Installation of softener with well

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  1. Larry_T

    Larry_T New Member

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    Hi -

    Two questions regarding installation of a softener with a private well:

    1) We have slight sediment in the water after hard rains. We were going to install a whole house filter at the same time as installing softener, but reading posts here do I understand correctly that a whole house filter is not recommended if we install a softener?

    2) The way the utility room is set up in our basement, it looks like space for a softener is _before_ the pressure tank. Is this the correct location? Somehow, it seems that the softener would be after the pressure tank.

    Thanks.

    Giles
     
  2. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    Is your well a dug well or drilled?
    How much is your idea of slight ?
     
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  4. Larry_T

    Larry_T New Member

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    We have a drilled well, about 300'.

    Sometimes, a day or two after heavy rains, we'll notice a slight discoloration of the water in the toilet bowl or bathtub. By slight, I mean you can just barely tell that the water isn't perfectly clear. It clears up within a day or two.
     
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    The softener goes after the pressure tank.
     
  6. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

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    And depending on what brand control valve you have, no prefilter. About the only control valves that need a prefilter are the big box store brands and Kinetico.
     
  7. Larry_T

    Larry_T New Member

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    Thanks very much. That's the info I needed.
     
  8. nhmaster

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    Giles, have you had the water tested? Just wondering why you think you need a softener.
     
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