LC-50 MODEL SERIES - Fresh Water Systems

LC-50 MODEL SERIES
OWN E R S
GU I D E
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NOTICE: This system is intended for use on potable water
supplies or disinfected water containing cysts. Do not use where
water is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown
quality. If bacterial contamination is present, a recognized
method of water disinfection is required.
Check with your public works department for applicable local plumbing and
sanitation codes. Follow your local codes if they differ from the standards
used in this manual.
Operational, maintenance and replacement requirements are essential for this
product to perform properly. The Good Water Machine™ contains replaceable
particulate and activated carbon filters. It also includes a replaceable reverse
osmosis membrane filter which is critical for the effective reduction of Total
Dissolved Solids. The filtered water should be tested periodically to verify that
the system is performing properly.
CULLIGAN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY
One Culligan Parkway
Northbrook, Illinois USA 60062-6209
847/205-6000
www.culligan.com
®
GOOD WATER MACHINE™
DRINKING WATER SYSTEM
Table of Contents
Safety/Warnings ............................................... ii
System Specifications ....................................... 1
Introduction
About Your System .............................. 2
Component Description ........................ 2
Certified Performance .......................... 3
How to Use Your System ...................... 4
Performance Check .............................. 4
Installation
Application Guidelines ......................... 5
Servicing Your System
Service Schedule ................................. 7
Filter Replacement ............................... 7
Parts List .......................................... 11
Service Log .................................................. 12
Warranty ...................................................... 13
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SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
System Flow Sequence ...................... Particle/Activated Carbon Filter,
Reverse Osmosis Membrane Filter,
Storage Tank, Polishing Filter
Particle Filter .................................. 5 Micron Spun Polypropylene
Activated Carbon Filter .................... Culligan Activated Carbon Block
Reverse Osmosis Membrane Filter ..... Culligan® Aqua-Cleer® Thin Film
Composite
Production Rate1 - LC-50 Models ...... 50 gpd (1894 L/day)
Ratio of Product to Flush Flow2 ......... 1:3 - 1:5
Polishing Filter ................................ Cullar® G Activated Carbon
Dispensing Faucet (optional) ............. Culligan Aqua-Cleer Faucet:
Rotary Operation, Stainless Steel
and Resin Flow Passages, with
Built-in Siphon Break
Colors ......................... Polished Chrome, White
Storage Capacity - Standard Tank ...... 2 gallons (optional)
- Medium Tank ....... 3 gallons (optional)
- Large Tank ........... 9 gallons (optional)
Dimensions - Filter Assembly ........... 7.5"W x 3"D x 16.5"H
- Storage Tank - Std. ...... 9" Diameter x 14" H
- Medium ..................... 11"Diameter x 14" H
- Large ......................... 15.5" Diameter x 24" H
Rating at 50 psi, 77°F, 500 mg/L TDS Influent, Without Storage Tank
May vary with pressure. See Technical Manual for all hard water applications
and applications where TDS exceeds 1000 mg/L (ppm).
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing a Culligan® Good Water Machine™ reverse osmosis
water system. Your new system is designed to bring you years of healthful,
deliciously crystal-clear Culligan® water. Product water from this system can
be used for a variety of light commercial purposes such as ice and coffee
machines, drinking water, laboratories and many others. Be sure to check the
specifications of the accessory equipment for compatibility with this system.
With three separate filter technologies and its unique space-saving design, the
Good Water Machine is the most advanced drinking water system available
today from Culligan.
ABOUT YOUR SYSTEM
The reverse osmosis method of water treatment has long been regarded as one
of the most efficient and effective ways to reduce impurities. It’s the technology
we’ve used to build your new Culligan Good Water Machine. In addition, we’ve
incorporated activated carbon and fine particle filtration to bring you one of the
most effective systems available today.
GOOD WATER MACHINE SYSTEM COMPONENTS
Refer to Figure 1, page 6
Particle Filter
The particle filter screens out dirt, sand, rust, and other microscopic particles
15 times smaller than a grain of sand.
Activated Carbon Filter
The activated carbon filter gets rid of bad tastes and odors, including chlorine. If present in your untreated water supply.
Reverse Osmosis Membrane Filter
The reverse osmosis (RO) membrane filter squeezes out dissolved substances.
These substances may not be in your water.
