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Old 08-17-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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Bypass Water Softener for External Faucet


Can't say I've really ever done any plumbing work but this looks simple enough so figured I'd tackle it myself.

When my softener was installed, they didn't bypass it for the exterior faucet. I'd like to do that so I don't have to keep manually bypassing the softener when watering the lawn.

In the picture on the right you can see the pex line coming into and out of the softener. In the upper left, you see the pex line with the red valve on it. That is the external faucet line.

So I just have to tap into the pre softener pex line and connect it to the external faucet line. I just don't really know the procedure. Or how to cap/block the copper block once I remove the line.

Any input would be much appreciated.
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The concept seems fairly straightforward but I have not worked in pex so you should wait for others to drop by. I know it requires a special crimping tool. You need to add a 'T' to the pre-softener (input) line for the outside faucet. I would think there is some type of cap available for the copper manifold. Otherwise, you could simply leave the red shut-off in place ready for a future use.
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The concept seems fairly straightforward but I have not worked in pex so you should wait for others to drop by. I know it requires a special crimping tool. You need to add a 'T' to the pre-softener (input) line for the outside faucet. I would think there is some type of cap available for the copper manifold. Otherwise, you could simply leave the red shut-off in place ready for a future use.
This is correct. Except you could bypass the tool and ring purchase and use "Sharkbite" fittings- tees and caps are available in their product line. Leave the pipe after the valve a little long for the cap
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