water softener


Old 08-26-02, 01:03 PM
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water softener

I got ready to install my water softener only to find out that the new one has the inlet and outlet reversed form the one presently in place. I will need to do considerably more plumbing due to the bypass requirements and pipe locations. My question is this. Do you have an opinion on the copper tubing adhesive as an option to solder and torch?

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Old 08-26-02, 01:21 PM
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I would only use brass compression fittings in lieu of solder, and only since the water softener pipes are exposed. You might see if 3/4" copper flex lines for water heaters might work for you.
Good luck!
Old 08-26-02, 01:44 PM
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I would recommend only threaded or soldered connections at the softener - the control valves usually are fast acting and you can get a bit of water hammer.

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