Aqua Pure Scale Inhibition System User Manual

Aqua Pure Scale Inhibition System User Manual & troubleshooting

Aqua-Pure® Scale Inhibition System Installation and Operating Instructions

Model AP430SS

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Installer: Please leave manual with homeowner.

Aqua Pure Scale Inhibition System User Manual  & troubleshooting 2Homeowner: Please retain for operation and future maintenance instructions.

SAFETY INFORMATION

Read, understand, and follow all safety information contained in these instructions prior to installation and use of the Scale Inhibition System Model AP430SS. Retain these instructions for future reference.

Intended use:

The Scale Inhibition System Model AP430SS is intended for use in treatment of potable water and has not been evaluated for other uses. The product is installed at the point of entry (main distribution pipe) and must be installed as specified in the installation instruction by a qualified professional.

EXPLANATION OF SIGNAL WORD CONSEQUENCES

Aqua Pure Scale Inhibition System User Manual  & troubleshooting 3WARNING

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury and/or property damage.

NOTICE

Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.

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To reduce the risk associated with choking:

  • Do not allow children under 3 years of age to have access to small parts during the installation of this product.

To reduce the risk associated with ingestion of contaminants:

  • Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.

To reduce the risk of physical injury:

  • Depressurize system as shown in manual prior to cartridge removal.

NOTICE

To reduce the risk associated with property damage due to water leakage or flooding:

  • Read and follow Use Instructions before installation and use of this system.
  • Installation and use MUST comply with all state and local plumbing codes.
  • Protect from freezing, remove filter cartridge when temperatures are expected to drop below 40°F (4.4°C).
  • Do not install systems in areas where ambient temperatures may go above 110° F (43.3° C).
  • Do not install on hot water supply lines. The maximum operating water temperature of this system is 100°F (37.8°C).
  • Do not install if water pressure exceeds 125 psi (862 kPa). If your water pressure exceeds 80 psi (552 kPa), you must install a pressure limiting valve. Contact a plumbing professional if you are uncertain how to check your water pressure.
  • Do not install where water hammer conditions may occur. If water hammer conditions exist you must install a water hammer arrester. Contact a plumbing professional if you are uncertain how to check for this condition.
  • Do not use a torch or other high temperature sources near system, cartridges, plastic fittings or plastic plumbing.
  • On plastic fittings, never use pipe sealant or pipe dope. Use PTFE thread tape only, pipe dope properties may deteriorate plastic.
  • Take care when using pliers or pipe wrenches to tighten plastic fittings, as damage may occur if over tightening occurs.
  • Do not install in direct sunlight or outdoors.
  • Mount system in such a position as to prevent it from being struck by other items used in the area of installation.
  • Ensure that the location and fasteners will support the weight of the system when installed and full of water.
  • Ensure all tubing and fittings are secure and free of leaks.
  • SHUT OFF FUEL OR ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY TO WATER HEATER after water is shut off.

NOTICE

  • Where a backflow prevention device is installed on a water system, a device for controlling pressure due to thermal expansion must be installed. Contact a plumbing professional if you are uncertain how to select/install/maintain a thermal expansion device.
  • Where a booster pump is installed on a water system, you must maintain and inspect the attached pressure switch regularly in accordance with the booster pump manufacturer’s instructions. Contact a plumbing professional if you are uncertain how to maintain your booster pump system.
  • Where a booster pump is installed on a water system, you must install an appropriate pressure relief valve. Pressure relief valve must be maintained and inspected every 6 months. Contact a plumbing professional if you are uncertain how select/install/maintain a pressure relief valve.
  • Where a booster pump is installed on a water system, you must install an appropriate pressure regulating valve and regulate water pressure to <80psi. Contact a plumbing professional if you are uncertain how select/install/maintain a pressure regulating valve.

To reduce the risk of water leakage of flooding, and to ensure optimal filter performance:

  • Change the disposable filter cartridge every 6 months or sooner if you observe a noticeable reduction in water fl ow rate.
  • Failure to replace the disposable filter cartridge at recommended intervals may lead to reduced filter performance and cracks in the filter housing, causing water leakage or flooding.
  • For questions or concerns, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-222-7880.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Failure to follow instructions will void warranty.
  • Allow a minimum of 2” (5.1 cm) clear space under filter to facilitate cartridge change.
  • Install with the inlet and outlet ports as labeled. Make sure not to reverse connections.

GETTING STARTED

Aqua Pure Scale Inhibition System User Manual  & troubleshooting 5Tools and Parts Required (not included):

  1. One 3/4” Stop & Waste Valve (Compression Type)
  2. PTFE Tape
  3. Two 3/4” Male x 3/4” Street Adapters
  4. One 3/4” Compression Gate Valve 5) Pipe Cutter

Identify all parts as shown in diagram. Read all instructions carefully before attempting to start installation. The existing shut-off valve remains in place and still acts as the cold water shut-off.

This filter system has 3/4” connections. The AP430SS can be adapted to various pipe sizes by using reducing adapter on either end. Installation fittings can be sweated or threaded. Use galvanized fittings for installation on galvanized pipe.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Allow a minimum of 2” (5.1 cm) clear space under filter to facilitate cartridge change.

IMPORTANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Before starting, shut off main water supply and drain pipes.

Shut off fuel or electric power supply to water heater after water is shut off.

