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Old 12-07-2010, 03:55 AM   #1
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Water softener drain


I'm installing a softener in the garage. House is on well with septic. I'm thinking of running the drain line into the house washer drain. To do this I would have to run the drain line overhead thru the ceiling to the house. My question, does a softener "push" the water out the drain, thus allowing the hose to run overhead, or must it be run downward of the outlet?

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Old 12-07-2010, 09:44 AM   #2
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Not an expert, but mine anyway has pressure behind it when it drains. Before going too far though, I just wanted to mention that you may want to check with your local jurisdiction, as there has been a fair amount of controversy concerning the affect of water softeners on septic systems, and I believe that some municipalities have legislation regarding the right and wrong way to handle this.

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