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Aug 9, 2011

Conditioning dual canister Doulton water filter

My family uses the CP200UC countertop water filter. We use the Ceramic Ultracarb candle and the B2 Fluoride cartridge. We've been using this for years, but upon installing new cartridges today, I realize there aren't complete instructions and I've been guessing all this time at the procedure for install.
The Ultracarb ceramic candle comes with an instruction sheet that says to run 10 mins, condition 24 hrs, then run 10 more mins.
The B2 fluoride filter doesn't come with any instructions and I haven't found any further install instructions on your site. There is also no indication anywhere that I have found for which order these two filters are attached
or how to install together in consideration of the initial particles they need to flush.
For example, maybe I don't want to have the ceramic filter's dust clog up the B2 carbon filter? Or maybe since I see the carbon on the inside of the unit being released, that it's the reverse?

So here's what I've been doing. I hope you will confirm or correct:
- First, I install the ceramic filter to do the 24 hr conditioning and flush. I do it by itself so that it doesn't effect the B2. I install this ceramic filter in the first position, filtering the water before it gets to the B2.

- then I install the B2 filter and run for ten  minutes. This is in the second position so that it filters the water after the candle. I do not know if it needs to be conditioned for 24 hours etc.

I hope you can clear this up for me. I'd like to maximize the effectiveness of this system.
It is wise to flush the candles separately for the first ten minutes. The following day, you can flush them both at the same time for another 5-10 minutes and then it's ready for use.
Install the ceramic filter in the second canister (last filter) before the water comes out of the filter spigot.

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