the locking ring does not become cross-threaded on the plastic cartridge base.

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Tighten the locking ring using the supplied cartridge housing tool. Leaving a 2 - 3 mm gap between ring and base.

Insert the PP pre filter cartridge into the last stainless steel cartridge housing. Install the filter and housing into the middle cartridge base, ensuring that the filter cartridge seats comfortably into the cartridge base.

Apply firm pressure to ensure the cartridge housing seats snugly against the anti-leak seal. Slide the locking ring up and hand tighten in a clockwise direction. Ensure that the locking ring does not become cross-threaded on the plastic cartridge base.

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Tighten the locking ring using the supplied cartridge housing tool. Leaving a 2 - 3 mm gap between ring and base.

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Step 3

12.5 mm / ½ Inch Drill Bit, Adjustable Shifter & Teflon Tape Required for this step.

Hose Connections 1) Turn off the water supply/under sink tap prior to attempting to install a Hydros Fluoride Removal System. 2) Fit RO Unit & Power Module in a cupboard or suitable location using supplied DRILL TEMPLATE.

DO NOT CONNECT THE HYDROS FLUORIDE REMOVAL SYSTEM TO A HOT WATER SOURCE. Teflon Tape

Apply 2 to 3 turns of thread tape to the twist tap thread to ensure a water-tight seal.

Twist Tap 3) Install the water pressure limiting valve onto a dishwasher tap under the sink, If there is not a dish washer tap installed, a “T” junction must be purchased and attached to the cold water inlet. 4) Attach the twist tap to an outlet of the pressure limiting valve

Alternative Configurations of Cuno Installation Optional “T” Junction

Twist Tap Installed Pressure Limiting Valve

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5) Install the waste water elbow connector as follows:

5a) Locate an appropriate area on the under-sink PVC drain piping. Drill a 12.5 mm hole in the PVC piping. DON’T install on the bottom of an “S Bend” or anywhere likely to hold waste water.

5b) Apply 2 to 3 turns of teflon tape to the elbow. Screw into the pre-drilled hole. Apply teflon tape

PVC Waste Pipe

6) Install the fresh water faucet on the sink as follows: (Alternatively, the faucet maybe mounted to the wall with the supplied “L” bracket, mount the bracket to the wall,)

6a)Locate an appropriate/preferred location on the sink that is safe to mount the faucet. Ensure that the underside of the sink at that location is free from obstructions such as water or drain piping, electrical wiring and structural supports. Mark and drill a 12.5 mm hole.

6b) Place the chrome dress ring onto the bottom of the faucet, next place the hard plastic gasket on the thread and insert it into the drilled hole in the sink. Place the rubber gasket on the underside of the faucet (under the sink), followed by washer and the nut (parts r).

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Waste water elbow Faucet washer and nut order

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Step 4

Sharp Knife & Adjustable Shifter Required for this step.

Connections 1) Faucet under sink hose Cut a length of hose to reach from the RO unit (pure water outlet) to the under sink faucet connection, Ensure there is sufficient length to prevent kinking or strain, follow Fig 1 - 5, using Parts (q) (blue hose used for illustration purposes only)

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Label end of hose not connected with “Pure water outlet” using supplied label. Connect free end of hose to Pure water outlet on RO unit, remove blue circlip and “trumpet”.

Insert hose then pull sightly back thus securing hose.

Refit circlip.

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2) Tap water Inlet Cut a length of hose to reach from the RO unit (tap water inlet) to the twist tap (on the Cuno (j)) Ensure there is sufficient length to prevent kinking or strain. Remove the plastic screw cap covering the tap water inlet (remove the small sticker).

Slide on a plastic screw cap on the labeled tap water hose. Sliding down about 15 mm.

Pop in the small hose insert (part k) in the end of the hose, push firmly.

Insert hose into tap water inlet as far as it will go, then tighten screw cap.

Repeat the above procedure for the waste water outlet.

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3) Final Check 3a) Turn on the water supply at the mains/under sink tap. Turn on the water supply at the screw tap on the pressure limiting valve, slowly. Inspect the joins at either end of the water supply hose to ensure there are no leaks. Allow the unit to sit for approximately 5 minutes to fill the cartridge housings with water.

3b) Turn on the sink mounted fresh water faucet, then plug in and turn on the power supply cable that connects to the Power Module. Pure, clean water will begin to flow from the sink mounted faucet. inspect the unit for leaks as the unit is running. If there is a leak, turn the RO unit off, tighten the appropriate connection and turn the unit back on. Reinspect for leaks.

