pentek® qc10 series quick-change water filter system

PENTEK® QC10 SERIES QUICK-CHANGE WATER FILTER SYSTEM
INSTALLATION AND OPERATION MANUAL
©2012 Pentair Residential Filtration, LLC
www.pentairaqua.com
SPECIFICATIONS
Pressure Range:
PRECAUTIONS
30–125 psi (2.1–8.62 bar)
WARNING: Do not use with water that is microbiologically
unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate
disinfection before or after the system.
Temperature Range: 40–100°F (4.4–37.8°C)
Rated Service Flow:
QC10-CBR
CAUTION Protect against freezing to prevent cracking of the
filter and water leakage.
0.5 gpm (1.9 Lpm)
QC10-EP
0.5 gpm (1.9 Lpm)
QC10-GAC
0.75 gpm (2.8 Lpm)
QC10-TSGAC
0.75 gpm (2.8 Lpm)
QC10-CGAC*
0.6 gpm (2.3 Lpm)
QC10-CB1*
0.6 gpm (2.3 Lpm)
CAUTION Because of the product’s limited service life and to
prevent costly repairs or possible water damage,
we strongly recommend that the head of the filter
be replaced every ten years. If the head of your
filter has been in use for longer than this period,
it should be replaced immediately. Date the top of
any new head to indicate the next recommended
replacement date.
Size:
2.187-inch x 11.625-inch
(55.5 mm x 295.3 mm)
*Not Performance Tested or Certified by NSF.
CAUTION Turn off water supply to head without cartridge if
it must be left unattended for an extended period
of time.
PARTS INCLUDED
• Filter head with built-in bracket and compression or
push-fit fittings
• Cartridge
• Hardware kit
TOOLS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED
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The QC10-CBR is Tested and Certified by NSF
International to NSF/ANSI Standard 42/53.
Phillips screwdriver
Adjustable wrench (for 1/4-inch male threaded parts)
Tape measure
Pencil
Safety glasses
Separate drinking water faucet required if supplying
water directly to the kitchen sink
The QC10-EP is Tested and Certified by NSF
International to NSF/ANSI Standard 42 for the
aesthetic reduction of Chlorine Taste and Odor.
The QC10-GAC is Tested and Certified by NSF
International to NSF/ANSI Standard 42 for the
aesthetic reduction of Chlorine Taste and Odor.
OPTIONAL MATERIALS
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Shut-off valve
Saddle tap valve with shut-off
Threaded copper "T"
1/4-inch (6.35 mm) plastic or copper tubing or flexible hose
3/8-inch (9.53 mm) plastic or copper tubing or flexible hose
The QC10-TSGAC is Tested and Certified by NSF
International to NSF/ANSI Standard 42 for the
aesthetic reduction of Chlorine Taste and Odor.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Claims
Filter Capacity
Rated
Service
Flow
chlorine taste & odor,
sediment, lead, atrazine,
lindane, cysts** and turbidity
500 gallons
(1,890 L)
0.5 gpm
(1.9 L/min)
0.5
158667
158682
158691
QC10-CBRR
155785-43
QC10-EP
chlorine taste & odor
1,500 gallons
(5,670 L)
0.5 gpm
(1.9 L/min)
5*
158668
158683
158692
QC10-EPR
155962-43
QC10-GAC
chlorine taste & odor
2,500 gallons
(9,460 L)
0.75 gpm
(2.8 L/min)
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158669
158684
158693
QC10-GACR
155901-43
QC10-TSGAC
chlorine taste & odor with
phosphate crystals
1,700 gallons
(6,435 L)
0.75 gpm
(2.8 L/min)
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158723
158724
QC10-TSGACR
255706-43
QC10-CGAC*
chloramine taste & odor and
chlorine taste & odor*
500 gallons
(1,890 L)*
0.6 gpm
(2.3 L/min)*
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158719
158720
QC10-CGACR
255704-43
chlorine taste & odor and
sediment*
10,000 gallons
(37,850 L)*
0.6 gpm
(2.3 L/min)*
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158721
158722
QC10-CB1R
255705-43
Model
QC10-CBR
QC10-CB1
Turbidity = 5 NTU Max.
*Not Performance Tested or Certified by NSF.
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Micron
Rating
1/4-inch
Threaded
1/4-inch
JG
Push fit
3/8-inch
JG
Push fit
Replacement
Cartridge
**NSF/ANSI Standard 53 certified to reduce cysts such as
Cryptosporidium and Giardia by mechanical means.
