Once the water leaves the softener, it should branch into two lines: a cold line that runs to interior fixtures and faucets, and a line that feeds the water heater. The outgoing line from the water heater then runs to interior fixtures and faucets that dispense hot water.
Where does a water softener get installed?
In most cases, water softeners are placed in a homes basement or garage, away from your living space. For homes without a basement, the next best place is near the water heater—again, not exactly a main focus of the home.
How do you plumb a water softener?
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