3c) Run the unit for 10-20 minutes, discarding the processed water. This flushes the reverse osmosis membrane and the Alkaline Enhancing Cartridge, preparing them for use. Turn off the sink-mounted faucet, and ensure that the booster pump disengages when you do so. Once the sink-mounted faucet is turned off, inspect the unit again for leaks.

3d) For the first few hours of use, periodically inspect the unit for any leakage and rectify if required.

Congratulations, you have just installed the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most advanced Fluoride Removal System.

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Features Advanced Filtration Technology The Healthstart® Fluoride Removal System utilises the latest in water filtration technology, to ensure the best performance and the purest drinking water. -The first two stages of water purification incorporate high flow, progressive polypropylene (PP) prefilter technology to remove larger particles from the water. Healthstart® recommend these filters be replaced every 6 months. -The third stage of water purification incorporates our NanoCeram® water filter. The NanoCeram® removes extremely fine particles via nano-filtration. The NanoCeram® also incorporates powdered activated carbon to remove chlorine, chloramines, solvents, and other chemical contaminants. Healthstart® guarantees the NanoCeram® to have a 3 year lifetime, providing all other consumables are replaced at recommended intervals. -The fourth stage of water purification consists of the Healthstart® Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane. The RO membrane removes fluoride, nitrates, heavy metals, salts, and more. Healthstart® recommends that the RO membrane be changed at 5 year intervals. -The fifth and final stage of purification is comprised of the Healthstart® Alkaline Enhancing Cartridge. This filter improves the taste and smell of the pure water. Healthstart® recommends that the Alkaline Enhancing Cartridge be replaced every 2 years. High Efficiency By utilising the latest technology, the Healthstart® Hydros Fluoride Removal System provides fresh, clean water with very low waste rates. Unlike other less efficient reverse osmosis purification systems, the Hydros Fluoride Removal System will provide 1 part fresh water to only 0.5 parts waste water. High Flow Rate As flow rates of most other reverse osmosis purification systems are very low, they typically require a storage tank to hold a supply of purified water. These storage tanks can affect the taste, smell, or clarity of the water. Fortunately, this is no longer an issue! The Hydros Fluoride Removal System provides fresh, pure water at flow rates of up to 1.6 litres per minute – this is better than most non-reverse osmosis water purification systems. This allows the Hydros Fluoride Removal System to be connected directly to the output tap, increasing the quality of your drinking water. Micro-computer Controller The Hydros Fluoride Removal System has a micro-computer control module. This module detects changes in the water pressure, and disengages the booster pump in the event that the water supply to the system is cut off or is excessively low in pressure, protecting the pump from running dry. The Hydros Fluoride Removal System also has a safety cut-out, disengaging the booster pump after approximately 30 minutes of continuous operation. These features increase the safety and reliability of the Hydros Fluoride Removal System. Low Pressure Requirements Due to being equipped with a booster pump, the Hydros Fluoride Removal System can safely operate with external water pressures as low as 5 psi. Typical systems that do not have booster pumps cannot operate efficiently with low external water pressures.

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Maintenance Machine Usage Healthstart® Life Products recommends that the Hydros Fluoride Removal System be used at least twice weekly to prevent build up in the system. Storage If the unit is to remain unused for a lengthy period of time, it is recommended that the water supply be turned off and that the Hydros Fluoride Removal System be disconnected from the power supply. Once this has been done, briefly open the sink-mounted faucet to relieve residual water pressure from the system. Filter Replacement Healthstart® Life Products recommends that consumables be replaced at the following intervals: First Stage (PP Prefilter): 6 months Second Stage (PP Prefilter): 6 months Third Stage (NanoCeram® Filter): 3 years Healthstart® Guaranteed* Fourth Stage (RO Membrane): 6 years Fifth Stage (Alkaline Enhancing Cartridge): 2 years Tip: Use the chart on the inside back cover of this manual to track cartridge replacement times. Contact Healthstart® Life Products on 1800 021 069 to purchase replacement consumables. To Replace Filters 1) Turn off the water supply and power supply to the Hydros Fluoride Removal System. Briefly open the sink-mounted faucet to relieve remaining water pressure on the system. 2) Disconnect and label the hoses at the opposite ends to the Hydros Fluoride Removal System. Allow these to drain into a bucket or container. 3) Unmount and remove the Hydros Fluoride Removal System and the Power Module from under the sink. Place the Hydros Fluoride Removal System in a sink or tub to allow any released water to be drained away. 4) Refer to page 5 for instructions on opening the housings for the PP Pre filters, NanoCeram® cartridge, or the Healthstart® reverse osmosis membrane. Remove and discard of the used filter(s), and reinstall the housings with the replacement filter or membrane. * Healthstart guarantees the NanoCeram® Filter to last 3 years providing all other filters are replaced at the recommended intervals.

