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TAT-1 Ready for Installation
Magnet Channel removed.
Tie-Wrapped to pipe.
TAT-1 Finished Configuration
This installation requires a minimum of one unit on the incoming water pipe between the water meter and before the first split in the main water service pipe. A booster unit is recommended on the hot water pipe coming out of each hot water heater.
If your pipes are iron or galvanized steel, the magnets will work at a reduced level of flux density! They can be used but the flux density will reduced by a factor of three. To use these devices you may consider replacing that section of the plumbing system with Copper or PVC pipe or add additional units to compensate for the reduced flux field density. We use steel in our Trentatrons because of it's magnetic properties. This same quality in steel pipe shields the center of the pipe from the flux field.
Locate your outside water meter. Remove the cover and determine the direction the pipe is running toward the house. Also, note how deep the pipe is. Once you verify the pipe size and know the direction of the pipe, follow the pipe direction toward the house. Normally, the supply pipe will lead directly to an outside faucet. In addition, if you have a sprinkler system, the main valve box will normally be just to one side of the water supply line.
Dig a hole and locate the water line. The ideal location for the magnetic units is on a straight length of PVC or copper pipe before the line branches off to service the sprinkler system. This configuration will allow the magnetically conditioned water to benefit your lawn and gardens. If you don't have a sprinkler system, place the system between the meter (or pump house) and the house. If you have cutoff valves at the service entry point of the house, placing them just in front of these is a good place. Dig the hole large enough to give yourself some working room and to properly fit the unit around the water pipe. It is recommended that you procure a sprinkler system valve box (10" or larger) and use that to cover the area where the magnets are buried. This will allow you to easily remove the system should you move to another residence.
Installation Procedure (TAT-1 model): Perform the following only when you are ready to install the unit on the pipe.
Note: Models TAT-1/2, TAT-2, and TAT-21 come with the hardware installed. The installation procedure is the same you just need to remove the bolts first.
Locate the supply pipe inside your basement before it splits
into cold and hot supply. Attach one up to three TAT-1 units before the split as
above. If possible, install the devices at least 12-18" before
the line splits and after any filters or holding/pressure
Attach one TAT-1 to the hot water output pipe of each hot water heater using the techniques described above.
If you have "very hard water" you may consider adding additional units to your cold water supply. They have the correct magnet spacing for stacking additional units. Below is an example of how you may stack the units. The center magnets are rotated 180 degrees to reverse the polarity of the flux field that the water passes through. Opinions vary on the technique of field reversals. However this is a common approach, especially with three magnet sets. Same polarity mounting will extend the contact time and works just fine.