Connecting a 1-1/4" fleck 7000 bypass valve to water supply

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  1. geod

    geod New Member

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    Connecting a 1-1/4" fleck 7000 bypass valve to 3/4" water supply

    Hi,

    I just got a new water softener in to replace our old sears kenmore water softener. It's has a Fleck 7000 control valve with a 1-1/4" plastic bypass valve. The new water softener bypass valve came with two plastic 1-1/4" male threaded plastic fittings to connect to the water supply.

    My problem is that currently the kenmore is connected with two corrugated copper hoses that are 3/4" on the water supply side and 1" on the water softener side. I've looked in home depot, but couldn't find anything to connect my 3/4" water supply to the new water softener's 1-1/4" threaded connections.

    Any suggestions on where I can find a connector.

    Thanks,

    geod
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  2. mialynette2003

    mialynette2003 Member

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    Are the copper hoses threaded on both ends? If so, you can convert to pvc simply by attaching a pvc female adaptor on the incoming line then bushing up to 1 1/4" and attach a female adaptor to the bypass valve. Do the same on the soft water side.
  3. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

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    Look for a plumbing supply house for the part that you are looking for.
    You might find the 1 1/4 to 3/4 in one part or you might have to step it down in 2 or 3 parts per side..
  4. geod

    geod New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I visited the local plumbing supply house and got a 1 1/4 to 1" corrugated stainless steel hose along with a 1" to 3/4" bushing. I've got the softener hooked up and its working great.
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