Digital water softener manual regeneration mode?

Discussion in 'Water Softener Forum, Questions and Answers' started by myaroch, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. myaroch

    myaroch New Member

    Nov 9, 2010
    I'm interested in a water softener but for the first couple of months when I install, I will need to hook a garden hose up and run a manual regeneration when needed. In the spring I will be able to hook up a drain and run on automatic. Do any of the digital control softeners offer a manual regeneration only mode that will not use their auto feature if set this way?

  2. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

    Jul 30, 2008
    Tech. Instructor
    S. Maine
    I assume the hose is on the drain line? and for some reason you can not run a proper drain at this time?
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  4. Akpsdvan

    Akpsdvan In the Trades

    Dec 29, 2009
    Business owner/service and sales
    You could always leave it unplugged between regen cycles.. plug it in, start the cycle with the drain going to where you wish and then unplug it when it is done..
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Setting the water hardness to the lowest number, even zero if possible, would delay the automatic regeneration. So if you knew when it would happen, assuming yours tells you how many gallons of water were used, then you could do the manual one ahead of time.
  6. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    Aug 31, 2004
    Wherever I park the motorhome.
    The best is to put the discharge into the septic or sewer system.
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