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The Living Well® Water Filtration and Energizer System Technical Data [Specifications]

The Living Well® Twin Under Sink Filtration Specifications:

This unit is supplied complete as a kit with:-

• A separate Chrome Faucet with fittings (for installation on your kitchen sink)
• Installation Instructions
• Tube Fittings and Tube for under sink installation
• Long Life Sediment Pre Filter
• Premium Grade Carbon Block Cartridge
• High Grade Pressure and Impact Resistant Filter Housings
• An Adaptor fitting for easy connection to any ½”x¾” BSP tap
• Pressure Reducing / Anti Water Hammer Valve and Ball Valve

Sediment Pre Filter Cartridge Specification:

The cartridges are manufactured from 100% pure polypropylene fibres. The fibres have been carefully spun together to form a true gradient density
from outer to inner surfaces.

• These cartridges are designed for purity.
• They will not impart taste, odor or color to the liquid being filtered when used within the recommended temperature limit.
• The polypropylene construction provides superior chemical resistance and is not prone to bacterial attack.
• The coreless strength of the cartridges is achieved by sintering the many fibers into a solid matrix.

Summary: Spun Polypropylene Sediment Cartridge; 1 micron (nominal). 2-3/8'' x 9-3/4'' (60 mm x 248 mm); 0.6 psi @ 5 USgpm (<0.1 bar @ 19 lpm)
This cartridge will fit ''standard'' 10'' filter housings.

Carbon Block Cartridge Specification:

• USFilter Powdered Activated Carbon Briquette Taste / Odour / Sediment Filter Cartridge Made in USA
• Model CBC-10
• Maximum Dimensions: 2-7/8'' x 9-3/4'', (73mm x 248mm)
• Micron Rating (nominal): 0.5
• Flow Rate: 3.7 psi @ 1 USgpm, (0.26 bar @ 3.8 lpm)
• Chlorine Reduction: >20,000 US gallons @ 1 gpm, (>75,000 litres @ 3.8 lpm)

Materials of Construction:-

• Filter Media: Bonded PAC
• End Caps: Polypropylene
• Inner/Outer: Wraps Polypropylene
• Netting: Polyethylene
• Gaskets: Buna-N
• Temperature Rating: 40°F to 180°F (5°C to 83°C)

NOTE: Cartridges will contain a very small amount of carbon fines (very fine black powder) and a new cartridge after installation should be flushed with
sufficient water to remove all traces of the fines from your water system before using the water.

NOTE: Micron ratings based on 85% or greater removal of given particle size. Data obtained from actual particle counts using AC Fine Test Dust and
Latex spheres. CBC-Series cartridges are capable of reducing 99.9% of Cryptosporidium and Giardia cysts.

*Estimated capacity using 2ppm free available chlorine (FAC) at continuous flow with greater than 90% reduction.

Shower Filter System Specifications:

The Living Well Shower Filter is supplied complete with an adjustable chrome Showerhead which guarantees the proper performance of the filtration media.
The Living Well Shower Filter uses KDF as the primary filtration media. KDF has been proven to be superior to granular-activated carbon based units.
In a shower, the water reaches temperatures up to 41deg Celsius (105 degrees F). Carbon based shower filters can lose contaminants previously adsorbed
during these high temperatures and allow them to reenter the water. Carbon is also very adsorptive and can lose its capacity to adsorb contaminants quickly.
KDF media removes chlorine through an electrochemical process and is not compromised by higher water temperatures. Unlike carbon, KDF does not hold
the chlorine, it changes chlorine from an element into a harmless compound. It also will not contribute to fungus and mildew growth. This specially designed
shower head water filter is built to reduce lime scale buildup, mold, bacteria, algae, and fungi in your tub and shower enclosure.

Benefits for chlorine free water:

• Healthier, younger-looking skin.
• Relief from dry, itchy skin.
• Improved lathering and sudsing.
• Safer for infants, adults and pets.
• No skin and eye irritation.
• Prevents asthma attacks.

Technical Specifications-

• Filter Media KDF55453g (14 ½ oz)
• Shower Filter Weight625g (20 oz)
• Shower Filter Dimensions125mm x 65mm (5" x 2 ½ ")
• Filter with Showerhead218mm (8 ½ ")
• Shower Filter Chlorine Removal90% plus
• Recommended Flow Rate9 ½ lpm (2.5 usgpm)
• Threads15mm ( ½ ") NPT Male
• Cartridge Life ExpectancyUp to 55,000 litres or 12 – 18 mths
• Showerhead Discharge Rate9 ½ lpm @ 560 kpa (80 psi)

All household water is chlorinated (because of its properties it can kill bacteria and is added at the water treatment works by the local authority).
Chlorine is a bleaching agent which bonds with and destroys the proteins in the hair and skin. Hair can become dry and sensitive skin, itchy and irritated.
Filtering both drinking and bathing water should be a priority if you suffer from skin disorders (eczema, psoriasis) or chemical sensitivities.

