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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Running Water through Air Injection Softener with no power

Im in no way a plumber so forgive me if this is a silly question. I am on a well water system with an air injection softener. Last night, the circuit breaker its on shorted out. Im really at a loss ...
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Will shutting off water to house hurt a water softener?

Will shutting off the water supply to the house hurt a water softner?
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Drain line for water softener into cleanout

House is in southern California and was built in the 1950s with cast iron drain pipes. I'll be installing a water softener and backflushing carbon filter on the patio in the near future. I am trying ...
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Trying to Consolidate Two Water Lines + Tie In a Softener

I'm trying to determine the best way to simplify a mess I've inherited. I've included an extremely rudimentary (and not to scale) sketch for reference. If you're wondering how it arrived at this ...
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Salt ring around water heater

I turned off my water heater while on vacation. I did not turn off my water softener. I returned home to find a salt ring outside the water softener overflow pan and what appears to be dried up water ...
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Installing a water softener - Brine tank overflow w/o drain nearby

My old water softener isn't working anymore and so I wanted to replace it myself. The kind I have currently is one where the salt tank and the other tank are separate and the kind I am looking to get ...
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Gas Furnace and Water Softener Drain Lines Configuration

Just wondering if anyone can explain why the drain lines out of the furnace has a loop before entering the sewer drain. As well as the drain line for the water softener being elevated above the ...
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Is there iron in my hot water heater, and will running a softener clear it?

I'm on well water and there is a lot of iron in it, so I put in Culligan water softener outfit. Before I always got a lot of orange-red color water came out after regeneration; with this new softener ...
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Softened water has a fishy smell

Background: inherited water softener system from family member (who elected to change to full house reverse osmosis), typical setup with resin tank and brine tank. Softener system sat for over a year, ...
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Leaking hose on new water softener. Using old hoses

So we had to replace our water softener. After the installation we are getting some small leaking from the old hose. At first we thought it wasn't tightened all the way so we took them off and ...
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Water Softener & Filter Water & Drain Advice

Looking at adding a water softener and water filter to my house. I've drawn up what I'm thinking in but looking for advice on some of what I show if there is a better/different way I should be doing ...
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Standing water in water softener, do I need to replace my newly installed water softener?

I purchased the Rheem Preferred 32,000 Grain Water Softener from Home Depot (with an extended warranty) about a month ago and had it professionally installed by my plumber. However, I noticed recently ...
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Anticipated water pressure drop in the water softener circuit, please advise

My existing water softener system consists of the following: Pressure tank -> Culligan Whole house filter (R50) -> Iron Filter -> Softener -> main line to the house There is an RO after ...
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Why does my water have a weird smell and taste after installing a new water softener?

Softener was installed per the installation manual. Bleach was used to sanitize the unit, per the manual. Added salt to the unit and ran a regeneration and everything seemed to work as it should. ...
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Installed a water softener, but only getting soft water on the first floor

I live in a three-story townhome. I installed a salt-based water softener, but I only get super-cloudy and slippery water (with hardness reading zero) on the first floor. The first floor is pretty ...
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How can I install a water softener in my basement with no floor drain?

Drain lines for house are in the joists in the ceiling in basement. I could route the softener drain into the sump pump temporarily, but thats not really optimal. I understand the need an air gap for ...
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blue green water after softener installation

I recently installed a water softener. We have SUPER hard water and it's now within a normal range. When the softener recharges the water is super fizzy and has a light blue/green tint. After a few ...
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Long term storage of water softener

A water softener has been disconnected and stored indoors for a year. Unit was drained. About an inch of salt was left to dry in the holding container. Unit was not disassembled. Can it be re-...
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Is it practical to dismantle water softener control head?

I have a Culligan water softener in my water treatment shed. It's been determined that our water is not being softened. My research of this problem suggests various steps for resolution, which I've ...
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Connecting water system drain line to sewer

I’m replacing my water filtering and softener system. The only drain we have in the basement is connected to the sewer pipe. The drain line for the old system are T’ed together and connected to the ...
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Well - Water - Plumbing, Setup advice

We have a well system in our home, which is multi-story (basement and 2 floors), and I am looking to optimize the setup of the system to make it more efficient. As you can tell from the photo whoever ...
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Replacing carbon block filters in deionization (Ion Exchange) system annual maintenance

Below is the image of my setup. I replaced all maintenance items at the same time, carbons blocks and resin, however noticed the ppm was around 5x times (100ppm) after replacement, and only after ...
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