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Old 01-22-2015, 07:57 PM   #1
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Water Softener

Has anyone installed a water softener in their basement?
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:19 PM   #2
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I have a full coach reverse osmosis in mine. Can't imagine a water softener would be any more difficult.
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:26 PM   #3
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We have a softener but it not installed in the basement. I keep it outside under the overhang. Reason being is for the recharge. I think it would be difficult to recharge it if mounted.
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:36 AM   #4
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We currently have our softener set up in an insulated box, but soon will be travelling, so I thought it wold be good to mount it inside. I think I can make it work in the basement, but the plumbing will be interesting to allow regenerating and back-flushing. When I get the plumbing figured out, I'll post a drawing in case anyone else wants to do it.
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Too much crap in my basement & wouldn't want it behind the wall as so far I can't recharge it without making a mess. I mounted mine in a box along with another filter into softener & can't imagine not having the softener.
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:02 PM   #6
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Like you, I can't live with it here in the Hill Country.

My insulated box has the softener and a filter in it. My hoses have heat tape and insulation over that. I am currently keeping the box warm with an incandescent light bulb, which are getting harder to find.
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Too much crap in my basement & wouldn't want it behind the wall as so far I can't recharge it without making a mess. I mounted mine in a box along with another filter into softener & can't imagine not having the softener.
This is part of why I went the RO route. While it technically doesn't soften the water it produces a much cleaner water and requires very little maintenance once installed. I just change out the two prefilters every 6 months and the charcoal filter once a year. Can do all of this from the OEM filter hatch.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:54 PM   #8
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I let mine outside and wrap with heat tape and a small moving blanket then cover with trash bag
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I use a On The Go, double from that I purchased from the RV water filter store. We spend some time in the south west (mostly Arizona) where the water is hard. The filter is outside. I use quick disconnects.

You might check these folks out, https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/index.htm
I have found them to be very helpful.

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I use a On The Go, double from that I purchased from the RV water filter store. We spend some time in the south west (mostly Arizona) where the water is hard. The filter is outside. I use quick disconnects.

You might check these folks out, https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/index.htm
I have found them to be very helpful.

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That's where I got all the bits for my reverse osmosis system. Am definitely a fan.
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