Doing a plumbing sounds very difficult. Whenever you have something related to plumbing, you may need to call a plumber and have him do the job for you. Installing a water softener can be one of the job you think you will need a plumber. However, you can do it yourself the installation by learning how to install a water softener. This is not a difficult task as long as you have the proper tools and exercise and of course enough patience.
Before installing a water softener, you have to do the preparation first. The first thing you have to do is read all the directions to install a water softener from the box. After that, turn off the main shutoff valve and the electricity. Check the shutoff valves by turning on the faucet. Open all the plumbing fixtures and drain the waters including those in outdoors. Place the water softener in a dry, safe and level area. If you use a two tank softener, place the larger and the resin near one another. Well, after the preparation, now you can get ready to the steps of how to install a water softener. First, attach the distributor tube into the mineral tank. Flush the top of the of the distributor tube with the tank. Rest the screen intake to the bottom’s center point. In order to prevent tiny beads entering the distributor tube, you can tape open the tubes. If there is gravel included, you can pour it through into the tank though a funnel slowly. Pouring gravel will cover the screen intake. Fill the tank with softener resin between one-half and three quarters full and tape the distributor tube off. Attach the top basket to the underside of control valve and to the mineral tank. Attach the head of the tank by lubricating the inner o-ring prior. There is a hole in the middle of the valve and it should fit with the distributer tube. Use your hand to tighten the valve in a clockwise motion.
You now know how to install a water softener, so just save your money and do it yourself the installation since you have the starting point.
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