Protecting water softener

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, Questions and Answers' started by opto_isolator, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. opto_isolator

    opto_isolator New Member

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    I just finished installing the water softener tonight, hooked up CPVC lines. Is there anything that anyone has done to prevent the resin tank from moving? I can see that if someone or something moves the tank, it may crack the lines.
     
  2. mialynette2003

    mialynette2003 Member

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    I bury the tanks into the ground about 1' if installed outisde. If the unit is sitting on concrete, it will take a very hard hit to break the pipes. You can strap the pipes to a wall if they are close enough.
     
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  4. opto_isolator

    opto_isolator New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback - it's in the garage in the corner.
     
  5. ditttohead

    ditttohead Water systems designer, R&D

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    You can secure the tank to the wall if you like. This is not usually necessary. You can secure it in a similar way that water heater tanks get secured. I use large unistrut clamps http://www.mcmaster.com/#strut-channel-clamps/=q50xmb [​IMG]They look professional and work great. they are also fairly inexpensive. I use the 304 stainless, less than $20 for the clamp, the strut varies greatly in price depending on material, size, etc. [​IMG]
     
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