INSTALLATION
NOTE: For cold water use only.
NOTE: Make certain that installation complies with all state
and local laws and regulations.
NOTE: The contaminants or other substances removed or
reduced by the selected cartridge are not necessarily
in your water. Filter must be maintained according
to manufacturer’s recommendation including
replacement of filter cartridges. Ask your local water
municipality for a copy of their water analysis, or
have your private well tested by a reputable water
testing lab.
NOTE: After prolonged periods of non-use (such as during
a vacation) it is recommended that the system be
flushed thoroughly. Let water run for 2-3 minutes
before using.
NOTE: The filter cartridge used with this system has a
limited service life. Changes in taste, odor, color,
and/or flow of the water being filtered indicate that
the cartridge should be replaced.
Outlet
1A
11"
2A
11"
1/4-inch THREADED COMPRESSION FITTINGS
COPPER TUBING Hand tighten plus 1 to 1-1/2 turns with a wrench
1. Mounting the Filter System
A. Select a location where filter system is to be mounted.
NOTE: Allow 1-1⁄2 inches (38 mm) clearance below housing
or 11-inches (279 mm) below filter head to enable
filter cartridge changes.
Outlet
Inlet
Inlet
Nut
Ferrule
PLASTIC TUBING Hand tighten plus 1 to 1-1/2 turns with a wrench
CAUTION Filter head should be mounted securely to a solid
stud or surface. The mounting bracket will support
the weight of the filter and help prevent strain on
the cold water line.
B. Filter head should be mounted in vertical position. Use
mounting bracket as a template to mark screw locations.
Mount filter head in marked location using the screws
provided in the hardware kit.
Nut
Ferrule
FLEX TUBING Wrench tighten, do not over tighten
CAUTION Cold water supply to the filter should have a
separate shut-off valve. If it does not, a separate
shut-off should be installed.
2. Connecting the Tubing and Fittings
A. Assemble fittings as shown in Figure 2A. Press appropriate
tubing into the inlet and outlet fittings until it stops. Handtighten connections. Then tighten 1 to 1-1⁄2 turn(s) with a
wrench.
B. Cut and deburr 1/4-inch or 3/8-inch tubing. Insert tubing
into push fittings. Push tubing in until you hit a hard stop as
shown in Figure 2B, page 3. To remove tubing from fitting,
depress tube collar around the tube while pulling the tube
out.
1/4-inch Compression
Flexible Braided Hose
2B
JG PUSH FIT FITTINGS
Push tubing into fitting until you hit a hard stop.
3. Installing the Cartridge
ee Filter Cartridge Replacement, Step R3, for installation
S
instructions.
1/4" or 3/8"
Copper or Plastic
Tubing
Tube
Collar
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FILTER CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT
TROUBLESHOOTING
(R1) Relieve pressure by turning off water supply to the filter
and dispensing water from the faucet.
(R2) (a) Twist cartridge away from the locked position
to the
unlock position
, and (b) remove cartridge (R2).
(R3) (c) Line up arrow on replacement cartridge with the
unlocked position
on head and firmly push cartridge
into head and (d) turn to locked position
(R3).
(R4) Turn on water and check for leaks. If leaks are found, see
Troubleshooting section, page 4.
NOTE: A water cartridge may contain carbon fines (very
fine black powder). This will be released during your
initial flushing.
(R5) Flush water through filter for 5 minutes to remove carbon
fines. Check for leaks again before leaving installation.
Leaks:
R2
...Between head and cartridge
1. Turn off the water supply to the filter and dispense water
from faucet.
2. Remove cartridge and inspect o-rings to make sure they
are in place and clean.
3. Install cartridge and turn on water supply, if it still leaks,
contact Technical Support at 800.279.9404. Turn off
icemaker if filtered water goes to icemaker.
...From fittings
1. Relieve pressure by turning off water supply to the filter
opening until water and airflow stops.
2. For copper or plastic tubing, loosen the compression nut
and pull the tubing from the brass fitting.
3. Inspect to see if the ferrule and insert (plastic only) are
properly installed on the tubing.
R3
4. If so, reconnect tubing finger-tight, then tighten nut about
1 to 1-1⁄2 turn(s) with a wrench.
5. Install cartridge and turn on water supply, if it still leaks,
contact Technical Support at 800.279.9404. Turn off
icemaker if filtered water goes to icemaker.
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b
c
d
MAINTENANCE
Contact your local water treatment professional for
replacement cartridge pricing or call Customer Service at
800.279.9404 for a dealer near you.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
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c
d
Part No.
