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Old December 30th, 2014, 09:12 PM
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Question Water Softener

Hey ya'll,

My house is equipped with an Inonics water softener. I am plumbing water to my garage for a utility tub and a sticket (so I can wash my cars in my garage).
My question is, should I bypass the water softener or not?

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Old December 30th, 2014, 09:28 PM
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Yes, bypass, unless you plan further treatment downstream.

Softeners are great for showering, but I wouldn't wash a car with one because of the ions it leaves in the water. You've got a higher potential to rust your vehicles out. It's a trade of calcium for sodium and chlorine. You can pull the chlorine out, but the sodium is much more difficult and just as corrosive.

If it were me, I'd throw a charcoal canister filter on it, depending on starting water quality, and go.

If you take a sample, PM me and I'll take a look at it.
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Old December 30th, 2014, 09:32 PM
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I would consider adding a paper filter...but not necessary. Good Luck.
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