Advise needed for installing water softener or water filter

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Old 10-14-14, 08:11 PM
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Question Advise needed for installing water softener or water filter

Hi,

We just moved in to a new house in zip code area 77433 (MUD #165). We are considering to install either a water softener or water filter or both.

Water softener option we're thinking:
  1. water softener from Home Depot or Lowe's
  2. Fleck water softener from online vendors.

Here are some picture of the plumbing in my house.

I am aware that the water softener/filter has to be before the water heater. This means the water softener/water filter will have to be either in the garage or the laundry room. However, if you look at the PEX manabloc configuration, it includes connection to the outside faucet ("House BIBB Front/Rear/Side").

Hence, my question is:
  1. Is there an easy way to install the water softener/water filter and be able to bypass the outdoor faucet (so that outdor faucet water is not soft/filtered)?
  2. The water softener is best to be installed in laundry room or the garage?
  3. Is there any estimate of how much installation will cost for this project?

Appreciate your advise on these questions. Thanks.
 
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Old 10-18-14, 08:04 PM
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Appreciate if someone could offer some advise to the questions. Thanks!
 
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Old 10-20-14, 04:48 PM
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The only way may be to disconnect the outside bibb tubes, cap manifold side (or simply turn off) and connect tube to manifold from the hard side. Don't know if you will find adaptors to make connection to tubes nut without cutting tube. It doesn't matter where the softener is located as long as it is indoors. This will protect it from the elements. Simple cut into the main line may cost $200.-$250. on the high side.
 
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Old 10-21-14, 09:05 PM
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Thanks biermech for your advise. I'll check it out with the plumbing company.
 
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