Ionics IQ series water softener

Old 09-08-09, 12:31 PM
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Ionics IQ series water softener

I am in need for a bypass valve, Ionics charges $187.20 for it, which I think is too steep!!! Does anybody know if I can find a non-Ionics bypass valve that fits this unit?
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By-passes are a very basic plumbing feature. Make a three-valve shut-off/by-pass. I recommend ball valves for the valve and not gate or globe valves. Is this something you can do yourself or hire a plumber?

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Old 09-08-09, 07:08 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, the bypass from a Fleck 5600 will fit. If you can provide a picture of the back and front of the valve, I can tell for sure.

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