How to Plumb a Water Softener

Branch off cold water lines to outdoor faucets before running the cold water through the water softening system.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Tape measure
  • Plumbers tape
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Soldering torch
  • Tube cutter

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Copper pipe
  • Copper tees
  • Valves
  • Solder
  • Flux
  • Fitting brush