Water Softener Bypass Valve Installation
The water softener bypass valve installation is vital to the operation of any water softener system.
Most persons hire a professional to install their water softener bypass valve while a few of us will try the installation exercise by ourselves.
The procedure of a water softener bypass valve installation is actually much easier than it sounds.
Here are a few quick and simple steps to follow when installing a water softener bypass valve.
1) Set up the bypass valve based on the manufactures guidelines. Don't assume that you know what to do.
Follow the instructions in the manual. If you don’t understand the manual, call customer service and ask for their assistance. As a last resort, you may search online or in forums.
2) After the setup of the bypass valve, it’s now time to figure out where on the water line you plan to install the water softener bypass valve.
All the edges must be as smooth as possible so use sandpaper to smooth out the edges of the pipe.
3) Apply heat or flux to both the pipe line and the bypass valve. This step is very important and may require some professional skills to apply sufficient heat to the pipeline and bypass valve.
4) Gently insert the pipe into the water softener bypass valve. You will again need heat to seal that joint. Ensure that the seal is tight enough as to not allow any water to leak through it.
Your water softener bypass installation is now finished.
The steps are pretty much the same for all water softener brands. If you are in doubt, always refer to your user manual.
So if you need to change your water softener bypass valve parts, you can use this simple method above in install one.
Bypass valve problems are common in brands such as Kenmore, GE, Culligan and Kinetico.
Before you decide on replacing a bypass valve, conduct a water softener troubleshooting exercise to ensure that the bypass valve is actually the problem.