Water Softener Regulations in Las Vegas

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  1. rkkerezsi

    rkkerezsi New Member

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    We recently purchased a water softener that goes in the closet outside of our Las Vegas condo. The installation contractor said that there is no drain, nor electrical outlet to accompany the existing loop. Is there a builders code that requires these items along with the loop? If so, where is this documented? The builder is giving me push back during 30-day walk through.
    Rod
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Regulations.... I don't think there are any 'loop' regs.

    Usually the contractor tells the plumber and electrician what to do where, so obviously he told them no drain or electric but bring the water line out and back into the wall. Or he or the trades forgot to do it, and you're stuck fighting for it but.. if you bought with the stipulation of a softener loop being included, you are owed the drain line and electrical receptacle because 99.9% of all softeners require electric and 100% require a drain unless you rent a monthly exchange type softener.

    If he tells you that you can use a "salt free softener", you tell him the ydo not remove hardness, therefore they are not a softener and you want a complete "water softener loop".

    On a side note, I was notified this morning that in AZ a residential developer is banning softeners from the three new developments he is building with a total of 6000 houses. The area in AZ has 20+ gpg hardness and I pity the poor souls that buy a house and then find out they can't have a softener. There may be riots when people find out.
  3. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    I know of no requirement to even put in the loop. It is something the builders do so they can point and say "see...ready for softener." The loophole as you found out is the drain and power.
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