Whirlpool Water Softeners
How to Install a Water Softener
Whirlpool® Water Softeners come with everything to install and hook up to 1” NPT (National Pipe Thread). If your plumbing is smaller or larger than 1” it will be necessary to adapt your plumbing to the 1” connection. There are a few items that you will need to complete the installation.
You will need:
- Two 1” NPT female connectors and enough tubing to connect from the water softener to your existing plumbing. You may have copper, PVC, CPVC, steel or PEX plumbing. Each of these plumbing types may require different materials and different tools for installation.
- A drain is necessary for the regeneration or recharge process. 20 feet of drain tubing is supplied (10 feet for recharge drain and 10 feet for drain overflow), but if your drain is further then 10 feet away, you will need to purchase enough ½” tubing to reach your drain. The drain should not be more than 30 feet away from the softener and the drain line should not be elevated more than 8 feet above the floor.
- The power cord (transformer) needs to be plugged into a 110V continuous live outlet. The unit comes with a 10 foot power cord.
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