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Instructions for Installing Your Big Blue Housing Unit

Product Codes: BB-10-LD | BB-20

Fitting a by-pass valve is highly recommended so that the unit can be isolated for cartridge changing or to prolong the life of the filter when not required. If fitting outside the property, insulate the system to avoid frost damage. (The unit should not freeze).

Insist that your plumber fits a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) to protect the unit from unexpected water pressure increase. This is rare but does happen - owing to overnight water utility works etc - and can result in failure / possible flooding. A good one is a Watts 2282500 which costs about £12

Notes for the Plumber

Please read the customer information above.

A bypass valve should be installed on every system to facilitate installation and service.

Fit a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) to protect the unit from unexpected water pressure increase

The water enters the filter on the left hand side.

The filter ports are 22mm Compression 


System must be operated in a vertical position.

Do not lay it down during operation.

The system may be placed in any position for shipping and installation but must be operated in the vertical position.

Re. the smaller "ten inch" units: Where possible leave enough space to retro-fit a “20 inch" unit in case the customer wants to upgrade later.

(Total size of a 20 inch unit - incl the same head and bracket as you have now - is 27.5 inches / 70cm. Compared to your current unit ie 17 inches / 43cm).

In this instance the customer would simply need to screw the 20 inch bottom bowl into the existing head that you’ve fitted.

Make sure the system is level.



Please ensure the housing unit(s) remain in a vertical position while screwing on the top. Otherwise the loose cartridge inside might mis-align and be damaged. This damage will void warranty for the filter cartridge(s).


Do not let the system freeze.


Commissioning the Unit

Check for any leaks. Run the cold water tap nearest to the filter for 5 minutes to release any trapped air. Repeat this process with all other cold water taps in the property and flush any toilets once.



Inlet/Outlet Connection:... 1 inch BSP female

Temperature:................... 40° - 110°F

Water Pressure: 15 min.,  100 max (PSI)


Any Problems? Please Telephone 020 8761 6611

Important Note re Reminders

To avoid long term bacteria build-up it is important to change or disconnect your water filter cartridges on time.

We will email you reminders when it's time to change, but please make sure you whitelist our email address so these reminders aren't sent to spam.

And/ or set an alarm now on your mobile or use Siri etc

Please note your feedback and any suggestions as to how we can improve our service are always appreciated.


Thank you

Sales Admin Team
Telephone 020 8761 6611

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Unit D120
Parkhall Industrial Centre
SE21 8DE

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Registered in England,
Company Number: 05249436,
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