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January 09, 10:43 PM [GMT -5]

Often the cold water supply entry is remote from the hot water tank and has local branches near its entry point. Unless you can locate the water softener near that point then you have a more complex install.

You will then need to run a new loop to the Garage/Water Heater (assuming thats where the Water Softener will go) and then back to the entry point. This can be complicated to route and needs to be of sufficient tube size to not compromise flow rates...

You will need to re-route all water over to the softener and then split the post softener supply both to the Hot Water tank and ther return loop back over to the cold feeder branches near the entry point.

Just hope your house already has such a loop plumbed.


June 18, 3:34 PM [GMT -5]

Has anyone installed a Sterling saltless water softner? I installed a Sterling softener along with a Big Blue #10 filter in my house about a week ago. But i have not been able to get to work consistently. The Sterling seems to be fine, but the water does not appear to be flowing through it. I suspect that the water is being clogged at the Big Blue Filter. Does anyone have any advice on this? It would be greatly appreciated.

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