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Multi-Pure CB Series Owner`s manual
Multipure
®
Multipure Drinking Water SySteMS
BeloW the Sink anD Countertop
CB Series
oWner'S Manual
For Model Nos. CB-As-SB, CB-As-SC, CB-As-SI, CB-As-SB-PID,
CB-VOC-SB, CB-VOC-SC, CB-VOC-SI and CB-VOC-SB-PID
Multipure Drinking Water Systems
thank you for selecting a Multipure Drinking Water System to meet your need for quality drinking water. you have
acquired one of the finest drinking water treatment devices available for the reduction of a wide array of contaminants. We
are confident that your Multipure System will make a difference in your life. thank you for your business.
table of Contents
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
General Information
a. Warranty
B. operation & Maintenance Specifications
C. installation overview & parts
Preparing the Housing
a. installing the Filter
Countertop Installations
a. Connecting the hose and Diverter Valve
B. Start-up and use of your Countertop
C. Filter life
Below Sink Installations
a. required tool list
B. attaching the adapters
C. housing assembly
Installing the Faucet
a. Drilling the hole
B. installing Faucet
C. installing Faucet with Capacity Monitor
I.A
3
4
4-5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
VI. Connecting to your Plumbing
14-15
VII. Connecting the Drinking Water System
a. adapter Connection
16
B. tubing Connection
16
C. ice-Maker Connection
17
D. placing the System under your Sink
18
e. installing in-line Models
18
VIII.Start-up and Use/Filter Life/resetting Monitor
19
IX. Performance Certification
20
X. Performance Data Sheets
21-28
& California Certifications - Dept. of Public Health
XI. troubleshooting
29-30
& Questions and Answers
10
11
12-14
WA r r A N t y
Multipure Warranty: Multipure Corporation warrants to the original retail customer its Drinking Water Systems and
components to be free of defects in material and workmanship for use under normal care, and will repair or replace
any System at no charge (excluding transportation to Multipure headquarters) to the customer during the warranty
period. the Drinking Water System housing is warranted for a lifetime (provided the filter has been changed at least
once per year); all exterior hoses and attachments to the System are also warranted for defects in material and workmanship for one year.
Multipure Solid Carbon Block Filters are warranted for defects in material and workmanship for use under normal care.
the capacity of the filter cartridge depends upon the amount of impurities in the water to be processed. For optimum
performance and to maintain your warranty, it is essential that the filter be replaced when the first of the following
occurs: (a) annually; (b) when the unit's rated capacity is reached; (c) the flow rate diminishes; or (d) the filter
becomes saturated with bad tastes and odors.
except as otherwise expressly provided above, Multipure Corporation makes no warranties, express or implied, arising
by law or otherwise, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular
purpose, to any person. this limited warranty may not be altered, varied or extended except by a written instrument
executed by Multipure Corporation. the remedy of repair or replacement as provided under this limited warranty is
exclusive. in no event shall Multipure Corporation be liable for any consequential or incidental damages to any person
whether occasioned by negligence of the manufacturer, including without limitation damages of loss of use, cost of
substitution, property damage, or other monetary loss.
Warranty is valid only if Drinking Water System is operated within conditions listed herein.
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I.B
Operation and Maintenance Specifications
NOtES
1. replacement filters can be purchased from your Dealer. replacement filter model numbers are shown above.
2. Filter life will vary in proportion to the amount of water used and the level of impurities in the water being processed.
replace the filter cartridge when the first of the following occurs: (a) annually; (b) when the systems rated capacity is
reached; (c) the flow rate diminishes; or (d) the filter becomes saturated with bad tastes and odors. the rated capacity of the
filter cartridges is shown above.
3. Model nos. CB-as-SB-piD, and CB-VoC-SB-piD come with a capacity monitor that automatically flashes red when it is time
to replace the filter.
4. not intended to be used where the water is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality without adequate
disinfection before or after the unit. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts.
5. Do not allow water to freeze in the unit. if unit is exposed to freezing temperatures, drain water from unit and remove filter.
6. Do not allow water to sit in unit for extended periods of time (10 or more days) without being used. if unit is to be left unused
for more than 10 days, drain all water from the system and remove the filter. upon your return, reconnect the filter in the
housing and continue use. in the event water does sit in the unit for 10 or more days, the system should be flushed by
allowing water to flow to waste for about 3 minutes; then continue use as normal.
7. to dispose of the used filter, remove it from the housing and place the old filter in your normal refuse.
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I.C
INStALLAtION OVErVIEW & PArtS
Below Sink
Countertop
Item # Part Description
Item # Part Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
(drawings are not to scale, actual parts may look different)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Faucet assembly with blue tubing attached
Wing nut
Clear tubing - connects inlet adapter to plumbing
Blue tubing - connects outlet adapter to plumbing
inlet and outlet adapters
housing top
Black rubber cushion (inside housing top)
Carbon Block Filter
V-band
V-band knob
o-ring
housing bottom
Wall bracket
acrylic sleeve
Diverter valve assembly
inlet and outlet adapters
housing top
Black rubber cushion (inside housing top)
V-band
V-band knob
Carbon Block Filter
o-ring
housing bottom
acrylic sleeve
1
2
1
3
6
tubing
from faucet
3
2
4
5
4
5
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
11
10
12
13
14
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I.C
INStALLAtION OVErVIEW (CONtINUED)
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been extensively tested and certified by independent agencies so as to provide you
with the highest level of assurance that the device will perform as claimed. please read this manual carefully before proceeding with the installation. installation, operation and maintenance requirements are essential to the performance of
your Drinking Water System. Failure to follow any instructions or operating parameters contained herein may lead to the
product’s failure and possible damage to property.
this owner's manual will help you install and use your Drinking Water System. Should you require assistance, please contact your Dealer/representative.
Before installing your system, follow the below easy procedures to assure a smooth installation and system start
up.
1.
Inspect your Drinking Water System to confirm that it has been received in good condition and that all parts
are included.
2.
Determine the system you will be installing and which installation procedures you will follow.
II.
PrEPArING tHE HOUSING
Countertop Models: all Multipure Drinking Water Systems can be installed on the countertop next to your sink. For
instructions on the countertop installation, please prepare the housing as outlined in this section and then proceed to
Section iii. gather all tools recommended for the countertop installation before starting to install your system.
Below the Sink: Multipure's Below Sink Models are designed for use below the sink. your Below Sink unit is shipped
with an installation kit consisting of the accessories and fittings deemed appropriate for your area. For instructions on
below sink installations, please prepare the housing as outlined under Section ii and then proceed to Section iV. gather all
tools recommended for the below sink installation before starting to install your system.
II.A
Filter Cartridge Installation
the filter cartridge is shipped outside of the unit housing (in most cases) to protect
your filter and drinking water system from damage during shipping. Be sure to insert
the filter cartridge into the drinking water system housing before proceeding with the
installation.
