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Installation Instructions

GMX Model 800

Please note:

1) Place the Model 800 unit against the pipe or tube with the GMX label facing away from the pipe or tube.

2) Place the backing plate on the opposite side of the pipe. Align the backing plate holes with the holes in the unit. Please note that the backing plate is designed to be reversible. Place the two dimples toward the magnets for 1/2" and 5/8" tubing, and away from the magnet for 3/4" and larger pipes.

3) Insert bolts through the holes in the unit and the backing plate. Secure with wing-nuts.

4) Tighten the unit until it is snug against the pipe. Do not over tighten!

5) Install the second unit in tandem with the first. Leave a 1" space between them. Make sure that the labels of both units are on the same side and face the same direction.

Special Notes:

The Model 800 is designed to be installed in a segment of two units, placed wherever the water line enters the building, and spaced 1" apart. /single units may be used as boosters for individual appliances, or on moderate temperature recirculation systems.

Direction of placement: The magnet above the GMX label is the north pole, and the magnet below the label is the south pole. The direction the fluid flows through the pipe or tubing makes no difference.

For best results when placing the Model 800 to treat a particular area or appliance, place the units at least 8" to 12" upstream (before) the area or appliance to be treated.

Do not place the Model 800 close to an electrical power line or electrical equipment capable of generating strong electrical fields, such as a welder or large electric motor. This can reduce the unit’s effectiveness.

For maximum effectiveness, magnetic conditioning requires a smooth, clam flow of fluid through the magnetic field. A partial reversal of the treatment may even be triggered by turbulence. Therefore, always place the Model 800 a minimum of 18" to 24" downstream (after) any pump or other turbulence causing device.

Non-Ferrous Pipes Only

Install the Model 800 only on non-ferrous (PVC plastic, copper or stainless steel) pipe or tubing, not on steel or iron pipe. Do not place it on any pipe to which the magnets stick. The penetration of a magnetic field through iron or steel (except for stainless steel) pipe is minimal. In effect, the magnetic field travels along the exterior of such pipes, preventing it from reaching the fluid. In such cases, replace an 18" to 24" section of steel pipe with either copper or PVC pipe and then install the Model 800 on that section.

Stabilization Period

For a few weeks after installing the Model 800, you may notice an increase in water turbidity (cloudiness). This is because scale is being removed from the system. During this stabilization period, carefully monitor filters, tanks, hot water heaters and sumps each week, and drain or clean them as needed.