Where to Install an Ionizer

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Most times a counter-top is installed on the counter next to the sink, but here are a few other suggestions that may be more convenient and more efficient use of kitchen space.Of course, if you’re lucky enough to have a wide window sill in the sink’s vicinity, this makes a great location – off the counter and still within easy reach. Most have a small footprint and will sit securely on a 4″-5″ windowsill. I’ve used this option, among all the others!You might have a pass-through near your sink where you can spare some space. If the ionizer fits crosswise in the opening, the back would face the width of the wall (I’ve done this too). If not, and the ionizer front faces into the kitchen you might like to put a photo of you and your sweetheart, or even your kids to obscure the back view (Yup, did this too!). Or perhaps a photo of your parents who made you so smart that you got a water ionizer! My mother used this option – but keeps a photo of her smart daughter on the back side!

Many water ionizers come with a wall-mount bracket. These work GREAT and often this installation uses unused space. As an alternative, or if your ionizer didn’t include the wall mount option, a sturdy shelf, securely mounted works too. Be sure to mount either option up high enough NOT to interfere with counter use. I have used a wall-mounted ionizer in my kitchen and I’ve wall mounted an under-sink ionizer inside my kitchen sink cabinet so it’s off the cabinet floor.

Another overlooked option is installing the ionizer in the bathroom (on the counter or wall mounted) or laundry room. When my son lived with roommates, he installed his in his own bathroom, and my brother installed his in the laundry roomIt all works! My daughter set the ionizer on the counter, BEHIND the drain board– she simply moved the drain board a bit closer to the counter edge. This worked nice in a tiny apartment kitchen, where she didn’t even have room for the wall option. Now she’s in a house and has done a “custom” installation, which brings me to the final option:

Water Ionizer Conversion Kit

This is for AlkaViva-Jupiter Water Ionizers

You may not be aware that, without investing $$ in an under counter water ionizer, you can install a “counter top”  ionizer under the sink. This is what both of my kids have done, as I did. This is a bit more complicated than above the sink, but it can work. I carry an Under the Counter Conversion Kit (email or call me) that has an above counter double spout – one for alkaline, with the other just underneath it for acid water. There needs to be an extra hole in your countertop or you’ll need to have one professionally drilled. The ionizer gets mounted on the interior side wall of the cabinet below the sink, or on the door if it’s sturdy enough and the hinges are well crafted. Of course you can always have the water ionizer simply sit on the floor of the cabinet.

Yi-Shan AQ, EC, EP & SP series Under Counter Conversion Kit

Yi-Shan AQ, EC, EP & SP series Under Counter Conversion Kit

A plumber is needed to hook the conversion kit up to your cold water line. (HOT WATER should NEVER be run through an ionizer.) There are several hoses to connect, and depending which ionizer you have, you may need some connectors and/or fittings to make it all work properly. A handy person who knows a bit about plumbing may be able to do this without a plumber.

 

When it’s all hooked up, you choose your alkaline or acid settings from the unit down below, but the waster comes out on top. Choosing the settings from inside the cabinet is the one drawback of a counter top water ionizer installed to be an under counter water ionizer.

The photo in the upper right is the Jupiter Ultra Delphi Under Counter Ionizer . With this true “under counter” water ionizer you can choose your ionizer settings from the stem of the faucet on top of the sink.

Anyway you mount it, is the water of choice – and drink lots of it!!!

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