- turn off the water to your home at the main shutoff valve
- drained the water from your home’s pipes by opening all faucets and flushing all toilets
- determined the best location for your water softener unit. Typically, this will be in a utility room, basement, or garage, near an exterior wall and close to a drainage outlet
- cut two pieces of PVC pipe, each about 2 feet long.
- Attach one piece of PVC pipe to the “brine tank outlet” connection on the back of the water softener unit, using PVC cement.
- attach the other piece of PVC pipe to the “drain” connection on the back of the unit
- run a length of PVC pipe from the “drain” connection on the back of the unit to a floor drain or, if you don’t have a floor drain, to a sump pump
- fill the brine tank with water softener salt according to the manufacturer’s instructions
- plug in the power cord to an outlet. The water softener unit will begin to recharge, which could take up to 24 hours
- once the unit is finished recharging, turn the water back on to your home at the main shutoff valve
- 1 Water Softner Installation | Culligan Water Medallist Plus Series
- 2 Whole House Water Filter & Softener Installation: Time Lapse
- 3 Can water softener be put outside?
- 4 Can a water softener be installed anywhere?
- 5 How do I protect my outside water softener?
- 6 Can I install a water softener myself?
- 7 FAQ
Water Softner Installation | Culligan Water Medallist Plus Series
Whole House Water Filter & Softener Installation: Time Lapse
Can water softener be put outside?
Yes, water softener can be put outside. There are a few things to keep in mind when deciding to put a water softener outside. First, the water softener must be able to withstand weather conditions such as rain, snow, and extreme temperatures. Second, the water softener must be properly ventilated to prevent moisture build-up. Third, the water softener must be protected from animals and pests.
Can a water softener be installed anywhere?
Yes, a water softener can be installed anywhere. There are a few things to consider when deciding where to install your water softener, such as:
-Will the water softener be close to a drain? This is important because the water softener will need to be drained periodically.
-Is there a power source nearby? The water softener will need to be plugged in to an outlet.
-Is there enough space to accommodate the water softener? Water softeners vary in size, so make sure you have enough space for the model you choose.
How do I protect my outside water softener?
You can protect your outside water softener by doing the following:
-Make sure it is covered or stored indoors during cold weather. This will help prevent the unit from freezing and cracking.
-Drain the unit and remove the salt when you know you won’t be using it for an extended period of time (i.e. vacation). Draining the unit will also help prevent it from freezing and cracking.
-Keep the area around the unit clean and free of debris.
Can I install a water softener myself?
Yes, you can install a water softener yourself. However, it is important to follow the instructions carefully and make sure that you understand the process before beginning. Additionally, it is always best to consult a professional if you have any questions or concerns.