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Softener hookup - 1' bypass, 3/4' Main

Posted by adawg (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 22, 10 at 22:50

Hi, I am planning to replace my existing softener tomorrow. I ordered the replacement online and talked with the sales rep. I told him what I have, and he sold me a nice system.

Here is the issue - I have 3/4" plumbing throughout the house, but he sent me a 1" bypass for the softener. Is that a problem? Is there a safe, effective way to upsize to 1" going in the softener and coming out before getting sized back to 3/4?

If the answer is send it back and start over, I will. But if I can make it work I'd sure like to.

Many thanks for any advice!


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RE: Softener hookup - 1' bypass, 3/4' Main

The beauty of buying long distance...

There are a variety of ways you can make the transition from 3/4 to 1" and back again on the other side of the bypass depending on what kind of 3/4 you have.

If you plumbing is copper and ends in 3/4 male thread then you can get a couple of these... http://www.falconstainless.com/price_list.html#Water_Softeners but you won't find them locally unless you are REALLY lucky.

The 4th one down is 3/4 female thread on one end and 1" female thread on the other and 18" long.


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RE: Softener hookup - 1' bypass, 3/4' Main

Depending on what 3/4 you have and the termination there are a variety of ways to do what you need at Home Depot or Lowes.

If you can't describe exactly what you have take a picture and bring the bypass to the store.

If you have copper or PVC then ask about Shark Bite connectors and adapters.


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