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Installation instructions.
Plan How You Will Install the Softener
You must first decide
how to mm in and
out
pipes
to the softener.
I,ook at the house
main
water pipe at the point
where
you will
connect
the soiiener.
Is the pipe soldered
coppe_;
glued
plastic
or threaded
galwmized?
What
is the pipe size?
.4,WARNING:Use ..l, le,,d.,ee
solder
and flux to prevent
lead poisoning.
See Yypical Installation
Illustration,
Fig. 1. Use
this as a guide
when
planning
yore" particular
installation.
Be sure to direct the incoming hard
water supply to the softener valve inlet fitting.
The valve is marked
IN and
OUT See illustration
on page
5 to help you prepare.
Where to Install the Softener
::Ji:: Place the sottener
as close as possible
to a
sewer
drain,
or other
acceptable
drain
point
or standpipe.
::Ji:: It is recommended
to kee I) outside
thucets
on hard
water
to save sott water and
salt.
_: Do not install
the softener
in a place where
it
could fi'eeze.
Freeze damage is not covered by
the warranty.
_: Do not install
the softener
where
it would
block
access
to the water heater
or access to
the main
water
shutott.
Put the softener
in a place
where
water
damage
is least likely to occur
if a leak
develops.
The manufacturer
will not repair
or pay for water
damage.
_: A 120 volt electric
outlet
is needed
to plug
in the included
transtormer.
The
sottener
has a 10 toot
power
cable.
If the outlet
is
remote
(up to 100 filet),
use 18 gauge
wire
to connect.
Be sure the electric outlet and
transformer are in an inside location, to protect
from wet weather. Be sure the outlet
is
unswit('hed
to prevent
accidental
shutolt.
_: If installing
in an outside
location,
you must
take the steps necessary
to assure
the sotiene_;
installation
plumbing,
wiring,
etc., are as
well protecmd
ti'om
the elements
(stmlight,
rain, wind, heat,
cold),
contamination,
wmdalism,
etc., as when
installed
indoors.
Outdoor installation is not recommended and
voids the warranty.
_: Keep the softener out of direct sunlight.
The
sun's
heat may distort
non-metallic
parts
and may damage
the electronics.
Tools and Materials Required for Installation
_: In and out fittings
included
with the softener
are 3/4"
(nominal)
Col)per
sweat tubes.
You should
maintain
the same,
or larger,
pipe
size as the water
supply
pipe,
up to the
sottener
inlet and
outlet.
Use
the
included
bypass
wdve
to install
the
sottener.
The
bypass
valve
allows
you
to mrn
off water
to the
sottener
fin" servicing,
but
still
have
water
in the
house
pipes.
The
in
and
out
fittings
referred
to above
connect
to
the
bypass
valve
with
the
included
nuts
and
wash ers.
::Ji:: Use coppex;
brass
or galwmized
pipe
and
fittings.
Some
codes
may also allow CPVC
plastic
pipes.
If additi(mal
drain
hose is needed
tot wove
and
salt tank
drains,
it can be ordered
from
GE Parts at 800.626.2002.
::Ji:: If a rigid wdve drain
is needed
to comply
with plmnbing
codes,
you can buy the parts
needed
to connect
a 1/2"
copper
tubing
or
plastic
pipe drain.
::Ji:: Clean
nugget
or pellet
water sottener
salt is
needed
to fill the brine
tank,
see Step 8 in
the Step-by-Step
Installation Instructions.
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