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Remove the filter elements and parts from their
protective packaging, checking each item against the
diagram. Note: The number of elements supplied will
depend on the type of unit ordered.
Extreme cleanliness is important. Wash hands before
proceeding. Assure that contamination of the components
does not take place during assembly.
Fit the knob (1) onto the lid (2) by inserting the
screw (3) up through the hole in the lid and screwing
on the knob. Hand tighten only.
Place the large sealing washer (10) over the threaded
part of the element (5).
Place the element (5) into the hole in the base
of the upper chamber (4).
Secure element in the chamber base by screwing on
the wing nut (11) onto the threaded mount. Repeat
#5 & #6 until all elements have been installed.
Place one small washer (8) onto the threaded part
of the outlet spigot (7).
Insert thread of spigot (7) through hole in the
side of the lower chamber (6). Place the second small
washer (8) over the thread within the chamber and
secure in place with the nut (9). Tighten securely
by hand only.
Put the upper chamber (4) onto the lower chamber
(6) and place lid (2) in position.
Ensure that the spigot (7) is in the "OFF"
CONDITION FILTERS: Wipe the ceramic dust from the
outer surfaces of the filter elements with a damp
cloth. Fill upper chamber (4) fully with cold or room
temperature water and cover with lid (2). Allow all
water to gravity filter into lower chamber. Open the
spigot to allow all water to run to waste. Allow filters
to stand unused overnight. Refill upper chamber again
with water and open spigot for two minutes and allow
water to run to waste.
The British Berkefeld® water filter is now ready
Note: If the filters
are left to stand for more than 3 days, then it is recommended
that water be run to waste for 1 minute before using.
When installing filter elements for the first time or
replacing a used element with a new one, it is important
to condition the new filters using the above procedure.