Manifold Assembly
The manifold serves as the functional hub of the system, directing and
regulating the flow through each of the system's components. It makes the
Good Water Machine extremely space efficient and simplifies filter changes.
Storage Tank
The storage tank holds up to 9 gallons of triple-filtered Culligan® water under
pressure for rapid delivery. Optional two and three-gallon tanks are available.
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Polishing Filter
The Good Water Machine™ includes a second activated carbon filter as added
assurance that your water will be crystal clear.
Faucet (optional)
The special drinking water faucet mounts conveniently on your kitchen sink.
A simple twist of the handle is all it takes to enjoy refreshing Culligan drinking
water.
SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
The Culligan® Good Water Machine Model LC-50 is designed for high
reduction of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) from potable water supplies. Typical
installations will provide TDS reduction of 90% or higher and production of
up to fifty gallons per day. Please note that system performance will vary
depending upon the specific characteristics of the water supply, such as TDS
level, pressure, and temperature. Please consult the Culligan AC Model Series
Technical Manual, part number 01881946 for more detailed performance
information.
The substances removed by this system are not necessarily in your untreated
water. See Performance Data Sheet for exact percentages of contaminant
removal.
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HOW TO USE YOUR SYSTEM
With the Good Water Machine™, you’ll get a continuous supply of clear,
refreshing water for drinking and cooking. But Culligan improves a lot more
than just water. Crystal clear Culligan® water is ideal for:
• coffee
• recipes
• tea
• baby formula
• soup
• houseplants
• juice
• pets
• everything you make with water
• pasta
• ice cubes
• steam irons
• drink mixes
PERFORMANCE CHECK
To check the performance of your Good Water Machine, it is necessary to
measure the total dissolved solids (TDS) level of the filtered water. This simple
test can be done quickly by your dealer.
The Good Water SentryTM Water Quality Monitor is another way to keep track
of your system’s performance. This optional accessory checks your drinking
water each time you use the special faucet, and signals when the membrane
filter may need to be replaced.
If the water quality of your system seems to have declined, drain the storage
tank and allow the system to refill. If the problem persists, call your Culligan
Man for service.
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INSTALLATION
This Owner’s Guide provides visual assembly reference only. Since specialized
skills are required in the assembly of the drinking water system, we recommend that you contact your local independently operated Culligan dealer to
complete this installation.
APPLICATION GUIDELINES
The Good Water Machine™ is designed for use on potable water supplies
meeting the guidelines outlined in Table 1. The system should be installed on
your home’s cold water line. The flushing stream should discharge through
an approved siphon break as illustrated in Figure 1. Installation of this system
must comply with state and local laws and regulations.
TABLE 1
Influent Water Characteristic
Pressure
Temperature
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)1
pH
Chlorine2
Chloramine
Turbidity
Iron
Bacterial Quality
40 - 120 psi (280 - 827 kPa)
33 - 100°F (1 - 38°C)
0 - 4000 ppm ( 0 - 4000 mg/L)
5 - 10
0 - 3 ppm ( 0 - 3 mg/L)
0 - 3 ppm ( 0 - 3 mg/L)
0 - 10 NTU
0 - 1 ppm (0 - 1 mg/L)
Potable
See the Technical Manual for all applications where TDS exceeds 1000 ppm (1000 mg/L).
A booster pump is strongly recommended.
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The reverse osmosis membrane filter used in this system may be damaged by chlorine.
This system includes activated carbon which protects this element by reducing chlorine.
Influent chlorine should not exceed 3 mg/L.
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1
1. Particle Filter
2. Activated Carbon Filter
3. Reverse Osmosis
Membrane Filter
4. Polishing Filter
5. Manifold Assembly
6. Storage Tank
7. Faucet (Optional)
8. Cold Water Line
9. Water Shutoff
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SERVICING YOUR SYSTEM
SERVICE SCHEDULE
When properly maintained, your Good Water Machine™ will give you years of
dependable service. Use the following as a guide to get the most out of your
system. Service frequency may vary depending on your local water conditions. High sediment, chlorine, turbidity, or hardness levels may require more
frequent service. Refer to Figures 3 & 4.
At Least Once Per Year
Replace:
• Particle Filter (1)
• Activated Carbon Filter (2)
• Polishing Filter (4)
Check:
• RO Membrane Filter (3)
- TDS Reduction Performance
- Flow Rates
• Capillary Assembly
Sanitize the System
Use the convenient chart inside the back cover of this booklet to keep track
of your system’s maintenance.
