Questions tagged [water-softener]

For questions regarding the installation and maintenance of devices that remove "hardness" from mains water and thus prevent the formation of limescale.

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Can I feed water coming from a water softener into a water heater?

I'm trying to decide where to place my water softener. I originally planned to put it in the utility closet where city water comes in, but this plan had a variety of issues. My current plan is to re-...
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Why does my water smell bad after the water softener?

Just bought a house, and I don't really understand how the water softening system is set up. Here's my best guess: Water from the well is pretty hard, and very iron filled. It smells enough to smell ...
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Why does my water softener cause low water pressure?

I have a Kenmore 625.383560 water softener (WS). It looks to be the most generic WS on the planet that every house has. I have set my pressure at 70 psi using the regulator on the house supply line. ...
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How much water do water softeners waste?

I'm considering buying a water softener, but I heard that they waste a lot of water, and I don't really want my water bill to skyrocket. I haven't been able to find any clear indication of how much ...
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What sort of things should one look for in a water-softener?

Hard water (from a well) at the house, and I was wondering what to look for in terms of getting a water-softener, or things to avoid.
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How do I measure how hard my water is?

Following on from How can I remove calcium deposits from a drain it looks like my water softener may not be working. How do I measure how hard my water is?
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What is the white crystals in my water softener? and how to clean properly

I bought a Hague WaterMax 63BAQ used water softener about two years ago. It didn't work until a few days ago when I had a specialist come fix it. (see this post Any idea what parts were replaced on my ...
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Is this a workable water softener plan?

I'd like to install a water softener in my house. I have a good idea of what's required, but I'd like to know if I'm overlooking anything. I have city water coming into my basement through the floor ...
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Any idea what parts were replaced on my water softener?

I bought a Hague WaterMax 63BAQ used water softener about two years ago. I had a local plumber offer to install it in exchange for some computer work. Once it was installed for a day, it started ...
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