Installation

Easy Installation Process

Whilst Sodatap installation is relatively straight forward, we strongly recommend professional installation by a licensed Plumber. You can use your own Plumber or utilise our national network of trained, licensed Installers by clicking here –  Sodatap Professional Installation.

 Full installation  instructions are included in the product manual that is shipped with the system, or a PDF copy can be downloaded here –  Sodatap manual

Watch the video below for an overview of the installation process.

Before deciding on DIY installation, please check the applicable laws in your State and for your circumstances.

Pre – installation checks 

  • Check that power and water are available under-bench and within 1m of machine location. If this is not the case please contact us for assistance
  • Check that there is adequate under-bench space for the STM1 machine including  ventilation requirements. In some cases shelving may need to be modified to accommodate the unit. Please see detailed requirements here 
Sodatap installation diagram
ST1, 3 in 1 typical installation
ST2 Sodatap installation Diagram
ST2, 5 in 1 typical installation

Your Questions Answered

Our products have  lower upfront and running costs than our competition yet are high quality. We achieve this by our ‘Direct to Consumer Online’ approach, which cuts out the huge margins regular retail stores need to add to products. 

we are also 100% Australian family owned and operated and pride ourselves on fantastic customer service. 

We generally use TNT Express with an average delivery time Australia wide of 3-5 business days

We offer a 30 day, no hassle Guarantee. You can send your item back for a full refund or if you would like to swap the tap for a different colour or shape, we will happily oblige. See our warranty & returns page for further details. 

Our comprehensive warranty lasts 3 years. Read our Warranty Policy for full T’s & C’s.

Sodatap systems are very economical to run at an average of around 2.8w per hour. To put that into perspective, most modern energy saving LED regular house globes use around 10W per hour!

Using a 2.6kg gas bottle, you can get up to 600L of chilled sparkling water, which equates to around 6c per litre!

Whilst a Sodatap installation is relatively simple, we always recommend professional installation. Incorrect installation can void your warranty. It is also important to check your local laws regarding DIY installation. Detailed installation instructions arrive with your system and are also located on our Installation Page

We recommend you replace the filters every 6-12 months, dependent on usage or when flow reduces. 

A Sodatap system comprises of 3 main components :

  1. A dispenser tap, available as a 3 in 1 (works alongside your existing tap), or our 5 in 1 (replaces your existing tap). These taps are available in different finishes and shapes to compliment any home style.
  2.  STM1 Under-bench refrigeration/carbonation & filtration module. This is the heart of the system whilst remaining compact and aesthetically pleasing.
  3. Co2 bottle for carbonation.

  When a beverage selection is made via an electronic touch pad (3 in 1) or electronic rotator dial (5 in 1) the tap sends a message to the STM1  module telling it what beverage to send through the drinking water tube. 

Our 5 in 1 tap is considered “high flow” at 9.2L per minute when the valve is opened fully. This makes rinsing and filling up the sink easy and fast. Please view our Youtube video Unfiltered Flow 

If you select the 5 in 1, (replaces existing tap, so doesn’t require any additional bench holes) you may be able to refit the existing tap when you vacate and leave no trace of a Sodatap having been there, so you can take it with you. Please check that the under bench STM1 unit will fit without cutting shelving first though.

 The STM1 chilling, carbonation & filtration module is 39cm H x 24cm W x 37cm D 

A ventilation gap of at least 150mm should also be added to the rear as that is where the cooling fan is located.

We also offer different size Co2 bottles 

0.9kg = 330mmH x 100mm diameter

2.6kg = 470mmH x 140mm diameter

If you have selected Professional installation with your order, the installer will cut any shelving as required for the installation and this is included in the standard pricing

Yes, the carbonation level is easily adjustable via the included regulator.

Through testing and research, we found that the hot water function is the root cause of most of the reliability issues our competitors face, (think of the scale that builds up in your kettle). We also felt that despite safety measures, boiling water units still have the capacity to cause serious burns. In order to make the most robust, reliable, user friendly, safe and best value system we could, our 5-in-1 and 3-in-1 systems do not utilise a boiling water function.

Absolutely! It’s one of the things that puts us ahead of our competition. For around $35 you can get your 2.6kg bottle refilled at any home brew supply store. There are usually multiple stores in all cities. That beats paying $149 for a 1kg bottle that has to go in the bin when it’s empty!

Yes, you can use a Sodatap with a rainwater tank provided the pressure is 150Kpa or above and the water is suitably pre filtered for sediment.

Sodatap systems are certified to be installed in commercial premises and can help increase profit margins and customer satisfaction ratings for cafe’s & restaurants. There  can also be multiple benefits for workplaces, such as increased focus and productivity, as well as employee happines. Please read more on our For work page.

Yes, as long as it is protected from weather. Sodataps can also be installed where there is no sink underneath and instead, our drip tray can be used.

No, our 3 in 1 system can be installed over our drip tray instead. This means you can position the tap anywhere in your kitchen or Alfresco without being restricted to only positioning on a sink. 

Yes, and all our pricing is GST inclusive. We can provide a Tax Invoice for your purchase if required.