The G2 Faucet can be used with any counter top water ionizer and is ideal for those who with more modern kitchen faucets or faucets that have a pull-out sprayer rather than a standard tap. No faucet adapter means no hose running from your faucet, across the back of your sink and to your water ionizer. Your water ionizer will be protected against anyone accidentally running hot water through your ionizer.
Your water ionizer will still sit on the counter but water is supplied to the unit through connection to the G2 Faucet instead of the traditional faucet adapter. The drain hose is replaced by the spout on the G2 Faucet – your drain hose now connects to the G2 Faucet and waste water is eliminated through the spout.
You will use the same basic installation parts that come with your counter top water ionizer except for the faucet adapter.
The G2 Faucet installation kit includes everything else you’ll need. If you are connecting the G2 Faucet to a water ionizer that uses 1/4″ hosing, please specify when ordering – you will need 2 quick-connect 3/8″ to 1/4″ adapters to connect your water ionizer’s supply and drain hoses to the G2 Faucet.
Here’s a quick run-down on the basic parts – plumbers tape is optional but can help make a good seal when installing the T-adapter.
Again, if you are connecting to a water ionizer that uses a 1/4″ supply hose you need to let us know when ordering your G2 Faucet – we’ll need to make sure you get a length of 3/8″ hosing and 3/8″ to 1/4″ adapters.
You will need a 1/2″ to 5/8″ hole at your sink – this is the standard size hole used for pull-out sprayers mounted on the side of sinks. Be sure that you have the hole clear and ready to use for your G2 Faucet.
First you’ll want to clear the workspace both above and below the counter.
Do the basic assembly for your water ionizer: Secure the dispenser hose, add the power cord.
Make sure that the dispenser hose from the top of the unit hangs over the sink so that water produced during cleaning cycles or in the few seconds while you’re letting the
unit power up to your selected pH level.
Once the water ionizer is in place, duck down under the sink and shut off the cold water supply.
It’s helpful if you turn the cold water all the way on at the faucet – this way, you know you’ve shut the water off at the cold water supply under the sink. This also helps remove excess water from the line so you’ll have fewer drips when you are disconnecting to put the T-adapter in place.
When you are sure the cold water supply has been turned off, disconnect the hose that runs from the cold water line up to your tap. You’ll likely need pliers to loosen the connection
Screw in the T-adapter – if you are using plumbing tape, wrap the threads before attaching the T-adapter. Tighten using your pliers.
Once the T-adapter is in place, reconnect the hose that runs up to the tap. Again, tighten with pliers.
The hose that runs from your cold water line up to the faucet connects in two places – one end connects at the cold water line, the other connects near the tap. This hose will often have different sized connections at each end. If your T-adapter does not fit at the end the connects at the cold water line it *should* connect at the other end that connects to the faucet – I’ve used different T-adapters in different locations and always get a “fit” at one end or the other.
Now let’s get your G2 Faucet in place…
Using the guide/image above, install your G2 Faucet in the hole on your sink – Just install the faucet itself with all of the washers/attachments, do not install the water supply line yet.
Before “tightening down” your G2 Faucet, be sure it is in place the way you want it – with the water control knob where you can easily reach it and the two posts pointing (at least roughly) in the direction of your water ionizer.
With the G2 Faucet securely in place it’s time to get the water supply line installed.
Take your water supply hose (don’t cut it just yet!) and connect one end to the T-adapter.
There are several types of T-adapters – some use a push in “quick connection” where all you do is push the hose into the connection. Others have a post that you need to work the hose over – if you have the “post” type of connection on your T-adapter it is helpful to soak the end of the hose in hot water to soften it.
You’ll need to cut the hose so that there is enough to reach between the T-adapter connection and the G2 Faucet, leaving enough slack to work the hose onto the G2 connection.
Remove the fasten compression nut from the G2 and slide it over the hose.
Work the hose over the post/connection – soak the end of the hose in hot water for a few minutes if necessary to soften the hose, making it easier to slide onto the post/connection.
Slide the fasten compression nut up over the hose/post connection and screw it into place, securing the hose.
Measure and cut the remaining length of hose and cut so that you have 2 lengths – one that will run from the lower post on the G2 Faucet (above the sink) to the “in” port of your water ionizer, the other will run from the upper port on the G2 Faucet (above the sink) to the “out” port on your water ionizer.
Secure the two pieces of hose to the two ports on the G2 Faucet. Again, soak the ends in hot water to soften them if you have trouble slipping them on.
Take the hose that you’ve just connected to the bottom port/post on the G2 Faucet and connect it to the “in” port of your water ionizer.
Take the hose that is connected to the upper port/post on the G2 Faucet and connect it to the “out” port of your water ionizer.
Make sure that your water ionizer is placed close enough to the sink for the dispenser hose (connected to the top of the water ionizer) hangs over the sink
Make sure that the G2 Faucet spout is hanging over the sink.
Plug in your water ionizer.
Turn the cold water supply back on under the sink – once you turn the cold water back on you’ll hear it running at the tap if you turned the tap on to drain the line prior to shutting off the cold water line below the sink.
If the G2 Faucet is “open” water will begin flowing to and through the water ionizer with water coming out of the dispenser hose and the G2 Faucet spout. This is a good sign! You can stop everything by turning the knob on the G2 Faucet.
That’s it! You’re finished!
When you want to use your water ionizer, turn the knob on the G2 Faucet. This will allow water to flow to the water ionizer. You can adjust the pH level of the water being produced by making a selection on the water ionizer control panel. The pH level you select on the control panel will flow through the water ionizer dispenser hose. The by-product/waste water will flow out through the spout on your G2 Faucet.
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