The Living Well® Water Filtration and Energizer System Installation Instructions


NEPTUNE Dual Under Sink

• You will need to have a cold water supply outlet under the sink before continuing with this installation.
• A licensed plumber is recommended.
• A brass T- junction ( with compression fittings) is supplied with this kit to cut and fit into your cold water supply.
• Screw the chrome pressure reducing/anti hammer valve into the T-junction and then screw the ball valve to the end of the pr/ah valve.
• Install the sink tap. When drilling stainless steel, first drill a smaller pilot hole and then drill the size required. Drill with a slow speed
and keep the drill bit cool with water.
• Two lengths of hose are supplied. Fit one piece from the ball valve to the IN side of the filter housing using the hose fittings supplied.
Fit the other hose from the OUT side of the filter housing to the sink tap. Unscrew the filter body housings from the filter bases.

1. Remove the paper wrapping from the prefilter cartridge (being careful not to touch the side of the cartridge – handle ONLY by the ends) and place it into the
Lefthand housing connected from the ball valve. Screw housing back together. Tighten the housing only lightly, the ‘O’ ring in the body housing will make
the seal and the housing will be easier to undo when the cartridge needs replacing.

2. Remove the plastic wrapping from the carbon block cartridge (being careful not to touch the side of the cartridge – handle ONLY by the ends) and place it
into the right hand housing connected from the ball valve. Screw housing back together. Tighten the housing only lightly, the ‘O’ ring in the body housing
will make the seal and the housing will be easier to undo when the cartridge needs replacing.

-Stand the filter system under the sink where it is out of the way or place on two screws on the wall. The housing should lift on or off the screws without obstruction,
-Slowly turn on the hose cock and the ball valve and check the system for leaks.
-Turn on the sink tap and again check the system for leaks.
-Flush the system for between 3 – 5 minutes
-Turn of the sink tap and again check for leaks.
-Now you must regulate the amount of water the system will supply. It is advise to limit the flow to 2 – 2.5 litres per minute. This can be achieved by adjusting the ball valve.
-The system is now complete.
-Maintenance – It is recommended that the carbon block filter cartridge be replaced every 12 months.
-Always use thread tape on all connections.

LA MEDITERRANEAN Counter Top

This is a water filter of which you can be proud. If you install it carefully and service it regularly, it can give you many years of drinking water pleasure.
This filter is suitable only for connection to a chlorinated or sterilized cold water supply. Non-sterilized water supplies may be of unknown quality and may contain dangerous
bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms. Always seek professional advice when in doubt.

Your filter will normally be connected to a kitchen or bathroom faucet. However it can be connected to any sterilized cold water supply, and a range of adaptors and connectors
are available.

WHERE THE FILTER IS TO BE FITTED TO A FAUCET WHICH INCORPORATES AN AERATOR FITTING, PROCEED AS FOLLOWS:
• Remove aerator fitting
• If faucet spout has a male thread the diverter valve supplied should screw straight on.
• If faucet has a female thread, using our adapting bush will usually allow the diverter to be installed.
• If faucet arm has no thread, we suggest you either purchase and fit a new faucet arm or alternately, your reseller can supply a universal push-on ‘tulip’ connector.

DO NOT EVER RUN HOT WATER THROUGH THE FILTER
Water filters are designed to remove contaminants from drinking water. These contaminants will be collected and stored in filter cartridges and therefore all filter cartridges,
regardless of design must eventually reach saturation level. When complete saturation is reached, all filters can ‘unload’ contaminants, including bacteria, into your drinking
water. You can easily avoid the ‘saturation’ and ‘unloading’ risks by replacing your filter cartridges at the recommended intervals.
With your filter, the extra large filter cartridges will take a very long time to reach saturation levels. It is very good practice however to replace filter cartridges regularly to ensure the
freshest, cleanest and best tasting drinking water. And to also ensure the highest possible percentage removal of chemicals, especially chloroform, a suspected cause of cancer.

