I bought a new house in AZ a few months ago. I would like to have a water softener installed but am confused by the PEX plumbing in the house. Looking at another house in mid-construction the main line comes into the house wall and immediately is split into (2) cold supply lines. One line is smaller and goes across the garage ceiling toward the water heater. It then tees off and feeds both the water heater and the washing machine. The larger supply line also goes across the garage ceiling and then feeds the rest of the house. First, any idea why it splits right when the main enters the home? Also, for a water softener to be installed could the (2) supply lines be recombined in the garage, sent through the softener, and then split again?
Thanks for any help!
Thanks for the reply. The only difference in my house to the house I looked at is that I have a 1/2 bathroom between the water main and garage. I would be surprised if the line isn't split before it hits the garage.
Well, I have a plumber coming over next Friday to give me a quote on plumbing the softener in. I'm just trying to figure out the pain he might have to go through to get it in.
The split is usually...
1 softwater line.
2 Hardwater for outside faucets.
I don't believe any of the drain lines use the garage walls. However, I am hoping the plumber will be able to tap into the 1/2 bath drain line. The sink is only about 2 feet away from the garage wall.