It's important for your softener to be able to properly drain water. This article will help you make sure your drain hose meets the softener's requirements. Read on to learn more.
- Do not tee the softener's valve drain hose together with the overflow hose. These need to stay separate. Having these lines connected can result in water flooding the salt tank.
- Do not route your drain hose more than 8 feet from the floor or more than 30 feet horizontally.
- Make sure the hose is free of any coils, kinks, or sharp bends that might restrict the drain flow.
- To ensure your softener can drain freely, you need to have an air gap of 1 ½ inches between the end of the drain hose and the drain itself, as shown:
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