First, remove the plastic wrapper and instruction wrap from around the filter.
1. With the housing in an upright position, open the unit by unscrewing the black knob
on the locking v-band. Spread it apart and remove the locking v-band.
2. Separate the unit, leaving the black rubber o-ring in place on the housing.
3. Screw the new filter (cartridge) in the housing top, turning the cartridge until firm.
Cartridge needs to make 4-5 complete revolutions in order to ensure a firm seal. Be
sure that the filter has been screwed in Straight. Do not oVer tighten.
4. reconnect the housing top with bottom and replace locking v-band; replace black knob
and turn until tight. Be sure that the locking v-band is fastened tightly by:
a. Checking the v-band to confirm that it is secured evenly around the housing top
and bottom.
b. hand-tightening the black knob on the v-band until it is as tight as possible.
top
V-Band
knob
rubber
cushion
V-Band
o-ring
turn to
connect
bottom
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III.
COUNtErtOP INStALLAtION
Countertop models sit on the counter next to the sink and are connected with a hose and diverter valve to your existing
faucet. your system comes with the hose and diverter valve connected to the housing. Be sure to read Section ii before
proceeding with the installation of your Countertop Drinking Water System.
III.A Connecting the Hose and Diverter Valve
1.
2.
3.
4.
the water at your sink should be turned off.
remove the aerator or screen from the end of your faucet.
attach the Diverter Valve directly to the faucet spout. if the
threads of the Diverter Valve don't match the threads of your
faucet, use one of the adapters provided with your unit.
a. Faucets with outside threads: For most faucets with outside
threads, the diverter valve can be attached directly to the
faucet. however, if the Diverter Valve is smaller than your
faucet, attach the adapter (*MC106) with inside threads
directly to your faucet and then attach the Diverter Valve to
the adapter.
b. Faucets with inside threads: if your faucet has threads on
Model CB-VoC-SC
the inside, attach one of the two adapters (*MC107 or *MC108)
with outside threads (choose the appropriate size for your
faucet) directly to your faucet and then attach the Diverter
Valve to the adapter.
c. Faucets with no threads: if your faucet has no threads, you will need to measure the inside neck diameter of the
faucet and provide this information to your Multipure Dealer. they will provide you with a special expandable
adapter to fit your faucet in exchange for the adapters shipped with the unit.
d. Faucets with odd Sized threads: if your faucet does not fit any of the adapters provided with your unit, contact
your dealer.
e. Faucets requiring more clearance for the connection, such as sprayer hose faucets, would use a long adapter
(*MC257).
turn on the water and push the bypass lever of the diverter valve to start the flow of water through the unit. See next
section for start-up and use of your drinking water system.
existing
Faucet
*MC106
*MC107
Swivel
Bypass
lever
attachment
ring
*MC108
hose
*MC257
Diverter Valve
Diverter Valve attachment
Diverter Valve attachment
with adapter
* Adapters are not included as part of the NSF Unit Certification.
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adapters (choose one)
Many installations do not
require an adapter
III.B Start-up and Use of your Countertop Drinking Water System
Bypass lever
Congratulations, your Countertop Drinking Water System has been connected to your faucet and you
are now ready to start-up the unit, as follows:
1. using a paper towel or cloth, dry off all connections and the drinking water unit.
2. ensure that all connections are tight (Caution: Do not oVertighten).
Filtered
Water
3. turn on the ColD water only.
4. push the bypass lever to start the flow of water through the unit.
5. allow the water to run through the unit and out of the filtered water faucet for about 5 minutes so that all air can
escape.
6. push the bypass lever inward to shutoff the flow of water through the Drinking Water System. then turn off the faucet
to stop the flow of water at your sink.
7. Check all connections to confirm that there are no leaks.
a. turn the unit upside down to allow any air trapped in stainless steel housing to escape.
8. allow water to run through the filter to waste for approximately 30 minutes to flush the filter of loose carbon fines.
9. push the bypass lever inward to shutoff the flow of water. then shut off the water at your faucet and check for leaks.
if you have any questions regarding the installation of your countertop unit,
call your Multipure Dealer.
III.C Filter Life
Filter life will vary in proportion to the amount of water used and the level of impurities in the water being processed.
Claims of capacity are not applicable to contaminants reduced by mechanical filtration because of broad variations in the
quality and quantity of physical matter in your drinking water. your Multipure filter will clog, protecting you from these contaminants, and your flow rate will diminish. See Section i.B - operation and Maintenance Specifications for the capacity of
your model.
it is recommended that filters be replaced annually or sooner if needed. For optimum performance and to maintain your
warranty, it is essential that the filter be replaced when the first of the following occurs: (a) annually; (b) when the unit's
rated capacity is reached; (c) the flow rate diminishes; or (d) the filter becomes saturated with bad tastes and odors.
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IV.
Below the Sink Installations
IV.A required tool List
the following tools are required to install your below sink Multipure Drinking Water System:
Installation of Faucet/Spigot (Ceramic/Porcelain Sink):
- 3/8" reversible electric Drill
- 7/16" high speed steel drill bit
- ½" carbide tipped masonry drill bit
- hammer
- Center punch
- 8" adjustable wrench
- pliers or Vise grips
Adapta Valve Installation:
- 8" adjustable wrench
- Wire Cutter or knife
Installation of Faucet/Spigot (Stainless Steel Sink):
- all of the above (except masonry drill bit), plus…..
- 1/8" high speed drill bit
Installation of Capacity Monitor:
- (see tool list in Section V.C)
Drinking Water Systems designed for use below the sink and can easily be
installed on the incoming cold water line. the unit is connected to a chromeplated faucet (spigot) which installs directly on your sink, requiring little space.
your Below Sink unit is shipped with only one installation kit . alternate
accessories may be purchased at a minimal cost.
you can refer to the below sink drawings on page 4 and 9.
Model CB-As-SB
IV.B. Attaching the Adapters to the Housing
Below Sink models are shipped with the adapters / connectors appropriate for your Multipure Drinking Water System. the
following shows the connectors / adapters that would be included with your unit. now is the time to attach the connectors
to the housing top.
Stainless Steel Housing
inlet from plumbing
outlet to faucet
to connect straight adapters:
1. Connect the 1/4” connector to the outlet opening on the housing by turning
clockwise. tighten by hand and then give one to two more turns with a wrench.
2. Connect the 1/4” inlet adapter / connector to the inlet opening on the unit
housing by turning clockwise. tighten by hand and then give one to two extra
turns with a wrench.