  1. Aqua Pure Scale Inhibition System User Manual  & troubleshooting 6Using PTFE tape, wrap the threaded ends of the adapters and screw into both ends of the cartridge head. Do not use pipe sealant/dope as they may contain solvents that may deteriorate fittings. (Figure 1)
    Position the flow direction arrow on the filter head for proper orientation. The arrow on the filter head should be pointing toward the water heater.
  2. Loosely fit compression fittings onto the cartridge head with adapters. Holding the cartridge head with attached adapters up to the pipe, mark for length of pipe to be removed. Using a pipe cutter, cut pipe. (Figure 2)
  3. Using the valve compression fitting, attach the stop and waste valve on pipe (before the system on the cold water side) to the water heater, with indicator arrow pointing towards the AP430SS assembly, so that drain nut can be accessed to release pressure when changing cartridge. Be sure the drain nut is firmly tightened. (Figure 3)
    NOTICE
    To reduce the risk associated with property damage due to water leakage or flooding:

    • Do not install on hot water supply lines. The maximum operating water temperature of this filter system is 100°F (37.8°C).
    • Installation and Use MUST comply with all state and local plumbing codes.
    • On plastic fittings, never use pipe sealant or pipe dope. Use PTFE thread tape only, pipe dope properties may deteriorate plastic.
    • Do not use a torch or other high temperature sources near filter system, cartridges, plastic fittings or plastic plumbing.
    • Ensure that the location and fasteners will support the weight of the system.
    • Ensure all tubing and fittings are secure and free of leaks.
    • SHUT OFF FUEL OR ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY TO WATER HEATER after water is shut off.
  4. Aqua Pure Scale Inhibition System User Manual  & troubleshooting 7Using the valve compression fitting, attach the gate valve to the incoming water supply pipe after the system. Firmly tighten compression nut. (Figure 4)
    IMPORTANT NOTES
    It may be necessary to slightly spread pipe ends apart in order to insert the AP430SS head assembly with adapters into valve.
  5. Tighten all compression nuts firmly, keeping the AP430SS head assembly vertical. (Figure 5)
  6. Screw cartridge to the right into the AP430SS filter head. Turn on main water supply, open valves and check for leaks. (Figure 6)
    IMPORTANT NOTES
    Optional: By-Pass Section can be installed around unit if desired using either threaded or sweated fitting. (Figure 7)
    NOTICE
    To reduce the risk associated with property damage due to water leakage or flooding:
    • Protect from freezing, remove cartridge when temperatures are expected to drop below 40°F (4.4°C).
    • Ensure all tubing and fittings are secure and free of leaks.
    • Do not install if water pressure exceeds 125 psi (862 kPa). If your water pressure exceeds 80 psi (552 kPa), you must install a pressure limiting valve. Contact a plumbing professional if you are uncertain how to check your water pressure.
    • Do not install where water hammer conditions may occur. If water hammer conditions exist you must install a water hammer arrester. Contact a plumbing professional if you are uncertain how to check for this condition.

CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS

NOTICE

To reduce the risk of water leakage of flooding, and to ensure optimal filter performance:

  • Change disposable filter cartridge every 6 months or sooner if you observe a noticable reduction in water fl ow rate.
  • Failure to replace the disposable filter cartridge at recommended intervals may lead to reduced filter performance and cracks in the filter housing, causing water leakage or flooding.

Always have spare cartridges on hand.

  1. Aqua Pure Scale Inhibition System User Manual  & troubleshooting 8Shut off inlet (Stop and Waste) and outlet (Compression Gate) valves. Open drain on inlet valve, to relieve pressure in the AP430SS.
  2. Unscrew the cartridge (AP431) to the left as shown in the illustration. (Figure 8)
  3. Install the new cartridge, moderately hand tight. Never use tools to tighten a cartridge.
  4. Turn on inlet valve and bleed air through gate valve drain until water appears. Then close drain, and open outlet valve.

IMPORTANT NOTES

If you are installing this AP430SS Scale Inhibition System on the cold water line feeding a water heater which already has a build-up of scale, you may have loosened scale which could go downstream to clog valve and aerators. In this case, a Stainless Steel Hot Water Sediment and Rust Filter should be installed on the hot water side of the heater to help trap and contain this scale.

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REPLACEMENT PARTS

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LIMITED WARRANTY

Limited Warranty 3M Purification Inc. warrants the stainless steel head (excluding disposable cartridge(s)) to be free from defects in material and workmanship for twenty-fi ve (25) years from the date of purchase. The disposable cartridge is warranted from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover failures resulting from abuse, misuse, alteration or damage not caused by 3M Purification Inc. or failure to follow installation and use instructions. No warranty is given as to the service life of any cartridge as it will vary with local water conditions and water consumption. 3M PURIFICATION INC. MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING, CUSTOMER OR USAGE OF TRADE. If the Product fails to satisfy this Limited Warranty during the warranty period, 3M Purification Inc. will replace the Product or refund your Product purchase price. This warranty does not cover labor. The remedy stated in this paragraph is Customer’s sole remedy and 3M Purification Inc.’s exclusive obligation.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which may vary from state to state, or country to country. For any warranty questions, please call 1-800-222-7880 or mail your request to: Warranty Claims, 3M Purification Inc., 400 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450. Proof of purchase (original sales receipt) must accompany the warranty claim, along with a complete description of the Product, model number and alleged defect.

Limitation of Liability. 3M Purification Inc. will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from this 3M Purification Inc. product, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including warranty, contract, negligence or strict liability. Some states and countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

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3M Purification Inc.
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Meriden, CT 06450 USA

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