How to empty water softener? (Kenmore deluxe demand water softener 625)

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, problems, installation and r' started by birkoff, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. birkoff

    birkoff New Member

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    Hello,

    The water softener in my house was not used in 3 years; it was set on bypass. Not sure if the previous owner used it. I'd like to empty it out and disinfect it before I use it. The problem is that I can't get all the salt from the bottom, because the tank is too tall.
    Any idea how to get all the salt out of it?

    The tank looks like this: http://www.purplewaveauction.net/cgi-bin/mnlist.cgi?080130/4167 (Kenmore deluxe demand water softener 625)

    Thanks,

    Birkoff
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    A wet/dry shop vac comes to mind.
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