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IV.C Housing Assembly
Housing Assembly
inlet Connector
Below Sink Installation Includes:
outlet Connector
Chrome-plated Faucet
with blue tubing attached
housing top
rubber cushion
V-Band
Filter
1/4” inlet
Connector
1/4” outlet
Connector
o-ring
A d a p ta Va l v e A s s e m b l y
adapta Valve
housing
bottom
threading
adapter
Wall bracket
acrylic
sleeve
Capacity Monitor Options
For CB-VOC-SB-PID and CB-As-SB-PID
Filter Monitor unit
Black track washer
(under faucet)
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V.
Installing the Faucet
now that you have the housing ready, proceed with the faucet installation. the following instructions are for installing at your sink the special drinking water faucet included
with your below sink model. Determine the type of faucet included with your unit and
review the instructions for installing your type of faucet.
Faucet: For instructions on installing the faucet with tubing attached, see Section V.B.
Faucet with Capacity Monitor: For instructions on installing the faucet and Capacity
Monitor, see Section V.C.
V.A
Drilling the Hole
1.
Porcelain or Ceramic Sink
1. Select and mark the spot for mounting the faucet on your sink top.
a. Confirm that there are no reinforcing ribs under the sink location you select for your faucet.
b. if you have an extra hole in your sink for a spray hose, you may want to disconnect that hose and
use the existing hole for your drinking water faucet.
2. using the hammer and center punch, make an indentation by tapping the center punch gently on the
ceramic/porcelain where the hole is to be drilled.
Mark the Spot
3. use the ½" carbide tipped masonry drill bit to grind away the porcelain down to the metal, clearing
away enough porcelain to allow for drilling a hole without damaging the porcelain surface.
4. Carefully use the 7/16" high speed steel drill bit (Caution: do not allow the 7/16" bit to "grab" the
porcelain - this would damage the porcelain surface) to completely drill a hole through the metal sink.
2.
Carefully grind
away porcelain
Stainless Steel or Metal Sink
you will need to use a 1/8" high speed steel drill bit in addition to the other
tools listed for the installation of a faucet on a stainless steel sink.
1. Select and mark the spot for mounting the faucet in your sink. if you
have an extra hole for a rinsing hose at your sink, you may want to disconnect that hose and use the existing hole for your drinking water
faucet.
2. using the hammer and center punch, make an indentation where
the hole is to be drilled.
3. use the 1/8" high speed steel drill bit to drill a pilot hole.
4. use the 7/16" high speed steel drill bit to completely drill a hole through
the stainless steel sink.
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V.B Installing the Faucet
Complete Faucet Assembly
with Blue tubing
small black washer
Cover Plate
large black washer
COUNtErtOP
Plastic Washer
Lock Washer
Wing Nut
Blue tubing
Mounting the Faucet
1. note that the blue tubing is attached to the faucet.
2. From the sink / counter top, place over the faucet hole:
a. the larger soft black rubber washer
b. the cover plate
c. the smaller soft black rubber washer
d. the faucet with blue tubing attached
3. From under the sink, slide over the blue tubing:
a. the hard black plastic washer (with the small side up)
b. the lock washer
c. the wing nut
4. hand tighten the wing nut to secure the faucet. using vice grips, secure the wing nut and
faucet below the sink.
the faucet is now ready to be connected to your drinking water unit.
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V.C Installing the Capacity Monitor Faucet
Model nos. CB-as-SB-piD and CB-VoC-SB-piD are equipped with a capacity monitor, the DigiFlow 5000V Capacity Monitor
(MC993) flashes red when the filter should be changed. two aaa batteries (not included) are required for capacity monitor
operation. the Capacity Monitor consists of two main parts, the leD Display plate that sits below the faucet, and the Filter
Monitor unit (FMu) that connects in-line between the drinking water system housing and the faucet.
Faucets with Capacity
Monitor include:
Installation Overview
(for CB-VOC-SB-PID)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Countertop
black wire from capacity
indicator plate
tubing from
faucet
tubing from
housing
Filter Monitor unit
spout
faucet handle
faucet base
faucet stud
tubing (blue) attached to faucet
smaller rubber washer
capacity indicator plate (black)
black wire (attached to #7)
larger rubber washer
black track washer
hard plastic black washer
lock washer
wing nut
filter monitor unit
two adapters (MC744)
CB
Stainless
Steel Model
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Mounting the Faucet with a Capacity Monitor:
NOtE: In addition to the blue plastic tubing attached to the faucet.
A separate piece of blue tubing is included for connection between the
housing OUtLEt port and the Filter Monitor Unit.
1. From the sink / countertop:
a. place the leD Display plate (#7) over the faucet hole.
b. Feed the attached black wire (#8) down through the faucet hole. rotate
the leD Display plate so that the indicator light will be easy to see.
c. place the faucet base (#3) on top of the leD Display plate. Feed the blue
tubing and faucet stud down through the hole in the sink. the faucet stud
should now be accessible below the sink.
2. From under the sink:
a. Slide the black track washer (#10) (with the flat side down) upward over
the threaded faucet stud. guide the black wire (#8) from the leD Display
plate through the track to protect the wire and prevent it from becoming
pinched between the sink and the stud nut.
b. Slide the hard plastic black washer (#11) upward over the blue tubing (#5),
and faucet stud (#4).
c. Slide the lock washer (#12) upward over the faucet stud, below the black
plastic washer.
d. Screw on the stud wing nut (#13) below the lock washer.
e. hand-tighten the wing nut to secure the faucet.
2
3
6
9
countertop
4
7
countertop
10
8
11
12
13
5
14
5
15
15
Capacity Monitor
Assembly
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V.C Mounting the Faucet with a Capacity Monitor (continued):
Connect the tubing to the Filter Monitor Unit
Capacity Monitor Assembly
note: Complete this step only after the DWS tubing has been connected in
section 3.4: Connect the tubing to the Housing.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect the two tube fittings (#15) (MC744) to the Filter Monitor unit (#14)
(FMu) by threading them into the threaded ports, one on each side
(tighten securely, but do not over-tighten).
the FMu can be mounted either horizontally or vertically, but vertical
installation is recommended. note: the FMu will function with water flow
in either direction.
Fully insert the blue plastic tubing (#5) from the DWS outlet into one
side of the FMu.
Fully insert the blue plastic tubing (#5) from the faucet into the other
side of the FMu.
note: When pushing the tubing into the fitting, you will encounter some resistance.
this does not mean that the tube is fully inserted. Continue to push firmly until the
tubing is inserted as far as possible (roughly 5/8” into the fitting).
insert blue tubing 5/8”
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15
15
5
INLEt
from housing
OUtLEt
to faucet
pull to check that the
tubing is secure.
Insert tubing and push
until you feel resistance
-- at this point, the
tubing is not fully
inserted. Push firmly
until the tubing is
inserted as far as
it will go.