FILTER REPLACEMENT
Culligan recommends that you have your Good Water Machine serviced by
your local Culligan Man. You can rely on his or her experience and expertise
to keep your system in top operating condition.
If you wish to service your system, the filters are available from your Culligan
dealer. See the Parts List at the end of this section for replacement numbers.
Cartridge Conditioning
The activated carbon, reverse osmosis, and polishing filter cartridges must be
conditioned as follows prior to installation into the Good Water Machine.
Your Culligan Man can do these important procedures at the time of
purchase.
Activated Carbon Cartridge - 1 gallon flush to remove carbon dust
RO Membrane Filter - 6 hour flush to remove preservative solution
Polishing Filter - 2 gallon flush to remove carbon dust
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Tubing Connectors
Fig. 2
The Good Water Machine™ features easy-to-use push-in tubing connectors
(Fig. 2) on the manifold assembly and the polishing filter.
To disconnect the connector, hold the collar against the fitting body and pull
the tube from the fitting.
To assemble, lubricate the tubing end with water and push the tubing into the
connector until it bottoms out. Be sure the tubing is smooth and free of
abrasions, otherwise a leak may result.
Fig. 4
Fig. 3
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Filter Replacement and Sanitizing Procedure
Use the following procedure and reference in Fig. 3 when servicing the Good
Water Machine™.
NOTICE: You may want to fill a container with drinking water before beginning service as it will take several hours for the system to refill after servicing.
The Good Water Machine may be sanitized with either 5-1/4% liquid chlorine
bleach or a fresh bottle of consumer grade hydrogen peroxide.
NOTICE: The reverse osmosis membrane filter used in this system may be
severely damaged by chlorine. The membrane filter must be removed from
the system if chlorine bleach is to be used for sanitizing.
NOTICE: Hydrogen peroxide should not be used if iron is present in the
supply water as the RO membrane filter may be damaged.
Cleanliness is essential in the filter replacement procedure. Be sure to wash
your hands thoroughly before handling filters. The use of surgical gloves is
strongly recommended.
1. Locate the system’s supply valve and turn off the system’s water supply.
2. Open the dispenser faucet and drain the storage tank.
3. Lift the filter assembly from the mounting bracket and place it in a dish
pan or similar container to catch any dripping water.
4. Relieve the pressure in the system by loosening the capillary retaining
screws 1/2 turn. Retighten the screws.
5. Pull the u-clip from the rear of the particle filter housing. (1)
6. Insert the u-clip into the two square holes at the bottom rear of the
manifold. Push up to release the filter housing.
7. Remove the filter cartridge with a downward twisting pull.
8. Clean the inside of the housing.
9. Lubricate the cartridge o-ring with water and insert the new filter cartridge
into the manifold.
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10.Pour two tablespoons liquid chlorine bleach or 3 ounces hydrogen
peroxide into the particle filter housing.
11.Assemble the housing to the manifold and replace the u-clip.
12.Repeat steps 5-8 and remove the activated carbon cartridge (2) and, if
using chlorine bleach, the RO membrane filter. (3)
NOTICE: If the RO membrane filter is to be reused, place it in a new
plastic bag to keep it clean.
13.Assemble the empty housing(s) to the manifold and replace the u-clip(s).
NOTICE: When replacing the RO membrane filter housing, be sure the
drain adaptor is in place. (See item #12, page 11)
14.Turn on the supply valve and allow the system to fill with water. Once
water begins to drip or flow from the faucet, close the faucet and allow
the tank to fill.
15.Turn off the supply valve and allow the system to sit for ten minutes.
16.Open the dispenser faucet and drain the storage tank.
17.Repeat steps 5, 6, 9, and 11 for replacement of the activated carbon (2),
and RO membrane (3) filter cartridges.
18.If using hydrogen peroxide, disconnect the storage tank tube from the
manifold. With an eyedropper or similar device, inject one tablespoon
of hydrogen peroxide into the tube and reconnect it to the manifold.
19.Note the direction of flow and disconnect the tubing from the
polishing filter (4). Fig. 4.
20.Note the direction of flow and install the new polishing filter.
21.Replace the filter assembly onto the mounting bracket.
22.Repeat step 13.
