Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Water Softener part 1

Coming from the soft water area of North West England we have certainly noticed the hard water available to us here in Braye. After months of discussion and a little research we decided to go for a water softener that will cover the whole house, with the exception of one tap for drinking water should we require to use it.

The model shown will more than cover our requirements and is digital meter controlled. This means it works by measuring the amount of water used and then regenerating accordingly. It is being sited at the point of water entry in the garage next to our hot water tank.

We will be utilising  the existing filter and pressure reducing valve to save on cost.  After a visit to Brico Depot for the remaining plumbing supplies (they are considerably cheaper there) we made a start on the preparatory work necessary for the installation.
Some of the new pipework.
The connection to the drain for the regeneration water.
Tomorrow is to be the full installation. The tools are ready...


I am not sure about me, but if there is no blog tomorrow I will have drowned in a torrent of water.. Softened or Hard who knows....

6 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We are the other way round. Our water in the UK is soooooo hard, and here in the Charente it is so much softer. Diane

Craig said...

We had a softener in France and it worked brilliantly. I think you'll like it. Here in Scotland the water is very soft.

Ivica Soce said...

I have the same water softener like you were in Figure 1, can you explain to me, in a bowl with salt after regeneration is full of water ... Can you explain to me what is wrong,best regards

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Nothing is wrong. The softener uses the salt water to regenerate. Just keep it topped up with salt. It will always have a salt solution in there. Hope this helps.

Ivica Soce said...

AquaSoft model 267, I know that should have water in a bowl with salt, but in this case the water comes to the top.
I think it should be a few inches of water in a pot?

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