Set up the Filter Monitor Unit
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Connect the black wire (#8) from the leD Display plate into the Filter Monitor
unit (#14).
open the top of the FMu and insert two (2) aaa batteries (not included) into the
battery compartment, making sure to match the + and – signs. Close the battery
compartment.
there will be a long audio sound, and the leD will blink green for two seconds,
and then blink green five times.
after installing the batteries, press the check/reset button to confirm the leD is
functioning.
press and hold the check/reset button on the Filter Monitor unit (FMu) for three
(3) seconds. you should hear a long audible sound.
the leD on the leD Display plate will blink green for one (1) second with an
audible sound, then blink green and red for one (1) second each, and then blink
green five (5) times twice. the remaining capacity and time is now reset to the
original capacity.
peel off the paper backing from the hook-and-loop connector strip, and attach
one piece to the back of the FMu. peel off the paper backing from the second
hook-and-loop connector strip and attach it to the desired wall location. attach the
FMu to the wall using the two hook-and-loop connector strips.
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adapter
outlet
insert
1.
tubing
V.C Mounting the Faucet with a Capacity Monitor (continued):
reading the LED Display Plate
1. When you turn on the faucet, or when the button on the FMu is pressed, the leD on the leD
Display plate blinks five (5) times to indicate the filter capacity status. the color of the leD
indicates the filter status:
a. green = 30% - 100% filter capacity
b. orange = 0% - 30% filter capacity
c. red = 0% filter capacity (the FMu will also play a long audible sound to indicate
light
0% capacity)
2. Multipure recommends ordering a new replacement filter (either online at http://www.multipure.com/store/page6.html or
by telephone at 800.622.9206) when the monitor indicates 30% capacity or less.
3. the FMu will memorize the last remaining capacity in the event that the batteries lose power. it will restore the last
remaining capacity when new batteries are installed.
note: as with all drinking water treatment devices which reduce certain contaminants by mechanical filtration, the capacity
of the filter can vary, and is dependent upon the type and level of contaminants in your water. if the system is used on water
with high levels of particulate matter, Multipure recommends the installation and use of an additional pre-filter element.
VI.
CONNECtING tO yOUr PLUMBING
the adapta Valve assembly includes
an adapta valve and adapter.
adapta Valve
adapter
NOtE: When attaching the adapta Valve to straight pipe threads, use teflon tape on the threads. Wrap the tape around
the pipe only once.
1/2” slip joint nut
1/2” slip joint nut
adapta Valve
1/2” configuration
riser
riser
1/2” slip joint nut
adapta Valve
3/8” configuration
3/8” or 1/2” slip joint nut
angle stop valve
riser
3/8” slip joint nut
angle stop valve
Water supply line
before installation
A.
Water supply line with
adapta Valve in 3/8” configuration
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angle
stop valve
B.
Water supply line with
adapta Valve in 1/2” configuration
VI. Connecting to your Plumbing (continued)
Choose the configuration (3/8” or 1/2”) that fits your plumbing. the 3/8” configuration usually is installed at the
bottom of the riser at the angle stop valve. the 1/2” configuration can be installed at the top of the riser at the
faucet pipe or at the bottom of the riser at the angle stop valve.
A. Use the 3/8” configuration on a water supply line with a 3/8” slip joint.
B. Install with the 1/2” configuration at the top of the riser on a water supply line
that does not have a slip joint nut at the angle stop valve. If there is a 1/2” slip
joint nut at the angle stop valve, the adapta valve in the 1/2” configuration can
be installed at the angle stop valve.
3/8”
configuration
1/2”
configuration
Install on the cold water line only:
1. turn off the cold water supply to the faucet by turning the angle stop valve completely off. you should utilize a container
to catch any residual water in the pipes.
2. Disconnect the cold water riser/supply line at the angle stop valve (or at your cold water faucet pipe, depending on the
plumbing in your home) by turning the slip joint nut counter clockwise, using an 8" adjustable wrench.
3. using the 8" adjustable wrench, connect to the adapta Valve to the pipe (angle stop valve or your cold water faucet pipe)
from which you removed the slip joint nut. Be sure the rubber washer is in place in the adapta Valve. turn clockwise
until tight; however, Do not oVertighten.
4. Connect the plumbing riser/supply line with the slip joint nut to the adapta Valve. Be sure the supply line does not
block the shut-off valve on the side of the adapta Valve. if necessary, trim the supply line
before reconnecting. turn clockwise until tight.
5. Connect the clear 1/4” clear plastic tubing, shipped with the unit, to the adapta Valve by
inserting the tubing, as far as it will go, through the small hole in the adapter that you
attached to the shut-off valve.
a. Cut (square cut) the tip ends off the tubing using a sharp knife. Do not use scissors.
b. the tubing must be fully inserted in the opening of the shut-off valve. it is recommended that you measure and mark
the end of the tubing. the 1/4” clear tubing should be inserted about 5/8”.
insert clear tubing 5/8”
c. push the tubing through the small hole in the valve until you feel resistance -- at this point, the tubing is not fully
inserted. then push firmly until the tubing is inserted as far as it will go.
push the tubing into the small hole
as far as it will go. pull to check
secure.
6. Confirm that the unit Shut-off Valve (attached to the adapta Valve) is in the oFF position by turning the handle clockwise
until it stops.
7. to connect the tubing to your drinking water unit proceed to Section Vii.
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VII.
CONNECtING tHE DrINkING WAtEr SyStEM
clear tubing
plumbing to inlet
now that you have installed the filter, adapters, and faucet and connected to the
plumbing you are ready to complete the installation of your Drinking Water System.
refer to Section ii.a for installing the filter and Section iV.B for housing adapters.
refer to Section V for installing the faucet.
refer to Section Vi for connecting to the plumbing.
blue tubing
outlet to faucet
VII.A Adapter Connection:
if you have not already installed the adapters, please refer to Section iV.B on page 8.
VII.B tubing Connection:
Be sure to provide sufficient tubing for conveniently changing the filter when it is time to replace it.
1. using wire cutters or knife, cut (square cut) the tip ends off of both plastic tubes (the blue tube connected to the faucet
and the clear tube which you previously connected to the plumbing). Do not use scissors.
2. insert the clear 1/4” tubing from the plumbing into the small hole in the inlet connector as far as it will go.
a. the tubing must be fully inserted in the valve or fitting; it is recommended that you measure and mark the end of
the tubing that you are inserting in the fitting to assure that it is inserted as far as it will go. the 1/4" tubing should
be inserted about 5/8". the 1/4" blue tubing should be inserted about 5/8".
b. push the tubing through the small hole in the valve or fitting until you feel resistance, at this point, the tubing is not
fully inserted. then push firmly until the tubing is inserted as far as it will go (see item a above for measurements).
c. pull to check that the tubing is secure.
collar
push the tubing through the opening until
you feel resistance, at this point, the tubing
is not fully inserted. then push firmly until
the tubing is inserted as far as it will go.