HOW LONG SHOULD CARTRIDGES LAST?
Replace the 0.5 micron carbon block cartridge every 70000 litres or at least every 12 months, which ever comes first.
Many suppliers exaggerate the life of their cartridges because obviously it is much easier to sell products for inflated prices by offering 2 or 5, or even 10 years warranty.
A close study of the chemical removal specifications from some of the world’s leading chemical removal cartridge manufacturers will show the folly of expecting unreasonable life
from water purifier cartridges, especially if you are concerned about the possible cancer risks posed by Trihalomethanes (Chloroform)
Our carbon block cartridges will remove a very large percentage of chlorine for up to 70,000 litres, however, there ability to remove THM’s (Chloroform) can drop off after the
recommended amount listed above. The same drop-off in the removal of dangerous volatile compounds will also apply to other premium brand cartridges. If you want to remove the
highest possible percentage and the widest possible range of such health threatening compounds please replace the 0.5 micron cartridge every 12 months.
Always sterilize water lines, filter housings and faucet at the time of filter replacement, using a suitable sterilizing agent (eg Milton or similar) to remove any bacteria that may be
adhering to internal surfaces. Flush sterilizing agent out of system before installing new filter cartridge. Always flush new cartridges for 3 – 5 minutes before using filtered water.
Please remember that the slower you draw off your drinking water, the higher will be the percentage removal of contaminants, especially dangerous chemicals and chloroform.
Try to restrict your draw off rate to 2 litres per minute, but never draw off more than 4 lites per minute, or chemical removal performance may suffer.
To ensure the freshest and best tasting drinking water it is good policy to run your filter for a few seconds each time you use it, before collecting water for drinking. This will flush
out any stale water from tubing, filter housings and spout.

BACK FLUSHING CARTRIDGES WILL NOT REMOVE MANY OF THE CONTAMINANTS AND THEREFORE WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRACTICE.

CARTRIDGE Replacements

Fitting or Replacing a Filter Cartridge is easy. If you are not sure about the following steps, please call your local distributor or plumber who will be happy to install the cartridge
for you. NB. New systems start from point 4

1 Turn off water supply to system.
2 Unscrew housing from base. Locate and remove large O-ring, wipe clean and set aside.
3 Discard used filter cartridge. Scrub the housing, base and O-ring groove with dish soap and warm water using a non abrasive sponge or cloth. Rinse thoroughly.
Fill 1/3 with water. Add about 2 tablespoons of bleach, Milton or similar and scrub to disinfect. Rinse thoroughly.
4 Lubricate O-ring with a clean silicone grease or Vaseline. (With new filter it is already done) Insert O-ring in groove and press into place. (Note: This step is important to ensure
a proper housing seal. Make certain the O-ring is seated level in the groove).
5 Insert new filter cartridge, making sure it slips evenly over the centering lug in the bottom of the housing. (make sure to remove plastic wrapper on new cartridge)
6 Keep the housing and /or base level as you screw the housing back on to the base.
*Make sure the cartridge is centrally located inside the housing. Only slightly tighten. (You may find it easier to see and centre the cartridge by turning the system upside down,
this will also prevent the O-ring from slipping out of its seating)
7 - Turn on water supply slowly to allow system to fill with water. Check for leaks and tighten if necessary.

NOTE: After installation of a new cartridge, flush the cartridge for a minimum of 3 minutes before using the water.

WARNING: Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.

CAUTION: Filter must be protected against freezing, which can cause cracking of the filter and water leaking.

 

NOTE: For cold water use only
The replacement cartridge has a limited service life. Changes in the taste, odor, color or flow of water being filtered may indicate that the cartridge should be replaced.
The contaminants or other substances specified as removed or reduced by the selected cartridge are not necessarily in your water. Ask you local Water Supply Authority
for a copy of their water analysis if you need more information.
After prolonged periods of non-use (such as during a vacation) it is recommended the system be flushed thoroughly before re-use. Let water run for 5 minutes before using.

 

SHOWER FILTER CARTRIDGE

The Shower Filter Cartridge is LOCATED inside the filter housing using four (4) O-rings.
Two of the O-rings are fitted into the recesses at each end of the cartridge.
The two smaller O-rings fit into the recesses inside the ends of the filter housings.
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WHEN FITTING THE CARTRIDGE INTO THE HOUSINGS, THE INTERNAL HOUSING O-RINGS ARE PROPERLY SEATED INTO THE RECESSES.
FAILURE TO SEAT THE O-RINGS PROPERLY WILL RESULT IN A LEAKING FILTER HOUSING.
When the Shower Filter is re-installed, if there are any leaks from around the central housing thread, the shower filter will need to be dismantled and reassembled making sure the
internal housing o-rings are seated properly.
The Shower Filter housing does not need to be over tightened. Any damage caused to the filter housing from over tightening will not be covered by any claim for warranty or replacement.

