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Thread: Water Softener - Reversed Water Inlet/Outlet hookup

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    Default Water Softener - Reversed Water Inlet/Outlet hookup

    My "plumber" reversed the water inlet and outlet hookup to the softener. I've been using the softener like this for about 3 months. Would there be any damage to the water softener from the reverse hookup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug8 View Post
    My "plumber" reversed the water inlet and outlet hookup to the softener. I've been using the softener like this for about 3 months. Would there be any damage to the water softener from the reverse hookup?

    Thanks.
    The only damage would be if you lost the resin. Most unit today have an upper basket that will prevent the resin from going out. When you change the piping, you can check to insure you have the proper amount of resin.

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    Sounds like the unit that I came across awhile back, plumbers had put in a Sears unit with the in on the out and the out on the in... good thing there was an upper basket......
    Normally I find that an upper basket and iron are not a good combo... upper just loads up with to much iron an plugs up the unit.

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    Thanks for your comments guys. I took it apart, cleaned the basket and reconnect it back the correct way. Everything is fine now.

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