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Installing with Mains Connection


This installation has the advantage that it leaves the ionizer where it can be easily adjusted, whilst minimising the amount of exposed plumbing. It also allows for quicker operation of the unit by dispensing with the need to switch the diverter valve between normal sink filling operation and drinking water dispensing.

Installation using a Self Cutting Tap is a quick DIY job, with fitment onto the cold water pipe and drilling a hole to route the flexible pipe into the ionizer taking a less than 15 minutes.

Tools required:

* Plumbers wrench (for loosening the diffuser)
* Scissors or Stanley knife (for trimming the plastic water pipes)
* Philips 2 screwdriver (for fitting the self cutting tap)
* High speed drill (for providing a route for the cold water supply pipe)
* 8mm Drill Bit
* Hammer and punch (for accurately drilling the hole)
* Tape measure (to accurately position the hole)

(Note that in situations where the counter surface is made of granite and there is no easy routing option, this installation may not be possible without the use of specialist cutting techniques.)


1. Place the ionizer above the counter in the position in which you would like to use it. Note the location of the inlet of the ionizer in relation to the counter top and decide how best to route the 8mm inlet hose from the cold water supply pipe to the ionizer – mark the counter where the hole needs to go if required
2. Take the Mains Connection Fitting (also known as a Self Cutting Tap or Self Piercing Valve) and locate it on a suitable part of the Cold water supply pipe.
3. Fasten the MCF to the Cold water supply pipe with the 10mm spanner
4. Check the routing to the ionizer – length of hose etc
5. Drill an 8mm in the counter in the position previously marked out
6. Attach the cold water inlet hose to the inlet fitting in the ionizer. Ensure this is securely fastened.
7. Wind in the tap on the Mains Connection Fitting until it is reasonably tight – without over tightening.
8. Wind the tap back out, again being careful not to over wind.