Disconnecting the tubing: Should you need to disconnect the tubing for maintenance, first ensure that the system is depressurized. push in the collar against the face of the fitting. With the collar held in this position the tubing
can be removed.
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VII.
Connecting your Drinking Water System
(continued)
VII.C Ice-Maker Connection
in addition to using your Multipure Drinking Water System to provide delicious, quality water at the sink, you may connect
that same unit to your refrigerator to provide clean, clear water for your ice-maker. to connect to your refrigerator or a
remote spigot, follow these steps.
Connecting icemaker to
stainless steel unit
Faucet stud
Connecting to your unit:
1. Determine whether you have access to your refrigerator
from your sink.
2. Cut 3” from the end of the blue faucet tubing,
3. insert the tubing still connected to the faucet into the top of
the icemaker tee. push the tubing until you feel resistance - at this point, the tubing is not fully inserted (see below -tubing Connections). push firmly until it is inserted as far
as it will go.
4. insert one end of the loose blue tubing to the bottom port of
the icemaker tee. push the tubing until you feel resistance
(see below -- tubing Connections). push firmly until the
tubing is inserted as far as it will go.
5. Connect the other end of the blue tubing to the outlet connector that your previously installed on the housing of
your unit.
6. Connect a separate 1/4” poly tube (available through your
dealer or a plumbing supplier) to the side port of the tee.
provide sufficient tubing to reach your refrigerator and
service unit and connect same to icemaker tee.
Blue tubing
attached to faucet
icemaker tee
Side-port for
icemaker tubing
Blue tubing to
unit outlet
outlet to
faucet 1/4”
Connecting icemaker to stainless steel unit
with Capacity Monitor Faucet
Faucet stud
black wire from capacity
indicator plate
Blue tubing
attached to faucet
icemaker tee
Side-port for
icemaker tubing
capacity monitor
assembly
tubing Connections:
Blue tubing to
unit outlet
insert the tubing in the port of the tee / connector as far as it will go.
a. the tubing must be fully inserted in the connector; it is recommended that you measure and mark the end of the
tubing that you are inserting in the tee / connector to assure that it is inserted as far as it will go. the ¼" blue tubing should be inserted about 5/8".
b. push the tubing through the small hole in the connector until you feel resistance, at this point, the tubing is not fully
inserted. then push firmly until the tubing is inserted as far as it will go (see item above for measurements).
c. pull to check that the tubing is secure.
push the tubing through the opening until
you feel resistance, at this point, the tubing
is not fully inserted. then push firmly until
the tubing is inserted as far as it will go.
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VII.D Placing your Unit Under your Sink
your Multipure Drinking Water System will sit on the cabinet floor with acrylic base.
Be sure to provide sufficient tubing for conveniently changing the filter when it is time
to replace it. you may also mount the unit on the cabinet wall by using the wall
bracket included with your unit.
the unit weighs approximately 7.5 pounds with a dry filter; even more when the filter
is wet. if you mount the unit on the wall under your sink, please confirm that the wall
will support the weight.
1. Before installing the bracket under your sink, confirm that you have enough room to
remove the stainless steel housing from the bracket to change the filter cartridge.
Model CB-As-SB
Back View
2. position the bracket so that you will be able to get to it when needed. hold the
bracket in place and mark the spot for the top screws (keyhole side is the top).
Fasten the bracket with ONLy the top screws. Do not fasten the screws tight
against the bracket -- leave enough space to hang and later remove the bracket
from the screws. use only the top screws; do not install screws in the bottom holes.
once the top screws are in place, install the bands. remove the bracket from the
screw by lifting it straight up so that screw is lined up with the large end of the
keyhole and then remove the bracket.
3. to install the bracket bands with worm screws around the top of your stainless steel
housing, first unscrew the worm clamp by turning the screw, using a slotted
screwdriver, counter clockwise until it is fully open.
4. thread each band through the two slots on the bracket. there will be one for the top
slot and one for the bottom slot. Both are needed for strength. to secure the top
band, slide the slotted end of the band through the slots on both sides of the bracket.
thread the band from the front of the bracket, through the slot on one side and
across the backside through the slot on the other side. then do the same with the
bottom band.
Worm clamp
top screws
key hole
Side View
Slots
Bands
5. install the bands around the housing top -- above the V-Band. position the slotted end of the band at the mouth of the
worm clamp opening. then turn clockwise the screw of the worm clamp; as you turn the screw, the band will close
around the housing top. tighten until the band is secure around the lid. repeat for the second band.
6. attach the bracket and unit to the wall by “hanging” the bracket on the two screws you installed (step #2) by inserting
the screws through the larger hole of the keyhole and slide up into the top, smaller hole, of the keyhole. Confirm that
both sides of the bracket are held by the screws before releasing the housing.
VII.E Installing In-line Models
Multipure in-line models are ideal for refrigerators, water coolers, or restaurants where all water to
a cold water outlet or faucet is filtered. in-line models include the housing, filter, and adapters; no
installation fixtures or accessories are provided. the in-line models are appropriate for an in-line
installation and can be used with your existing faucet. it is highly recommended that the in-line
models be installed by your dealer or a professional plumber in accordance with established
plumbing procedures.
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VIII. StArt-UP AND USE AND FILtEr LIFE
Congratulations, your Drinking Water System has been connected to your plumbing and you are now ready to start-up the
unit, as follows:
1. using a paper towel or cloth, dry off all plumbing connections and the drinking water
unit.
2. ensure that all connections are tight (Caution: Do not oVertighten).
Shut-off
Valve
3. you are now ready to turn your water supply back on; turn on the Shut-off Valve
under your sink where water enters your residence.
4. turn on the water going to your Drinking Water System by turning the handle on the
Shut-off Valve that you installed (see Section Vi).
5. open the drinking water faucet by turning the operating lever (handle) to start the flow
of water through the unit. you can adjust the flow rate of the faucet by turning the
handle on the faucet.
6. allow water to run through the unit and faucet for about 10 minutes so that all air can escape.
7. adjust the handle on the Shut-off Valve so that the water flow to the drinking water faucet when it is fully open does not
exceed 1.0 gpm (to measure flow rate - it takes approximately 15 seconds to fill a quart at 1.0 gallon per minute).
8. Close the drinking water faucet and check for leaks.
a. Check the V-Band to confirm that it is secured evenly around the housing top and bottom.
b. hand-tighten the black knob on the V-Band until it is as tight as possible.
9. allow water to run through the unit to waste for approximately 30 minutes to flush the filter of
loose carbon fines.
note: units with the capacity monitor please disconnect the monitor before flushing the
filter (see Section V.C). the carbon fines will clog the measuring device. once you have
flushed your filter, reconnect the monitor.
