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does it take to fit a water softener
The modern water softener is designed to fit into an under counter
cupboard. Typically sited in the kitchen, utility room, garage, outside and a
few other places downstairs.
The usual installation involves softening all the water in the house from
the rising main stopcock with the exception of a new hard water mini tap at the
sink and sometimes the garden tap.
In general terms, put the machine
where it is easy to get to for filling with salt and run all the pipes back to
the rising main stopcock. A slightly harder installation is better than a hard
to access water softener. Locations need to satisfy the following:-
- A loop back to the rising main stopcock so that all the water is softened without
accidentally missing out parts of the property.
- A line from before the softener loop to hard water tap(s).
- A waste water connection. Not as big a dishwasher or washing machine, but
still a route to regular domestic waste pipe.
- Access to power for 12v transformer. Water softening the water is
non-electric, but accurately counting the litres of water used requires
- Accessibility. About once a month, the water softener will need to be
refilled with 10Kg salt when the Salt Monitor is telling you the salt is running low.
Supplimentary water softener dimensions:
If all that sounds scary and too involved, rest assured although it is true that
there is a lot more involved in a water softener installation than most people
realize, the Marlborough factory has accumulated an unparalleled depth of
installation knowledge since 1982. We have often shown prospective customers how
it can be done when others have said it can't be done.
Our installations are quick, neat and completed in one day by Ensign staff. There are no sub
contractors or external plumbers with Ensign.
We would be pleased to advise on suitable softener sites in your home as part of
home site survey service,
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