 

SHOWER FILTRE

It is recommended to install the Shower Filter as follows:
Unscrew the existing shower outlet from the shower wall. This will leave a 15mm male thread. Attach the 15mm socket from the Shower Filter kit and then the Shower Filter.
The Shower Filter is now at right angle to the wall. Install the 15mm Swivel Elbow and then the 15mm Chrome Nipple. The Shower Rose screws onto the nipple.
The installation arrangement is as per the diagram below.
Alternate Arrangement
If the 15mm Male outlet of high on the shower wall, it may be applicable to arrange the fittings in the following way to lower the shower rose to a manageable level.

 
Toxic Compounds Commonly found in Drinking Water  -   Removal by Using Carbon Block Cartridges
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's)

Contaminant
1,1 Dichloroethane
1,1 Dichloroethylene
1,1,1 Trichloroethane
1,1,2,2 Tetrachloroethane
1,1,2 Trichloroethane
1,2,4 Trichlorobenzene
1,2 Dichlorobenzene
1,2 Dichloroethane
1,2 Dichloropropane
1,4 Dichlorobenzene
4,4 DDD, 4,4 DDT
Arochlor 1260 (PCB)
Benzene
Carbon Tetrachloride
Chlorobenzene
cis 1,2 Dichloroethylene
DBCP Dibromochloropropane
Ethylbenzene
MTBE
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's)
Styrene
Tetrachloroethylene
Toluene (Methylbenzene)
Total Xylene
Trans 1,2 Dichloroethylene
Tricholoroethylene (TCE)
Vinyl Chloride

Potential Health Effects
Liver, kidney, nervous system damage
Liver, kidney damage, cancer
Liver, nervous system damage
Pending study
Liver, kidney, nervous system damage
Liver, kidney damage
Liver, kidney, lung damage, cancer
Cancer
Liver, kidney, circulatory, nervous system
Cancer
Cancer
Cancer
Cancer, leukemia, anemia
Cancer
Liver, kidney, nervous system damage
Liver, kidney, circulatory, nervous system
Reproductive system damage, cancer
Liver, kidney, nervous system damage
Cancer
Endocrine disrupter, cancer
Liver, kidney, nervous system damage
Nervous system damage, cancer
Liver, kidney, nervous system damage
Liver, kidney, lungs, mucous membrane nervous system

Liver, kidney, circulatory, nervous system
Cancer Liver, immune system, nerve damage

Reduction
99.80%
99.80%
99.76%
99.76%
99.76%
99.80%
99.71%
99.80%
99.80%
99.71%
98.80%
94.50%
99.50%
99.63%
99.20%
99.80%
99.00%
99.53%
99.80%
94.50%
99.43%
99.80%
99.80%
99.90%
99.80%
99.76%
99.80%

Trihalomethanes (by-products of chlorine disinfection)

Contaminant
Bromodichloromethane
Bromoform      
Chloroform      
Dibromochloromethane  

Potential Health Effects
Muscle, nervous system damage, cancer
Muscle, nervous system damage, cancer
Muscle, nervous system damage, cancer
Muscle, nervous system damage, cancer

Reduction
99.73%
99.46%
99.50%
99.46%

Microbiologican Organisms

Contaminant
Cryptosporidium                   
E.Coli                                  
Giardia

Potential Health Effects
Gastro-enteric diseases                        
Gastro-enteric diseases                    
Gastro-enteric diseases          

Reduction
99.90%
99.10%
99.00

Inorganics

Contaminant
Lead     
Mercury  
Aluminum  
Arsenic      
Nitrates & Nitrites
Cadmium        
Chromium          
Copper    
Chlorine Residual
Turbidity (silt, sand, sediment)
Radon 22

Potential Health Effects
Kidney, nervous system, highly toxic to infant& pregnant women
Kidney, nervous system disorders  
Skin, nervous system damage             
Spleen hemorrhage, diuresis, death       
Kidney damage                    
Liver, kidney, circulatory system disorders
Gastro-enteric diseases                        
Cancer, birth defects
Interferes with disinfection

Cancer 

Reduction
99.00%
99.25%
99.00%
17% 
88.43%
85.75%
93.72%        
98.50%
94.1%
85%
99.00%