Kinetico Water Filtration System Installation

Project: Victorian Restoration, Episode 10, Part 3



Bob talks to Fred Giuggio (from Quick-Step) about the new interlocking laminate floor system being installed. In the master bathroom, a glass block wall is being constructed along one wall of the shower. It's been designed to allow light into the room, while still providing privacy. Also, general contractor Charlie Tomaszewski installs a unique glass block floor system from Circle Redmont. In the basement, a new water filtration system is going in, and Bob talks with Dave Krupinski from Kinetico about the process.
Part 1: Installing Wood Laminate Flooring
Part 2: Glass Block Floor Panel System
Part 3: Kinetico Water Filtration System Installation
Bob joins plumber Ted Moxham and Kinetico representative Dave Krupinski in the basement, where Ted is installing a Kinetico water purification system. 85% of all homes in America have hard water, so even though the Victorian house in Medford has processed city water, it's still important to treat both the hardness and the chlorine content. Chlorine can dry hair and skin and prematurely fade clothes.

The Kinetico system can solve the problem of sediment buildup in pipes. Over time, calcium from hard water scales inside the pipe, significantly reducing plumbing size and thus lowering water volume throughout the house. This same clogging can also occur inside water-using appliances, reducing their efficiency and causing unnecessary repairs.

Kinetico's two-component whole-house water management system can effectively treat these problems. It has a de-chlorinator and softener that treats the general purpose water that flows throughout the house, and a reverse osmosis multi-stage filtration system that further purifies the drinking water.

The water softener uses a salt that cleans the tank of any residue hardness, then flushes it down the drain. The system being installed also features Kinetico's new Quick Flo tank, which speeds up the delivery of water through the reverse osmosis filter.

Regular maintenance includes periodically putting salt into the system and replacing the pre-filter and the pulse filter on the reverse osmosis system annually.
Part 4: Update on Deck, Breezeway, and Barn/Studio
Located just five miles from downtown Boston, Bob's scouts discovered a Victorian-era house in a neighborhood of family homes on tree-lined streets that was past due for a full-scale renovation.

The home's new owners, a work-at-home family, have set goals to modernize the home's floor plan, update the building's mechanical and electrical systems, and add home office and work spaces for two busy professionals.

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