10. Shut off the water and check for leaks.
your Drinking Water System is now ready for use.
you can enjoy having great tasting, high quality water for drinking,
cooking, beverages, food preparation, etc. whenever you want it.
Filter Life
Filter life will vary in proportion to the amount of water used and the level of impurities in the water being processed.
Claims of capacity are not applicable to contaminants reduced by mechanical filtration because of broad variations in the
quality and quantity of physical matter in your drinking water. your Multipure filter will clog, protecting you from these contaminants, and your flow rate diminishes. See Section i.B - operation and Maintenance Specifications for the capacity of
your model.
it is recommended that filters be replaced annually or sooner if needed. For optimum performance and to maintain your
warranty, it is essential that the filter be replaced when the first of the following occurs: (a) annually; (b) when the unit's
rated capacity is reached; (c) the flow rate diminishes; or (d) the filter becomes saturated with bad tastes and odors. When
a capacity monitor is installed with its capacity-metered faucet, a red light flashes at the rated capacity, indicating when the
filter should be changed. it is recommended that the filter be changed when the red light flashes, annually, or the flow rate
diminishes.
resetting the Capacity Monitor
after changing the drinking water system filter, the capacity monitor must be reset to its original capacity.
1. press and hold the check/reset button on the Filter Monitor unit (FMu) for three (3) seconds. you should hear a long
audible sound.
2. the leD on the leD Display plate will blink green for one (1) second with an audible sound, then blink green and red
for one (1) second each, and then blink green five (5) times twice. the remaining capacity and time is now reset to the
original capacity.
Changing the Batteries
1. open the top of the Filter Monitor unit and remove and discard the used batteries.
2. insert two (2) fresh aaa batteries into the battery compartment, making sure to match the + and – signs. Close the
battery compartment.
3. there will be a long audio sound, and the leD will blink green for two seconds, and then blink green five times.
4. after installing the batteries, press the check/reset button to confirm the leD is functioning.
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IX.
Performance Certification
Multipure Drinking Water Systems Product Performance tested and Certified
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been tested and certified by nSF international to
comply with nSF/anSi Standards for the reduction of specific contaminants being considered
as established or potential health hazards.
reduced by adsorption:
By mechanical filtration (filter life will vary):
arsenic V *
Chlorine, aesthetic
Chloramine, aesthetic
Chlordane
lead
Mercury
MtBe
pCBs
taste and odors
toxaphene
VoCs (listed below)
asbestos
Cyst (giardia, Cryptosporidium, entamoeba, toxoplasma)
particuate Matter, nominal particulate reduction, Class i
turbidity
* the CB-as models reduce all
contaminants shown. all other
CB models reduce all contaminants except arsenic V.
Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOC) includes:
Disinfection By-Products
Chemicals
chloropicrin
haloacetonitriles (han):
bromochloroacetonitrile
dibromoacetonitrile
dichloroacetonitrile
trichloroacetonitrile
haloketones (hk):
1,1-dichloro-2-propanone
1,1-trichloro-2-propanone
trihalomethanes (thMs; tthMs):
bromodichloromethane
bromoform
chloroform
dibromochloromethane
tribromoacetic acid
benzene
carbon tetrachloride
chlorobenzene
1,2-dichloroethane
1,1-dichloroethylene
cis-1,2-dichloroethylene
1,2-dichloropropane
cis-1,3-dichloropropylene
ethylbenzene
hexachlorobutadiene
hexachlorocyclopentadiene
simazine
styrene
1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane
tetrachloroethylene
toluene
trans-1,2-dichloroethylene
1,2,4-trichlorobenzene
1,1,1-trichloroethane
1,1,2-trichloroethane
trichloroethylene
xylenes (total)
Pesticides
carbofuran
dibromochloropropane (DBCp)
o-dichlorobenzene
p-dichlorobenzene
endrin
ethylene dibromide (eDB)
heptachlor
heptachlor epoxide
lindane
methoxychlor
Herbicides
alachlor
atrazine
2,4-D
dinoseb
pentachlorophenol
2,4,5-tp (silvex)
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X.
Performance Data Sheets
Performance Data Sheet
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been tested and certified under nSF/anSi
Standard no. 53 as shown below. the concentration of the indicated substances in water
entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible
limit for water leaving the system, as specified in nSF/anSi 53 health eFFeCtS
Model Nos. CB-VOC-SB, CB-VOC-SC, CB-VOC-SI, CB-VOC-SB-PID
** Percent reduction reflects actual performance of Multipure product as specifically tested (at 200% of capacity). Percent
reduction shown for VOCs* reflects the allowable claims for Volatile Organic Chemicals/Compounds as per tables.
Chloroform was used as a surrogate for VOC reduction claims; the Multipure Systems actual reduction rate of Chloroform
was >99.8% as tested (at 200% capacity).
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note: this addresses the u.S. environmental protection agency (uSepa) primary and Secondary Drinking Water regulations in effect
at its time of publication, as they related to Multipure's performance in conformance to the industry performance criteria. these regulations are continually being updated at the Federal level. accordingly, this list of MCls will be reviewed and amended when appropriate.
M u l t i p u r e D r i n k i n g Wa t e r S y s t e m s
7251 Cathedral rock Drive = las Vegas, nV 89128 = 866.622.9373
www.multipureplus.com
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NSF/ANSI 42 - AEStHEtIC EFFECtS
the systems have been tested according to nSF/anSi Standard no. 42 for the reduction of the following substances. the
concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal
FOOtNOtES:
1. Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified, as indicated, by nSF international for compliance to nSF/anSi Standard
nos. 42 and 53.
2. the Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by the State of California Department of public health for the reduction of specific contaminants listed herein.
3. Chloroform was used as a surrogate for claims of reduction of VoCs. Multipure Systems tested at >99.8% actual reduction of
Chloroform. percent reduction shown herein reflects the allowable claims for VoCs as per tables in the Standard.
4. Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality without adequate disinfection
before or after the unit. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected waters that may contain filterable
cysts.
5. Filter life will vary in proportion to the amount of water used and the level of impurities in the water being processed. For optimum
performance and to maintain your warranty, it is essential that the filter be replaced when the first of the following occurs:
(a) annually; (b) when the unit's rated capacity is reached; (c) the flow rate diminishes; (d) the filter becomes saturated with bad
tastes and odors.
6. Model no. CB-VoC-SB-piD includes a capacity monitor that automatically flashes red when it is time to replace your filter.
7. Multipure Drinking Water System housings are warranted for a lifetime; all exterior hoses and attachments to the System are warranted
for one year. please see the owner’s Manual for complete product guarantee and warranty information.
8. please see the owner’s Manual for installation instructions and operating procedures.
