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  1. Plumbing
    I am preparing to install a water softener in a recently built home and trying to figure out the best option for discharging the water softener. Long term I would like to run a separate drain line through the basement wall to discharge below the house. For now I am thinking of discharging it...
  2. Plumbing
    I just installed my water softener and now the water has a musty smell like an old towel. Here's the story. We moved to a new house in 2016 and the water softener is actually from my old house that we took apart and moved with us. We finally got around to installing it and filled it up with salt...
  3. Plumbing
    Hello all - I'm replacing a 19 year old Ecowater water softener. The softener is in my basement and drains using 1/2" ID PVC that runs overhead about 45 feet before tapping into the main drain line at the point it exists the house to the septic system. Most every replacement water softener...
  4. Plumbing
    Dears, Please see attached photos. I broke the plastic screw that I need. It was not suck the salt to work. I was not use it more than 10 years. I started to use it, it was worked but there were no soft water. I check the filter and salt water pipe, there is no problem on it. I remove all...
  5. Appliances
    Hey everyone. So I got this water softener in my apartment and it was working fine for over a year. A couple weeks ago, I noticed it started leaking from the top. I've talked to a couple of friends and was advised to check the rotor valve, which I did - it seems fine. I am puzzled now - what...
  6. Electrical
    HI. I've got a new water softener that I have yet to install. It's going in the garage on a wall that backs up to kitchen. There is no outlet yet, just a light switch. In the garage also is a upright freezer and occasionally a air compressor. The compressor only gets plugged in to air tires and...
  7. Plumbing
    Hi all, I have a whirlpool water softener in which the brine tank and resin tank are together. I just recently replaced all the old salt as it was one solid block and put in 3 bags of new solar salt. The salt level is now sitting at the just below the number 5. I followed the manual verbatim...
  8. Plumbing
    Guys, I'm planning on installing a whole house water softener. I have a spot in my garage with good access to the incoming water pipe which makes for a good install location, but there's no drain there. The otherside of the wall immediately next to the install location has a drain (a bathroom...
  9. Plumbing
    I have not had my water professionally tested, but I have a major iron bacteria problem. I need a recommendation for a water softener , the most reasonably priced. I live in an old house, just me. Very little water is used every day, like one 10 minute shower a day, the toilet a few times...
  10. Electrical
    I currently have a Hague water softener installed below my electrical panel. The unit was sandwiched between a large well pressure tank and the electrical panel, but only sat about 3' high. I'm replacing it with a 10x54" Clack controlled system. To simplify the plumbing I'd like to install...
  11. Plumbing
    Hi Folks, I am attempting to install a water softener. The previous owner cut the copper water supply likes that come from the ball valves flush with valves when he took the water softener (please see attached photos). What are chances of getting the piece of pipe out of the valves without...
  12. Plumbing
    I received a watersoftener from a cowork who was selling his house. When he moved into his house it was hook up, but he had in unhooked shortly after moving in. I am trying to figure out what the model is so I can figure out how to hook it up and how to run it! I know it is a rainsoft. I...
  13. Plumbing
    The home I purchased came with a whole house filter/softener system. Problem is there are no manuals and I have not been able to find any helpful information. I have basically been winging it. The system consists of 2 canisters that are silver in color and a container that looks like a slim...
  14. Plumbing
    I have an Kenmore water softener that's at least 8 years old. It's been working fine until a couple of weeks ago. Water was hard and I noticed that the brine tank was half full of water. I found some instructions and videos on cleaning the softener, specifically the venturi as well as other...
  15. Plumbing
    I don't have a lot of experience with home repairs or plumbing, but I recently bought a GE 30,000 grain water softener, and after reading the manual thoroughly and talking to the associate at the hardware store, decided to install it myself. Overall, the project was pretty successful, with one...
  16. Plumbing
    I just moved into my first home and I am not too familiar with using water softeners so as I was pouring the salt into the brine tank I had spilled a lot of it into this small tube looking thing (is it called a brine well?) that has this float device in it. Anyways I don’t think there is...
  17. Appliances
    I have recently spent quite a lot of time researching and buying various equipment (filtration, water softener, chemical injection, reverse osmosis, etc.) from different on-line stores and wanted to share the experience with these vendors, hopefully, saving money and frustration for others, who...
  18. Plumbing
    I was cleaning the garage abut two weeks ago and noticed a slow drip on my Whirlpool WHES30 water softener's digital display. I replaced the washers in the shut-off valve under the kitchen sink, as they felt damp, and it went away. A couple days later, it started again, so I checked the guest...
  19. Plumbing
    I bought a house at the end of July. House was built in 1970. Previous owner made lots of upgrades, including the addition of a Kinetico Water Softener. I remember my home inspector saying that the guy just threw thousands of dollars away on it because they don't really do much, but that I...
  20. Plumbing
    My water softener manual states that its rated capacity is: 8,000 grains with 1.8 lbs. of salt 13,300 grains with 3.8 lbs. of salt 18,800 grains with 10.2 lbs. of salt What does this mean? Is there a setting somewhere where I need to tell it how much salt to use on regeneration? Thanks!
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