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Good value for money ionizer - ideas to install better
on June 28, 2012
It arrived super fast and works well but it was not quite a smooth path.
First from the pictures I thought the cover was steel with a bronzey type finish. No - not at all - its silver plastic. Rather cheap looking but not too bad.
The installation needs the unit to be on the countertop with a hose running to the kitchen faucet. My view is that is just plain nasty and I decided to see if I could do better to do away with that hose from the faucet. I could but it was not so easy, as I'm no plumber, just a regular office person who decides to take on too much at times !
I wanted to Tee into the cold supply under the sink and run a hose thru the granite countertop and down to make that tee. That hose would need a valve near the ionizer to shut the water on and off, as that's how you control it.
So the steps were
1. Drill a 3/8" hole in the countertop (took 2 hours but no real problem with the right granite compatible drill bit)
2. Cut the ionizer water supply hose near the ionizer base
3. Fit a brass ball valve 1/4"
4. Other side of the valve goes into 1/4" PVC tube thru the hole I just drilled and down to the water supply
5. The water supply is 3/8" so fit a 3/8x 3/8x 1/4 reducing tee
None of these were particularly easy because I didnt know what I was doing and needed lots of Home Depot trips, but if you do and get some advice its pretty easy.
Thats it - hey presto....
The ionizer works well, but to get the full pH10 level 3 water you have to dial back the water pressure in to about 1.0-1.2 liter/min rather than the 2.5 they quote - than will get you about pH9.2 at best. So a little patience on the water and its all good.
My wife also loves the acid water (either from the waste pipe or the acid setting - for washing her face - its made a big difference to her skin quality.
I also feel more alert and better focused. Oh and it tastes great of course!