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Old 09-06-2011, 12:44 AM   #1
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I'd like to bypass and turn off a water softener for an extended period of time. Got some folks moving into a house that don't like soft water.

Easy to engage the bypass valve and unplug the unit. Is there anything else I should to to prep it for non use?

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Old 09-06-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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Might have it do a regen or clean before you put the unit into non use.

Other wise that is about it.

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Do I need to do anything with the brine tank? Draining it would be a big pain in the rump given the location.

In a year or two when I turn it back on does it need to be sanitized with bleach or something?
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A year or two? If you are renting out the house, I my self would tell them to deal with the softener for the fixtures in YOUR house.
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The fixtures were fine for the 40+ years before we put in the softener so a couple more years shouldn't make a difference.

I just want to be sure that I take the unit out of service properly and then start it back up properly. I'm thinking some type of chemical will be needed to sanitize the unit after sitting for a long period.
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