June 5, 2015: Thoughts to the start of the summer months
A drought in California and Arsenic in our water in Arizona..
Here in our Arizona community we have a problem with Arsenic:
We went to Home Depot to get an Arsenic filter for our own water rather than go to the office of the water company every day and get 1 gallon of water per person at a set time and sign in when you get the water. The other problem is that they are giving the water out from behind closed doors! Yes, they put the water system they have into a closed room, no one can see what they are doing, and you cannot question if the water is good or not.
The Brita Water system we got is for under the sink. We replaced a leaky Culligan system and the cost differential was not too much than to get the parts from Culligan. Problems we had with the new system were discovered after our handy-man installed the system. It seems that there is a little gadget called a water restrictor which the instruction booklet says is a must do in order to make the system function. Well, we had this running for some time and nothing was happening! The water was not going into the pressure tank, the water was not flowing from the faucet, and we could not stand the noise. So at about 3 am in the morning we got up and turned off the water flowing into the drain! Read many of the YouTube comments and the videos which had people talking about their methodology of installation and came to the conclusion that first thing in the morning we would correct some of the problems.
Our fix..which worked! Put some air in the pressure tank. You use a bicycle pump! Check if the restrictor valve was installed. We put the air in and installed the restrictor valve which had been put in the box for safe keeping? (Only the handyman knows why it need to be there rather than in the system). Right away the water filled the tank! Right away the noisy flow of water was eliminated! Now we go through the steps of purging the system of particles which are cast off by the filters when first installed. We have only one more time to do this and we then can turn on the line to the ice maker in the refrigerator. Oh Happy Day!
I have said enough today! More in a few days.