Right now I'm looking for a good softener and maybe a whole house water filter ahead of it. Depending on the style of your house and where you live, finding the perfect place for your water softener may be a breeze or it may require a little extra investigation. I currently have a Rhinnai tankless water heater located in the crawl space. Water damage can be costly and dangerous to your health. It sounds like my best bet would be to just install a new standpipe dedicated for the softener. These are the heads that do all the work and are good quality. Even take it home with you and install it yourself.
Right now I'm looking for a good softener and maybe a whole house water filter ahead of it. Please follow external links with caution. How do you plan to keep putting salt in it? Putting the system under too much stress will cost you more, and potentially damage the machine. I am installing the softener in my crawl space. I don't want to have to tear up any dry wall.
Not sure why it is turned. Always been annoyed by that! Even such a tall crawl space is very difficult to move around in. Any recommendations will be appreciated. I decided purchase a Y pipe and install in crawlspace pluming put a p-trap on the Y-pipe where it connect to existing house plumbing. These systems are designed to move the rain away from your home. Standing water or even just ever-present moisture in the air can create that lead to chronic health issues for your family.
The resin bed will last longer with less to no chlorine running thru it during ion exchange. The install was simple enough. As for the sump pit, here is the situation with that. Since it does get cold at times around here he said they would probably put it in the garage where the cold line usually comes in. Just operates the valves and schedules the recharges. Would hate to find a flooded crawl next time I needed to pour salt in my tank. Seems silly to have to route the discharge line out of the crawl space just to have it drain back in there to the rest of the drain lines but I'm not sure if drains are allowed or safe to be in the crawl space.
So since i'm looking for a softener now, is there a brand or model I should be looking at. Re-generation is based on gallons throughput but can also be set to regenerate based on time if the softener water use is low. Though this focuses on a Fleck 2510 model, the techniques are reasonably generic—you can adapt them for most similar types of softeners. If system is in active regenerating mode and 2 inch y-pipe is filled with water and starts a suction in the drain. The sole purpose is to heat your water. So to answer your question, all water softeners must have a drain that backwashes the softener bed periodically.
I have one from Lowes Whirlpool that I installed in 1995 and have never had a problem with it. The end of the hose must be at least 2 inches above a drain hole to prevent back siphoning of waste water, and it should be securely clamped. That's a little more than 5 years. And what are those alternatives? It must already be in place or you must contract out an electrician to install it. It might not be as high as you think.
Even if you don't mind standing water in your crawl space, you will be required to fix the problem when it comes time to sell the house. So there should be no suction possible. The same is true of your skin. Anybody know anything about that? The general process by which a remediation company controls water in a crawl space involves setting up a perimeter within the crawl space and capturing any water that tries to infiltrate that perimeter. This distance will prevent the possibility of hot water migrating backward into the softener during its regeneration cycle. I have no rust stains since I moved in in 1989. How many people are using water? This will ensure all water for daily household use gets directed to the softener for treatment before it flows through your taps, showerheads and pipes.
If temperatures are expected to drop below 40 degrees F 4 degrees C , protect the equipment by relieving the pressure and draining the system. Akpsdvan, your point about a drain in the crawl space being the lowest point is well taken. No need for a second resin tank. A water softener will need a drain such as a floor drain or utility sink. The unit comes with a 10 foot power cord. Power Fan Install a power fan if you can keep the air moving in the atmosphere than you can keep water from forming on the pipes and ductwork. It is my understanding to be code compliant I cannot have a standpipe drain in the crawl space.