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5) To replace the Alkaline Enhancing Cartridge.

5a) Remove the outer cover of the Hydros Fluoride Removal System (page 5)

5b) Unscrew the connector at the left side of the Alkaline Enhancing Cartridge, then cut the cable ties. Tilt the cartridge to the right as to encourage any held water to drain.

5c) Unscrew the connector at the right side of the Alkaline Enhancing Cartridge.

5d) Renew any thread tape on the two connectors that attach to the Alkaline Enhancing Cartridge, and reverse these steps to reinstall the cartridge, ensuring that connectors are tight. Do not overtighten.

5e) Reinstall the outer cover of the Hydros Fluoride Removal System

6) Reinstall the Hydros Fluoride Removal System and remount the Power Module. Reconnect all hoses to their respective connectors. 7) Turn on water supply and check the unit for leaks. 8) Connect and turn on the power supply. Inspect the unit again for leaks. Removal of Containments When replacing filters, it is also recommended that the reverse osmosis membrane be flushed to remove any build up of contaminants and to renew the reverse osmosis membrane. The procedure for flushing the reverse osmosis membrane is as follows: 1) Partially remove the outer cover of the Hydros Fluoride Removal System. 2) Turn the bypass tap to the open position. 3) Turn on the sink-mounted faucet. A small trickle of fresh water should begin flowing. After approximately 4 to 5 minutes, turn off the sink-mounted faucet. 4) Turn the bypass tap to the closed position. 5) Reinstall the outer cover of the Hydros Fluoride Removal System.

Flush EVERY 3 MONTHS or after 2 weeks of no use.

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Troubleshooting

Trouble Shooting Guide

Issue

Cause

Solution

Does not pump at all.

No power.

Ensure unit is plugged in and switched on.

Feed water is very low in

Ensure feed water supply is not

pressure or blocked.

blocked. Disconnect feed water hose from unit and verify water is flowing freely.

Loose electrical connection.

Remove outer cover of unit and ensure Power Box is plugged in securely, and leads to pressure switches are connected.

Pump is running but very little or

Leak from high pressure hose.

Remove outer cover of unit and

no fresh water is coming from

verify that no leaks are present.

faucet.

If unit is leaking re-attach leaking hose and inspect for any further leaks. Blocked prefilter.

Install new PP prefilter units.

Blocked reverse osmosis membrane.

Flush reverse osmosis membrane. If flushing does not help, replace membrane.

Waste water flush tap in open

Close waste water flush tap.

position. Unit leaks.

Loose hose connector.

Remove outer cover. For quick-fit connections, press down collar and remove hose, reinsert ensuring it slides completely into the connector. For screw-in connectors, unscrew connector, reinsert hose into the connector until it stops, and tighten the collar.

Unit makes loud vibrating noise.

Outer cover not properly seated.

Remove and reinstall the outer cover, ensuring that it is firmly attached.

Silicon mounts not used with

Ensure that the mount screws

mount screws.

are equipped with anti-vibration silicon pads.

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Close-up View RO unit Inlet & Outlets Waste Water Outlet

Tap Water Inlet

PURE Water Outlet

Cartridge Replacement Table Date of Purchase

5th Stage (Alkaline Enhancing) 3rd Stage (NanoCeram速 Filter) 4th Stage (RO Membrane)

Supplied

Redemption

24 Months

24 Months

6 Months

6 Months

6 Months

6 Months

6 Months

6 Months

6 Months

6 Months

6 Months

Redemption 6 Months

6 Months

Supplied 6 Months

1st Stage (PP Prefilter) 2nd Stage (PP P refilter)

24 Months

Supplied 36 Months (3 Years)

36 Months (3 Years) Supplied 72 Months (6 Years)

Write the date in each of the squares above, when you change the filters to remind you of future filter replacement dates.

For Replacement Consumables Contact Healthstart on 1800 021 069

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