Can I install a Home Master RO in an Apartment?

If you are a renter, you might need to get permission before installing a Home Master Reverse Osmosis System in a rented apartment. We’ve identified some common landlord objections, and some solutions.


#1 “No drilling holes”

  1. The drain line
    1. No hole needs to be drilled for the drain line if you have a garbage disposal. Use the Garbage Disposal Drain Adapter.
    2. The alternative is to identify a section of drain pipe located between the “P-trap” and the sink that’s easily removed. Take that section to your favorite hardware store and purchase an identical piece. Use the new piece to drill the hole for the drain line saddle. Restore the original section of drain pipe before moving out.
  2. The RO Faucet
    1. If the underside of your kitchen sink has 3 (or more) holes and your kitchen faucet is a single hole type, then you may be able to remove its base plate, revealing 2 extra holes. Use one hole for the RO faucet, and purchase a new soap dispenser or cover plate for the other hole.
    2. Replace existing kitchen faucet with a Combination Tap/RO Water Faucet
    3. If your refrigerator has a water dispenser, the system can be connected only to your fridge rather than a RO Faucet, however you’ll need to flush out the system from time to time and you will need a way to get the flushed system water into your sink or a bucket. You don’t want that flush water getting into your fridge, as it’s a bear to flush the fridge and ice maker. Get the Refrigerator Connection Kit and use the Inline Ball Valve 3/8” as your termination and flush point under your sink. 


#2 Size

Dimensions:  The Standard and Artesian Home Master RO systems consist of two separate units connected by 3.5 feet of tubing for numerous mounting options, with the following dimensions:

- Purification unit - 16” high x 8” wide x 5” deep
- Storage tank 3.2 gallon 15” high x 11” diameter (OPTIONAL 1.2 gallon -- 13" high x 8" diameter)
              The tank can be installed on its side and/or relocated to an adjacent cabinet within 10' of the filters with the
extra 3/8” tubing kit.


#3 Leaks It’s rare to experience a leak; however, if your landlord raises this objection it can be overcome with a Leak Detector and a robust renters insurance policy.