Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-17-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

Water Softener Removel


Hey,
First time poster. Some great info on here.
I want to remove an old water softener as it has a slow leak and our water is now treated so no longer needed.
By looking at it, I see it as simple as eliminating the softener plumbing and then just running a straight piece of copper in its place to fill the void. But I know nothing is that simple....maybe.
There are bypass valves on top of the softener and also on the piping but when I turn them "OFF" water comes out of the pressure valve that can be seen in 'pics 3 and 4' (mason jar hanging from it)
There is a piping that runs from the softener along the floor and into our floor drain?? What is this for? Can it be eliminated as well or will i have to tie it into something else if it serves and actual purpose.
I have attached pictures.
Any help is appreciated.
Cheers
Attached Thumbnails
Water Softener Removel-softener1.jpg   Water Softener Removel-softener2.jpg   Water Softener Removel-softener3.jpg   Water Softener Removel-softener4.jpg  

joeymarks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 11:44 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto ON
Posts: 599
Default

Water Softener Removel


Remove softener piping as you stated but, leave one valve in as a shut off which you could use in future. Not sure why relief valve is where it is or why it's there at all. Should be one on hot water tank and there may be one one cold line/main water supply to meet local codes. It is likely leaking only because the main supply pressure exceeds the design pressure of the relief valve OR the relief valve has been popped several time before allowing dirt/corrosion to build up in seat so, therefore it doesn't close properly. If required by code then replace it. Not worth trying to fix. Check tag tlo see set pressure and see if compatible with supply water temp. Your supply pressure may have been increased.

The line going to drain appears to be bacxk flush discharge from softener so, no longer required.

techpappy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to techpappy For This Useful Post:
joeymarks (10-17-2012)
Old 10-17-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2
Default

Water Softener Removel


Quote:
Originally Posted by techpappy View Post
Remove softener piping as you stated but, leave one valve in as a shut off which you could use in future. Not sure why relief valve is where it is or why it's there at all. Should be one on hot water tank and there may be one one cold line/main water supply to meet local codes. It is likely leaking only because the main supply pressure exceeds the design pressure of the relief valve OR the relief valve has been popped several time before allowing dirt/corrosion to build up in seat so, therefore it doesn't close properly. If required by code then replace it. Not worth trying to fix. Check tag tlo see set pressure and see if compatible with supply water temp. Your supply pressure may have been increased.

The line going to drain appears to be bacxk flush discharge from softener so, no longer required.
Thanks for the help!
What about the line running into the floor drain?
Can I eliminate it as well?
joeymarks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 12:10 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto ON
Posts: 599
Default

Water Softener Removel


As I said ..it appears the line going into the floor is from the softener (couldn't tell completely from pics) which you are removing therefore you can also remove the line to the drain.
techpappy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to techpappy For This Useful Post:
joeymarks (10-17-2012)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water Softeners rickglarson Plumbing 1 01-09-2012 04:10 PM
Water softener or water filter Ext290 Plumbing 7 12-26-2011 10:48 AM
Solar hot water indatom123 Green Home Improvement 0 12-19-2010 12:01 AM
A blocked water line causing water to loose heat? Snav Plumbing 6 05-07-2010 02:18 PM
water heater drip kdange1 Plumbing 5 05-04-2010 03:24 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.