plumbing in a water softener


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Old 02-05-20, 03:54 PM
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plumbing in a water softener

Hello, I purchased a water softener cheap and looking to install it. I have a question about plumbing it in, which line should I tap in to? Thanks
 
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Old 02-05-20, 04:56 PM
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After the main and before the hot water heater!

Sorry, that plumbing looks to be a mess, I hope you complained!
 
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Old 02-05-20, 05:32 PM
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There are two colds coming out the wall. you need to find out what one comes from the street..

Street to softner then back into other pipe and heater.
 
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Old 02-05-20, 05:46 PM
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Street to softner then back into other pipe and heater.
But, what about outside hosebibs? I have never had or needed a softener, but have always been told you didn't want to use softened water on lawns or any plants.
 
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I would assume the line in would be the one with the valve on it. Itís hard to see in the picture. I was thinking of teeing off after the valve taking it to the softener and coming back in after the 90. That other line I wasnít sure about. And if I canít get it to work, Iím only out $50 for the softener.
 
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Old 02-05-20, 10:12 PM
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I would assume the line in would be the one with the valve on it.
Or it may the line out to the hose bib, got to find out!

$50 softner, sure it works? Fair amount of work to then find out it's junk!
 
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It was new in the box. Iíll start turn in valves on and off tomorrow and see what I can figure out.
 
 

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