Will I flood my house?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by ajmicek, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. ajmicek

    ajmicek New Member

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    So I recently installed the Culligan US-EZ-4 water filter under my kitchen sink. Water tastes great. I'm happy. My wife is happy. Here's how I did it:

    waterFilter.jpg

    I didn't use Teflon tape: flat washers, and I with tightened metal-metal fittings to hand tight + 1/2 turn and metal-plastic a little tighter than that until leaks stopped. Has been bone dry for 96 hours (been checking regularly).

    Will this work long term, or am I going to flood my house?

    Thanks!!
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Good question. And the answer is "we don't know", but I do know there are better ways to do it than that "small to large to small" multiplicity of adapters and the plastic tee.
  3. ajmicek

    ajmicek New Member

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    Thanks for the reply! You make a good point. I made the mistake of assuming that just because the adapter was included in the box that it would be a good thing to use. :(

    The way I've seen it done elsewhere with this particular filter is a copper tee to a second dedicated valve, 1/4 copper tubing from that and a push fit coupling to attach the filter line...
  4. dj2

    dj2 Member

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    Instead of this plastic T, use a three-way angle stop with 3/8" and 1/4" outlets right off the nipple from the wall, AND SLEEP BETTER AT NIGHT.
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