PLUMB "IN" AND "OUT" PIPES
TO AND FROM SOFTENER
Observe all of the following
cautions as you connect inlet and outlet
plumbing. See Typical Installation Illustration.
• BE SURE INCOMING HARD WATER SUPPLY IS
DIRECTED TO THE SOFTENER VALVE INLET PORT.
If house water flow is from the left, use a
plumbing crossover as shown in Typical
Installation Illustration. If house water flows up
from the floor level, turn the bypass valve upside
down as shown.
• With the softener in place, determine the
correct length of piping required to connect the
household plumbing to the NPT male adapter.
• Remove softener from installation space.
• If making a soldered copper installation, do all
sweat soldering before connecting pipes to the
NPT adapters and bypass valve. Torch heat will
damage plastic parts.
• When turning threaded pipe fittings onto plastic
fittings, use care not to cross-thread.
• Use Teflon Tape on all external pipe threads.
• Support inlet and outlet plumbing in some manner
(use pipe hangers) to keep the weight off of the
• Slide softener back into position.
• Make final connections to the bypass valve and
snap clips into place.
Be sure the clips for the bypass valve and NPT
adapters snap into place. Pull on the bypass valve
and NPT adapters to make sure the parts are held
securely in place.
CONNECT AND RUN THE VALVE
• Use the provided drain hose (20' length included)
to attach to the valve drain fitting. To keep water
pressure from blowing the hose off, use supplied
spring clamp to secure in place. Cut the necessary
length and use the remainder in Step 5.
• Locate the other end of the hose at a suitable
drain point (floor drain, sump, laundry tub, etc.)
that terminates at the sewer. Check and comply
with local codes.
IMPORTANT: If more drain hose is needed, it
should be ordered from GE Parts at 800.626.2002,
part number WS07X10004. The water softener
will not work if water cannot exit this hose
• Tie or wire the hose in place at the drain point.
High water pressure will cause it to whip during
the back-wash and fast rinse cycles of recharge.
Also provide an air gap of at least 1-1/2"
between the end of the hose and the drain
point. An air gap prevents possible siphoning of
sewer water into the softener, if the sewer should