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Old 04-22-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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PEX Pipe Water Softener Install


I am getting ready to install a Fleck 5600 series water softener. My main water line comes into the garage has a shut off valve and then goes straight up into the attic through 1" or 1 1/4" PEX pipe. My sprinkler and outside faucets are on their own line.

Question #1: Should I get a 3/4" or 1" bypass valve with the softener?

Question #2: Should I put a sediment filter in before going into the softener?

Question #3: What type of PEX fittings should I use? I like the Shark Bite are they reliable?

Question #4: I have a drain right outside the garage wall in the sidewalk of my backyard, can I use this for the softener drain?

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I am getting ready to install a Fleck 5600 series water softener. My main water line comes into the garage has a shut off valve and then goes straight up into the attic through 1" or 1 1/4" PEX pipe. My sprinkler and outside faucets are on their own line.

Question #1: Should I get a 3/4" or 1" bypass valve with the softener?
The by pass should be built into the softner.[/COLOR][/COLOR]

Question #2: Should I put a sediment filter in before going into the softener?
I would.
Question #3: What type of PEX fittings should I use? I like the Shark Bite are they reliable?
There fine but very expencive compaired to the crimp on.
Question #4: I have a drain right outside the garage wall in the sidewalk of my backyard, can I use this for the softener drain?
Sure

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Thanks for the answers.

I have verified my incoming main line is 1 1/4" PEX and the softener I'm buying offers a 3/4" or 1" bypass valve. So I'm guessing the least amount of reduction in pipe size the better correct?
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