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    Thanks, Terry. I wanted to do a sanity check,...

    Thanks, Terry. I wanted to do a sanity check, just in case.
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    Washing machine & laundry sink venting

    We've just added a sink to our laundry room. The finished setup is the same as Terry's diagram below, but without the extra vent for the washer. The plumber insisted this was not required for code...
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    Yes, whichever comes first, gallons or days.

    Yes, whichever comes first, gallons or days.
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    According to the manual, the Autotrol 768 has 3...

    According to the manual, the Autotrol 768 has 3 salt does settings, 3lbs/cuf, 9lbs/cuft, 15lbs/cuft. They call the 3lbs/cuft the "high efficiency mode". With 3 cuft of resin that gives you...
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    I liked it better when we were talking about...

    I liked it better when we were talking about water softeners....
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    Thanks BTW, I have even more respect for you...

    Thanks

    BTW, I have even more respect for you guys who have done this with older plumbing or no loops. It took an hour or two to get everything situated and my install is about as simple as it...
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    Thanks guys. Even though it's just an insulating...

    Thanks guys. Even though it's just an insulating jacket, the SS does look nice.

    I'm paronaoid about potential leaks so I'll force a regen tonight after everyone goes to sleep. Is there any...
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    Turns out the manager of the company that plumbed...

    Turns out the manager of the company that plumbed my house is a good friend of my neighbor and they also carry softeners. I asked him to crimp on some fittings to my PEX and this is what I ended up...
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    You're right, brass is probably the way to go. My...

    You're right, brass is probably the way to go. My new plan was to use 1" brass ball valves and 1" Falcon stainless lines, but according to their site those falcon lines are $35/ea. Wow.
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    I will have the softener there before I have a...

    I will have the softener there before I have a plumber come out. It won't cost much more to have him plumb the softener vs just crimping on the female adapters.

    If I'm going to use PVC for the...
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    Thanks for the help everyone. Turns out that...

    Thanks for the help everyone. Turns out that tools for 1-1/4 PEX are not something the smaller plumbers in my area typically have. They all recommended going back to the company that plumbed our...
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    Even if we never add some hard water back in, it...

    Even if we never add some hard water back in, it will make her less resistant to know it can be adjusted back a little. Do i need to plan for that during my plumbing work, or is that handled with...
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    Thanks. Can you "trick" the softener into not...

    Thanks. Can you "trick" the softener into not softening down to 1gpg at first?
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    I mentioned 10gpg not being very hard because I...

    I mentioned 10gpg not being very hard because I see people with well water posting 20-30+ gpg.

    I'll give you a call to go over the specifics, but we don't have any crazy showers, just regular...
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    Peak or average flow rate? (sorry, still...

    Peak or average flow rate? (sorry, still learning....)
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    Gary- Our city-supplied water is not very hard...

    Gary- Our city-supplied water is not very hard (10 gpg) and with 5 people your calculator recommends a 1.5 cf, 24,000 grain system. Would a 1" system be appropriate?
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    We have 4 full bathrooms so maybe the builder...

    We have 4 full bathrooms so maybe the builder sized up to accomodate multiple showers running at once?

    Edit - During my research tonight I came across a site offering a 1.25" "high flow" Clack...
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    It's a black plastic pipe and the fittings say...

    It's a black plastic pipe and the fittings say 1-1/4. Let me know if I've got it wrong.

    http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9169/img4750t.jpg
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    Thanks, I will call around to get rates from a...

    Thanks, I will call around to get rates from a local plumber. Any recommendations on what size the MPT fittings should be? Seems like 1" is more standard but I want to check since I'm coming off of...
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    1-1/4" PEX, is a DIY install possible?

    Our new home has a softener loop in the garage with 1-1/4" PEX. I was planning on installing a softener myself with Sharkbite (or similar) fittings, but as far as I can tell, they only go up to 1". ...
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