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  1. I finally got everything replaced after working...

    I finally got everything replaced after working around an ice storm and no power for almost 2 days. I took a little advice from everyone's tips, I really appreciate this forum. I was able to cut the...
  2. Thanks Terry, I think I will try that!!

    Thanks Terry, I think I will try that!!
  3. I got the supply lines replaced. I really...

    I got the supply lines replaced. I really appreciate the advice, I did get a sleeve puller and it solved my hate of compression fittings. That part went very smooth and no leaks thanks to the advice...
  4. Thanks for all the advice. I will probably...

    Thanks for all the advice. I will probably replace these tomorrow evening, just like to be ready for all the possibilities before I start. I bought a ferrule puller today. I am replacing the sinks...
  5. everything is real corroded. The old compression...

    everything is real corroded. The old compression shut off's are still on as of right now but I will really have to sand everything off to clean up the paint and green and rust. I had to scrape just...
  6. Replacing Shut Off Valve - Copper Pipe Too Short

    I am replacing 4 sink shut off valves. The copper pipe coming from the wall is too short on some of them. What do you do to fix this? I have sweated on threaded copper ends at my house but would...
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    I was trying to do a quick reply, maybe I should...

    I was trying to do a quick reply, maybe I should have explained more. When I said, "The technology has been around since the '60's," I mean it has been used in industrial use since the '60's, not as...
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    There is another salt free softener. I have heard...

    There is another salt free softener. I have heard they are good but don't know for sure, they do have a good trial period (90 day) and 10 yr warranty. The technology has been around since the '60's...
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    I just followed my directions, I have 4 family...

    I just followed my directions, I have 4 family members and the city said I could program for 25 GPG, even though I think it is higher in the summer because they are required to take a certain % of...
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    I got everything done, the soft water is great,...

    I got everything done, the soft water is great, and everything is a lot cleaner (dishes, silverware, family, etc). I had an insulated sheet metal box made to cover pipes coming from ground to house....
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    Thanks for the idea. I added that into my plans...

    Thanks for the idea. I added that into my plans and have everything finished except I am having a sheetmetal cover made to cover the pipes and insulation where the pipes come out of ground and go...
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    Pewter, I like your idea. This weekend I started...

    Pewter, I like your idea. This weekend I started digging up the pipes so I could tell what was what. I am the 3rd owner of the house and it looks like there were 2 separate water softeners installed,...
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    I have my new softener being shipped to me so I...

    I have my new softener being shipped to me so I dug up where the old softener used to be (it was taken by the old owner of my house) and came across the old pipes (see attached picture). On the soft...
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    Thanks for the good advice, I will re-evaluate...

    Thanks for the good advice, I will re-evaluate the outside installation. I should have soft water by February, (sounds like it will be outside where the old unit was).
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    I am planning on getting a water softener soon. I...

    I am planning on getting a water softener soon. I live in West Texas (Midland) and the water is terrible, the city of Midland said you can set your water softener for 25 gpg but their water report...
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    From my understanding, if I put it outside I will...

    From my understanding, if I put it outside I will have to get a softener with mechanical controls. I would rather have the digital one and have it inside, away from the pets and easy to get to.
    Our...
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    I guess it is just hard to tell how it was ran...

    I guess it is just hard to tell how it was ran when trenched 26 years ago. The only thing that I could see the plumber caring about is that it passed inspection and installing it where it required...
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    New Water Softener Install Question

    I want to install a new water softener in my water heater closet (there is a drain line there). The house (built in 1981) did have a water softener before I bought it but it was outside and the...
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