9. in compliance with new york law, it is recommended that before purchasing a water treatment system, ny residents have their water supply tested to determine their actual water treatment needs. please compare the capabilities of the Multipure unit with your actual water
treatment needs.
10. While testing was performed under standard laboratory conditions, actual performance may vary.
11. the list of substances which the treatment device reduces does not necessarily mean that these substances are present in your tap
water.
Operational Specifications
CB-VOC-SC
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California Certification
Department of Public Health
Multipure
Drinking Water Systems
7251 Cathedral rock Dr.
las Vegas, nV 89128
866.622.9373
Br170CB
www.multipureplus.com
info@multipureplus.com
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X.
Performance Data Sheets (continued)
Performance Data Sheet
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been tested and certified under nSF/anSi Standard
no. 53 as shown below. the concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the
system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water
leaving the system, as specified in NSF/ANSI 53 HEALtH EFFECtS
For Model Nos: CB-As-SB; CB-As-SC; CB-As-SI; CB-As-SB-PID;
** Percent reduction reflects actual performance of Multipure product as specifically tested (at 200% of capacity). Percent reduction
shown for VOCs* reflects the allowable claims for Volatile Organic Chemicals/Compouns as per tables. Chloroform was used as a surrogate for VOC reduction claims; the Multipure Systems actual reduction rate of Chloroform was >99.8% as tested (at 200% capacity).
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note: this addresses the u.S. environmental protection agency (uSepa) primary and Secondary Drinking Water regulations in effect at its
time of publication, as they related to Multipure's performance in conformance to the industry performance criteria. these regulations are continually being updated at the Federal level. accordingly, this list of MCls will be reviewed and amended when appropriate. please see sales
brochure for list of product certifications.
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NSF/ANSI 42 Aesthetic Effects
the systems have been tested according to nSF/anSi Standard no. 42 for the reduction of the following substances. the concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system.
FOOtNOtES:
1. Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified, as indicated, by nSF international for compliance to nSF/anSi Standard
nos. 42 and 53.
2. the Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by the State of California Department of public health for the reduction
of specific contaminants listed herein.
3. Chloroform was used as a surrogate for claims of reduction of VoCs. Multipure Systems tested at >99.8% actual reduction of
Chloroform. percent reduction shown herein reflects the allowable claims for VoCs as per tables in the Standard.
4. Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality without adequate disinfection
before or after the unit. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts.
5. Filter life will vary in proportion to the amount of water used and the level of impurities in the water being processed. For optimum
performance and to maintain your warranty, it is essential that the filter be replaced when the first of the following occurs:
(a) annually; (b) when the unit's rated capacity is reached; (c) the flow rate diminishes; (d) the filter becomes saturated with bad tastes
and odors.
6. Model no. CB-as-pB-piD includes a capacity monitor that automatically flashes red when it is time to replace your filter.
7. Multipure Drinking Water System housings are warranted for a lifetime; all exterior hoses and attachments to the System are warranted
for one year. please see the owner’s Manual for complete product guarantee and warranty information.
8. please see the owner’s Manual for installation instructions and operating procedures.
9. in compliance with new york law, it is recommended that before purchasing a water treatment system, ny residents have their water supply tested to determine their actual water treatment needs. please compare the capabilities of the Multipure unit with your actual water
treatment needs.
10. While testing was performed under standard laboratory conditions, actual performance may vary.
11. the list of substances which the treatment device reduces does not necessarily mean that these substances are present in your tap
water.
Operational Specifications
CB-As-SB
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Facts About Arsenic (in compliance with nSF
California Certification
Department of Public Health
Standard 53)
arsenic (abbreviated as) is a naturally occurring
contaminant found in many ground waters.
arsenic in water has no color, taste or odor. it
must be measured by a lab test. public water
utilities must have their water tested for arsenic.
you can get the results from your water utility.
if you have your own well, you can have the
water tested. the local health department or
the state environmental health agency can provide a list of certified labs. the cost is typically
$15 to $30. information about arsenic in water
can be found on the internet at the uS
environmental protection agency website:
www.epa.gov/safewater/arsenic.html.
there are two forms of arsenic: pentavalent
arsenic (also called as(V), as(+5), and arsenate) and trivalent arsenic (also called as(iii),
as(+3), and arsenite). in well water, arsenic
may be pentavalent, trivalent, or a combination
of both. Special sampling procedures are needed for a lab to determine what type and how
much of each type of arsenic is in the water.
Check with the labs in your area to see if they
can provide this type of service.
Specially formulated Carbon Block systems are
very effective at removing pentavalent arsenic.
a free chlorine residual will rapidly convert trivalent arsenic to pentavalent arsenic. other water
treatment chemicals such as ozone and potassium permanganate will also change trivalent
arsenic to pentavalent arsenic. a combined
chlorine residual (also called chloramine) may
not convert all the trivalent arsenic. if you get
your water from a public water utility, contact
the utility to find out if free chlorine or combined
chlorine is used in the water system.
the Multipure CB-as Models are designed to
remove only pentavalent arsenic. it will not
convert trivalent arsenic to pentavalent arsenic.
the system may remove some trivalent arsenic;
however, it has not been evaluated for its ability
to remove trivalent arsenic. the system was
tested in a laboratory to remove pentavalent
arsenic. under lab conditions, as defined in
anSi/nSF Standard 53, the system reduced
0.050 mg/l (ppm) pentavalent arsenic to 0.010
mg/l (ppm) (the uSepa standard for drinking
water) or less. the performance of the system
may be different at your installation. have the
treated water tested for arsenic to check if the
system is working properly.
Multipure
Drinking Water Systems
the Carbon Block filter component of the
Multipure CB-as system must be replaced as
indicated in the owner's Manual to ensure the
system will continue to remove arsenic and
other contaminants. the component identification and locations where you can purchase the
component are listed in the installation/operation manual.
7251 Cathedral rock Dr.
las Vegas, nV 89128
866.622.9373
Br170CB-aS
www.multipureplus.com
info@multipureplus.com
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XI troubleshooting & Questions and Answers
PrOBLEM
CAUSE
rEMEDy
taste/Odor (general)
the carbon block filter may become saturated
with the taste and odors it adsorbs.
Change the filter
rotten egg odor
typically a sign of h2S (hydrogen sulfide) gas
which can occur at any time.
it is recommended that you keep two filter cartridges on hand. When one becomes saturated
with odor, remove it and allow it to dry upside
(threaded-hole) down on a paper towel. the sulfur gas will dissipate, allowing the cartridge to be
reused. rotating cartridges in this manner will, in
some cases, help extend the life of the filter.
Odor & odd color on cartridge
h2S (hydrogen sulfide) caused by iron
(orange/brownish), manganese (blackish), and/or
decaying organisms (slimy/blotchy colors) can
cause rotten egg-type odor.