Model No.
Description
Replacement for
144842
QCH
Head Assembly
1/4-inch Male
Threaded Ports
257438
QCH-1/4PF
Head & Bracket
Assembly
1/4-inch John Guest
Push Fit
257439
QCH-3/8PF
Head & Bracket
Assembly
3/8-inch John Guest
Push Fit
144846
244430
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QC-PF
1/4-inch MT Hardware
1/4-inch Male
Kit
Threaded Ports
Push Fit Hardware Kit John Guest Push Fit
PERFORMANCE DATA
Important Notice: Read this performance data and compare
the capabilities of these systems with your actual water
treatment needs. It is recommended that, before installing a
water treatment system, you have your water supply tested to
determine your actual water treatment needs.
This system has been tested according to NSF/ANSI 42 and
53 for the reduction of the substances listed 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 42 and 53.
WARNING: Do not use with water that is microbiologically
unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate
disinfection before or after the system.
QC10-CBR WITH QC10-CBRR CARTRIDGE
Substance
Influent Challenge Max. Permissible Product Reduction Minimum Average
Concentration
Water Concentration
Requirements Reduction Reduction
Standard 42—Aesthetic Effects
Chlorine
Particulate,
Class I
Particles*
0.5 - 1 µm
2.0 mg/L ± 10%
≥ 50%
97.5%
at least
10,000
particles/mL
≥ 85%
99.7%
Standard 53—Health Effects
Cyst**
Turbidity
Lead (pH
6.5)
Lead (pH
8.5)
Minimum 50,000/L
99.95%
99.99%
11 mg/L ± 1 NTU
0.5 NTU
99.1%
0.15 mg/L ± 10%
0.010 mg/L
99.3%
0.15 mg/L ± 10%
0.010 mg/L
97.9%
Atrazine
0.009 mg/L ± 10%
0.003 mg/L
92.0%
Lindane
0.002 mg/L ± 10%
0.0002 mg/L
99.1%
QC10-TSGAC WITH QC10-TSGACR
CARTRIDGE
Substance
Influent Challenge Max. Permissible Product Reduction Minimum Average
Concentration
Water Concentration
Requirements Reduction Reduction
Standard 42—Aesthetic Effects
Chlorine
2.0 mg/L ± 10%
≥ 50%
89.5%
96.5%
Flow Rate = 0.75 gpm (2.8 L/min)
Capacity = 1,700 gallons (6,435 L) or 9 months
Testing was performed under standard laboratory conditions; actual performance may vary.
Test Conditions:
Flow Rate
= 0.5 gpm (QC10-CBR & QC10-EP)
= 0.75 gpm (QC-GAC, QC10-TSGAC)
Inlet Pressure
= 60 psi (4.1 bar)
pH
= 7.5 ± 1
Temperature
= 68˚F ± 5˚F (20˚C ± 2.5˚C)
Operating Requirements:
Pressure
= 30-125 psi (2.1-8.62 bar)
Temperature
= 40˚-100˚F (4.4˚-37.8˚C)
Turbidity
= 5 NTU Max
California Residents - Proposition 65
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer or birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Flow Rate = 0.5 gpm (1.9 L/min)
Capacity = 500 gallons (1,890 L) or 6 months
* Reduces particles as small as 0.5-1 micron in size by mechanical means.
**NSF/ANSI Standard 53 certified to reduce cysts such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia by
mechanical means.
QC10-GAC WITH QC10-GACR CARTRIDGE
Substance
Influent Challenge Max. Permissible Product Reduction Minimum Average
Concentration
Water Concentration
Requirements Reduction Reduction
Standard 42—Aesthetic Effects
Chlorine
2.0 mg/L ± 10%
≥ 50%
84.2%
Flow Rate = 0.75 gpm (2.8 L/min)
Capacity = 2,500 gallons (9,460 L) or 9 months
QC10-EP WITH QC10-EPR CARTRIDGE
Substance
Influent Challenge Max. Permissible Product Reduction Minimum Average
Concentration
Water Concentration
Requirements Reduction Reduction
Standard 42—Aesthetic Effects
Chlorine
2.0 mg/L ± 10%
≥ 50%
93.5%
Flow Rate = 0.5 gpm (1.9L/min)
Capacity = 1,500 gallons (5,670 L) or 9 months
Testing was performed under standard laboratory conditions; actual performance may vary.
EPA Est. #090375-MEX-001
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