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Water softeners with deluxe valve.
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outside faucet
(hard water)
soft, cold
water
soft, hot
water
WHERE TO INSTALL THE WATER SOFTENER
Review the following points before you choose a place to put your softener.
1. Place as close as possible but always after, the
pressure tank (well water) or water meter (city
water). See Fig. 3.
2. Place as close as possible to a water drain such as
a floor drain, laundry tub, sump or standpipe. See
Fig. 3.
3. Connect to the house main water pipe BEFORE
THE WATER HEATER. See Fig. 3. Temperature of
water going through the softener must not be
more than 120°F (49°C). Hot water will damage
inner softener parts. To reduce the risk of hot water
backup, piping between the softener and water
heater should be as long of a run as possible.
4. Keep outside faucets on hard water to save soft
water and salt. See Fig. 3.
5. Do not install in a place where the softener could
freeze. Damage caused by freezing voids the war-
ranty by Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Questions? Call The Kenmore Water Line 1-800-426-9345
Plan Your Installation
water
heater
water
softener
Typical Installation
outside faucet
(hard water)
Soft water
Shut-off
to Reverse
Valve
Osmosis
system
reverse
osmosis
drain
hard
water to
house
air
gap
main
floor
shutoff
drain
valve
6. Put the softener in a place where water damage is
least likely to occur if it develops a leak. Sears or
the manufacturer will not repair or pay for water
damage.
7. A grounded, 120V electrical outlet is needed within
10 feet of the softener. See Fig. 3. This is to plug in
the transformer. The softener has a 10 foot power
cable. Be sure the outlet and transformer are in
an inside place, to protect from wet weather. Use
a continuously "live" outlet, which cannot be acci-
dentally switched off.
8. When installing in an outside location, you must take
the steps necessary to assure the softener, installa-
tion plumbing, and wiring, are protected from the
elements, contamination, vandalism, etc.
9. Keep the softener out of direct sunlight. The sun's
heat can melt plastic parts.
to R.O. faucet
reverse
osmosis
system
R.O.
storage
tank
water
meter
FIG. 3
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