Change of filter cartridge is the only recommended course of action.
“Milky” color in water
higher than normal water pressure through the
System will create small bubbles. air bubbles do
not effect the performance of the system. air can
be trapped inside the lid of the housing.
For a countertop installation, turn on the water
and engage the diverter valve while reducing the
water flow slightly. For a below the sink installation, adjust the water pressure at the feedwater
adapter below the sink. turn on the ledge faucet
or diverter valve and let water run for 3 to 5 minutes after installation or filter change.
Solids: the filter is designed to become restricted in its flow rate when the filter becomes
clogged with particulate and other contaminants.
When your water flow rate slows to the point that
it is inconvenient to use, it is time to change your
filter.
it is recommended that filters be replaced at least
every twelve months or when its capacity is
reached, whichever comes first. if water pressure
is too low, adjust water pressure to 60 psi. if
other faucets or sprinklers are on turn off other
running water.
Flow rate is slow
Maintenance Problems
Flushing/disinfecting the unit housing: Multipure
recommends that you not allow water to sit in a unit for
extended periods of time without it being used. if a unit
is left unused for more than 10 days, it may need to be
flushed/disinfected before you resume use.
to flush a unit that may be contaminated:
1. Confirm that water is turned off to the unit.
2. relieve the water pressure (if below sink unit) by opening the unit faucet.
3. remove and discard the used filter.
4. Clean & rinse out the inside of the housing.
5. add 5 to 7 drops of bleach, such as Clorox™ or purex™ (5 ¼% sodium hypochlorite) to
the bottom canister.
6. reconnect the housing top and bottom without the replacement filter.
7. turn on water and let unit housing fill up with the water/bleach solution.
8. allow unit to soak for at least 30 minutes.
a. Countertop units: to disinfect the spout, place your finger over the tip of the spout
and turn the unit upside down. repeat this procedure 2 or 3 times during the 30minute soak period.
b. Below Sink units: to disinfect the faucet spout, remove the spout and place it in a
container with one-quart of water and bleach (use 5 drops of bleach) and allow to
soak for 30 minutes.
9. after the housing has soaked for 30 minutes, disassemble the top and bottom and pour
out the water/bleach solution. rinse out the inside of the housing.
10. replace the filter (cartridge) following the instructions with the new filter.
11. Follow the instructions with the replacement filter for reconnecting and flushing your unit.
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Questions and Answers (continued)
QUEStION
ANSWEr
COMMENtS
When should you replace your filter cartridge?
the rated capacity of the replacement filter is shown
in Section i.B, operating and Maintenance. it is recommended that filters be replaced annually or when
the capacity is reached, whichever occurs first.
Filter life will vary in proportion to the amount of
water used and the type and level of impurities in the
water being processed.
How do I obtain a replacement filter?
you may order replacement filters from your local
water treatment dealer.
n/a
Will low pH or acid water affect the Multipure
filter?
no.
Mineral components expressed as acidity and alkalinity determine ph. neutrality is 7; below 7 is acidity; above 7 is alkalinity.
Does deionized water or soft water have any
affect on Multipure water?
no.
n/a
Can the Multipure System be connected to an
automatic ice-maker?
the below sink models can be connected to both
your sink and refrigerator, to any type of water dispenser or ice-maker. you can use the same unit
installed under your sink to also filter the water at
your refrigerator.
to connect a single Drinking Water System to both
your sink and refrigerator, request an "ice-maker tee"
from your dealer.
Can the Multipure System be used during an
emergency or when the water is turned off?
yes, you can hand pump or siphon water through the
Multipure System during an emergency. Caution -the Multipure System is not intended to be used
where the water is microbiologically unsafe or with
water of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the unit.
if water source is questionably contaminated, it
should be disinfected prior to use. add ¼ tsp of
household bleach per gallon of water; the Multipure
System will remove this solution from the water.
hand pump kits are available from Multipure.
What causes "white" particles to appear in
Multipure water when it is frozen or boiled:
the natural minerals in the Multipure water solidify
when the water is frozen, and those minerals appear
as white flakes or specks when the ice melts.
natural minerals are beneficial to good health and
their existence in drinking water (in normal quantities) should not cause any alarm. Minerals can be
removed by reverse osmosis technology, which
may also be available from your dealer on request.
Why does the Multipure System reduce Volatile
Organic Chemicals, but not natural minerals?
Minerals are totally dissolved in solution and do not
have an actual physical size; thus, the minerals pass
through the filter unchanged.
the materials used in Multipure Drinking Water
Systems are specially selected for their ability to
react with the chemicals in the water, but not with
natural minerals that are beneficial to good health.
Should sediment be removed with a standard filter first?
in areas with excessive sedimentation, prefiltration
will help extend the operational efficiency of the
Multipure cartridge; however, in most areas this is
not necessary.
the Multipure System contains a triple filter. the
outside material is a prefilter that helps protect the
solid carbon block surface from prematurely clogging
with large sediment.
Why is the compressed activated carbon block
filtration system more efficient than activated
carbon (loose granular) systems?
Multipure's solid carbon block filters are compacted
into a dense structure causing every molecule of
water to be forced through microscopic pores of carbon, effectively reducing a wide range of contaminants of health concern (see Section 3), as well as
adsorbing tastes and odors and removing particulate
matter removed by typical activated carbon filters.
the Water Quality association reports that "an activated carbon filter can reduce organics and solid
particles, as well as offensive tastes and odors."
only precoat and solid carbon block filters are engineered to provide 0.5 micron mechanical filtration
with efficient adsorption on very fine sized activated
carbon particles."
What is the difference between a "water softener"
and the Multipure Drinking Water System?
Softeners are not used to treat drinking water; they
are used only to change the water hardness.
Softeners put sodium into the water in exchange for
magnesium or calcium ions. Multipure Drinking
Water Systems do not remove dissolved minerals,
so, the ph is not changed. natural minerals most
often found in water are considered to be essential
to good health.
Soft water is good for bathing and laundering and
may extend the life of hot water heaters and boilers.
however, soft water should not be used for watering
plants or lawns. it is recommended that you bypass
a water softener when installing your Multipure
Drinking Water System.
Can the Multipure System be used on untreated
water?
if water source is questionable, it should be disinfected prior to use. add ¼ tsp of household bleach per
gallon of water; the Multipure System will remove
this solution from the water. Consult your nearest
public water utility for assistance or guidelines on
proper treatment of untreated water.
Multipure Systems are designed to be used on treated water systems; they are not intended to be used
where the water is microbiologically unsafe or with
water of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the unit. Systems certified for
cyst reduction may be used on disinfected waters
that may contain filterable cysts.
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if you have any questions regarding the installation of your Multipure Drinking Water System or for replacement filters,
Please call your authorized dealer:
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