23.After the storage tank has filled (3-4 hours), open the faucet and drain
the storage tank to flush the new postfilter and any remaining sanitizing
solution from the system.
24.Allow the system to refill. Your system is now ready for use.
25.Record your service on the chart at the end of this booklet.
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PARTS LIST
Item
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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Description
Mounting Bracket
Faucet - Chrome
- White
Polishing Filter
Plastic Ball Valve
Storage Tank - Std.
- Medium
- Large
Screw, #10.9 x .625" Pan Head Phil.
Particle Filter Element
Capillary Assembly
Reverse Osmosis Membrane Element LC-50
Drain Adapter
Activated Carbon Element
Icemaker Tee - 3/8 x 3/8 x 1/4
Tubing, Blue - 1/4" O.D.
- 3/8" O.D.
Good Water Sentry™ Monitor
Aqua-Cleer® Booster Pump
* Not Illustrated
Part Number
01-0040-81
01-0043-47
01-0047-66
01-0042-91
01-0045-50
01-0050-95
01-0047-76
01-0047-65
00-4010-16
00-4015-38
01-0097-19
01-0060-98
01-0040-80
01-0008-27
01-0047-28
00-4021-84
01-0002-87
01-0047-12
01-0093-34
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CULLIGAN® GOOD WATER MACHINE™
SERVICE LOG
MODEL
SERIAL NO.
DATE INSTALLED
FOR SERVICE CALL CULLIGAN AT:
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FILTER(S) CHANGED
DATE
SERVICED
ACTIVATED
PARTICULATE CARBON
FILTER
FILTER
RO
MEMBRANE
FILTER
POLISHING
FILTER
SANITIZED
CULLIGAN LIMITED WARRANTY
GOOD WATER MACHINE™ LC-50 MODEL SERIES
You have just purchased one of the finest drinking water systems made. As an expression of
our confidence in Culligan products, your drinking water system is warranted to the original
end-user, when installed in accordance with Culligan International Company specifications,
against defects in material and workmanship from the date of original installation, as
follows:
For the LIFETIME of the
original end-user
The entire reverse osmosis water conditioning unit,
EXCLUDING THE EXPENDABLE FILTER CARTRIDGES
AND REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANE FILTER USED
IN THIS UNIT.
For a period of ONE YEAR
The Culligan brand reverse osmosis membrane filter.
If a part described above is found defective within the specified period, you should notify
your independently operated Culligan dealer and arrange a time during normal business
hours for the dealer to inspect the drinking water system on your premises. Any part found
defective within the terms of this warranty will be repaired or replaced by the dealer. You
pay only freight from our factory and local dealer charges.
Damage caused by accident, fire, flood, freezing, Act of God, misuse, misapplication,
neglect, alteration, installation or operation contrary to our printed instructions, or by the use
of accessories or components which do not meet Culligan specifications, is not covered by
this warranty.
Our product performance specifications are furnished with each drinking water system. TO
THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CULLIGAN DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE; TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY LAW, ANY SUCH
IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE ONE-YEAR PERIOD SPECIFIED ABOVE FOR THE PARTS DESCRIBED IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. As manufacturer, we do not know the characteristics of your water supply or the purpose for which you are
purchasing a drinking water system. Please understand that the quality of water supplies may
vary seasonally or over a period of time, and that your water usage rate may vary as well.
Water characteristics can also change considerably if your drinking water system is moved to
a new location. For these reasons, we assume no liability for the determination of the proper
equipment necessary to meet your requirements, and we do not authorize others to assume
such obligations for us. Further, we assume no liability and extend no warranties, express or
implied, for the use of this product on a non-potable water source. OUR OBLIGATIONS
UNDER THIS WARRANTY ARE LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE
FAILED PARTS OF THE DRINKING WATER SYSTEM, AND WE ASSUME NO LIABILITY
WHATSOEVER FOR DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, GENERAL, OR
OTHER DAMAGES, WHETHER FROM CORROSION OR OTHER CAUSES.
CONSUMERS:
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitation may not apply to you. Similarly, some states do not allow the exclusion of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to
you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state. Consult your telephone directory for your local independentlyoperated Culligan dealer, or write Culligan International Company, for warranty and service
information.
CULLIGAN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY
One Culligan Parkway
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Cat. No. 01-8820-53
©1997 Culligan International Company
Printed in USA (Rev. 7/97)