Connect a new line to a water softener

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by marky, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. marky

    marky New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    I'have PEC lines going to my water softener like this: ( I used periodx instead of SPACES so the post would not strip them out)
    ...............out in of water softener
    ................[] []
    =========Z Z
    ============

    I want to tap into the "in" line and run a line out of the garage undergound to a greenhouse. I bought the fittings to do the job but it occurs to me if I hook things up like I planned I will never be able to unscrew the water softener unless the "?" in the diaghram below is some kind of slip union I can unscrew? Obviously I can screw and glue everything together but I need a way to take it back apart without cutting something - hence the need for the "?". Is there a better way?
    ...............out in of water softener
    ................[] []
    =========Z Z <- 1" male threads
    .....................[] <- 1" female thread-to-glue
    .....................| <- PVC pipe
    .....................[] _T_ <- shutoff valve
    .....................[=]--?--[___] ---- > 3/4 PCV thru wall to greenhouse
    .....................[] <- 1" Tee to 3/4 glue
    .....................| <- PVC pipe
    .....................[] <- 1" glue-to male thread
    ============

    Mark
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2008
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    Occupation:
    Plumber
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    piping

    I am sure the drawing makes sense to you because you made it, but to us it is completely incomprehensible. The softener should have some kind of unions, or clips, where the pipes enter it which is how you remove the softener without taking piping apart.
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
  4. marky

    marky New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    softener clips

    I was wondering if those C clips let you just pop off the connection. Thanks!
     
Similar Threads: Connect line
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice New connection to main house line Jul 30, 2016
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Connect to an existing PVC drain line Mar 16, 2016
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Help with connecting my dryer up to a water line Dec 31, 2015
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Connecting ice maker to old copper water line Dec 12, 2015
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Drain line connection Sep 7, 2015

Share This Page